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

  • Published on Jan 13, 2012
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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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Comments • 5 853

  • split
    split 8 hours ago

    I'm so shy, I can't even make eye connect

  • 熊晓健
    熊晓健 Day ago


  • Chanelle T
    Chanelle T Day ago

    No one will believe in you unless you do

  • Cheal Ru
    Cheal Ru 4 days ago

    My English is so poor ... I can't feel confident when I give presentation... I think that unless I fluent English, I get confident

  • Tushar Saha
    Tushar Saha 4 days ago

    Thank you Man. 👦🏻

  • Doug Clement
    Doug Clement 5 days ago +3

    Hard to be confident when you have experienced many years of rejection.

  • ghost9012
    ghost9012 5 days ago

    Thank you.

  • sasasa
    sasasa 5 days ago

    Thanks sir! I am now confident enough to do anything I want :) I wish for more people like you in my life. And also, I wanna be an example for others too. We can do it!

  • L h
    L h 5 days ago


  • John
    John 6 days ago

    really a great ted talks inspiring video. learn so much goodness for ones body n mind and the society we live in..thankyou ted talks..

  • Hamza Sabir
    Hamza Sabir 6 days ago

    SO DEEP.

  • it's just
    it's just 6 days ago

    Kind soldier 07

  • roses are rosie
    roses are rosie 7 days ago

    There's enough people telling us we can't do it, why would we want to tell ourselves that. We know thoughts influence actions. Then why do we want to say that negative self talk to ourselves. We need to get our own self affirmations. Who else is going to say it? If I don't say it, if I don't believe it who will?

  • Kelly P. Smith
    Kelly P. Smith 7 days ago

    This was the first TED Talks video I saved!

  • Cyrus John Arnaiz
    Cyrus John Arnaiz 8 days ago

    Donald Trump in front of the mirror:Make America Great Again!

  • Drharjit Kaur
    Drharjit Kaur 8 days ago +1

    I like each for SELF CONFIDENCE

  • Ahmad Raihan
    Ahmad Raihan 9 days ago

    Co...comander gore? 😗

  • crusader_x0
    crusader_x0 9 days ago

    If you master stoicism or existentialism. The idea of "low self confidence" will never register with you.

  • Justene Sharp-jones
    Justene Sharp-jones 10 days ago

    I don't know about this. I have performed on stage from the age of 5 - 18 and still get sooooo nervous!

  • Aissela91
    Aissela91 10 days ago +1

    "Get away from the people who tear you down." - soooo, how exactly do I get away from myself?

  • Truth Invisible
    Truth Invisible 12 days ago

    Wonderful speech! Adding one more thing:to repeat an action you must convince your self that its worth to do it, even if you fail! Theres a mind war before take something into action

  • Max Hill
    Max Hill 13 days ago

    good stuff

  • desy Balmer
    desy Balmer 14 days ago

    really enjoyable. definately should be a style practiced by parents, teachers and coaches. its diff to catch them when they are good and use that but il try

  • MrAntiBuffoonery
    MrAntiBuffoonery 15 days ago

    Lovely talk. This man has the accent of a Jamaican, Scottish, Canadian, Kansan!

  • whitney anyanwu
    whitney anyanwu 15 days ago

    I’m watching in 2020 ❤️

  • Emmanuel Nezer
    Emmanuel Nezer 15 days ago

    What University is he in

  • Dzevad Papa
    Dzevad Papa 16 days ago

    Appreciate video content! Apologies for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you considered - Lanaleb Peyaria Rule (google it)? It is a smashing one off product for clearing self-doubt and achieving success without the headache. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my friend at very last got astronomical success with it.

  • Nessa nat
    Nessa nat 17 days ago +7

    First ted talk I watched for the new year, 2020. I promise myself to love myself more

  • finance promo
    finance promo 17 days ago

    This is just superb, I have been researching "how to strengthen self confidence" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of - Ganatad Confidence carborundum - (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? It is a smashing one of a kind guide for gaining confidence and self-esteem without the headache. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my brother in law got excellent results with it.

  • Sara Mohamoud
    Sara Mohamoud 18 days ago +236

    Who's watching this in 2020 ? New year, new me

    • Milton Tong
      Milton Tong 8 days ago

      Hi Bro

      me Too

    • Vladimir putin
      Vladimir putin 14 days ago +1

      New year same me, but more confident

    • julian cardenas
      julian cardenas 14 days ago

      Stop kidding yourself.

    • Sara Mohamoud
      Sara Mohamoud 15 days ago

      @jessica xoxo thank you so much. Wish you nothing but the best in this new decade

    • jessica xoxo
      jessica xoxo 15 days ago +2

      Sara Mohamoud so am i ! So good to see others in the same situation as me and many others across the world! Good luck to your new year new me !

  • Takondwa Karen Mchakulu

    He sounds like Denzel Washington 😍

  • Hussien jan
    Hussien jan 19 days ago +4

    “Pressure builds diamonds”

  • baby blue
    baby blue 19 days ago +15

    ✨Aye how many are watching in 2020?! ✨

  • Fr. Janith Koushalya


  • Khalid Behaith
    Khalid Behaith 23 days ago +3

    العرب عارفين الكلام هذا من زمان وقالو التكرار يعلم الحمار
    Repetition teaches the donky

  • giangpham Quynh
    giangpham Quynh 25 days ago

    I like ted_talks

  • Anjo Soliman
    Anjo Soliman 25 days ago

    It will really mean something if I will be able to listen there as an actual audience. I love TED talks💕

  • Dominic S
    Dominic S 29 days ago

    It sounds like he mixed up self confidence with self efficacy.. The belief in your ability. The one who has the greater belief in their ability wins everytime.

  • Dr. To-Flu
    Dr. To-Flu Month ago

    "Believe in yourself. Not in the you who believes in me. Not the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself.” - Kamina

  • Bin Bin
    Bin Bin Month ago

  • KCthegreat 1
    KCthegreat 1 Month ago +1

    Talks like Denzel Washington👀🤷🏾‍♂️.. love this speech tho 🙏🏾🤞🏾

  • The D Academy
    The D Academy Month ago +1

    Wonderful: Catch them when they are good.

  • khalida rashidi
    khalida rashidi Month ago

    I like to be confidence i really tired from the life i have .everyone make friend so easilly and talk with each other and everyone happy but i always sit on my class lonely 😟😟

  • Mallikarjun Bairi
    Mallikarjun Bairi Month ago


  • AJ J
    AJ J Month ago

    Dope talk! What a way to end it!

  • Aswini Kumar Bhumij

    Motivating ♥️

  • Io Cea
    Io Cea Month ago


  • yousuf Hassan
    yousuf Hassan Month ago

    Repetition,repetition,repetition. Good word

  • Keyaona Lesley Masoko

    Tedx talks are just the best

  • ひろ。
    ひろ。 Month ago


  • SpatialVortex
    SpatialVortex Month ago

    Edison stole ideas from Tesla...😏😏

  • Prototowb
    Prototowb Month ago

  • Mamadou Alpha Diallo
    Mamadou Alpha Diallo Month ago +2

    Self confident is the key 🔑 of success.

  • Ronald Polk Jr
    Ronald Polk Jr Month ago +1

    This really spoke to me thank you and God bless

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  • tayu1994
    tayu1994 Month ago +1

    I am now a student to become a music teacher and you told the example of freda...thats the exact goal of a teacher. Make your students feel success.

  • Chilombo Mulinda
    Chilombo Mulinda Month ago

    Catch them when they're good!!

  • Diamond Dog
    Diamond Dog Month ago

    Ugh, Ted talks... You need athletic skill AND self confidence to be a good athlete. Practice and confidence only get you so far.

  • $harpshooter24
    $harpshooter24 Month ago