Talks on the importance of listening, and how to do it much better.
Curated by TED
8 talks (Curated by TED)
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.
TEDGlobal 2011, Filmed Jul 2011, Posted Jul 2011
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.
TEDxEQChCh, Filmed Sep 2012, Posted Nov 2012
Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world. He talks about clever strategies to open up your Twitter world and read the news in languages you don't even know.
TEDGlobal 2010, Filmed Jul 2010, Posted Jul 2010
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
TED2009, Filmed Feb 2009, Posted Feb 2009
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.
TEDGlobal 2012, Filmed Jun 2012, Posted Jul 2012
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning -- and addressing the possibility of failure.
TED2011, Filmed Mar 2011, Posted Apr 2011
Artist-technologist Honor Harger listens to the weird and wonderful noises of stars and planets and pulsars. In her work, she tracks the radio waves emitted by ancient celestial objects and turns them into sound, including "the oldest song you will ever hear," the sound of cosmic rays left over from the Big Bang.
TEDSalon London Spring 2011, Filmed May 2011, Posted Jun 2011
Watch later. Don't have time to watch the whole playlist? No problem, if you're logged in we'll automatically save where you left off so you can resume any time.
Share with your friends. These handcrafted TEDTalk collections are meant to be shared with other curious minds (we think you'll know some).
Problems viewing this playlist? Have any other feedback for us? Let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can share this playlist by copying this HTML to your clipboard and pasting into your blog or web page. This video will play with subtitles.