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Sheridan Bruins Toastmasters

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Toastmasters meets Monday @ 6:40pm in Room A229. We are a restricted member Student Club in Mississauga, Canada chartered under the Students Union under a constitution prescribed in a document called the "Clubs Package" and we are also governed by the Toastmasters Charter -This hive is set up principally for Members.
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  1. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Thing
    How to Ruin a Perfectly Good ThingJames Dean engaged his craft as an actor but his legendary status has more to do with his untimely death.Β  Yes it is true that James Dean lived fast and died in a sports car, but he was driving at the designated speed on the way to a racing meet,...
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  2. ProducerHarley King

    Harley King

    26/06/2017
    How To Write Powerful, Inspirational Speeches
    How To Write Powerful, Inspirational SpeechesWriting the speech is one of the more challenging and creative aspects of speaking. Purpose of the Speech The first step is to understand the audience. Who are they? What do you think they will want to know about your topic? What do you want them...
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    Harley King
    10/07/2017 #4 Harley King
    #3 You are welcome, Sandra! Maybe you can put it to use in the future. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    10/07/2017 #3 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Harley, thank you for this - I wish I'd had it 6 months ago when I was tasked with writing a speech.... Sharing
    Harley King
    10/07/2017 #2 Harley King
    #1 Thanks for sharing this buzz.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thanks for connecting Harley. Look forward to reading more your buzzes.
  3. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Gordon Hill discusses Four Modes of Public Speaking
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Four Modes of Public Speaking
    www.linkedin.com When I joined the National Speakers Association, NSA, in 1988 I had been a serious speaker for thirty years, three as a full time professional....
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  4. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    19/06/2017
    SSW@beBee
    SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBeeI have a hive called, β€œWhat words mean to me.”I have now added the following feature to this hive; every Monday (or as often as I can), I am posting contributions related to the word β€œsenses”. This...
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    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    20/06/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautifully said Mr. Manjit. Thanks Sara for bringing me to my attention all your interactions between the simple and complex.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thanks Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/06/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    As always @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, your inspiration and support are appreciated.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/06/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- Thank you for highlighting this greta comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Rightly, it deserves to be on the spot light. The buzz is self-explanatory, clear and I am truly honored to be mentioned in it.
  5. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    14/11/2016
    People are like Tea Bags
    People are like Tea BagsPhil Friedman has recently dubbed me a β€œPrairie-Culture philosopher” in his most recent post.( www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/about-writing-about-writing ) I’ll accept that badge. Both my parents are prairie people, and we didn’t...
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    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #101 Louise Smith
    #98 Thank you @Gerald Hecht
    They are particularly Australian.
    Another is "How's your Mother's chooks?" means how are you & yours? Try that on a Japanese National ... :(
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #100 Gerald Hecht
    #96 @Claire L Cardwell whoa; did I write that? I just went back and read it ...#74 (that is), and I like the way it sings; yet I don't recall writing it!
    I think I'm neurologically okay though...because I did remember to talk to what's his name over at the office for the whatchamacallit.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #99 Gerald Hecht
    #90 @Louise Smith keeper.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #98 Gerald Hecht
    #94 @Louise Smith whoa! That's a good one!
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #97 Gerald Hecht
    #88 @Javier 🐝 beBee or a talking shark...don't they have to keep swimming (even while asleep) because it's the only way they can get water through their gills? Distracted swimming (not attending to rising sea levels) could explain why they're showing up in "strange waters"...
    Claire L Cardwell
    17/06/2017 #96 Claire L Cardwell
    #74 I hate to agree with you @Gerald Hecht - I think I was the last generation of school children to be taught grammar. So I don't really worry too much about rules. Just get your point across in the clearest way possible and try not to make sentences overlong. The fact is that at this time in our lives surely we can break a few rules...?
    Claire L Cardwell
    17/06/2017 #95 Claire L Cardwell
    #86 the blue horse. Gerald - it was a problem the guys started droning on about their real estate holdings. Don't know if I won my bet yet.
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #94 Louise Smith
    May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down
    a way of wishing someone bad luck.
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #93 Louise Smith
    Full as a centipede's sock drawer
    very full - a person who has over eaten
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #92 Louise Smith
    Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike
    unhelpful or incompetent person or thing
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #91 Louise Smith
    A person who is flat out like a Lizard drinking
    is flat out, busy
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #90 Louise Smith
    A person who has kangaroos in the top paddock
    they are crazy or unintelligent
    Louise Smith
    17/06/2017 #89 Louise Smith
    #42 a rudd at a strip show ?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/06/2017 #88 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
    Albert Einstein?
    Brian McKenzie
    17/06/2017 #87 Brian McKenzie
    I miss the days of Lake Wobaho and Prairie Home - good times.
    Favorite metaphor is actually Russian, His Bucket is not enough wet. It is ever so much more vulgar than Google ever translates. It is the not playing with a full deck of cards while being a motherf*cker about it.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #86 Gerald Hecht
    #83 @Claire L Cardwell 🐎
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #85 Gerald Hecht
    #79 @Claire L Cardwell I don't have a FB (or Twitter) account...but I heard about that.

    Lately, with each passing day --lacking both an FB and Twitter account has effectively makes everything I do here completely random; like a cross between psychosis, dementia, visual and auditory impairment, and under the influence of a powerful hallucinogen which creates an experience of perpetual Deja Vu while surfing various automated waves, guided only by the omnipresent synesthesia and olfactory tinnitus.

    Which, I imagine creates the impression that I'm no different than I ever was.
    Oh...also I wanted to ask you about the
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #84 Gerald Hecht
    @Kevin Pashuk Last week, when picking my kids from school, my son told me that he was so focused on his soccer tournament --he forgot to some practice problems and he was worried that it may have effected his grade on his math final.
    My rejoinder was: "well, you know --people are like..."

    He finished it: "I know, they're like FRIGGIN' TEA BAGS BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW THEM UNTIL THEY ARE IN HOT WATER!"

    Apparently, ever since I read this post; it's (subconsciously) become my "go to parental propaganda line".
    Claire L Cardwell
    17/06/2017 #83 Claire L Cardwell
    #54 @Gerald Hecht I love John Wayne for this sort of situation..... Get off your horse and drink your milk - not a simile or a metaphor, but he was the King of Cowboys. And look not a metaphor, simile or mixed participle in sight....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/06/2017 #82 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Good story. I am not fussed about the simile/metaphor thing, this whole buzz has more to offer than pour some tea for the grammar police. It is the story that brought home to me the hair in the biscuit connection. It is a good one for our own club's students to learn from whether it is the buzz or the comments.
  6. ProducerElla de Jong

    Ella de Jong

    14/06/2017
    Mentor make your Mentee shine!
    Mentor make your Mentee shine!How I would love it to see shining mentees because they have such good mentors! Specially teenagers and young adults who are insecure.How great would it be when their mentor is a good listener and takes them seriously.How great would it be when...
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    Ella de Jong
    20/06/2017 #21 Ella de Jong
    Yes of course @Savvy Raj : dancing!! Smiles received :-) #19
    Ella de Jong
    20/06/2017 #20 Ella de Jong
    Ahh @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher THANK you for the share!!
    I leave the hostages to you girls :-)
    Curious to find out what suggestions will come! #16
    Savvy Raj
    20/06/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    Happy to read this @Ella de Jong and I appreciate the empathic insights you have shared here.
    I personally see the relationship between the two as a dance of symbiosis . And in such a learning is an understanding of the path ahead to lead and follow.
    Sending smiles across the miles 😊
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #hashtag this, you will win a smile! Candy?? ;-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Contest... #hashtag this!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #MenteesWhoMakeMentorsShine (ok, that's too long) LOL
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #15 Ella de Jong
    #3 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher ! (now with the right tag :-) )
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #14 Ella de Jong
    #6 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you for your comment! "...the very mentor who is seeing their mentoring as a gift to the mentee ..." What comes to my mind is: 'humbleness' and 'you always mean well for your mentee (or client, or student, or ....)'. It's a bit Dutchy translation, I use it a lot. I don't want mentees (or clients or my students or my daughter or sister ...) to feel less about themselves because of my questioning/help. So in my tone of voice, in my non-verbal communication, in my questions I want to be sure they feel somewhat uplifted, empowered, mind opened. All towards their goal. THEIR goal .
    This could be the start of the second article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee :-) (hmm seems tagging doesn't work this time)
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #12 Ella de Jong
    Ahh, yes @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I will! Thank you! #11
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/06/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 Please tag me when you do Elia
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #10 Ella de Jong
    #2 Thank you Ali ! I am a huge 'believer' of the impact non-verbal communication can make in every conversation. Using e-learning there can be possibilities missing for Mentees to show their interest or sharing other stuff that make their eyes glow ... Something a Mentor could utilise ...
    I'll make sure I'll write an other article about that :-)
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #9 Ella de Jong
    Thank you Lisa!!#3
    Ella de Jong
    19/06/2017 #8 Ella de Jong
    Thank you so much Ian! I've shared your ode on LinkedIn (mentioning you) and will for sure share it here. What a beautiful story! I'm honoured to see your reply! #1
    Ella de Jong
    15/06/2017 #7 Ella de Jong
    Thank you all for your comments! I'm honoured! So glad you liked it!
    I'll come back to you when I have the time to answer in a good sensible way!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/06/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 I have indeed seen this manifest within students I have worked with, and while I very much want to tell them and show them that this past which inhabits within them is the past, it is an entirely different thing for these students to shed the weight of these memories, so much so that the most intelligent and also emotionally intelligent among them, cannot engage a speech topic which reminds them of how their guardians or parents took possession of their kids dreams and imposed impossible expectations.

    I have seen students fight through tears when they should be learning how to speak, but one can rationalize what is a significant emotional memory is very challenging. I can only offer the possibility that to live in the present is to honour the presents of the past but give back the unwelcome gifts that these guardians or parents wanted them to unconditionally accept. This is also what mentors have to be aware of - that the scope of their mentoring does not go out of scope. At the end of the day the very mentor who is seeing their mentoring as a gift to the mentee then becomes not that much different to a tiger parent who is occupying their child with their dreams, rather than freeing that human to become the human being they are.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/06/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 Thank you for your great ATTENTION to my comment and questions dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. To say I love this part of your comment is an underestimation of its great value. " To see a person and take interest in them, for me, means not taking possession of them'. This is of a great concern in our countries where parents do this o their kids. Not only these parents possess their kids; more they possess their dreams and dreams.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/06/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear Ali Anani I would agree with Ella's assertion "interest in them as a person" which for me goes beyond what a person says but what they themselves do not know that they have said. This is why I find the whole notion of personal brand troubling because we are constantly trying to read into people. To see a person and take interest in them, for me, means not taking possession of them. The reason I want Ella's buzz to be put in front of our clubs students is that I share her way of being where she says "no judgements, just imagine yourself to be in his/her place" so long as that imagining is not an occupation of the other. People who can occupy a being are actors and there are brilliant actors who can become the other, but equally important is in respecting who that person is, rather than touch the possibility of entertaining a spiritual egotism.

    What Ella does not touch on is the whole notion of elevating mentoring to a mythic level. We need to find some humility to know when mentoring is the wrong thing to believe in - and as a belief it dominates psyche just as much as a religion does. That is an entirely different conversation though.

    Now dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I come to the question you raise about e-learning. E-learning is a highly credible form of learning - and we are doing e-learning here rather than commenting, but there is a much different correlation between e-learning and mentoring - the relationship between the two is ATTENTION. Unfortunately we are living in a world where we are both competing for attention and re-directing attention and that is the part of mentoring where we have put our hands on the subject and have made that mentee our personal project - at this point is when I reject this notion of mentoring.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/06/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "How do we create mentors? Just be genuine and try!" Well said @Ella de Jong!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/06/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I second the comment of @Ian Weinberg and this buzz offers the reader a "moment of lightness". I have a question though. You wrote " interest in them as a person, not only for their "problem/still-have-to-learn" issues". In view of this I ask for your opinion on the validity of e-learning!
    Ian Weinberg
    14/06/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    @Ella de Jong you are so right. Thanks for highlighting this important function. For a real life example, see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/an-ode-to-my-mentor
  7. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Visionary Leadership
    Visionary LeadershipAs VP of Education I am supposed to deliver at least 2 educationals within a program year and this weekend and then on Monday I am engaging back-to-back educationals.Β  The second one on the Monday meeting is from the Leadership Excellence Series...
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    Joel Anderson
    09/06/2017 #10 Joel Anderson
    And the Brand video was an educational insight in itself. Thanks for including it.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/06/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #3 wow so apart from Noahs floods there was a Toba supervolcana! We were almost gone.
    Vincent Andrew
    09/06/2017 #8 Vincent Andrew
    Thanks for the introduction to Stewart Brand and his quote: Why haven't we seen the photograph of the whole earth yet? All the best in the educationals @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    Savvy Raj
    09/06/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    Interesting!
    Joel Anderson
    08/06/2017 #6 Joel Anderson
    #3 Well said.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thanks Chris, I look forward to it since it heralds the election of the new exec that start their term on 1st July 2017.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/06/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Stewart Brand is the reason why a few people in the know refer to The Whole Earth Catalogue today as the "Google Earth of the 60's" The irony of course is not lost that Donald Trump is not taking climate change seriously, Brand was a systems thinker 50 years ago, but if carbon emissions are not contained we can entertain the possibility of hitting a tipping point in 20 years and while the Earth will carry on, it is we human beings who will have to live with these effects. Don't forget that there was lush forests where there is the Sahara Desert today and that these ecological patterns are actually natural - but only as natural as how the Earth adapts to meteors, rather than man. Then there was that volcano 70,000 years ago http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/10/22/163397584/how-human-beings-almost-vanished-from-earth-in-70-000-b-c If we can survive that we can survive this but a systems thinker does not focus on how we shall survive, but how we shall thrive.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    08/06/2017 #2 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Best wishes for the Educationals @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    08/06/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Excellent share. Watching Stewart speak now. Thank you
  8. ProducerEdward Lewellen

    Edward Lewellen

    02/06/2017
    Is the Fear of Public Speaking Harming Your Career?
    Is the Fear of Public Speaking Harming Your Career?French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere said, β€œThere are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured; such as poetry, music, painting, and public speaking”. Would you agree? Sitting through a poor presentation, whether in a large...
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    Edward Lewellen
    03/06/2017 #1 Edward Lewellen
    Thanks for sharing my post, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!
  9. ProducerEdward Lewellen

    Edward Lewellen

    02/06/2017
    Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
    Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public SpeakingIf you took the brief assessment from my previous blog on public speaking, you now have an indication of just how severe you have the fear of public speaking.Β Let’s start with the people who have a mild fear. I once heard Cloe Madanes, of...
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  10. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    13/05/2017
    Interpersonal Communications: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
    Interpersonal Communications: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say Itβ€œFluency in non-verbal communication can be as powerful a tool as masterful negotiating techniques or expert salesmanship” – Joe NavarroAuthor in Source Title Have you ever experienced a situation where your partner in conversation...
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    John Whitehead
    20/05/2017 #4 John Whitehead
    #3 Thanks for the comments and shares Javier!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/05/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @John Whitehead thanks for this.

    I find it so important !

    A professional' success depends on his or her ability to communicate effectively. Today is more important than ever.
    You use words and gestures to communicate and through the communication process, you sell yourself and your services and/or products to others.
    Brian McKenzie
    13/05/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    yep, I do this in my ESL talking class often. I pick an Emoji randomly, write a sentence on the board and have the students deliver the sentence - while the other students try and guess the mood / emotion.
    Always a fun game.
  11. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Club Loyalty
    Club LoyaltyRight now we will continue to run "themes" from Monday to Saturday for both club meetings.Β  For various reasons the turnout was at the lowest level that we can hold a constructive and engaging meeting, and that threshold of four members attending...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    How important it was to think this is underscored that it is now 1am and I finally got to the last act of the day, which again is going to the gym. Writing it did get me more focused on solving our newly arising Saturday turnout issue. On Mondays we are fine and the club is well supported but Saturday we only have a handful of hardy members loyal to the new values defined as "success masters", which is meant to support our Monday Toastmasters program as a yin-yang relationship.
  12. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Abundance
    AbundanceEnis is a great addition to the club and when he speaks about abundance to the club, he represents that very spirit.Β  There is no congruence between who he actually is and what his message is.Β  It is not useful to call that authenticity but it is...
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  13. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/to-dare-is-to-do
    Meeting this week is detailed at the Toastmaster Hive
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    To Dare is To Do
    www.bebee.com "To Dare is to Do" is the motto of Tottenham Hotspur football club, originally noted in its latin " Audere est Facere. This will be the theme at...
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  14. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Pierce Hawthorne was a Toastmaster
    Pierce Hawthorne was a ToastmasterThis week since we are only meeting on the Monday, I thought it would be fun to inject some humour into the theme.Β  Not because Pierce Hawthorne used to be a character on the show "Community" but that firstly Pierce Hawthorne's character was a...
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  15. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Success Masters
    Success MastersIn February the offshoot Saturday club was initiated and over the last seven weeks a core group of people have begun to attend regularly though it is only a handful.Β  What is important is that this core group are all new members and the Saturday...
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  16. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    27/03/2017
    This is NOT POLITICAL. This is a great example of what a difference a great story, told in a great way, can make to your audience.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Obama’s incredible final speech is making everyone ask why he can’t have a third term
    www.independent.co.uk Exactly eight years ago Barack Obama faced his first presidential election and the mantra β€œFired up, ready to go!” perfectly summed up the mood and tenor of the time. Casting his mind back to then, America’s orator-in-chief recalled the anecdote...
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  17. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Get to the Point
    Get to the PointI prove here how difficult it is for people to get to the point even when they are showing us or teaching us how to GET TO THE POINT.Β Β  If we get to the point then what follows is of no consequence because we already know.Β  Yet surely we do not be...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/04/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Resources for Learning to Get to the Point
    http://www.thinkingdirections.com/blog/resources-for-learning-to-get-to-the-point/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 ADDENDUM: This is a 30 minute interview with Richard Branson. To earn the interview, the video podcaster was taken to Branson's island by boat, but he had to swim from the boat to the Island ! The net insight here is that even if I tried an elevator pitch to get Branson's attention, nothing is guaranteed unless Branson himself is paying attention.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNtGnO-xV3c
    http://www.workingwithadhd.com/richard-bransons-secret-to-success/

    The great question in the interview was "how far is too far?" to which Branson replied you have to protect the downside, which is true to form of entrepreneurs like him - to take risks but with conservative measures of survival. After I heard all this - the actual value of "get to the point" is underscoring a master-servant relationship - or at least a one shot Eminem moment

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yhyp-_hX2s
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Notice whose idea it was and who is under pressure to get to the point - the point being NOT Richard Branson. We are a society that is enamoured by superheroes like Richard Branson, but here we overlook his actual superpower, which is "entrepreneurial ADHD" ( a good thing! ) as this Entrepreneur article points out https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252231

    Along with his dyslexia that he talks about in interviews that he credits made him drop out of school, I think "Get to the Point" with Richard Branson is actually a one-sided proposition - for we are the one's who need to get his attention (thus the elevator pitch) in order to communicate with him, but he has no obligation to reciprocate with us, but what I can guarantee is that if you and I were to get to the point with Richard Branson, his next thought would be a new idea - "Gosh, that has given me another idea !" By the time the elevator ride is over he would be leaving with a new idea in his head, but not the one we pitched him - and we would be kicking ourselves for "Wasting 30 seconds !" The irony of an actual elevator pitch with Richard Branson is divine !

    At that point when Branson's ADHD mind is unleashed, the whole elevator lark is a part of his non-stop enjoyment of life, that is the whole point of him having his own Island. Personally, I decided a long time ago that my personal island is my own home and I never had the imagination to go beyond my own front door. In some ways you @Dean Owen have a greater affinity with Richard Branson when it comes to love of travel and new experiences, but I am more like him in the way we free associate :-)
    Dean Owen
    27/03/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Richard Branson actually had an elevator installed on Necker Island after being pitched by an American couple in the elevator business to realise the concept of an elevator pitch.
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/billionaires-paradise-ultimate-elevator-pitch-valerie
  18. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Weekend Warriors
    Weekend WarriorsIt is only a few weeks in and it is still a small group but it is a loyal and dedicated group and that represents the birthing of a community within a community.Β  Often we seek to create change in the world without creating change where we stand.Β ...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a commendable endeavor, CityVP. Personal development and growth right before your eyes.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 It is a grand effort here at beBee to, among the many challenges is foster the same spirit in a campus environment that we enjoy here. The chief difference is that most students have short-term mindsets that amount to their TIME at the college. They literally are "DOING TIME" - but there are students who see the long-term value and couple of them (alumni) are returning later in the summer - and when they arrive what a blessing this will be - not just to have one space of brilliance but two, one in the virtual space of beBee and one in the physical space of HMC - the campus that hosts this weekend warrior learning lab.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/03/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This is a well-thought buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I enjoyed reading it immensely. Of particular interest for me is your writing "…that represents the birthing of a community within a community. Often we seek to create change in the world without creating change where we stand". Community within community is a nested structure and is the beginning of the formation of a social fractal. Sheer beauty this is. And then you proceed to write "The opportunity is to operate under a system of order (Monday meeting) entwined with a system of chaos (Saturday". In every chaotic system we find regions of order and your finding is superb.
    This is a grand effort my friend.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/03/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit It's great to be in a community where you see the talent of a person grow right in front of your eyes. There's a toast master's group here in UAE as well. I would love to join to experience the same. Fingers crossed
  19. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    VOICE is one component of many that we cover for the benefit of students at our campus club. Steve Knight covers aspects of voice in his post at LinkedIn

    There are two choices in public speaking, pay for a 2 day course or treat public speaking and associated competent leadership as a continous improvement exercise. I favour the tortoise here over the hare strategy. In practice public speaking training favours the tortoise first. There is alway options to pay for the hare once one is accomplished as a competent speaker. Like anything in life the valuation of return on investment depends on one's own learning goals and long-term development plans.

    http://www.yourvoiceispower.nl/why-is-it-for-you Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Is President Trump a Good Public Speaker?
    www.linkedin.com Over the past few weeks, not surprisingly, many of my clients and course participants have asked me that question and it's usually followed by,...
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  20. Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Enjoy Your Sunday
    Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield - Lyrics
    Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield - Lyrics i hope u like it i looked for the lyrics on varios sites and all of them say oh oh instead of no no so im not really sure what its suppose to be -FAIR USE-...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is one of the anthems I very much do associate with my own online and offline learning journey.
  21. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Internal Renaissance
    Internal Renaissance The good thing about the new beginnings to a new Saturday meeting schedule is that we can be assured that our meeting room will never be bumped and we don't have to change meeting day at the turn of every semester.Β  Every semester the demands of...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 It is too early to say what will be produced in the productive. We use this word productive but often most people are focused on productive either on what is visible now or worse, "what have you done for me lately". Passion is only useful if it has a fly-wheel effect, often passion is injected but it evaporates with time - but if passion is a momentum creator then what gets produced in the productive is something worth waiting for. We tend to call that vision without relating vision to what is produced or vision that in retrospect is eventually called success. There is a big difference between visionary profession and personal brand - it is the latter our society consume as consumers of short-term needs and wants. That is why it is too early to say what will be produced in the productive.
  22. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Emoji πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ  πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ Emoji
    Emoji πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ EmojiEvery generation has a moment where in the height of a young life have a moment where what that generation did was very cool but became the historical moment that we don't want to footnote.Β  My generation experienced this in the 70's where there was...
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  23. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen Z
    Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen ZAs a 40-something member of Generation X, I have some career advice for Millennials. This advice is also applicable to Gen Z, the younger demographic following in the footsteps of their Millennial predecessors. These two groups represent a new...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The core of this buzz is excellent. Personally I am developing a new twitch about marketing labels such as millennials, gen x, boomer etc - for if we are able to be conditioned to the label, maybe we will be the depicted stereotype. That is about the label.

    The wisdom of a life in work carry timeless principles - maybe the the third item I see differently i.e. network on social media, because I prefer the simpler "network intelligently" . Social media is "media" and young people know that, and for them it is superfluous to say that networking today is virtual - the reality of mobile is a day-to-day reality for each successive generation that is making their way into the work world and those yet to come.

    Young people are not extending their nervous systems, they are extending their inner circle so there is no loss of immediacy of people in those closely knit and small private groups. Where young people do feel the pinch and pain is in finding a job, even one that is well below their capability and in this regard the market is steadily becoming dog-eat-dog.

    I have no qualms in the advice given here, very sound and to the point. The labels well as honourable Jews may say, they are Meh!
    George Touryliov
    19/02/2017 #21 George Touryliov
    Excellent! Thanks for buzz David! Going to share with youths....
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Excellent advise from @David B. Grinberg !!!

    1) Build Strong Work Ethics

    2) Dare to Think Big

    3) Network on Social Media

    4) Connect in Person

    5) Persist and Persevere
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/01/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    #18 ..........and then there is that too @Brian McKenzie. Sister Sophie has tried to ID mine but has been unsuccessful.
    Brian McKenzie
    19/01/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie
    #16 @Harvey Lloyd "I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves." I have found HR Departments are far more interested in your Spirit Animal than education, experience, or precedence of revenue performance. *Hint - mine is a Minotaur with a Scorpion Tail armed with a Soviet Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher - I call him Pavel.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/01/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for taking the time to read and engage with this post. Your valuable feedback and important insights are most appreciated! @Phil Friedman @Robin Barton @Brian McKenzie @Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/01/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    @David B. Grinberg this applies to all. I am finding that 40+ somethings are in the job market or want to be and they are having the same difficulties.

    If there was any one piece of advice that draws us to your well designed post it would be the word value. I am you are a certain value. The question to answer is how i am valuable to the employer or customers i seek. The fundamentals you have displayed here are excellent. Putting teeth in them requires developing a value set that potential money making opportunities want you.

    I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves. What a potential company wants to know in the end can they make money with you. I use the word money in a very broad sense. Not just profit, but also your interaction with others and how you will impact the total landscape.

    Knowing your fit within the structure before you interview or sell will show through in the process. Projecting yourself within the organization once in, is something that creates value going forward.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/01/2017 #15 Brian McKenzie
    And always remember it can all disappear in an instant because of politicians, bankers or Mother Nature. Have fun at the grindstone kiddies.
    Robin Barton
    18/01/2017 #14 Robin Barton
    Excellent article!
    Phil Friedman
    18/01/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    David, I generally avoid advice to young'uns articles. But this is superb, and I will be giving my teenage daughters each a copy. If necessary, wrapped around the 2x4 that I feel I need at times to get them to see my viewpoint. :-)
    Loribeth Pierson
    26/10/2016 #12 Loribeth Pierson
    Great advice @David B. Grinberg and I love Maya Angelou, "Dare β€” dare to be more than you think you can be β€” dare."
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #11 David B. Grinberg
    #10 Many thanks, @Randy Keho, you're too kind. I can say this: I've been called a lot worse! (lol) I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. Buzz on, my friend...
    Randy Keho
    26/10/2016 #10 Randy Keho
    I don't care who you're talking to, this is just damn good advice. @David B. Grinberg I may have to start calling you the Mark Twain of beBee.
    FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    26/10/2016 #9 FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg surely, so many experiences lead me to become a 25 year-old with a head of 40 lol, the secret to success is hard work and persistence.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thanks for sharing your excellent insights @FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira. I agree that when life knocks you down, the best thing is get right up again. Try and try and try until you succeed. The interesting thing is people recall the breakthroughs and successes, rather than any setbacks it took to get there along the way.
    FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    26/10/2016 #7 FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg How wise my friend, thanks for sharing, I had the opportunity to read before, before working in the insurance industry, already delivered pizza as you age 16, was apprenticed to marketer, worked in shops convenience, stockist, general assistant, trainee salesman in a construction material store, fitter, painter, mason, were so many learning efforts, I believe that a great lesson is to determine, once in a music studio that also worked the director told me something very interesting, to achieve success he needed to drop 10 times, and the secret was always the same, the determination fell? get up, fell again? get up again, as long as life continues to follow their dreams, they will come!
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    FYI -- In case YOU missed it (ICYMI): Do YOU agree with these career lessons for the next generations of leadership? What would YOU add? Many thanks for reading and commenting if you missed it the first time around.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/04/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #4 Thanks for sharing you valuable feedback Neville. Yes, I concur that labels can indeed be divisive, especially in the workplace setting. In fact, I like to say that age is just a number. However, the media and society at large continue to perpetuate labels for various generations and then articulate their purported strengths and flaws, etc. This strikes me as a right of passage per se of every new generation coming of age, as the media tries to dissect their attributes or lack thereof. I recall, for instance, when I was growing up Gen X was dubbed, "The Lost Generation" and other unflattering terms. I'm sure that Gen Z will be the next demographic to come under scrutiny by media and society as they start to enter the work world. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments, kind sir!
    Neville Gaunt
    23/04/2016 #4 Neville Gaunt
    @David B. Grinberg that's a lovely read! Now a thought... what if we stopped talking of gen X or Y, Millennials, baby-boomers and the like and just spoke of human beings? At 57 years old your blog is totally relevant to people my age and those of my parents' age. Labels may be useful to put things in context but don't you find they can be damaging too?
    George Touryliov
    22/04/2016 #3 George Touryliov
    #2 Thanks a lot David.
  24. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very good piece about communication basics that was shared at LinkedIn by Raffaela Cefalo - most of the eight points are highly relevant to practice, after all it is practice which makes these skills that much more perfect.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    8 Secrets of Great Communicators
    www.linkedin.com When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly...
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  25. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Congratulations to the first four recipients of the Competent Communicator Award for the current college year and to Daniel for attaining the Advanced Toastmasters Bronze Award for Public Speaking.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    A Round of Congratulations
    sheridanbruinstoastmasters.wordpress.com With Daniel’s ACB submission, that is our fifth education award submission of the year.Β Β  We would like to honour all who completed their CC’s programs this year also.Β Β  Flynn, Furqan...
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