Yesterday I attended a networking function ran by the Australian Malaysian and Singaporean Association at the Crown Group. Their CEO, Iwan Sunito, was giving a talk and Q&A about his life, his book ‘From Borneo to Bloomberg’ and Crown’s new Sydney development. It was an interesting talk that Mr Sunito gave, in particular, the question of what makes a good leader was answered with ‘momentum’. The idea of ‘momentum’ was that the leader has to be passionate enough to impart that same passion to their staff and stakeholders.
It was this momentum that created the buzz, the drive and the ‘halo’ effect that begets growth in all levels – financial, personal, experiential (my take away, not specifically mentioned by Mr Sunito). He also mentioned that to create or maintain ‘momentum’, there has to be new things being introduced – whether it was bad or good was dependent on the individual. Finally, he was asked if he encountered racism when doing business in his early days, which he replied that he thought that the answered wasn’t to cry racism but rather to foster relationships as that’s when it transcends that notion of race.
What’s my take on this?
Well, what a night! Filled with laughs and (possibly potential) love, last night's Perfect Pairs - Improv Your (Love) Life was a hit!
Collaborating with Matchmaker Melle from Perfect Pairs on her 8th event this year, the premise was that this time, her speed dating event had an improv twist! We work-shopped the format and then ran the night with 2 minutes of improv ice-breakers followed by 10 minutes of overall chatting. The key to it was that we understood our participants and managed to tailor the games and format to suit. So for all those who participated, good luck with your matches, and remember "yes, and..!". Remember, if you attended, you would've received a discount code for future shows and workshops as well.
If you're interested, the Confidentpreneur himself interviewed us for his blog about relationships and dating. If you're at a lost in being single or in a relationship, why not check out the video interviews? They might be able to answer your questions. Here's the LINK.
Finally, we have 3 shows left for the year!! Click on the image below to be taken to the Facebook event page.
NOTE: the date for the last SKETCH show is actually 15/11/14, not 08/11/14.