What story would you like to tell?

What story would you like to tell?
  Many years ago, I was facing some difficult career choices.   As a coachee, I was asked a question which I found very powerful.   My first kid was a few months ago at that time, and the question was like ‘The best way to raise the kids is to role model.   How would you choose ...

What is the right thing to do?

I came across a series of very insightful lectures on the Internet.    It is called ‘Justice’ by a Harvard Professor called Michael Sandel.   It is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history.   It is so popular that it is broadcasted on TV!    More information about the lecture here. More importantly, I am amazed ...

Made it Stick 1

Made it Stick
I am clearing my annual leave these days as things get slower at the year end. One thing I am doing during this holiday is reading the book called Made it Stick. Again, I learn of this from Presentationzen.com!! I like the ‘contemporary wisdom’ in this book. Unlike those old-fashion literature, this book is easy ...

“Natural delivery, not Cesarean Section!”

I attend a pre-natal training today in a local hospital in Shanghai today. It is of good value – RMB50 for 2 hours. And to my surprise, the presentation quality is much better than I expected. I expected the training session to be a boring and lecture-like one. In short, I am very engaged in ...

ASTD – Safe is Dangerous

  In my organization, we sometimes video-taped some class delivery and send to remote branches for their viewing. Not many colleagues there are interested in watching them. I somehow guessed that it would be the case but I do not have a clear answer…. until I attended Doug Stevenson’s session on story telling.   Here ...

How prepared are you in using stories in presentation? And do you have the gut?

I attended a big conference call this week. Well, you know how boring conference call can be, especially those with over 10 people and wide spectrum of topics (Why is big conference call boring? I think it goes back to the essence of a good communication i.e. you need interaction. You simply do not have ...