Mark Carter

Paws and effect: How teddy bears can expand your value perception

Value underpins the success of sustainable adoption in all ventures.

Whether we are talking about your business, an initiative to impact the community, or your personal life, value is the key to the likelihood of success.

So, what is value?

Often people ‘perceive’ value based on specific or narrow filters, with which they live and experience their world.  A simple way to explain it: try telling a vegetarian that eating meat is the way to go!

The concept of educating, building and inspiring appreciation of value with others has its challenges.

No one, not even the Dalai Lama has enough words or wisdom to ‘tell’ anyone what the value of an idea is, or why they should adopt it, as every individual chooses and appreciates value for themselves.

The way to engage people is to consciously ‘show’ them. This includes potentially showing them a completely fresh perspective they couldn’t appreciate through their usual filters.

There can be no question that some of the best, world changing ideas may have been slow to gain momentum, or even lost completely, purely because holistic value wasn’t educated, understood or appreciated.

In the modern dopamine rushed world of the digital age, we see almost too many ideas gaining traction as they tap into a popularity trend, only to fizzle out due to a lack of substance.

An ability to educate, inspire and encourage value is one element that lies at the core of driving sustainable change. And when we talk about change (regardless whether it’s in communities, business or elsewhere, we must remember: these clusters only adapt because the many individuals that comprise them, the critical mass, consciously choose to change.

In this session Mark Carter will encourage the audience to see value beyond the obvious, providing them with a real, practical and replicable model that will spike their filters and help to keep their mind and perspective in receiving new ideas, wide open.

This April, TEDxCasey will inspire you to believe in the impossible and delight you with stories of achievement on a local or global scale. Bolstered by a theme of community empowerment, emblazoned as ‘Two Hands’, those taking the stage will offer a unique tale of mammoth success (or failure) or a trend-setting idea poised to affect real, positive change. And audience members will be there to witness all of it. TEDxCasey will also be held over three sessions, one in the afternoon with a focus on youth, and two on the main stage later in the evening. To be held on 28 April 2019 in Bunjil Place’s magnificent theatre.

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