Posted on January 19, 2020Interview with Soraya M. Deen
Community Organizer and an award-winning International Peace Activist, Soraya Deen is the co-founder of Peace Moms(Promoting Christian and Muslim dialogue) and founder Muslim Women Speaker’s Movement. She is also a lawyer and an author and the lead organizer for Women's Initiatives of the Omnia Institute for Contextual Leadership.Strong-willed and charismatic, Soraya doesn’t mince her words in expressing the truth. Her outstanding work inspired a colleague to recommend her for a 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Award. At the 2018 Parliament in Toronto, Soraya was honored with the 2018 Paul Carus Award. In an interview with MENA Speakers, Soraya M. Deen highlights her professional mission.
Q: Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on?
A: Award-winning International Activist, Community Organizer. Founder of the FIRST International Muslim Women Speakers Bureau. Identifying, Recruiting and Training women and girls for public and corporate leadership.
Q: How would you define your professional mission?
A: Promoting Women’s Voices, Gender Equality and Human Rights for Women. Addressing religion-based Oppression, Dominance and Violence.
Q: What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
A: One must be HUNGRY…. Tenacity and courage. Willing to learn and unlearn.
Q: What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
A: Being honored with the 2018 Paul Carus Award at the Parliament of the World’s Religions for - “Outstanding work in the international interreligious movement working effectively toward the creation of a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.”
Q: What are some career challenges on your radar?
A: Reaching out to Muslim Women to step into their POWER by contributing their gifts, talents, and abilities to transform our societies and influence and impact the world.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Training and working with women and men across the world. Reminds me every day our oneness and that what happens to one affects us all.
Q: What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
A: People to take personal responsibility for the world they want to create. Stop judging and start loving.
Q: What is the best career advice you ever received? A: Sometimes we must believe in other people’s faith in us until our faith kicks in.
Posted on December 19, 2019What Do You Do With Your Hands While Speaking in Public?
What Do You Do With Your Hands While Speaking in Public? Keep them perfectly still? fidget? gesture enthusiastically? Or just gesture naturally? We found this really interesting article on the Washington Post that answers this question.
Somewhere along the way, most of us have been given advice about public speaking that goes something like this: Don't use your hands too much. Just keep gestures to a minimum so people can focus on your words.
Yet research shows that it's actually effective for a presenter's hands to do plenty of "talking". They just need to be saying the right thing.
For instance, consultant Vanessa Van Edwards studied famous TED talks and found that the ones that went viral and became wildly popular featured the speakers who used their hands the most. The least-watched TED talks had an average of 124,000 views and used an average of 272 hand gestures. The top-ranked ones, meanwhile, had an average of 7.4 million views and 465 hand gestures during the same length of time.
"When really charismatic leaders use hand gestures, the brain is super happy," she said. "Because it’s getting two explanations in one, and the brain loves that."The problem for most people, of course, is figuring out how to use the right gestures that reinforce their verbal message—all while anxiously trying to remember what to say. So what's effective and what's distracting? On Leadership checked in with five speech coaches and body language experts to better understand the right and wrong ways to use your hands when you're speaking in front of a crowd.
"Do what comes naturally" may be common advice from presentation coaches, and it's easy to see why they say it: Get too choreographed with your gestures, and you'll forget your speech or look like a seven-year-old pantomiming to pop radio.
But there are some instances where having a pre-planned descriptive gesture at the ready can really help.
If you're talking about a small thing, pinch your fingers. If it's a really big point, don't be afraid to gesture your hands in the air. To help audience members keep track of what you're saying, hold out one hand to describe the benefits of an issue and then the other to describe a list of downsides, Van Edwards suggests.And "anytime you say a number below 5, you really should show that with your hand," she says. "It helps people remember the number; it helps us believe the word. It's a way we underline, like a nonverbal highlighter, the word people should remember."
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Source: The Washington Post
Posted on December 17, 2019KnoWhochristmasgiveaway
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Posted on September 11, 2019Become an author in a Collaborative Book
Join other authors in owning your own chapter of a bestselling book. This is an excellent way to cut costs and have others promote your book. We are looking for speakers that have a story to share, to inspire their readers and how they won their fight against all odds.
Some examples of “Inspirations” submissions may include:
- Uplifting experiences that may have arisen from overcoming a challenge
- Loving experiences
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- Life-changing experiences that would uplift readers
Everyone has a story to share and we want to make sure that you everyone has an outlet to share. We make book publishing accessible to aspiring authors who have wisdom to share. We know that your inspiring words will help others, and we look forward to sharing your words to make a difference in others’ lives.
We’re looking for: how-to advice and stories that uplift and inspire. We’re also interested in personal testimonies that show how your perseverance has played an important part in achieving your goals.
Author & Publish Your Own Book
We have a variety of options offered to meet the intention of your book and budget. If you are looking to have a book that would be on bookstore shelves within the next 6 months, submit your book idea today.
Posted on March 7, 2019Dr Hanan at DP World
Dr. Hanan provides and inspirational, relaxed conversational style presentation with the speaker relating to a client in the shipping industry and 200-300 women in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Posted on February 20, 2019James at Teleperformance
James spoke at Teleperformance DIBS for their ADSSSA ANNUAL EVENT where he spoke about digital transformation, automation, RPA, new age digital technology, analytics. How communication plays important role in a multi-cultural place like Abu Dhabi. It can give way to DIBS language line capabilities Embrace technologies of tomorrow for better today.
Posted on December 30, 2018Sarah Shata, the winner of The Speaking Contest
Sara Shatta is an Egyptian Life Coach and and UAE based motivational speaker. She Co-Founded AIBE (Association of Investment, Business, and Economics) in 2012, her passion is to change people’s lives and help them discover their happy thoughts and passion. Over 600 contestants have signed up since the contest started. The top 10 finalists were from all over the Middle East across the ages and nationalities, a testament of the beautiful diversity prevalent in this region. The crown year has had her on TV, in the press and in talks. Congratulations!
Posted on October 20, 2018Faiyaz spoke about his case study for international legal consultants
Faiyaz spoke about his business to to lawyers and legal consultants from Europe and gave them a little tour in their office for a much clearer understanding of what he and his company does and their success story!
Posted on October 16, 2018Speakers at the content creators' conference that happened on 16th October 2018
The Content Creators' Conference hosted speakers that shared knowledge on how you could supercharge your brand. Whether it was getting a book published, how to become a professional speaker, or how to create a podcast by Spencer or create video content and monetize it by Paris.
It was an inspirational day on the Five Palm Jumeirah that was action packed.
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