Stories on Social Media
These days, we post almost any and everything on social media. When we attend a workshop, eat or work on a speech, we post our activities on social media. During the times of Circuit Breaker and now, the new normal, we post our Zoom call screenshots! The story we tell ourselves is the need to shape our narrative through the consistent posting…

You spoke well but didn’t communicate well
While I was in high school, I lost a debate competition. I was devastated, especially because before the results were announced so many people had walked up to me and said, “You spoke so well.” I was quietly confident that the trophy would be mine but to my shock that didn’t happen. Perplexed, I went to my teacher. I was hoping that

We missed this about online learning
  I am reading an article in Her Words titled “I’m Teaching Into a Vacuum: 14 Educators on Quarantine Learning.” In this article 14 educators share their feelings, experiences and opinions about teaching online. There is one particular teacher whose words grabbed my attention. In particular, the line “Teaching is so nuanced – you get to know your kids well enough that…

I want to be Popular Story
When I was growing up only credible people became popular. And to become popular they had to have done something in life. There was a strong barrier to entry in to the playground called, ‘for popular people only” Social media changed everything, it now allows people to become popular without having done very much. Here are some new popularity tactics Vanity will…

A story about a fish shop & virtual learning
There are many shops to buy fish from in a wet market but there is one that always has a long queue of people waiting. I have always thought to myself, why do people wait in a queue at this shop when there are many other shops selling an equally good product? This picture is of the fish shop I mention in…

The Frequency & Consistency Story
You subscribe to an online course, it exceeds your expectation. Chances are you will look for more courses from the same provider. And for as long as the provider continues to delight you, you will engage with the provider. The provider has built a frequency and consistency. She shows up frequently, in a way you trust her and she delights you.This very…

Photos You are Failing Me
I wake up every morning to a very colourful tapestry of photos on social media. It includes photos of food people ate,  to friends they met, to workshops they ran, to speech they gave, to people they coached, to awards they won and many posts start with it is my privilege it is my honour I am delighted to which are all…

Storytelling: Woop Woop, C- Level and Yoghurt Story
Ever been in a situation when you are in a meeting and someone says something you don’t understand? Most likely, you didn’t ask because you were ashamed of how ill informed you were. Well, contrary to your belief, you are not ill informed but there is just something new for you to learn. Here are 3 stories of similar situations, one of…