The Secret of Success

I know that you were compelled to read more when you saw the title of my post. After all, we all want to know the secret formal for success. What is really funny about our eagerness to read more on this topic is that there isn’t really anything new to be said about it. In…

An Important Lesson

Yesterday, and for the first time in my life, I planned to talk in a non-toastmaster, non-work related event. The reasoning behind that was that as a person who claims to be a good speaker, I should be able to talk in front of anyone. Well, things didn’t go that way. You see, I arrived…

Book or Movie, that is the Question !

Yesterday, after a very long day I finally got the chance to see the film “Me Before You” which is an adaptation of a book that I loved so much by JoJo Moyes. In fact, the book was such a fun read for me that I remember spending three hours a day reading through it…

In the Spotlight

To start off my weekend, I went to see my niece perform at Al Hanouneh. Looking back at it now, I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. There is something about children expressing themselves on stage that is always invigorating to me. I personally feel that they are at the heights of their…

Tale as Old as Time

I went with some friends yesterday to watch the much talked-about 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast, and guess what, there is nothing new about the story at all. It is still a “tale as old as time” about a girl who decides to take her father’s place in the dungeon where he was…

Do They Really Need One Day ?

Women are the best marketers. They have a “World Woman’s Day”, a “Mothers Day”, a “Woman’s Rights Movement”, and they know how to stand out on these occasions. Don’t worry ladies, I am not saying you are not entitled for all this recognition. So, read till the end. Mothers  tell their kids at a young…

The Powerful People

In Jordan the Toastmasters are a powerful group of people. However, their power doesn’t come from their family names, their tribes, their background, or their money. It comes from within. In fact, it is the direct product of their ability to employ the merits of good communication in order to deliver a message. Yesterday, at…

The Pre-contest Fears

Contrary to popular belief, one gets more nervous about talking in public as he or she  gains more public speaking experience. This is the state I am in now. In two days, I am competing in a Toastmasters contest and I am, for the first time in years, feeling nervous about it. In the past,…

The Fake Sense of Importance

“My daughter is always busy. She is the manager of a whole division in her organization,” said the proud woman when she was asked what her daughter did for living.  Does this sound familiar to you? I’m sure it does.  After all, we live in a society where people like to seem busy , because…

Collective Silence

Yesterday evening, I had an hour to kill between work and a photography class I am taking. So, with a good book in my purse , I headed to a cafe close to my class-center to read. As soon as I walked in, I instantly felt a sense of calm, as the place was quiet….

The Spring’s Detour

I have to admit that although this year I was more accepting  than I usually am to  winter, I did however wake up this morning feeling disappointed. I walked onto my balcony and saw a  sky filled with dark clouds, a sun that was shyly trying to peep between the spaces, and a darkness that…

It’s Thursday

My favorite time of the week is that last minute of the working day on Thursday. It is like the whole world becomes brighter. The  streets are crowded with people , and the whole city is just bursting with life. As you check out of the office, you realize that the next two days are…