The annual Senior Youth Speaks Competition, for schools in the Royal Borough, was held in the Methodist Church, New Malden, on the 13th November, and organised by the Rotary Club of Kingston upon Thames.
Pupils, teachers, friends and families of the competing teams, members and friends of the Rotary Club, and The Worshipful Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Mary Heathcote, were presented with very high standard and thought provoking speeches by five teams from, Richard Challoner, Coombe Boys, Coombe Girls, Surbiton High and Tolworth Girls schools.
Each team consisted of three members, a chairperson, a speaker, and a vote of thanks, with each being allocated a set time to deliver a speech. Titles of the talks covered many areas, “Time: it's all relative”, “The Rise and fall of the Dark Night”, “The Olympic Legacy”, “Are We Slaves To Conformity”, and a rather controversial “Duty to our Parents”, where the speaker implied that there could be an answer to the ever increasing grey haired population, euthanasia.
Obviously, a lot of effort and coaching had been put into the preparation for the night, and all credit must be given to the teachers for supporting their teams both before and during the evening, and it was wonderful to witness teams supporting their competing teams.
Three Adjudicators sat marking the teams, June McCullough, Dr, Helen Setright and Dr. David Lawson, and after the talks and as we all helped ourselves to an array of food and drink, mingling and chatting as the Adjudicators deliberated the results.
After the break, The Worshipful Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Mary Heathcote and Kingston Rotary Clubs' President Paul Hickson, presented each team member with a certificate of merit. Then the results were anounced.
Best Speaker Stephen Inns from Coombe Boys School
Best Chairperson Jinal Parekh from Tolworth Girls School
Best Proposer Jordan Agyemang from Coombe Boys School
Special Award for Merit Sam Baxter from Richard Challoner
The winning team which will go forward to the next round of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland in March 2013, to represent the Royal Borough was Tolworth Girls School.
The Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition gives the youth practice and confidence for their future life, both personally and professionally in public speaking, something we all may have to do sometime during our life, with the opportunity to have fun, meet new people, win prizes and a chance to participate in the Rotary Club's Youth Exchange program, where two teenagers will spend a sponsored week with others in either, France, Germany, Poland or the UK, expanding and understanding others' cultures.
I have a number of courses coming up, and for those that follow me, and those who have asked to be informed about future courses here are two I will be giving in Italy and Turkey.
In todays world we are being overwhelmed with written material, perhaps by journals, magazines, manuals, books, emails, and to keep ourselves at the top, with the knowledge needed to compete and exist in our work and social lives.
How can we get through this vast amount of material? By reading more productively.
We can speed up our reading speeds.
We can read more selectively.
We can read only that information that is relevant to our needs or purpose.
On the course I will teach you all the above and more.
Normal reading, we can expect to read at approximately 180 Words Per Minute (WPM) with 60% comprehension.
With speed-reading it is said we can achieve 800 WPM with 60% comprehension.
With PhotoReading we can achieve 20,000 – 30,000 WPM with 80% comprehension for the purpose we are reading for.
Over the two and a half day course we will get through six books, each with 300 pages, so I will ask you to bring some books with you.
PhotoReading is not reading you have experienced before.
For those who have completed the course before, why not come along to practice and reinforce your learning, it will be fantastic to see you again for a small charge to cover the hire of the room etc. Remember for returning participants, you must have and produce the official Learning Strategies sealed certificate.
Contact the organisers Coach4Life for more information or email me.
In Istanbul, Turkey, 17th - 23rd November 2012, I will be giving a course Licensed by Richard Bandler's Society of NLP, the NLP Practitioner Course, your first step into obtaining excellence, confidence and change in yourself and others.
Learning NLP with Richard Bandler in the early 1990's and being one of his assistants for many years and becoming a Licensed Trainer with the Society of NLP, I have taught licensed Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses all over the world on a regular basis, especially in Turkey, many people have attended to gain excellence in their life, their work life, their business, their education, their family.
Previous participants have come from wide ranging backgrounds, housewives, doctors, students, princess, unemployed, retired or just interested, all are welcome to attend to this life changing course.
Gain the confidence to make changes in yourself and others, learn how we communicate and how the human brain processes information of change.
Contact NLPGrup in Istanbul for more information or email me.
I will continue to deliver more courses and talks will be following in Italy and Turkey plus many other countries, covering Licensed NLP at different levels, Licensed TonyBuzan's Mind Maps, Memory Skills, Speed-reading, Coaching, Hypnosis and Stage Hypnosis to name just a few.
Many companies and organisations have had in-house courses and seminars designed specifically for their needs, so should your company have requirements for in-house training or consultancy, please contact me for information and discussion.
Istanbul, Türkiye’de, 17-23 Kasım 2012 tarihlerinde, Richarch Bandler’ın Society of NLP kurumundan lisanslı, NLP Practitioner Eğitimi veriyor olacağım. Bu eğitim, mükemmelliğe ve özgüvene ulaşmak, kendinizde ve diğerlerinde değişim gerçekleştirmek için ilk adımınız olacak.
Ho un certo numero di corsi in arrivo e, per quelli che mi seguono e quelli che hanno chiesto di essere informati sui corsi futuri, qui ce ne sono due che terrò in Italia e Turchia.
In Italia terrò un corso di PhotoReading dal 9 all’11 Novembre 2012 e si terrà presso l'Hotel Residence Golf, Opera, Milano.
Come possiamo selezionare questa grande quantità di materiale?
Leggendo in modo più produttivo!
Siamo in grado di accelerare la nostra velocità di lettura.
Siamo in grado di leggere in modo più selettivo.
Siamo in grado di leggere solo le informazioni che sono rilevanti per le nostre esigenze o finalità.
Il corso vi insegnerà tutto questo e molto altro.
Lettura normale, ci si può aspettare di leggere a circa 180 parole al minuto (WPM) con il 60% di comprensione.
Con lo Speed Reading è detto che possiamo ottenere 800 WPM con il 60% di comprensione.
Con il PhotoReading siamo in grado di raggiungere 20.000 - 30.000 WPM con l'80% di comprensione per lo scopo con il quale stiamo leggendo.
Nel corso due giorni e mezzo giorno arriverai a foto leggere fino a sei libri, ciascuno con 300 pagine. Ecco perché ti chiedo di portare con te alcuni libri e tutti di 300 pagine circa.
PhotoReading non è un modo di leggere che avete sperimentato prima.
Per coloro i quali hanno completato il primo corso perché non venite a praticare ed a rafforzare l'apprendimento, sarà fantastico rivivere il seminario con un piccolo costo per coprire il noleggio della sala, ecc .
Ricordiamo a titti i partecipanti che ritornano al corso di portare con se il certificato originale firmato da Paul Scheele.
Contattate Coach4Life per ulteriori informazioni opuure scrivetemi una email.
A Istanbul, Turchia, 17-23 novembre 2012, terrò un corso di Programmazione Neurolinguistica della Società Richard Bandler. Il famosissimo Practitioner PNL, il tuo primo passo verso l'ottenimento dell’ eccellenza, la fiducia in te stesso ed il cambiamento anche negli altri!
Ho imparato la PNL con Richard Bandler nei primi anni ‘90 e sono stato uno dei suoi assistenti per moltissimi anni e, dopo aver conseguito la licenza come Trainer con la Society of NLP ho insegnato a Practitioner e Master Practitioner in tutto il mondo, su base regolare e, soprattutto, in Turchia molte persone hanno partecipato per ottenere l'eccellenza nella loro vita, nella loro vita lavorativa, la loro attività, la loro educazione, la loro famiglia.
I partecipanti alle edizioni precedenti avevano estrazioni di ogni genere: casalinghe, medici, studenti, principessa, disoccupato, pensionato o semplicemente interessati al funzionamento della mente. Infatti tutti sono invitati a partecipare a questo corso che cambia la vita.
Conquistare la fiducia di apportare modifiche in voi stessi e negli altri, imparare come si comunica e come il cervello umano elabora le informazioni per ottenere il cambiamento.
Contatta NLPGrup a Istanbul per maggiori informazioni anche tramite posta elettronica.
Continuerò a fornire ulteriori corsi e conferenze in Italia e Turchia oltre a molti altri paesi, insegnando PNL diversi livelli e, con licenza di Tony Buzan, mappe mentali, abilità di memoria, lettura veloce, Coaching, Ipnosi e Ipnosi da palcoscenico, per citarne solo alcuni.
Molte aziende e organizzazioni hanno avuto “tailor made” corsi e seminari studiati appositamente per le loro esigenze, se anche nella vostra azienda necessitate di formazione interna o di consulenza, di altissima qualità vi prego di contattarmi direttamente.
A group of Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club members, plus spouses, visited the Kent, Surrey and Sussex HEMS service, based at the old RAF airfield, home of the BBC's Top Gear program, test track for the car manufacturer McLaren, Dunsfold.
HEMS, (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), is operated every day of the year from 7am to 7pm in daylight hours, with the hope in the near future to extend its' service into night flying too, is an emergency response to medical situations with a team of a pilot, a highly skilled doctor and a critical care paramedic on board. We were told that this particular HEMS team responded to 3 or 4 situations per day.
The service is a registered charitable self funding organisation, covering the three counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex in conjunction with the NHS Ambulance Service which merged the three counties into one service, and has two MD902 Explorer helicopters, one based in Marden (Kent) and the other at Dunsfold (Surrey), and can reach any part of the SE England operational area it was said in 20 minutes.
Taking A&E (Accident and Emergency) directly to a patient within minutes has been proven a lifesaver, with even open heart surgery being performed onsite, then to get the patient directly to the most appropriate hospital in a sort time, affects the quality of survival.
Constantly looking for and raising funds to cover the £5 million per year cost is a host of volunteers, as the service receives no funds from the Government or National Lottery. For a small sum, you can enter the Kent, Surrey and Sussex HEMS own lottery by filling in a form obtainable from their web site.
The dedication of the people at Dunsfold was obvious, as the pilot, doctor and paramedic took time out to show us around the helicopter, explain what they do and answer out multitude of questions. In the summing-up session back in the HEMS building, I glanced outside to where the helicopter was parked, only to see the three of them washing the already gleaming machine, but having fun in the process. These lifesavers are just human like you and me, and need our support just as we may need theirs one day.
Ringraziamento speciale a Chiara Pozzoll per questa traduzione.