TED Talks can be great resources for both networking and personal development. They can also provide inspiration for your own online presence.
Working as an agent means constantly being on your toes, working on personal as well as professional development. It can be hard to synthesize your efforts and grow your business at the same time.
There are so many stimuli coming from all sorts of sources, credible and otherwise. Everyone has an opinion. The key is to be discerning with the input you choose to accept, but this can be easier said than done. Often times, you will hear advice or stories that you want to apply to your own life and business, but these are not always tailored to the best possible use.
This is why it can be useful to take advantage of content that has been portioned and curated for maximum utility. Blog posts, interviews, and even Tweets are prime examples of this type of “packaged content” in the digital age. Another valuable resource is the TED Talk.
TED Talks are typically given by established professionals in the relevant fields, and the culture of the organization promotes the innovative delivery of information. This results in the content being reliably engaging and useful.
Watching TED Talks and sharing them with your team can have many positive repercussions. First of all, it encourages discussion and ideation among team members. It can be a way to foster team-building and the generation of individual ideas as well as intra-group connections.
Getting involved in the online forum of TED Talk viewing can also give you the opportunity to get your foot in the door of certain online cultures and demographics. A wide variety of groups, from millennial students to industry professionals, view TED Talks for personal and professional edification. Sharing relevant TED Talks on social media can garner the interest and engagement of colleagues and potential clients alike.
Investigating the format of these talks can also provide you with ideas for your own patterns of online and community engagement. It can help you consider what you have to offer, and how best to package it so that it is well-received.
Below are a few examples of TED Talks that could be useful to you, your team, your colleagues, or your clients.
1. Body Language And Personal Brand
In this TED Talk, Amy Cuddy talks about how body language shapes who we are and can even help salespeople close deals. Harnessing the unspoken is an essential part of being a successful businessperson. Being well-spoken and well-carried comprises a winning combination.
2. How To Make Stress Your Friend
It’s no secret that the real estate world is stressful. Especially in laypeople’s eyes, it can seem like an opaque and volatile scheme. And even though you may be a real estate professional, it can be scary for you at times, too. This TED Talk discusses how to harness stress for positive results, and it can be useful to both you and your clients in trying times.
3. Listening Can Be Your Best Tool
It’s a common misconception that those in sales-related professions jabber away all day. While you surely have important things to say, sometimes the best way to help and connect with someone is to listen to them. It will go a long way for you both personally and as a businessperson.
These TED Talks and many more can be extremely helpful in providing you with the best tools for your arsenal as a successful real estate agent. The most important thing is to seek out the kind of input that will make you better at what you do, because it is all out there for the taking.