Now all is revealed! Through my TEDx talk for University of Edinburgh’s inspiring TEDx team and their ‘It starts with passion’ conference, here’s Nick Child in the flesh and talking about my life and career and major lessons and mistakes – all in 15 minutes. Why show it here? Well you’ll see the denouement about how my eyes were opened to Parental Alienation by a remarkable client. I manage to get in a reference to undue influence even! I hope the talk works for you.
Part of the strategy re Alienation in this talk was to tell a story of why people – me in particular – dismiss it as part of ideological group pressures and political correctness that blinds our critical thinking. The talk is meant to be a way to get people drawn into the story so that PA comes in sideways later on, so that they are less likely to dismiss PA than if I’d put it in the title. Geddit?! Oh well, see what you think.
If you’re interested in more of the background to this TEDx talk, I wrote a blog about how inspired I was by the student organisers. And I was recruited to do this audio podcast (No 24) to enthuse the local community in our own local TEDx event! Finally you can read the final script and see the slides here.
So, like I say, all of me has now been revealed!
Nick Child, Edinburgh