Showing posts from September, 2014

“The Stuff that SuperHeroes are Made Of”

-A Contest for Inspirational Storytellers
AL Services, an organisation offering brand storytelling and content development services, announces “Best Storyteller Contest”. The contest winners will get opportunities for part time work, prizes, loads of publicity on social media and so on.

Topic- My SuperHero from Real Life
Word range/ limit-500-750 words
Age limit-No age limit
Last date for entries- 15th October, 2014

The entry should be in the story format and discuss the story of a superhero from real life, whom you deeply admire. You can also discuss related topics like what goes in the making of a superhero or the essential qualities for a superhero

First Prize
The first prize winner will get a chance;
-To have Breakfast or lunch in a five star hotel, with Dr Amit Nagpal (or a cash prize of Rs 10,000/- in case of outstation winner)
-To work with Dr Amit, in his forthcoming books on Digital Marketing, Storytelling and Personal Branding

Top Three Winners
The “Top 3” entries will be publishe…

"On Bonding and Deeper Relationships"-Mini Stories

Here are some mini-stories on human bonding and deeper relationships:-

Bonding and Higher emotions The disciple, “Guruji, I am very disturbed these days. Are we basically selfish? Are our base feelings stronger than higher emotions? Does our communication reveal our selfishness? Are selfish thoughts the first to come in our mind, even in case of a tragedy? And most importantly are we all selfish or some of us are?” The Guru, “You have fired a volley of questions. Let me answer in brief one by one. Firstly, to make it simple we can have a scale where one end represents base feelings and the other end represents higher emotions. We all belong to different points on the scale depending upon our evolution and level of consciousness. It is like being at different points in the journey.” He continues, “Selfish thoughts often come to the mind first because of our self protection mechanism, yet we also feel guilty. We cannot stop the thoughts from coming yet we can stop them from staying. In t…

"Lessons in Authenticity" and other Mini Stories

Lessons in authenticity....from unexpected quarters Challenging our own beliefs is probably the toughest lifelong battle. Nearly two years back when I was struggling as an entrepreneur, an unexpected lesson came from unexpected quarters.

I was sitting with a successful webpreneur who is a good friend. I shared with him that I wanted to migrate from professor mode to entrepreneur mode and requested his guidance to do the same. And pat came the most surprising reply.

He told me, "Just be yourself. I made the same mistake you are planning to. I am a techie and I wanted to move to entrepreneur mode. So I started behaving like a salesperson to sell my services. My strength is technical skills, not selling skills. And I failed terribly." (Read Full post on LinkedIn)