4 TED Talks to Get You Back in Love with Planning

So you’re out of love with the job you loved just last week? Is it the stress of waiting for the stakeholders to make a decision? The shrinking budget? The stampede of execs who can’t make it to the next meeting? The constant calls from assistants with yet more problems to solve? The venue fell through? Something else?

Well, you’re not alone. CareerCast, one of the Internet’s leading job-search sites, ranks event coordinator as one of the top ten most stressful jobs of 2015.

TED Talks to the rescue. Recorded on video for posterity, many of the speeches at TED’s annual conferences address topics of special interest to the business world. With luck, one or more of the following might help you fall in love with your job all over again.

The talk to watch if you need more minutes in a day. Technology columnist David Pogue shares ten essential time-saving tech tips.



The talk to watch if you’re feeling powerless. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how body language can change your internal chemistry—and your life.



The talk to watch for more time and better health. Corporate director Nilofer Merchant suggests an easy fix: “Got a Meeting? Take a Walk.”



The talk to watch if success seems entirely out of reach. If all else fails, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert reveals the surprising science behind happiness.


Annette Burden

Annette Burden

Annette Burden has written and edited for Elite Meetings International since 2007. In addition to writing on travel for other publications, she founded and edited Meeting Traveler, Resorts & Great Hotels, and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazines.

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