4 TED Talks every tour operator should watch

Posted by admin on 20-Nov-2014 20:46:24

I visited a potential client yesterday, it was the second time I had visited their property and the meeting spot is one that sticks in my mind. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the most beautiful countryside, there was a gentle breeze and the birds were singing. It is really quite magical. As we were finishing up, I commented on how lucky they were to have just a beautifully unique 'boardroom'. This surprised them as they had not really had a chance to think about it nor do they get much of an opportunity to breath it all in. Particularly as we enter 'peak season' in Australia; summer is on our doorstep as are the school holidays! it is so easy to get caught up in work and work only.

I urge you to take 20 minutes to watch some of these brilliant TED Talks, we think are worth sharing! and take time to stop and enjoy the sunshine.

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1. ‘Your body language shapes who you are’ by Amy Cuddy.

This is a brilliant talk as Amy shares the value of 'power posing' and how this can impact not only how others see us but how we see ourselves.

2. 'Work-life balance is an ongoing battle' by Nigel Marsh.

This humours talk highlights the ongoing battle between work and life and how important it is for us as individuals to take control, if we don't, someone else will. Marsh is the author of three books, Fat Forty & Fired, Overworked and Underlaid and Fit, Fifty and Fired Up, he is also the co-founder of Earth Hour.

3. 'How to get your ideas spread' by Seth Godin.

So many options and too little time lead us to ignore the ordinary things, which is why Seth Godin believes when it comes to getting our attention the bad and perhaps bizarre ideas stand out!

4. 'Why we do what we do' by Tony Robbins.

Tony talks about the 'invisible forces' that motivate everyone's actions - Do you know why you do what you do?

If you have a favourite TED Talk, please share it with us.

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