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The Beguiling Power of the Well-Told Tale: Sue Bolton at TEDxSWPS (Transcript)

Sue Bolton – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I have the best job in the world. I’ve been teaching English here at SWPS for the best part of 30 years now. And I spend my working life introducing new generations to the stories of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte. But it very nearly didn’t happen; I only …

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Everyone Has a Story – Some Are Hidden: Carina Ripley at TEDxSWPS (Transcript)

Carina Ripley – TEDxSWPS TRANSCRIPT All stories are important. Even the ones that are never shared, the ones that stay hidden. Now, I’m not saying that sharing stories doesn’t matter. Because it does. Our stories can be used to share experiences, share knowledge, and make connections. It can also be extremely cathartic to give your …

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Is Our Society Breaking Children’s Brains?: Natasha Devon at TEDxSWPS (Transcript)

Natasha Devon – Writer I want you to imagine that you’ve just moved to a new area, and you don’t know it terribly well. So you’re walking around, trying to get the lie of the land, and you notice that every fourth person you see in the street has a broken leg. And you think, …

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Why Do We Call It Cyber CRIME? Gary Warner at TEDxBirmingham 2014 (Transcript)

Gary Warner – TRANSCRIPT Let me ask you a simple question to get us started here. If you’re the victim of a crime, what do you do? I’ll give you a little hint. So, let’s say as you leave the audience today, you go out to your car, your windows smashed of your vehicle, your …

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Rethinking Failure: Pat Hymel at TEDxBirmingham 2014 (Full Transcript)

Patrick Hymel – CEO, MedSnap Innovation is what occurs when success is the last step in a whole series of failures. Properly handling failure and unexpected results is a critical skill when working as a manager at a start-up or managing a new project at a larger organization. Yet these skills are seldom discussed and today …

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Your Time Will Come: Laura Kate Whitney at TEDxBirmingham 2014 (Transcript)

Laura Kate Whitney – TRANSCRIPT  Four years ago, my life changed direction. I left behind my friends, my career and my identity as I knew it, and along with my husband and our one-year-old son, I uprooted my world, packed it all into one, big moving big truck, and drove away from our home in …

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Leaving Your Old Way of Thinking: Jordan Reeves at TEDxBirmingham 2014 (Transcript)

Jordan Reeves – TED-Ed Community Manager I’m going to be totally honest with you. What I’m going to share with you today is something I’ve not shared with anyone before and it makes me really nervous. On the one hand, I’m an advocate for the LGBT community. I’m a gay man, so their best interest is …

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