Approach Matters: What Can TED Talks Can Teach Us

 

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Approach influences the effectiveness of activities. The way in which techniques are learned and applied is as important to their success as the techniques themselves.  TED talks are a great example of how approach influences learning.  In just a matter of minutes, exceptionally bright people break down complex ideas into simple consumable elements, introducing a broad audience to new subjects and inspiring others to reach beyond what they know.  The approach and format of TED talks have a lot to do with their effectiveness.  The simple, consistent, visually-driven presentation style is digestible and engaging for audiences of all ages and backgrounds and enables thought-leaders to deliver new concepts to people who may otherwise never be exposed to them.

Approach matters when introducing different techniques in your business as well.  Applying proven techniques with a modern approach provides expedites the adoption and utilization of both basic and complex activities.  This is turn generates quicker returns on learning and a system which reacts better to change.  Likewise, an environment which is tuned to learn quickly and identify change as an opportunity will attract high-caliber talent.  Today’s talent is much more selective with their employment choices and is looking for environments that embrace a modern learning approach.

Therefore, to stay ahead in your industry, you will need to have an environment which delights, inspires, and attracts the best and brightest.  So, learn how to be forward-thinking in your approach to learning and you will continually delight yourself, your business, and those around you.  Get good at it and you may soon be posting your TED talk on YouTube soon!