THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Royce Reviews

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When I was a child, my mother made the best investment for my general knowledge by buying me this set of pictorial books.

It was a framework of general knowledge presented as a series of imaginative questions, answered with animated visuals & charts, suitable for younger kids that are beginning to speak.

I believe the initial concepts shown in these books helped me absorb information quickly, then  organize any newly learnt information into broader themes discussed in the book.

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I believe that these books had the added benefit of training the readers’ Critical Thinking Skills, as  topics were always presented as a question rather than a definitive answer. It always led to even more questions.

Finally the symbolism of the kid with the question mark T-shirt, asking Prof Grandpa about the many curiosities in his mind. This rhetoric kept me invested in completing the set of books, as it seemed that it was a quest designed just for me.

Some of the great questions to ponder, that are included in this book:

What Are The World’s Hottest Places? 

(Talks about climate and historically hottest dates)

What Is The Coldest Place Where People Live? 

(Introduces the world’s coldest cities)

What Is Life Like for Eskimos of the Far North? 

(Eskimo diet, prey and igloos)

Why Do the People of the Netherlands Build So Many Dikes?

(Intro to windmills and sea levels)

Why Does The World Have Time Zones? 

(Talks about 24 time zones visually)

When Did People Start Shaking Hands?

(Origins of greetings and kissing)

Why Do People Around The World Dress Differently? 

(Examples of Traditional wear)

Does Everyone Celebrate New Year’s? 

(Examples of new year celebrations around the world)

How Are Letters & Packages Sent To Other Countries? 

(Different mailboxes and mail travel)

Why Are Costumes Worn On Halloween? 

(Origins of All Hallow’s Eve)

How Did the Modern Olympics Begin? 

(The modern revival of this Ancient Greek event)

Why Does February Have Only 28 Days? 

(Modern calendar by Emperor Augustus)

…… and many more meaningful questions found in this book.

Are you already an expert Global Citizen?  Try matching the countries’ to their correct details in the scanned image below.

It is one of the best children’s book you will ever buy, forget Harry Potter and Fairy Tales, this should be the first thing your child reads.

Fear Fighter Public Speaking Course 22nd September 2012 intake

Ss..s…ssstop stuttering and get that tongue untied. Take this weekend to conquer your fears of public speaking and do well for life.

Enrol for the Fear Fighter class now!

 

Date: Starting from this Saturday the 22nd till Sunday the 23rd Sept in Tropicana.

 

Time: 10.30 am till 4.00 pm with 1 hour lunch break in between.

Venue: Studio, LG floor, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort , Jalan Kelab Tropicana   (Take the lift to the left of the reception and head down one floor, Studio is to the right of the dance/Taekwando gym.

Price: RM 700


Discount : 50% off each student’s course fee if enrolling as a group of 3 or more.

Please email – info@eloquenceacademy.com for more information.

 

50% discount individual

How To Write A Speech – WikiHow

Good Day To You,

As I am always writing speeches nowadays, it’s always good to review the basics of speech structure and story writing. The main difference is, your material will be presented by you verbally instead of read, So I prefer speech writing because I don’t really worry about the exact grammar but concentrate on making points simple, well explained and entertaining.

http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Speechwriting

Another one : http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Speech

Each article has excellent tips if you ever have a case of Writer’s Block.

Cool Communicator & Fear Fighter Classes

A pleasant day to you,

The Eloquence Academy proudly announces the ongoing classes of Cool Communicator & Fear Fighter in the next two weekends. There is still 2 or 3 spaces available for each class and the time table is as follows:

Cool Communicator:

This course enables you to keep your cool when the spotlight’s on you. Besides a more confident self in communication and keeping an audience entralled, one is able to use their gifting and strength to finally be at ease in any social situation.

For More Info On Cool Communicator Click Here

Time: 10:30 am till 4:00 pm

Days: Sat 21st July & Sun 22nd July (2012)

Location: LG Studio, Tropicana Golf & Country Club.

Contact: 012 3858766 – Mdm Laychi

Email: info@eloquenceacademy.com

Course Fee: RM 700 per student.

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Fear Fighter:

(Fear of Public Speaking). Understand what FEAR really is and why the stage gets you weak in the knees. This course is designed to get you on the path of breaking those chains of FEAR with inner strength. Goal setting, teamwork and practice. For More Info On Fear Fighter Click Here

10:30 am till 4:00 pm,

Days: Sat 28th July & Sun 29th July (2012)

Location: LG Studio, Tropicana Golf & Country Club.

Contact: 012 3858766 – Mdm Laychi

Email: info@eloquenceacademy.com

Course Fee: RM 700 per student.

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We look forward to seeing your fresh faces joining us. Remember, communication skills are one of the few daily used skills that are transferable from home to the office and even in your personal life. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

As always, it has been a pleasure.

Toastmasters 1st Speech Ever

This is Royce here and I would like to announce that I have finally joined Toastmasters to go straight for the Gold title. I have been moving back and forth between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur that I have not had the chance to commit myself to consistent club meetings and earn my title.

The time has now come to do so and I am very excited to prove myself.

The club that I have chosen is the TTDI Toastmasters which I have included the link to in the links section.

So the first speech that I will have to do ever, is known as the Icebreaker speech. It is interesting because technically any speech you do with a new crowd is an icebreaker speech. The hope here is that the audience immediately breaks their frosty attitudes towards you. I have yet to write up my actual speech and I will have to deliver it on the 4th of July.

This is the Manual of what I will need to do. = http://www.toastmasters.org/PDFs/IceBreaker.pdf 

Research on Negotiation 1

As a trainer in Eloquence Academy, we work out courses which will be true to participants’ needs and applicable to a real world situation.

Hence whilst researching on the module in our COOL Communicator Course, I put myself into the shoes of the participant and saw from their point of view the understanding of ” Negotiation Skills”. I have myself been familiarised with the term “WIN-WIN Situation For Negotiation” in my own life experience.

The ability to Negotiate with other parties to come to an agreement where it satisfies every party is a great and advantageous skill..

The aim of a win-win negotiation is to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties, and leaves both parties feeling that they’ve won, in some way, after the event. Despite this, emotion can be an important subject of discussion because people’s emotional needs must fairly be met. If emotion is not discussed where it needs to be, then the agreement reached can be unsatisfactory and temporary.
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With this in mind, I had an actual scenario where one friend of mine felt she had a win-win situation in closing a big deal. However, after having met the other party involved, it seemed that though both did get a plus from the deal, the emotions of one were not equally satisfied.

So in any Negotiation, the exchange of any benefits can be deemed by an individual as highly satisfactory (being able to get the desired outcome for self) where it is more advantageous to one party (ie a WIN-LOSE Negotiation). Or like the above scenario, there is an assumed mutual satisfaction for a WIN-WIN Negotiation (as one party is not totally satisfied with the compromise for that deal.) making it a False Win-Win situation.

To get to real satisfaction of both parties, both must have started with a complete desire to ensure equal advantage to each other no matter how one has to compromise. Both parties must be transparent and truthful in their dealings. (This hence is a most desired outcome in any negotiation ie WIN-WIN negotiation).

We at Eloquence Academy will have this Negotiation Skill taught in the course and help participants get to a WIN-WIN situation at best. It shall also be made clear that at times the greater self advantage in a negotiation may be an OK option.

More Research Being Done~…

Theory Analysis for Speech & Communication Skills Course 1

Cool Communicator is the new course that we are launching after Fear Fighter. Fear fighter was based on a premise of teaching the basics required to conquer stage fright and Cool Communicator started out as the ‘level 2’ version of Fear Fighter, but has since evolved into a very different subject from its initial form.

I will attempt to put down some of the defining elements that will need to be included into the lessons. I am especially interested in what needs can be met for the target audience.

COOL Communicator was used as an Acronym in the following order:

  • Communication is a 2 way street,
  • Observation lets you in,
  • Outstanding with an edge,
  • Looks Count.

As you can guess, the course content ended up being generic and unable to properly address a communication challenge that occurs with our target market which are young adults and those in the work force.

So I figured Cool Communicator should be addressing the needs of career-minded individuals that are working or applying for jobs. It should cover topics such as:

  • Personality & Character Analysis – are you the Hero, the Villain or the Victim?
  • How to Sell Yourself – don’t be a bore but don’t act like a whore.
  • Look Like A Leader – dress to kill…the lcompetition.
  • Networking Tips & Tricks – it’s Popularity 101
  • The Skills of Negotiation – the good, the bad and the ugly truth.
  • The Art of Persuasion – It’s like mind control without needing superpowers.
  • The Language of Diplomacy – because sucking up is better than just sucking.

More to Come~~~

Now that the year 2012 did not bring us to the End Of The World n i have the end of the year to pen in , i will add the More to Come here:-

As we enter into a Brand New Year of 2013, i will re-organise the Empowered Eloquence Course. As more future participants finished the “COOL Communicator ” Course (which addresses Communication Skills w Building Rapport, Networking n Negotiation Skills) and the “FEAR Fighter” Course, it has been unlikely many wants to go further to achieve a level to be an Emcee.

Hence the New follow up course will be tailor cut for our 2013 participants. The participant will be able
to choose the type of skill/s they prefer to enhance n move forward in their life success.

Eloquence Academy will help the Corporate or individual to ascertain their training needs with a TNA ie The Training Needs Analysis.

With this approach for year 2013, Eloquence Academy can help more participants to empower themselves with the needed type of training. As from statistics, 85% success in life is when one has Communication Skills! So lets move forward with an aim to improve on the Communication Skills.

Do click in to http://www.eloquenceAcademy.com for course details or write to info@eloquenceAcademy.com for our individual assessment for your enhancement needs.