5 Presentations to Inspire You

Here at SlideBot, we like nothing more than a fresh dose of inspiration on a Monday morning – well, actually anytime is good – so we’d like to share with you 5 of our favourite talks for achieving this. Sit yourself down, plug yourself in and get ready to recharge!

Isabel Allende – How to Live Life Passionately – No matter Your Age

Author Isabel Allende is one of the most lively seventy-one year olds you’ll meet. In this funny and inspirational talk, Isabel discusses public perception of age and how she’s managed to stay so young at heart. Her secret; live passionately.

Ron McCallum – How Technology Allowed me to Read

Ron McCallum became blind only months after being born prematurely. In this talk, he shares how technological advances have given him the ability to do what he loves.. to read. He speaks with warmness and gratitude of how, with the assistance of this technology and that of many generous volunteers, he’s now a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.

Angela Lee Duckworth – The Key to Success? Grit.

Angela has taken a whirl-wind journey to get to where she is today: she left her job as a high-flying consultant to become a 7th-grade public school math teacher, which she then subsequently left to become a psychologist. Whilst teaching, Angela became struck by the realisation that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In this talk, she explains the components of her theory on “grit” and how this can be used as a predictor of success. In short, we could all use a bit more grit!

Steve Jobs – How to Live Before you Die

Steve Jobs, in this Stanford Commencement Address discusses three stories of his life and the lessons he learnt from each. For those of you who haven’t seen this speech before, immediately stop what you are doing and give the next 15 minutes to watching this speech. It’s so very worth it! Truly wonderful and inspirational.

Neil PASRICHA – The 3 A’s of Awesome

Neil Pasricha writes the blog ‘1000 Awesome Things’, which puts pen to paper on to all of life’s simple pleasures; from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals what he believes are the 3 secrets to living a life that is nothing less than awesome.