Say What?! Effective Communication Workshop for Youths

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After the overwhelming response that we received for the first two youth workshops, we are happy to inform that a third workshop is now confirmed.

The “Say What?!” workshop is suitable for those between the ages of 16-21 who find public speaking, attending interviews, presenting in class or speaking up in a general a challenging thing to do.

TOPICS

  • Identifying your triggers: why your mind goes blank and you get nervous in front on people.
  • Body language matters: how to manage the way your body moves to inspire trust and confidence.
  • Learning to listen: how to separate good information from bad ones so that you can answer or react more effectively.
  • Tips & tricks: how to nail public speaking and keep your jitters in check.
  • Role-play: A Q&A session that will be recorded and critiqued so that you can improve your communications skills and style.

Workshop will be concluded with a role-play session where participants will act out different situations and are given tips and tricks on how to handle themselves gracefully in such. Participants will be given personal feedback via email within 24-hours of conclusion of the workshop.

DETAILS

  • Date: Feb 19, 2019 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9am – 1pm (breakfast and light refreshments will be served)
  • Price: RM120 per person
  • No of Pax: Only six (6) seats are available
  • Venue: Binjai Soho 8 in Kuala Lumpur (behind Intercontinental Hotel, Jalan Ampang).

If you would like to participate, write to us at kreatifmegamas@gmail.com or WhatsApp +601137253075 (Didi). We will send you the payment details and registration confirmation once payment is made. See you there!

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Personal Development Series for Women #2

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A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR THE CAREER WOMAN

This workshop aims to empower women to be the best version of ourselves! Learn to move forward in life with confidence, courage and authenticity.

It is a full-day session and combines 3 modules and 1 role-play session and suitable for women who would like to tailor their personal brand more strategically so that their presence are memorable and effective (for example, if you run your own business; or if you have just changed jobs or promoted to a position of authority) and those who need a little help with public speaking and presenting, be it when seeing clients or chairing meetings.

We help participants by identifying their triggers, nervous ticks and suggesting how to react in such situations where they are required to speak up, as well as help to craft master statements for each so that their professional perception closely mirrors their strengths and skill set. In each module, we share gaffes or successes by VIPs, companies and public figures.

The last module touch on how to use social media platforms and create relatable content to suit your brand, and tips and tricks on using Digital Marketing such as Facebook Ads to widen your reach and/or professional and personal network

Seats are available for only six (6) participants to ensure a safe, stress-free and nurturing environment. Download full workshop programme here (in pdf format; right hand click to save): Personal Development Workshop for Women v2

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QUICK DETAILS

  • Date: 23 February 2019 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue: Binjai Soho 8, Kuala Lumpur
  • Fee: RM350 per person
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

EVENT PROGRAMME

  • 9:00am Ice-breaking Session
  • 9:30am Raising Your Personal Brand
  • 10:30am Coffee Break and Sharing Session
  • 11:00am 7C’s of Effective Communications
  • 12:30pm Lunch Break
  • 2.00pm Digital Marketing and Social Media 101
  • 3.00pm Roleplay and Sharing Session
  • 4.00pm Workshop Debriefing and Conclusion

TOPIC SUMMARY

  • Raising Your Personal Brand: Personal branding is about being authentic to who you are and positively amplifying it to help you grow from strength to strength. This topic will help you identify and craft your master statement and narrow the reality vs perception gap so that you own a strong personal brand.
  • 7C’s of Effective Communications: Learn to improve your personal communications style that will allow you to gain confidence and interact more effectively with your audience. This topic will include the do’s and don’ts, practical tips on public speaking, processing criticism and feedback and a recorded role-playing session so that you can identify your barriers and develop ways to overcome them.
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media 101: Digital marketing and social media are not just for the millennials. Learn to use the various platforms, create engaging content and use advertising to widen your personal and professional reach.

Fee includes writing materials, lunch and light refreshments throughout the workshop. Course materials are provided in e-version; participants are encouraged to bring own laptop or tablet for easy reference.

A courtesy discount of 25% will be given to all Peniagawati members; or to non-members who come in a group of 2 or more.

This workshop is conducted by Rafizah Amran; you can review credentials here.

For more information and/or to register, contact  +60 11-3725 3075 (Didi) or email kreatifmegamas@gmail.com or rafizah.amran@consultant.com.

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Personal Development Series for Women #1

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A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR THE CAREER WOMAN

This workshop aims to empower women to be the best version of ourselves! Learn to move forward in life with confidence, courage and authenticity.

In this workshop, you will learn to equip yourself with essential skills and tools that will help get you ready for the next level. Build your communication assertiveness, rediscover your talents and strengths and harness the power of social media to market and discover a network of like-minded people and potential clients.

Seats are available for only six (6) participants to ensure a safe, stress-free and nurturing environment. Download full workshop programme here (in pdf format; right hand click to save): PDS Women #1

QUICK DETAILS

  • Date: 12 January 2019 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue: Binjai Soho 8, Kuala Lumpur
  • Fee: RM350 per person
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

EVENT PROGRAMME

  • 9:00am Ice-breaking Session
  • 9:30am Raising Your Personal Brand
  • 10:30am Coffee Break and Sharing Session
  • 11:00am 7C’s of Effective Communications
  • 12:30pm Lunch Break
  • 2.00pm Digital Marketing and Social Media 101
  • 3.00pm Roleplay and Sharing Session
  • 4.00pm Workshop Debriefing and Conclusion

TOPIC SUMMARY

  • Raising Your Personal Brand: Personal branding is about being authentic to who you are and positively amplifying it to help you grow from strength to strength. This topic will help you identify and craft your master statement and narrow the reality vs perception gap so that you own a strong personal brand.
  • 7C’s of Effective Communications: Learn to improve your personal communications style that will allow you to gain confidence and interact more effectively with your audience. This topic will include the do’s and don’ts, practical tips on public speaking, processing criticism and feedback and a recorded role-playing session so that you can identify your barriers and develop ways to overcome them.
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media 101: Digital marketing and social media are not just for the millennials. Learn to use the various platforms, create engaging content and use advertising to widen your personal and professional reach.

Fee includes writing materials, lunch and light refreshments throughout the workshop. Course materials are provided in e-version; participants are encouraged to bring own laptop or tablet for easy reference. A discount of 25% will be given if you come in a group of 2 or more.

For more information and/or to register, contact  +60 11-3725 3075 (Didi) or email kreatifmegamas@gmail.com or rafizah.amran@consultant.com.

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Top 3 Tips to Prepare for a Presentation

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Having to present your paper, or chair meetings, or even answer a question during a discussion can be intimidating and make you extremely nervous. This is because we don’t want to say the wrong things, or appear un-knowledgeable, or because we feel our grasp of the language is not good enough and people might look down or laugh at us.

These would be my top 3 tips on how prepare when having to present or speak to an audience:

  1. MOCK Q&A: The night before, write down 10 potential questions that you think you will be asked about. Then, spend between 10-15 minutes before you sleep answering these questions ‘live’ i.e. don’t write the answers down but try to answer them off the cuff. It will force-learn you to think on your feet and test your level of preparedness. Go to sleep and let your subconscious work it out. If you are still stumped, then use the time the next morning to brush up on these “weak” areas. The best way to maintain confidence when facing a tough crowd is to know your stuff.
  2. CREATE ELEVATOR STATEMENTS: If your problem area is not knowing how to put a story together in your head, then try to do this every day. Pick a subject that you are very good at, set your watch to 2 minutes and then practice explaining this subject in that time frame.  These are called “Elevator Statements” i.e. explaining a concept in an concise way as if you are asked about it during an elevator ride. For example, I would challenge myself to imagine that I have to explain the plot of various Final Fantasy games to a group of non-gamers. This exercise forces me to think about the game, summarize the storyline so that I capture only important points, and simplify my language so that my audience understands me. This exercise is harder than it looks. I would repeat it a few times until I am satisfied (or tired) and then try again the next day and the next day until I get it right. I use the same technique when explaining more difficult concepts like Game Theory or Maslows hierarchy of needs. Setting a time limit of 2 minutes helps me get rid of unnecessary chatter and focus only on important points.
  3. NUMBER THEM: Practice to think in term of numbered list. Sometimes a question has many layers and you can get flustered trying to remember them all. What I usually do is to write down key words in a numbered list. For example, if I am asked why we should open a certain project up to public tender when direct award is faster, I would write these on my notepad before I answer:
    1. Evaluate competitiveness – cost, time, effort. Existing vendors may pitch at price that they know we can afford; we need to check if these are fair and at market value.
    2. Transparency – eliminate any accusation of favoritism: contract will be awarded based on merits, not on existing relationships.

Speaking to an audience requires practice. Try these and see if the tips would help you in your next presentation.