By Dr Saran Kaur Gill | EVENT REPORT | MALAYSIA
“If I could take back one thing from this workshop, it is the importance of having a unique and distinguished persona that I can translate into a personal brand profile,” said 25 year old Talwinder Singh.
“The workshop was very impactful to me as I learned to be myself and not someone else. It got me thinking about my best qualities, talents and rediscovering my inner self. I also learned to be confident when presenting my personal brand profile to an audience,” said 17 year-old Bevinjit Kaur.
They were among the 20 enthusiastic youth who took part in the first Personal Brand Workshop organised by the EKTA Club of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor held on 24 June 2018 at the Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang in Selangor.
The event was a collaboration between EKTA Youth Development and Life-Long Learning (EKTA YDLL) Committee and the Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang and the Gurdwara Sahib Klang. Asia Samachar was the media event partner.
The participants, aged from 16 to 25 years, learned that building a unique personal brand opens up professional opportunities and separates them from competition.
They were multi-talented and full of potential. Their talents ranged from being multilingual, excellence in baking, singing God’s words through kirtan and so much more – wonderful Punjabi Sikh youth who inspired us and gave us so much of hope for the future.
Everyone is familiar with CVs and resumes, and we now have personal brand profiles. This enables you to capture the real and unique you through authentic stories and interesting experiences and achievements. Your personal brand profiles can be used to promote yourself for job/youth exchange programme/scholarship applications, at interviews and for your personal websites.
The youth were guided step by step through an interactive programme to develop, write and present their Personal Brand Profiles. They began by identifying and defining their values, character qualities, passions, academic and extra-curricular achievements. They then moved to writing and presenting their personal brand profiles.
The presenters and facilitators, educators with extensive knowledge and experience, were from the EKTA YDLL Committee. The members are Dr Saran Kaur Gill, Indergeet Kaur, Kalwant Kaur, Dr. Baljit Kaur, Pavittar Kaur, Serjit Kaur Rendhawa and Ajinder Kaur. Our passion is always to inspire our Punjabi-Sikh youth to achieve what they never thought possible.
We take this opportunity to thank the committees of GS Port Klang and GS Klang for strongly supporting us. GS Port Klang not only encouraged the participants, they provided the venue, delicious meals and writing materials.
The EKTA Youth Development committee looks forward to working closely with other gurdwaras/organisations to organise more Personal Brand workshops in the future. This free workshop targets participants from the ages of 16 to 25 years. It is held from 9 am to 5pm and is limited to 30 participants per session. Those attending will take home an edited personal brand profile and a certificate of participation.
The EKTA Club of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is a registered NGO, made up of 50 lady members from various professions including doctors, bankers, lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs and homemakers.
It provides a platform for its members to empower communities through four committees: the Medical Committee, the Legal Aid Committee, the Welfare Committee and the YDLL Committee.
[Dr Saran Kaur Gill, who led the EKTA YDLL Committee, can be contacted at +6012-2360019. Additional contact: Indergeet Kaur +6017-28233496]
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