Busy day of meetings? Try these TED Talks takeaways

From striking power poses to skipping powwows when your attendance really isn’t necessary, the lessons from these potent mini-seminars can ease stress and make you more productive.

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You come into work, check your calendar, and see that your day is packed full of meetings.

So, what do you do? I found a coping method that might seem unusual: TED Talks.

As you may know, TED (technology, entertainment, and design) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, typically in short, compelling talks, each no longer than 18 minutes. The TED conference covers almost any topic you can imagine, and I’ve viewed a wide array of topics, from “career advice you probably didn’t get” to “the first secret of design.”

As 2016 picks up, I thought I’d share five talks that have resonated with me; each had a key takeaway to help you get through that rough day of meetings.

1. David Grady: How to Save the World (Or At Least Yourself) From Bad Meetings

We wouldn’t let a co-worker get away with stealing our office chair, so why do we let them steal our most valuable possession, time?

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