SERMO’s TED Talks for Creative Inspiration

There are over 2,000 TED Talks online, on everything from activism, architecture and arts to technology, weather and women. Inspiring and thought provoking as they all are, too much choice can be daunting, so we thought we’d narrow the field and do our own edit. The theme of our edit is creativity – the currency on which all communications agencies trade. And to add a global perspective, we asked our SERMO network partners from around the world, to nominate the TED Talks they love for creative inspiration. So here’s our top nine TED Talks on creativity:

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
Selected by: Flare Communications, Hong Kong & R.S.V.P, Russia & Singapore

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Selected by: Tomorrowland Group, Australia & Approach, Brazil

Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!
Selected by: Lorraine de Boisanger Paris, France

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread
Selected by: The Communication Council, India

Keith Barry: Brain magic
Selected by: Burrell Marketing & Publicity, Ireland

Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral
Selected by: Talk PR, UK

Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas
Selected by: Mojo PR, Middle East

“What this woman does with shadows, perspective and milk is truly amazing.”
Louise Mezzina, Partner, Mojo PR

Jimmy Nelson: Gorgeous portraits of the world’s vanishing people
Selected by: Negri Firman PR & Communication, Italy

“This is Jimmy Nelson talking about his work and how important it is to get to know and understand people in order to make the job you do for them, perfect. I believe it is a great concept for us too.”
Silvia Negri Firman, CEO & Founder, Negri Firman PR & Communication

Van Bo Le Mentzel: Wake up your genius!
Selected by: Headspace PR, Germany

“Impressive and creative guy who became a star in the alternative social media world due to his great ideas and fund raising projects.”
Alex Bohlinger, Managing Director, Headspace PR