The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

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As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.

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  • Heidi A.


    „I am the captain of my ship and the master of my fate“ love it! This was great

  • Brandon Bouwer


    FOOTBALL player!!

  • mahmud faisal


    Thanks, Dr Joseph. it was so entertaining to listen to you. thank you so much. God bless you

  • scotty kei


    because they teachers are still students,students of the world…

  • Bonne Vie! Au Revoir


    „Get away from people and things who will tear you down.“ The end..

  • goitom debesay10


    I was really upset before this video cuz I lost money and weed but because of this man I finally quit smoking and Iam really happy now thanks bro

  • Todd Thomas Coaching & Speaking


    Doing the things that are most important to you in your life in spite of what you might be thinking or feeling is a powerful psychological skill. It’s definitely a skill that can be developed and nurtured.

  • James Manzano


    This was the only Ted Talk I did not like because he is not being realistic I think

  • Hasan ZWX


    Great speech man …

  • James Casey


    amazing talk.

  • Amogh Vardhan Kashi


    Thanks a lot. I think this is going to change my life….

  • David Gustafson


    Woohoo! Iowa! I knew there was a reason he was so awesome. Thanks, Doc!

  • lotus background


    This is absolutely amazing and I can’t thank you more because what you said help me a lot!

  • Famcolo


    Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

  • Sara shafeeq


    Gr8 speech, really motivated me to go on do my v best…hope won’t forget the msg…you are your own motivater!

  • Aditya Bose


    I feel, if one tried to do the thing he fears and practices it regularly, he can develop some self confidence. This video tells us that self-confidence is not an attribute, but rather, a skill that one needs to hone. It teaches us the importance of „persistence“ and the immediete need to stop negative self talk. And basically steer away from all the negatives and find ways to overcome them or be better at the positives, i.e. focus on all your good things.
    The body language, voice and enthusiasm of the speaker helps convey these points to us in an interesting manner. People need to get out of their comfort bubble and develop the SKILL of self – confidence to succeed.

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  • x dragyula


    im having this topic for my oral test next week, thanks for helping me to understand more about my topic, its a really good and clear explaination

  • Richard Bown


    Lance Armstrong lol

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