دورة التقديم التلفزيوني مع قناة الفجيرة و أوكريدج أكاديمي

دورة التقديم التلفزيوني لأوكريدج أكاديمي بالتعاون مع قناة الفجيرة في مهارات التواصل، لغة الجسد والكاريزما الخاصة بالإعلاميين

وتهدف الدورة إلى وضع المتدربين في البيئة الحقيقية لعمل المذيعين وتدريبهم على الأداء أمام الكاميرات والتفاعل مع طواقم العمل والقدرة على تقديم البرامج بطريقة مهنية وأداء سليم

وتنوعت محاور الدورة بين مراحل الإعداد والإنتاج التلفزيوني وصفات المعد الناجح والمهارات التي يجب أن يتحلى بها، فضلا عن مهارات التقديم التلفزيوني ابتداء من اللغة الصحيحة والتحكم في مخارج الحروف والتنفس والتلوين، بالإضافة إلى التحكم في لغة الجسد والاستعداد للطوارئ

التدريب تناول فن الأداء، مخارج الحروف ولغة الجسد. المتدربون كانوا من كافة أرجاء العالم العربي والتنظيم الرائع كان من أوكريدج أكاديميا

ضمن إطار التدريب العملي في قناة الفجيرة بعد يومين من التدريب النظري. مقابلة تلفزيونية مع كل متدرّب الذي أعدّ حلقة متكاملة لعبْتُ أنا فيها دور الضيف الدائم حول الموضوع الذي اختاره الإعلامي (المتدرّب). اعتمرت في هذا اليوم ١٩ قبعة ل ١٩ ضيف حول ١٩ موضوع .مختلف
من الجدير ذكره أنّ المتدربين تألقوا وأجادوا وتم اختيار فائزين اثنين لإنتاج برنامجين على القناة

Strengthening Youth Capacities for Peace and Security

I had the pleasure to participate in the #training course “STRENGTHENING YOUTH CAPACITIES FOR #PEACE AND SECURITY” which aims at building up the capacity of experienced #youth #peacebuilders and young human rights activists in the field of advocacy, political participation, conflict transformation.

The training course brought together 20 experienced representatives, multipliers and young leaders from organisations working in peace-building or human rights in the Euro-med region. It built up our capacities in the field of advocacy, political participation, conflict transformation and Prevention of Violent Extremism, enabling us also to use human rights mechanisms and reporting tools to address injustice and transform conflicts.

The training took place in the framework of the 20th edition of the University for Youth and Development (UYD)​. The University on Youth and Development (UYD) is an international and multilateral youth event​ ​facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with​ ​the Spanish Institute for Youth​ ​(INJUVE), the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and other international​ ​youth organisations and youth serving institutions.​​ #20UYD

Communication Skills and Business Etiquette Training on August 31

A unique training on #Communication skills and #Business Etiquette at Four Seasons Hotel. A training that unveils via a hands-on approach the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication in delivering a certain message. A highly interactive training with a very special group of 20 attendees.

Embracing KONE culture: Our Unique way of Leaping into the Future

I had the privilege of delivering a 2-hour inspirational and interactive talk to the directors of the Middle East headquarters of KONE in Riyadh (a 10 b$ company and a leader in its Industry).
Because “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”, the topic of the talk was “embracing KONE culture: Our Unique way of Leaping into the Future”. The talk tackled the future trends of the market.

ندوة حول آخر التطورات والمستجدات في علم الموارد البشرية ومهارات الاتصال والتواصل الإداري

خلال مشاركتي في الندوة التي دعت إليها الدكتورة ليلى شمس الدين حول آخر التطورات والمستجدات في علم الموارد البشرية ومهارات الاتصال والتواصل الإداري

Discover the different components of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem at MUBS


Sustainability Buzz: Sustainable Entrepreneurship at NDU

Opportunity is the crown jewel of entrepreneurship ! True! The Aha moment and the Eureka Eureka are sought after..very true
Entrepreneurship is on fire as never before and is the panacea for many young people many of whom are here today..
For opportunities to be exercised fully, a fertile ground has to be there, an ecosystem needs to exist! Otherwise young Lebanese would look for opportunities abroad! Can we handle that? Well, I doubt.. but have we asked ourselves why do Lebanese succeed abroad more than they do in their home country? Let’s reflect on that.

Ecosystem might be about the ties between its components which operate in conjunction and interact in a system..actually it is a culture, it is OUR culture, in our DNA..it is part of our social fabric..what I fear of is the fact that the stitches of this Fabric need to be well knit which is not the case.
At this Entrepreneurial university, NDU…We and for the first time, are trying to put the stitches together in a harmonious way while emphasizing on Sustainability which NDU Believes in and considers our North Star and probably the prerequisite for any entrepreneurial endeavor. That’s how we were nurtured at NDU and that’s what we put on the table for our learners.
Have you thought of how many times “historically” we were conquered, and how our geography was a curse! Thanks god that we have the Mediterranean Sea on our west! 

لا التاريخ ولا الجغرافيا لصالحنا

HOWEVER, due to this fact we were able to develop one of the main characteristics of entrepreneurship! Tenacity and perseverance and we had to innovate to survive! Innovation is built in everyone of us!

The first Sustainability Buzz event at NDU was an innovative mix of panel debate, case study, and game show. A highly interactive event, the format brings together the various elements in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. A round table discussion along with various student case studies was held during the two-hour event.

Many prominent figures were present; the academic pillars Dr. Mira Thoumy (Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Marketing, NDU); the incubator/accelerator pillar, Ramy M. Boujawdeh (Deputy General Manager, Berytech); Yasmina El Khoury Raphael (Head of Business Environment and innovation, Office of the President of the Council Ministers) addressed funding; Maurice Matta (Economic Media Expert – Business News Producer – Financial Analyst, MTV Lebanon/Head of Economy Department, Annahar) covered media; Associations & NGOs with May Makhzoumi (Chair of the Makhzoumi foundation, and wife of founder Lebanese MP Dr. Fouad Makhzoumi); legislation was covered by Dr. Cedar Mansour (Dean, Faculty of Law and Political Science, NDU); Economics were handled by His Excellency Minister Raed Khoury (Founder of Cedrus Invest Bank and Cedrus Bank/ Former Minister of Economy and Trade); the societal aspect was addressed by H.E. Minster Pierre BooAssi (Former Minster of Social Affairs) and MP Prof. Dima Jamali (President of Global Compact Network Lebanon – UNGC Lebanon Chapter/Full time professor, AUB); Lea Kai Abou Jaoude (Project Manager, UNDP Climate Change Projects) handled discussion on environmental impacts.

I orchestrated the whole event and had an opening talk.
A round table discussion between the speakers and myself was on Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Sustainability Pillars before three different Student case studies.

This event put into the spotlight on many issues, most importantly on how the NDU is spreading the spirit of sustainability amongst its students and faculty, how profit should complement sustainability, which helps achieve ultimate prosperity.

Academia was presented as the brain of entrepreneurship, with students placing a great deal of emphasis on leaving a positive impact on the world. In class incubations and accelerations help the NDU students take their ideas and start working on their execution plan as fast as possible. “Sustainability is not an option anymore, it’s a necessity.” An entrepreneur should make money, but should also take into consideration sustainability and the environment around them. The need for consideration of future generations and the ability to work accordingly were heavily emphasized.

Social Media Marketing World 2019

What an experience! From March 20 to March 22, I joined thousands of fellow marketers and influencers in San Diego at the mega-conference “Social Media Marketing World” organized by Social Media Examiner.

More than 100 of the world’s top pros who specialize in marketing with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger bots, live video, social strategy, content marketing, analytics, video creation, YouTube for business, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more shared their insights.

And guess what! I’m coming back with some huge ideas, stay tuned!

Success Stories of young entrepreneurs

On Saturday February 23, I was happy to take part in the session “success stories of young entrepreneurs” as part of the event “paradigm shift in rethinking success” organized by the scientific committee of the order of Engineers and Architects of Tripoli.

Some insights of my intervention:

As part of my experience in teaching entrepreneurship management for
engineers, I have come to realize that they fuel ideas for research and development and lack knowledge of the feasibly aspect of these ideas. This is why I was always keen on teaching them financial feasibility, product feasibility and market feasibility. No matter how brilliant the idea is, it should never stay in its conceptualization phase, it should be actualized.

Entrepreneurs should be lifelong learners who think outside the box.

When defining entrepreneurship, I believe that innovation is the crown jewel of it.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers dealing with an over demanding
and spoiled target audience. It is imperative to look at the challenges,
threats and opportunities through all political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal aspects before venturing into a new
project. Perseverance is one key component of success. Keeping up with the
latest trends of the industry and having a competitive advantage are also vital in the process of growing as entrepreneurs.

After all, there is always a long way to go!

Reimagining Journalism Studies for the Middle East

I was happy to be among the media experts for a series of  Idea Lab workshops taking place in early 2019 in Beirut. The workshops were organized by DW Akademie from Germany, the Maharat Foundation and the Continuing Education Center at the AUB in Lebanon.

I am glad I got the chance to share my expertise with other media professionals, academics, entrepreneurs, and technical experts in order to develop new models in journalistic education that reflects the requirements of the digital age.

Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit (SDE Summit) took place on 22 – 24 January, at the MEA Training & Conferences Center.
The SDE Summit brought together organizations and experts, top-tier information executives, ICT Directors, Digital Transformation Experts, from the whole sustainable Digital Ecosystem value chain, to interact and engage in high level content and discussions on current trends and developments disrupting the digital ecosystem and how this will impact their business digital strategy and competitiveness going forward.

My key takeaways??

  • The sources of knowledge have become more diversified and more easily accessible however this doesn’t undermine the role of traditional institutions.
  • Blending the different learning platforms is a necessity to appeal to Gen Z and digital citizens.
  • Empowering women and preparing them to get into the tech industry is a necessity for the economy and to break the glass ceiling. This is of paramount importance due the newly founded jobs which require women in tech.
  • Youth innovation has to be maximized by getting rid of the barriers via creating platforms, hackathons, entrepreneurial culture and bonding between the different components of the ecosystem.
  • Sustainability and adopting the notion of SDGs has to accomplish all the endeavors for creating a digital ecosystem.
  • Technical and vocational education and training have to be taken more seriously via collaboration between the different stakeholders.
  • The Lebanese 1997 curricula has to be revisited to be compatible with the requirements of the new digital revolution.