My Secret

A group of friends were discussing the book “The Secret” in front of me and whether or not it describes a realistic concept. Of course I’m sure that a part inside each and every one of us wants the idea it advocates to be true. We  all want to believe that wishing for something badly is…

Words that Inspire

After speaking for many years and writing speeches for many, I have learned that a good speech is one that touches the audience. Sure, knowing who your audience is helps, and knowing the space does too. But then again those are tips you would find in any public speaking manual. For me, I learned from…

Does Blah Exist ?

I had stated this fact  before but I will state it again ! Not one Toastmasters meeting goes by without giving me something to think about. This is the real value of public speaking, someone just has to say something thought provoking. Now I might not always agree with the person I’m listening to, nor…

A Sweet Competition

  We all talk about healthy competitions, sweet competitions, and harmless competition but these can never be achieved at a workplace or in real life. Too much is at stake for so many people, and in a country like Jordan where “Wasta” prevails so many people take on jobs they are not even qualified for….

They Got it Right

Many people from older generations complain about Millennials (i.e. those people born between the years of 1982 and 1994). They claim that they are spoilt or that they have this innate sense of entitlement. We often hear that people making up this segment of the society seem to believe that they are special and that…

The Dream Crushers

We claim to encourage the kids and teenagers in our families to follow their dreams. We say that we want  them to run after their creative calling and that we wish for  them be the people they are meant to be. However, in reality we are pre-programmed to do just the opposite. Does this sound…

The Laughing Bug

They say yawning is contagious, negativity is contagious, but fortunately laughing is contagious too.  After all people  by nature strive to be part of the group so, they do what others are doing. Personally I didn’t believe that one person laughing loudly would be the inspiration behind  over 20 people doing the same, but yesterday…

Change !

Throughout the last week, I have been hearing people talk about embracing change. It is as if everyone around me is trying to reinvent themselves or even the world at large for that matter. I guess the quest to seek something new has been the force that had fueled the growth of civilizations. In fact,…