TABLE TALK – 07/11/10

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Marfred Jandoc Pranada (1970-2010) 11 July 2010 By JCI Sen. REGINALD T. YU, ITFTrainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Communicator They found him in the run-down, fifth storey condominium building located at a government-funded housing compound for policemen one Thursday afternoon, the eighth of July to be exact. The unit, held under the name of his younger brother --- a police colonel of the Northern Police District --- is situated at the Pamayanang Diego Silang Village in Barangay Unusan, Taguig City, not far from the upscale denizens of the ritzy Fort Bonifacio Global City....
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TABLE TALK – 09/27/09

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The National Convention: Re-Discovering the Essence of JCI Vol. I, No. 06 * 27 September 2009 By JCI Sen. REGINALD T. YU, ITFTrainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Communicator After immensely enjoying an almost seven-month reprieve from writing, a text message from my former training coach and friend, (Charter President) Cerwin Eviota, suddenly sent shivers up my spine one recent morning and requested me to continue my column for the JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel website – which was due that evening! Due to my increasing commitments with family, work, and other organizations (Yes...
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INSIGHTS – 05/04/2009

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Hubris in Training Vol. 1, No. 08 * 04 May 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITF Trainer and Developmental Consultant I’ve come across three issues that took a while for me to manage. They are very personal and difficult to spot because seeing them requires diligent introspection. These issues are like body odor. Everyone in the room can smell you except you. You don’t seem to be bothered and yet, everyone in the room is uncomfortable. Here are the pitfalls: Looking good; Better than; and Being right. Allow me to share these pitfalls with you: Hubris No. 1: Looking good. How ...
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INSIGHTS – 04/13/2009

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Slumdog Learning Vol. 1, No. 07 * 13 April 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITF Trainer and Developmental ConsultantYou might have found time to watch SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I did yesterday easter afternoon. It is a fascinating story about a call center assistant, Jamal Malik, who joined the Indian version of the game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and won 20M rupees (1INR = .97 PHP). What is so amazing about this movie is that the questions that made him win 20M rupees had direct references to his experiences in life. All this done in the context of Jamal searching for his brothe...
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INSIGHTS – 03/30/2009

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SCAMMED: My good intentions yield bad results Vol. 1, No. 06 * 30 March 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITF Trainer and Developmental Consultant I fell prey to a scammer last Monday, March 23, 2009. I wanted to buy a used iphone over ebay.ph and I saw this one i particularly wanted. This is not my first time in internet purchasing. But i let my excitement rule over this particular day. I was reflecting the whole week whether or not I would share this experience with you. Setting aside my bruised ego, I decided I would. Actually there are two of us from the JCI movement t...
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INSIGHTS – 03/16/2009

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Effective Presentations: The Wow Factor Vol. 1, No. 05 * 16 March 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITF Trainer and Developmental Consultant How would you gauge if a speaker is effective or boring? I'd most likely use my feelings as one of the final gauges. I find as many opportunities to isten to presentations and learn from as many presenters as I can. I then go home and see what I can do to improve my presentations. Some tips: 1. Identify a key message and build content around it. What do you want your audience to walk away with after they listen to you? It might be ...
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TABLE TALK – 03/13/09

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4 Mortal Sins of Recruitment Vol. I, No. 05 * 13 March 2009 By JCI Sen. REGINALD T. YU, ITF Trainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Communicator Have you not been successful in recruiting volunteers, and seem to hit a wall of apathy every time you make a sales pitch for JCI? Are there populations you’d love to involve but who do not seem attracted to your organization? For a movement to grow we need people who genuinely believe in that movement. Junior Chamber International keenly recognizes the huge potential of warm bodies to execute its myriad of programs. In fact, “membe...
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INSIGHTS – 03/02/2009

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Playing the part of the Head Trainer Vol. 1, No. 4 * 02 March 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITF Trainer and Developmental Consultant I love public speaking. This is my profession: to stand before a crowd, transfer learning, and provide a good learning environment for learners. I get very little opportunities to do those 3 things now after I hit the rank of International Training Fellow. Yes, I get invited to conduct workshops that are non JCI official courses. But that pales in comparison with the number of JCI official courses I have run as Head Trainer over the last si...
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INSIGHTS – 02/16/2009

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5 Effective Training Tips and Tricks Vol. 1, No. 3 * 16 February 2009 By JCI Sen. MENNEN M. ARACID, ITFTrainer and Developmental Consultant Allow me to talk about training for some few more articles. For this blog, Iʼve decided to share some tips and tricks that have worked for me for quite some time. Iʼve relied on these five simple tenets to allow me to connect with my audience better. What Iʼm going to share with you is not exclusive to training alone. In fact, Iʼve also used these in my coaching and consulting practice. Yes, these tips can earn you extra on the side :-) T...
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TABLE TALK – 02/13/09

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Making the Case for JCI Training The Great Value of pursuing a training career Vol. I, No. 04* 13 February 2009 By JCI Sen. REGINALD T. YU, ITF Trainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Communicator “Training.” The word has been used almost ad nauseam as a campaign slogan by those running for JCI national office since the late ‘90’s. Still others use it as a token vehicle to further their political ambitions within the JCI ladder. Yet, amidst these ballyhooed attempts to “promote” training, only an infinitesimal fraction of our national organization’s 5,000-plus-strong membership actually...
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