My colleague and friend David Power, a management advisor in FFA, told me a few months ago he was Invited to do a TED talk in Sydney, and wanted to catch up on how is to do one? Since I have done one, yet in a much smaller venue, we had good chat about it. For me doing a the TED talk was a really good experience, albeit quite sobering.
While I talked about what I do, it made me think about why I do it. It is quite nerve wrecking, you talking about your work to a lot of people that may have preconceived ideas on fisheries issues, and you have 15' to explain your universe!
So I feel for David when he says "it was the most nerve wracking experience he ever had with public speaking"! But he did a really good job as you can see or by pressing on the image above, he owned the stage!
David is a good man and I'm sure it was an honour for him to have the opportunity to talk about the great work that everyone is doing in the region and showcase the Pacific.
I think is great that the people working in the Pacific fisheries have more public profiles, as I always say; is about people, not just fish.
Good on you David! (and tank you for using some of my pictures and crediting them!)