The magic of TED Talks is that they are designed to give the viewer a gift.
Some meaningful gem that will make their ten-minute videos worth the time spent watching.
We are capable of giving those around us a gift every time we are with them.
A sincere compliment with evidence to make it meaningful to take with them – “you are so good at running meetings because you go out of your way to get everyone’s participation”.
A word of encouragement to keep them motivated — “your hard work will be rewarded”.
Some kind of recognition that they are likely not getting elsewhere — “you are putting in long hours on that project”.
In giving we also receive.
It feels good and makes us feel powerful in a positive way.
The person who can give gifts of praise to others also reaps the benefit of knowing how much they can make a difference in a world of distraction where the good in others is often ignored.
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