New year, new idea!
Your favourite school, Nation Building School needs your support for our #CareerClinic.
Over 55,000 young graduates in Malaysia are unemployed due to many reasons -- skills mismatch, poor command of English, lack of working experience.
We plan to do something about this stubbornly high youth unemployment!
NBS is launching Career Clinic to help 200 unemployed university graduates through 6 series of workshops in 6 locations in Klang Valley this year!
We can't do this alone. We need your help!
Here's how you can help our project in our 1st phase:
1. Sign up as a member at this crowd-pledging platform Actyvate at http://actyvate.my
2. Go to our project page and LIKE it at http://actyvate.my/project/career-clinic
Let's do something for our fellow young Malaysians! Thank you in advance!
Workshop: 3rd Just 3 Hours on Acting
Do you want to master public speaking in 3 hours by learning the secret of what actors do?
Whether it’s a presentation to your boss, proposing to your partner or making a sales pitch, we all know how important public speaking is in our lives. Don’t lose out on life only because you’re afraid of public speaking.
This time around we are teaching public speaking through the method of acting, bringing in a seasoned actor and coach to train you how to develop character and present in public.
For our 2nd Just 3 Hours workshop, we touched on the area of rhetoric or the art of persuasion. Our Principal-cum-chief trainer Nafis Nazri, also the cofounder of TalentBase, led the team in conducting the workshop. A total of 18 attendants braved the morning and turned up at 10.00am in BAC PJ campus.
We started the event immediately with impromptu speech as their ice-breaker. Then, we introduced the concept of rhetoric as described by ancient philosopher as 'the art of persuasion'. It is understood in three ways: ethos, logos, pathos.
For ethos, each participant is given a character to do an impression of in their respective groups. With logos, participants are given a statement and are asked to go to the wall which they think fits the statement (true or false). They will have to provide reasoning to why they think the statement is true or false. Finally, pathos is explained with a short video followed by their reactions.
The participants were, then, given a short break where they were to prepare for their 'final speech', drawing lessons from the earlier exercises. All participants successfully delivered their speeches. After each speech, they were given feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.
Some words from our lead trainer Nafis Nazri:
An amazing day today at The 2nd Just 3 Hours!
Today we delved deep into what the Art of Rhetoric is! We played different characters, toyed with emotions, reasoned with what is true and what is false.
But what the most amazing thing was the ability of everyone in applying these concepts into a proper public speech! The diversity in style and delivery of our speakers was exceptional.
Excellent job done to our speakers!
Did you know that glossophobia is a fear of public speaking? And it accounts for up to 70% of the world's phobias?
Fear not, Nation Building School is here for you!
Some key takeaways from Just Three Hours on Public Speaking with HRDF Certified Nina Nasir, Founder of Pursuka, an organisation promoting the importance of self love and happiness!
A. Starting, Presenting and Ending
1. Most important parts? The start and the end. Reason? People always remember how you begin and how you end.
2. Golden rule? Signpost THREE key points. Too many key points? Consider broad categories. Try mind mapping.
3. What will be your strategy? Emotional or instructional? Long or short? Interactive? Persuasive? Demonstrate? Print or digital? Casual or formal? Check out Nina's game plan!
B. Nina's OSA-TLP Public Speaking Game Plan
1. Objective: Why is the presentation important? Tip: Ask yourself, why is it important for you and your audience.
2. Subject: What will you present? Tip: The cleaner you are in your presentation, the more effective it is, especially when you have a large and diverse audience.
3. Audience: Who will be there? What do they like/dislike? What is their culture? Tip: Stalk your audience. Try Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
4. Time of the meeting. Tip: How do you feel at 5pm? Corporates may be tired, so think about chocolates and perfumes to freshen up senses. VCs may be energised because their day might have just started, so be extra ready.
5. Length of talk: How long do you have? Tip: Customise. Pitch. Goal: When you walk in people like you, when you walk out people like you even more.
6. Place: Where will you meet? Casual? Business? Leisure? Online? Tip: Choose a conducive place. Then familiarise yourself with the place. You're boss when you know the place in and out.
C. Final remarks
- Prepare. Why? To identify flaws. To focus on the audience. To explore all options. Be aware. Be confident.
- Public speaking is a performance, so give it your best shot with a game plan to make it enjoyable!
If you're loving "some" of these gems, do keep a look out for our next Just Three Hours to "fully" gain and sharpen a superpower (skill)! @ VSQ@PJ City Centre
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