My nine-to-five role as a trainer at Liverpool John Moores University involves having to do many presentations and lead workshops. I live by what I preach: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. I find that the TED talks are a fantastic online resource to exploit, to use, to inspire. As they themselves say:
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
And as Pablo Picasso put it,
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
Here are some of the talks that I have seen in 2014 that have inspired and energised me: