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PERSONAL BRANDING SUMMIT 2014: REBRANDING #ReBrand14

In a world today, where there are so many people looking for few opportunities that exist, each person must find a way of differentiating him or herself to standout and be noticed; to build a personal brand. That is what BKC Consulting is set to help many people do with its annual Personal Branding Summit® which has helped thousands of young people in Ghana to stand out and be noticed.

This year’s Personal Branding Summit®organized by BKC Consulting (a professional and personal development training company) is geared at fully equipping participants on the essence of personal branding and how to build successful authentic personal brands.

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The theme for this year’s Summit is Rebrand. It is aimed at focusing this year’s participants to focus on their strengths, identify their weaknesses and use their knowledge of this information to brand themselves in an attractive way to make it easier for them to standout in all their endeavors.

Critical areas to be tackled are:

  • Understanding the Future of Brands & Designs
  • Artiste Branding and Reputation Management
  • Introduction to Neuro-Lingusitic Programming
  • Developing a Confident mindset, behaviour and appearance
  • Corporate Branding, Marketing and Communication
  • #Rebrand: Personal Branding for Career Success
  • Social Media Branding and Management

This year’s Summit is yet again promises another great collection of experts and experienced professionals who have built their personal brands and have helped others do same. They span various industries and are fired to equip participants of this year’s Personal Branding Summit® with the best ever offered. They include:

  • Albert Ocran, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach
  • Linda Narh, Communication & Marketing Expert
  • Nana K. Dua. Brand Design Strategist
  • Ofie Kodjoe, International Renowned Musician, Radio & TV Hostess
  • Selorm Alfred Betepe. Entrepreneur & Brand Consultant
  • Jennifer Agyeman, Image Consultant
  • Bernard Kelvin Clive, Lifestyle Entrepreneur/ Amazon Bestselling author

Make a date 31st May 2014, 10:00AM prompt at the Airport West Hotel, Dzorwulu. Enquiries: 0246628059, 0244961121, 0242785743, 0246869649 Visit www.RebrandLive.com

PS:

Professional Portrait photoshoots for all participants will begin at 9AM by Stan O. (Photography). Sangy Nursing Services will provide free medical screening, blood pressure check and blood sugar level tested, at exactly 9AM. Details at www.RebrandLive.com  Find more about Bernard Kelvin Clive, Lifestyle Entrepreneur/ CEO of BKC Consulting on: www.BKC.name See you there!

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Call for Applications: Youth Impact Workshop 2014

DEADLINE: 15th May 2014

Are you a young person living in Ghana between the ages of 16 and 20?  Are you passionate about effecting social change? Do you have a big idea?

This opportunity is for you —-> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VG4faJ-WcsRUTsqFIJ7__0eGmSs8MyoYPxX2TMCT9-M/viewform

We are excited to announce that applications for the 3rd edition of Youth Impact Workshop is open. YIW is an entrepreneurial leadership program for young people aged 16-20. The workshop is dedicated to equipping Ghanaian youth with skills which will enable them create and develop solutions to address community challenges, plan for their implementation and learn how to communicate these ideas effectively.  YIW 2014 will provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn from African Leadership Academy’s BUILD Model (entrepreneurial leadership model)
  • Visit and learn from Ghana based Startups
  • Learn from renowned Ghanaian entrepreneurs
  • Lead, Launch and implement a project that will address a need
  • Network with Ghanaian youth and Civil Society experts
  • Participate in a 6 month mentoring programme after workshop

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Follow for www.facebook.com/youthimpactworkshop  for details.

Venue: West Africa Civil Society Institute Secretariat, East Legon, Accra.

Date: 2nd to 4th July 2014

Eligibility

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 20 as at the start date for the workshop.
  • Be living in Ghana.
  • Be able to cover their own cost of transport to and from the venue.
  • Be able to communicate in English with reasonable fluency, as this will be the primary language for communication during the workshop.
  • Be able to avail themselves at the venue for the entire duration of the workshop.
  • Apply: YIW is free for all young people and applying will enable the selection panel select best candidates.

 

Contact: +233 (0) 248439620 Email: youthimpactworkshop@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!

 

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My 1st Information Graphics

I spotted a couple of infographics that caught my attention and tickled my fancy in 2013, they were very cool- cool enough to inspire me to explore making them- but after many tries I didn’t seem to be getting it till after the JHR DataViz 2014 (#jhrDV14) training by the Journalists for Human Rights team. The 2 day intensive data and visual journalism training and competition brought together journalists from top media outlets in Ghana to learn and practice telling visual stories. It was an opportunity for me to develop data skills, update my source of information, understand to enable me communicate it through visual stories. 🙂 worth the attempt!

I have moved from struggling with data to making data look beautiful and being consumable information. Infographics aren’t new though- they have been around since 7500 BC (cave men drawing on walls..lols). In simple words I say they are “visual representations of information or data”. You can have a live and interactive feel of my work here.

My first Infographic

I am grateful to Ghana’s Biggest Network of Bloggers and Social Media Enthusiasts – BloggingGhana, for the opportunity to build my capacity especially Nehemiah Attigah and the InformGhana team:) not forgetting Curious Minds Ghana & Y4CARMMA for the push and sparking the idea behind my first infographic… as well as you! Get ready to enjoy a blend of me in infographics, Thank You!

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!, Issues!

 

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2014: Let The Blogging Begin!

Dear Reader,

I hope this post reaches you in good health. I welcome you back to my blog – yes, hope your year has been good so far too, how are the resolution going already- any progress? Yours truly, has been quite busy- you are not forgotten though… I have starved you enough already, I will make up for the miss 🙂 Thanks for your support, especially last year. May we continue to engage to ensure our world is a better place!

Cecil SM

My year has been good though- some amazing ups and few down moments, I will share all with you so do stick around and share your thoughts on my posts….. I appreciate you and will be rewarding you soon! What’s up for 2014? I will let my blog do the talking… Expect fresh frequent content from me here in Ghana and across the world! Once more, “Akwaaba” – welcome to my blog in 2014. I am Cecil Ato Kwamena Dadzie – let’s make Change happen! Wishing you the best for and of 2014…. Cheers! “Let’s make the best of life, grace, opportunities as well as the challenges life throws our way- brace yourself!”

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!

 

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African Union to Hold Memorial Service for late President Nelson Mandela

Addis Ababa, 6th December 2013 –The African Union Commission has the honour to inform Africans worldwide and friends of Africa that following the passing on of former President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa on Thursday 5th December 2013, a memorial service will be held at 17:00 hours on Sunday 8th December 2013, in the plenary hall at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A book of condolence has been opened at the AU Headquarters for the AU Commission staff to pay homage to this Great Son of Africa. Flags at the AU Headquarters and regional offices will also be flying at half-mast for three days as the AU celebrates this Great African Hero. Nelson-Mandela’s-Top-Five-Contributions-to-Humanity The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, H.E Erastus Mwencha, addressed the Press on 6th December 2013 at 11:00 hours and delivered a Statement on behalf of the Chairperson, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who is currently attending the Elysée Summit in France. A detailed program of the memorial service will be distributed subsequently. For more information visit the AU website: www.au.int   JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND COVER THE EVENT

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2013 in Issues!

 

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My Plan to #endAIDS

Another worth noting and “Action-ing” by Yemurai Nyoni 🙂

SEEDS OF CHANGE

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The world is moving towards defining a new development agenda beyond the Millennium Development Goals that expire in 2015. I have an idea that can change the philosophy on how we can end AIDS in the next 15 years. My strategy is simple.. ‘Invigorating Young People’s Leadership’

Young people aged 15 to 24 years are our first window of opportunity, if we build their capacity and give them sufficient space then they will have the strength to push for change in the existing legal, cultural and religious environment. Young people have the potential to lobby government and challenge religious and cultural institutions to facilitate the creation of a safe environment for children and youth to develop. Through increased youth engagement we can end child marriage, ensure delivery of comprehensive sexuality education and create demand in young people for essential services like HIV Testing and Counselling.

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Posted by on November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Mental Health: Getting It Right!

Me: “Hello Bra Odartey”

Bra Odartey: “Hello Ato, t3 Oy)) t33n?” (Hello Ato, how are you)

Me: “Ofaine e y3 jogbaan” (I am doing fine)

Friend: “Did you just do that”

Me: “Do what” *wondering *

Friend: “Greet a mad man”

Me: *smile* “He isn’t mad, he only has a mental health problem, that’s all, and if we keep treating and tagging him a ‘mad man’ we will end up having him as one”.

Few days on I spotted an “Information about mental health” booklet by “The Kintampo Project” at the UNICEF Ghana Country Office, it brought back fond memories, when Mind Freedom Ghana engaged media professionals in a two day training workshop to ensure we were well built to capacity in spreading the word. Indeed many people find mental health puzzling and misunderstand the issue, it’s not just a Ghana thing, all across the globe- people who have little or no knowledge on the matter are likely to stigmatize and treat people with mental disorders badly.

According to information gathered, good mental health is when one can think clearly, solve problems, enjoy happy relationships and feel spiritually at ease. A mental illness or ‘mental disorder’ or ‘psychological disorder’ is when one behaves abnormally and one or others are upset by the behavior. When one is mentally ill, he/she changes and it’s often strange and hard to understand. Kindly note that schizophrenia, severe depression, manic depression, dementia, alcoholism, serious drug abuse, bad anxiety all qualify for mental illness- yes they do!

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Mental illness, which is very common is mostly caused by chemical imbalances in the brain which can be due to: using illegal drugs such as cannabis, amphetamine, cocaine, heroin etc. also drinking much alcohol, serious head injuries can cause mental illness, serious head injuries and any big stress. So there is no known exact cause and nature of people’s mental illness is often unclear. I know few people who have recovered from a mental disorder- I can relate, it can be upsetting, common to be ashamed, angry, and at times guilty and frightened. Talking about the problem and taking needed steps can help ameliorate the situation and stay better.

If you are thinking metal health is infectious, you got that wrong- it’s no cough or flu. Again, everyone can be affected- children, men, youth, and women.  But we need to have access to good mental health services, we might need them one day! Truth is, most people with mental illness can be helped, and my friend and mental health professional Mr. Odonkor (Kobby Blay) demonstrated it.

How can you keep yourself mentally healthy?

  • Eat healthy diet and don’t drink too much alcohol: it can protect you from feeling anxious and depressed.
  • Do you smoke weed? It causes schizophrenia.
  • Nothing does the trick like a good night sleep, it helps you feel better, improves memory and gets mind and body in shape and strong next day.
  • Get a good laugh: it’s good for your mind and soul.
  • Crying, lols- yes, you might feel terrible at the time but one feels better afterwards.
  • Situation gets worse if you leave them, speak to someone worth trusting, family, friend or a professional.
  • Make time for yourself and things you want to do and enjoy doing.
  • Keep your relationships healthy: it makes you feel better so look after them.
  • Exercise: it’s good for the heart and blood pressure.

If you want to support other people with mental illness, you can. How?

  • Remember that mental illness is treatable and nobody’s fault.
  • Let’s not shout at, criticize, threaten or stigmatize people with mental illness- it only worsens their plight or make them violent. Mental illness can’t be caught by touching someone who is mentally ill or sharing their food.
  • We must keep our friends, be there to listen and talk to friends who are down and need us- they might help us when we need them too.
  • Support the newly set Mental Health Board to implement the Mental Health Law.

“Dear Government,

           Mental health is an integral part of health- I agree, there is no health without mental health. Let’s ensure mental health workers are supported and encouraged to continue their good work. Thank you”.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Issues!

 

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