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.

TEDxCasey 2020 TEDxCasey will inspire you with a program of talks that are themed around diverse insight to take your imagination wider, closer and deeper. Once again drawing from the diversity of our community we will explore the ideas that matter to us‘Vision | Focus | InsightTEDxCasey will held over three sessions with outside activities to engage and entertain provided by our sponsors and supporters. Don't miss out block out the afternoon of the 23rd May 2020!Bunjil Place’s magnificent theatre.