Talent

Talent can refer to:

  • Talent (measurement)
  • Aptitude, a talent is a group of aptitudes useful for some activity, talents may refer to aptitudes themselves
Entertainment
  • A show-business personality or group of them
    • Talent agent, a person who finds jobs for actors, musicians, models, and other people in various entertainment businesses
    • Talent manager (or personal manager), one who guides the career of artists in the entertainment business
    • Talent scout, responsible for finding and developing talent
    • Talent show, a live performance spectacle (sometimes on TV) where contestants perform acting, singing, dancing, acrobatics and other art forms
    • Tarento, the Japanese pronunciation of the word, a Japanese show-business personality
  • The Got Talent series of television shows, in several national versions
  • Talent, a 1978 play by Victoria Wood
  • Talent (comics), a comic book series written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sngoski, drawn by Paul Azaceta.
  • The Talent series of books by Anne McCaffrey:
  • Talent Series, a series of books written by Zoey Dean
    • Talent, the first novel in that series.
  • Young Talent Time (1971-1989), an Australian television variety program on Network Ten
People
  • Billy Talent, a Canadian rock group from Toronto
  • Jim Talent (born 1956), American politician, former Senator from Missouri.
Other
  • Talent (artwork), a seminal work of art by David Robbins
  • Talent management - the recruitment and management of talented workers
  • Talent Zoo (or TalentZoo.com), a recruitment company and job search engine specializing in the communications industry, including the advertising, marketing, public relations, broadcasting, and publishing sectors
  • Talent (measurement), an ancient unit of mass and value
    • Attic talent ancient Greek coin
  • Bombardier Talent, a type of multiple unit passenger train manufactured by Bombardier

Famous quotes containing the word talent:

    Lermontov died at age twenty-eight and wrote more than have you and I put together. Talent is recognizable not only by quality, but also by the quantity it yields.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The theater is a baffling business, and a shockingly wasteful one when you consider that people who have proven their worth, who have appeared in or been responsible for successful plays, who have given outstanding performances, can still, in the full tide of their energy, be forced, through lack of opportunity, to sit idle season after season, their enthusiasm, their morale, their very talent dwindling to slow gray death. Of finances we will not even speak; it is too sad a tale.
    Ilka Chase (1905–1978)

    Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)