Something exciting is coming up! We will be having our very first Inspiring Orchid Bootcamp this Sunday!
We're really looking forward to seeing you there (or at one of the boot camps we'll be organising in the future) but if you're not able to make it, don't worry as I'll be sharing some of the tips that will be taught in the boot camp
Briefly, this one-day boot camp aims to empower our participants to speak out and solve issues which concern them and the society at large. Sounds too ambitious for a day's worth of workshops? Not really, once you consider how certain tools and skills can really make a change.
Divided into three workshops, the first focuses on sharpening the skill of asking questions. When dealing with a contentious issue or fronted with the opportunity to speak to an iconic figure, how do we ask the questions which hits the nail right on the head, eliciting exactly what we want from those we speak to?
Let's take it step-by-step:
Before asking your question:
So that's a gist of the first workshop. The second workshop focuses on our public speaking skills. In honing our ability to express ourselves before an audience, we must be aware of the do's and don'ts of public speaking.
Do's & Don'ts
The last workshop of the boot camp is a social innovation hackathon where our participants get the opportunity to engage in challenges faced by actual non-profit organisations and in a team, pitch their solutions to these challenges. As you can imagine, a huge chunk of the learning from this particular workshop comes from actually participating in it which is why we'd love for you to join us at the boot camp! However, some tips we can give, which would be applicable to any other similar hackathon would be:
If you've read to the end of this post, congratulations! You've had a taster of our boot camp and hopefully picked up some tips which would be useful for you. We still hope to see you at our boot camps so do sign up here if you can make it.
In the meantime, leave us a comment of what you think of the boot camp or even suggestions of what you'd like to see from us in the future.