Did you know Actor Ajay Ratnam who has acted in over 400 movies across 5 languages is a professional speaker? Spoke to him about the Professional Speakers Association of India and he was only too keen to join it.
Today evening, I’m hosting and moderating the launch event of InterviewDesk, a marketplace which aims to be India’s largest community of interviewers. This is the entrepreneurial venture of Pichumani Durairaj, who comes with over 15 years of HR experience in companies such as Amazon and KLA Tencor.
It’s a fascinating experience to see the kind of planning and preparation that goes into the event. Multiple planning meets, conference calls, minute-by-minute scheduling, group updates over WhatsApp. This level of preparedness is a good indication of the attention to detail that will be invested in the new company.
Here’s wishing InterviewDesk and its team the very best.
Congratulations Shirley Taylor on taking over as the President of the Global Speakers Federation. She succeeds the awesome Nabil Doss, who did a stellar job. This handover took place at Influence 2017, the annual event at Orlando, Florida, conducted by National Speakers Association.
Shirley was earlier the President of Asia Professional Speakers Singapore. She is a ‘Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), awarded to only 11% of professional speakers who have proved their mettle. More about her at http://www.ShirleyTaylor.com
On behalf of PSAI, wish you an amazing year of leadership, Shirley.
Conducted a collaborative & interactive workshop on Work Productivity. The participants were heads of all departments at NotionPress, the book publishing company.
I love the unconference methodology because the team gets to open up on problem areas, growth opportunities and the best part is that they put their heads together to suggest solutions and strategies for implementing them. The team committing to ideas and solutions on their own is far more powerful than an external person telling them what they need to do.
I peppered the event with fun activities as a way to infuse in energy. We ended the event with everyone committing to areas of improvement for their team as well as themselves. We recorded these on audio as a reminder for the team and will be useful to gauge them when we reconvene next week for the second half of the workshop. Eagerly look forward.
Such a pleasure to be invited by St.Johns School to address their students. I did my initial schooling at St.Johns, though at a different campus.