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Changing lenses

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One of the things I love about blogging is the creative and intellectual energy that the process generates which I in turn invest in every post. Yes, the results may vary, but each post holds an issue that I cared enough about to voice. I miss this. When I stopped blogging, virtually since that fateful day in 2011, a part of me went into deep hibernation. And I compensated for that by becoming a consumer of …

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International Media Awards

I’m deeply honoured to have won the Outstanding Contribution to New Media 2013 award presented by the International Council for Press and Broadcasting at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London last night. Mahmood Al-Yousif receiving the Outstanding Contribution to New Media award from the Council for Press and Broadcasting in London, UK. From Left: Dalia Salaam Rishani (Member of the Board of Trustees, NCF, Council for Press & Broadcasting), Mahmood Al-Yousif, Ian Black (ME Editor, …

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My learnings from my first large scale public speaking

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 Reading from a teleprompter is much harder than it looks, it needs practice – and proper height adjustment This is amplified even more when it stops working and is mis-synced with TV repeating monitors At this stage, ignore prompter and screens and either follow the printed script, or as a last resort, wing it This is where having had a rehearsal is so important! Rehearsal will give you the opportunity to time the presentation AND …

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Terrorism Will Not Win.

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My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the dead and injured as a result of this heinous crime against humanity. Terrorism doesn’t serve anyone and attacking the innocent doesn’t serve ANY any cause. The intention to do the maximum harm was quite evident in the selection of the Boston Marathon as a theatre of their hateful operations. To all my American friends, you have my full support and sympathy. While I do not …

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My 2013 BHAG

What’s your Big Hairy Audacious Goal for 2013? I’ll start: Restore Bahrain’s equilibrium through highlighting what’s good about us and by God also exposing the bad and inviting resolution and what a better future will look like for all and shall help as many SMEs to achieve sustainability and growth through good communication strategies. Now it’s YOUR turn. My BHAG for 2013 will be to: ______________________ (Please leave a comment below …

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Bahrain, this is probably a good time to change your lens

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A few weeks ago I attended an “EO University“, an event organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation for its members from all over the world, this time, in the fabulous city of Istanbul. The University is a intense learning experience in which attendees get to listen to world-class speakers for three days and be inspired by their vision. Apart from that, there’s a lot of networking through many opportunities that every single attendee leaves enriched with new …

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Not in MY name!

The events in Libya attacking an embassy and killing some of its inhabitant simply for a stupid movie is not only a heinous act and completely inhuman, but does Islam a complete injustice. Allah and His Prophet do NOT need anyone’s help and assistance, thank you very much, so keep your violence and your disgraceful attitudes and criminal behaviour out of peoples’ lives. My condolences to the family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and all of …

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Let the sun shine through…

Fed up of politics… yes I know that today is an important milestone for Bahrain jurisprudence with the impending Appeal Court decision regarding the 21 political leaders and other assorted activists, but even with that, let’s just pose a second and enjoy these flowers… and the calm.…

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