Lum delivering one of his insightful talks in the National Library.
YOUR BODY SPEAKS ITS OWN LANGUAGE
action forms 55% of our total communication compared to written (7%) and
vocal (38%). Speaking the right body language enables us to communicate
effectively and produce the desired outcomes. We have our own intimate,
personal, social and public zones. Recognising others' comfort zones breaks
communication barriers. What are the different types of handshakes? How
do we know that others are lying? Is your date nervous? Are you signalling
your interest to your partner correctly? How do we behave in a party?
This entertaining talk conducted by Michael Lum, a training consultant,
is peppered by many real-life re-enactments.
WAKE UP YOUR IDEAS!
YOU CAN BE CREATIVE TOO
to popular beliefs, creative thinking can be taught. Believing you are
creative is the first step towards creative thinking. This insightful
talk opens the world's most powerful and portable computer - your brain.
You will determine whether you are left or right-brained. How can we improve
our creativity quotient? How do we foster a creative environment? When
is the best time to be creative? You will be enlighten with creative techniques
and apply them in your dates, gifts and parties. Jump out of the box and
you will be amazed how creative you can be! This talk is facilitated by
Michael Lum, a training specialist in creative thinking skills.
DELIVERING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION
speakers and presenters are like ducks gliding in the pond. While they
appear calm and cool; beneath the water level is a pair of legs desperately
paddling away. How do you maintain your cool and control your nervousness?
Various techniques include "I see them naked" and "They
owe me money". This experiential workshop, delivered by an experienced
speaker, Michael Lum, will enlighten you with techniques to capture your
audience attention within 8 seconds, add humour and develop your speech
to an interesting conclusion. Included are tips on how to handle both
difficult questions audience. You will be given an opportunity to deliver
your favourite speech at this workshop.
DEVELOPING YOUR EQ
Ever since Daniel Coleman coined the phrase "Emotional
Quotient", it became a "buzz" word. EQ is more important
than IQ, the traditional method for measuring our intelligence. EQ consists
of inter-personal and intra-personal intelligences. Groundbreaking research
concluded that people with high EQ perform generally better in life than
those with high IQ. While our IQ cannot be changed, EQ can be developed.
How then can we develop our EQ? How can EQ make us better in our workplace
and social life? In this EQ workshop, we will learn to be aware of and
motivate ourselves, manage our moods, empathize with others and hone in
our social skills. This talk is conducted by Michael Lum, a training specialist
with many years of experience.
BRAINSCAPES: The Big Picture
early Egyptian hieroglyphics, Chinese scrolls and Hindu manuscripts to
modern writings, we think, write and read linearly. However, our brains
do not work linearly. We think in all different directions not unlike
a tree branching out. Our brains process in terms of pictures, symbols
and key words in different colours, shapes and dimensions. We think in
terms of the Big Picture; we see the forest not the trees. Using Brainscapes,
you will be amazed how powerful your brain is in memorising and recalling
facts. In this talk, Michael Lum, will demonstrate to you how to develop
Brainscapes for both your personal study and work. You will find study,
note-taking and memory works more fun and exciting than before!
I'M OKAY; YOU'RE OKAY
BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE
Many fallaciously equate
being assertive to being aggressive. Being assertive is standing up for
our own personal rights and expressing our beliefs without violating others'
rights. Assertive people influence others in positive way, possess non-judgment
attitude and adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach. In this
3-hour talk, Michael Lum will discuss the various building blocks from
enhancing your self esteem, listening skills to learning to say "No".
From either a passive or aggressive person, you can develop to a more
assertive person. This will increase your confidence, your effectiveness
in handling conflicts and constructive dialogue with others.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT?
STRESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS
only time we are not reacting to stress is when we are dead". In
the hustle and bustle with the fast lane of citylife, no one can escape
from stress. Most common forms of escape from stress are consuming alcohol
and high-caffeine drinks, smoking, overeating and prescription drugs.
Other forms of outlets include psychological withdrawal and expressing
anger at others. This talk, conducted by Michael Lum, a training consultant,
will look at major sources of stress and how to cope with stress. Participants
will have an opportunity to practise two stress-management techniques
- Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation Process and Autogenic Phrase
Adaption. At the end of the workshop, you will learn how to manage stress
instead of letting stress control your life and your moods.
8 DAYS A WEEK:
MANAGING YOUR TIME EFFECTIVELY
All of us
have a time bank account. Everyday, 1440 minutes are deposited in our
account. We must withdraw and invest fruitfully. There is no interest
earned for time left. Neither is there any overdraft facility to forward
time. This workshop, conducted by Michael Lum, will look at the art of
managing your time. From setting of personal vision, mission and objectives,
we will discuss daily, weekly and monthly planning. What is the Ivy Lee'
and the Stand-by Formulae? How do you differentiate between urgent and
important tasks? Who are your time robbers? How can we gain an extra hour
everyday? Invest 3 hours with us and we will show you skills to manage
your time more effectively.
Length of each speech:
Length of each workshop: 1 to 3 days
Theatre or classroom style
OHP, Head Table with jar of water, cordless microphone, TV/Video player