Speaking With Power
Do not miss this Exciting Seminar!!
SPEAKING WITH POWER
January 16 - 17, 2007
at The Royale Bintang Damansara
DOLLY KEE is the Director & Principal Consultant of Image Power and D’Kee Image Power Sdn Bhd. She specializes in the power and art of impression management, and provides professional image consulting services for corporations and individuals.
Her highly personalized and exclusive public workshop programs and customised in-house training are much in demand. She regularly provides one-on-one specialized coaching sessions for senior level / high ranking executives ( Board of Directors, Chairman, CEOs, Executive Spouses, Expatriates, Authors ) in the areas of corporate grooming, etiquette & protocol as well as professional presentation skills.
Dolly is a dynamic presenter whose passion and enthusiasm in professional image building has helped participants to increase their social savvy and confidence levels.
Dolly has contributed several articles as The Star BizWeek regular columnist for “Executive Presence”. With a strong commitment to Professional Excellence, she aims to share her expertise and experiences with others so as to propel them to become more well-defined Corporate Personalities.
DATO’ PROFESSOR DR. HASHIM YAACOB obtained a BDS from The University of Otago, New Zealand in 1974, a MSc in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at the University of London, FDSRCPS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK. He is a Chartered Biologist of The Institute of Biology, UK.
He was awarded the Honorary Fellowship in Dental Surgery Ed. Eundem by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a Foundation Fellow in Oral Pathology of The Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia. He is Fellow of The Academy of Science of Malaysia.
Academically, he has held the posts of Head of Department, Associate Professor, Professor ( he was the youngest professor then ), Dean, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and lastly, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya.
Professor Hashim is a charismatic and approachable person. He is an aspiring and a very motivational leader. He is the ambassador extraordinaire. He has strengthened the relations between the University and several top-class institutions because of his leadership and friendly personality.
An active and versatile speaker, he has always been invited to present his findings and thoughts in conferences as well as public forums locally and internationally.
Professor Hashim is a Captain in the Royal Malaysian Navy Reserve Division. He has authored five anthologies of poetry.
GERALD GREEN is a professional speaker and trainer/coach in Speech Communication. He has a 28 year track record conducting “ SPEAK UP WITH CONFIDENCE” his flagship course to people from all walks of life. He has shared the platform with the best in the speaking business from the USA, Southeast Asia and Malaysia.
Author of two books ‘The Magic Of Public Speaking’ and ‘My Pocket Speaker’s Brief’, he is presently on his third, to be entitled ‘Speak Like A Leader’. He was instrumental in the formation of MAPS, The Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers, and is a past President.
He is also a past President of the Penang Eurasian Association (1998-2005).
A pioneer of Toastmasters International in Malaysia, Gerald was the First Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and the First Asian to receive the Presidential Citation (Toronto) – this for spearheading the formation of the Pan-Southeast Asia Territorial Council merging toastmasters from countries, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and was elected its first Chairman.
In 1994, he achieved the status of Accredited Speaker, for professionalism and outstanding achievement in Public Speaking – the first and still the only Toastmaster to-date outside the USA and Canada to do so. This achievement is recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records.
Gerald is also the first Malaysian featured speaker at a Toastmaster World Convention (New Orleans 1997).
His mission and vision is to provide the best professional guidance and see a million people improve their lives because they heard him speak.
Today he says; “ I don’t have to be first anymore – I just have to be available”.
“ STAGE PRESENCE & PERSONALITY ”
THE SHADOW PLAY
( by YBhg Dato’ Professor Dr Hashim Yaacob )
The shadow play will demonstrate the skill of story-telling: the use of words, voice control, humour and wit which are the essence of public speaking. For 30 minutes, sit back and digest the story of Britain's Sir Isaac Newton’s “Fallen Apple” and Dato Seri Mat Eil Totei's “Fallen Durian”.
Public speaking is something almost everybody has to do at least once in their lifetime. Many find it stressful and nerve racking. Yet, public speaking can be learnt ---- It is a matter of commitment.
This session will discuss the ways to build a speech, craft it, and thence deliver it, so as to bring out the best in both the speaker and the audience.
( by Mr. Gerald Green )
When you can develop a speech and then deliver it effectively - you can change a person's mind, and when you can change a person's mind William James said, you can change his life!
Yes, speech can change your life!
That is the MAGIC!
Using the word MAGIC as an acronym, Gerald will share powerful tips you will learn in moments of enjoyment to use immediately and be a better speaker sooner than you think!
KAMATCHY SAPPANI has been a journalist for the last 22 years and has a wide range of local and international experience in a multi-media environment. She started her career with the Star. But when the paper closed down, temporarily, in 1987, she moved to Kyodo News Service, Japan's largest news organization, as its Malaysian correspondent.
Four years later she was offered a job at Radio Deutsche Welle, Germany's version of the BBC, where she was an editor of it's Asia-Pacific report in Cologne. Three years later, she returned to Malaysia and joined Dow Jones as its market correspondent focussing on corporate news.
In 1996, she won the prestigious Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, a Fulbright award given out by the American government. She spent a year in the US focussing on television and online news. There, she did professional attachments with CNN Washington and Worldnet, the television arm of the Voice of America.
She returned to Malaysia with a desire to share her knowledge with local journalists. Her career came a full circle when she rejoined The Star where she is now in charge of developing training programmes for journalists.
In her more than two decades of journalism experience, she has interviewed people from all walks of life - from presidents, prime ministers, CEOs to policemen and criminals.
She also is a regular speaker at the The Star's annual Media Savvy public workshops.
KEK SOO BENG has over 25 years experience counseling companies facing crises or issues relating to corporate, product and manufucturing processes.
A former journalist with the New Straits Times Group, he moved into public affairs work with a leading US communications firm, Burson-Marsteller at the Kuala Lumpur office in which he was its Vice- President and Director of Public Affairs.
He has counseled clients facing challenges of product contamination in baby food, industrial unrest, food tampering/extortion, health and safety related issues and industrial accidents.
His crisis and issues management experience spans many business sectors including waste management, automotive, telecommunications, direct selling, pharmaceuticals, plantations, property development, food packaging, dairy and oil and gas.
AHMAD ZAKIE BIN HJ. AHMAD SHARIFF, an active advisor of the Davos Management Institute, is passionate about developing human capital. He sees effective and attractive communications as a means of making the task of training human capital enjoyable and memorable.
Ahmad Zakie is also presently Director, Corporate Affairs for Orogenic Holdings Sdn Bhd., the holding company for the Orogenic Group of Companies, an emerging player in the oil & gas sector of the economy.
His colorful and varied career path has in the past, seen Ahmad Zakie take on the role of Executive Director, Operations of SJ Securities Sdn. Bhd, and as the Chief Executive Officer of PTB Asset Management Sdn. Bhd, a state-owned fund management company under the aegis of Permodalan Terengganu Berhad (PTB).
His growth in these careers underlined to Ahmad Zakie the importance of effective communications, and by default, good presentation skills in everyday life.
Ahmad Zakie holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi and a Master of Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA. Married with four children, Ahmad Zakie lives in Shah Alam with his wife, Professor Dr Marohaini Yusoff.
( by Ms. Kamatchy Sappani )
Journalists are just doing a job.
However, to them, bad news IS news.
Understanding how and why the press works the way it does is the foundation to establishing a mutually beneficial relationship.
This session offers useful tips on how to develop a good relationship with the media and how to work with journalists to disseminate accurate and timely information with quick examples of corporate head honchos who expanded their businesses powerfully through their skilful handling of the media.
( by Mr. Kek Soo Beng )
We are often faced with life’s challenges in many instances. Crisis situations are often the most demanding. Your ability to manage the demands of the media in a crisis would certainly relief you of much stress and promote a stronger reputation for your company. It’s time to take charge and not leave this to chance.
(by Mr. Ahmad Zakie Hj Ahmad Shariff )
The session will guide even the most timid beginner how to present like a top dollar persuasive speaker in no time! Here’s a sample of what you’ll experience:
No prior public speaking experience necessary
Your professional image is the pre-requisite for success.