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The Bridge

To enable you to be from where you are  to where you want to be, you have move. Yes! Move. Move from one side to another, and one place to another. Just, literally…move.

Making contact is like building a bridge. It connects you from one end to the other. Once you cross the bridge, there is no turning back. Along the way, you will encounter little stops that either help you build a bigger picture of what you want to construct or just simply destroy what you hope to build. It’s as simple as that. If your journey helps you to build and contruct, then once you implement all the information, you are able to lay down some structure later. These structures will help you re-build your global-view plans so that you can narrow them down to more concrete measures and whence, you manage to see what you can and cannot accomplish.

Using this concept, I decided to extend the Foundation’s bridge to another continent; initiating new projects so that the Foundation can continue to pursue and develop its goals. Knowing I will find new territories, I packed my bags; along with the toys donated by the kids4kids club for the needy children, off I went to the country with the oldest rain forest in the world. The moment I touched down at the international airport, I realised that this country has a lot of potential. Upholding their slogan, Truly Asia; Malaysia is not only enriched with multinationals and culture, but also considered as one of the well-developed countries in the Asian continent.

During my stay in Kuala Lumpur, I have engaged with several types of crowd; from business to politics, and  journalists to hotel management. Between us, I could see that we have one thing in common: to make contact and to expand our bridges. We share the same vision: to expand our horizons and to globalize our mission. We want to reach out beyond our borders and we want (and hope) to do it together.

One of the main cores of the Foundation is education.  The Foundation wishes to establish an international learning network to connect and get the best out of both worlds. The Foundation strongly believes that education plays an enormous role in stripping the veil of ignorance and naivety, thus assist our evolving mind to be more responsible and productive. Connecting two worlds by creating a bridge and a platform would be a big project for the Foundation – such project can only be achievable through constant networking and getting international partners for full-time involvement.

Another project is to introduce one of our activities to the Asian audience – The Safety Net Project. This special project has been under experimental in the Netherlands since the middle of 2009 and we are hoping to launch it officially somewhere in Kuala Lumpur. The Foundation hopes that the meeting with a few relevant and motivated people will be fruitful and the project will be introduced to the public in the up coming months. The project is targeted mostly for women audience and how to exercise prevention and educating women their rights, responsibilities and capacity. The Foundation is promoting safe international exchanges between the West and East; and by trying to connect both worlds, women from all over are able to participate in a programme to learn to grow out of naivety and being motivated at the same time.  

Besides trying to make proper introduction about the Foundation’s activities, I have taken the opportunity to launch our first international exchange project. Kids4kids club (a club formed by the Foundation) has been active in collecting toys for the needy children since January 2010 and my journey to Malaysia has enable me to deliver the hard work the children have poured into to make this charity project a success. I have brought more than 20 kilos worth of toys to be distributed to several needy children from everywhere in West Malaysia.

Doing charity work is part of the Foundation’s establishment. I wish that this charity project will always exist and continue throughout the existance of Lingua Franca Foundation.

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WORKSHOP ON THE 20 JULY 2010 in AMSTERDAM

POSTER MIND MAPPING BASICS

ENTER THE WORLD OF CREATiViTY

 MIND MAPPING BASICS WORKSHOP

is now in Amsterdam on 20 July 2010

INTRIGUE ? Please read here for more info !

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Boost your Business Set Up With Mind Mapping and Creativity Tools !

You want to set up your business, but you don’t know where to start ?  You have a good idea… but you don’t know how to go further ?

 

Then, you are at the right place !

In one day, you will set up the foundations of your future company.

 

Ask the good questions first

 

1. Jump from a mere idea to a real business project

First, let’s ask a few questions, to be sure we understand each other :

  • what’s an idea ?
  • What’s a business idea ?
  • what’s a project ?
  • what’s a business project ?
  • how to go from an idea to a project ?
  • from the project to the business ?
  • how much time will it take ?
  • what are the steps I have to go through ?
  • which are the tools I can use to save time and money ?

You will find your own answers to all these questions and many more with the unique tools we’ll provide you !

2. Define your “core business” with the Winning Triad Technique ©

All experts will tell you, successful entrepreneurs built their success on three dimensions :

  1. Passion
  2. Expertise (or excellency)
  3. Profitability

Find out which are these three dimensions exactly for you and your project and define your core business !

3. Define your personal goals and values with the List of 100

To focus your energy even more on your project, here is a powerful tool : the list of 100.  It is a well known creativity tool, but I have adapted it to the mind mapping technique to get even more out of it !

This practice will give you a unique direction and you’ll spare time and energy by maintaining your initial goals and avoid to get distracted from your main route.

This way, you’ll give yourself guidelines for several years.

go for success !

4. Explore all the dimensions of your project with the Rules of 9

To design or analyse a project, you have to ask the good questions first.  I gathered for you 9 fundamental questions to explore every dimension of your project. I organized them into a mind map to provide a powerful and complex analysis matrix.

Thanks to this matrix you will :

  • identify the known points of your project
  • track down the remaining of the unanswered questions
  • define realistic goals and deadlines
  • visualize the stage of progress of your business set up

 


5. Build up your Business Plan Structure !

  • What is a Business Plan ?
  • What can I do with a Business Plan ?
  • What’s the difference between a Business Plan and a Financial Plan ?
  • Who is this Business Plan for ?

Together, we will answer all these questions and I will give you models and templates so you’ll be able to build up your own business plan, adapted to your personal needs !  The business plan that will be the best control and communication tool for your future business !

 

Business Planning with DropMind

Business Planning with DropMind

You too, at the end of this session, will understand that to understand your business project is to understand… Yourself !

To understand :

  • your values
  • your goals
  • your aspirations or expectations

and to mobilize them in a project that will disclose you and you will bare for years, and maybe, for the rest of your life !

After the training session, you will get :

  • all the documents of the day
  • a syllabus with all the elements of the course
  • models and template that you can freely use to develop your business project
  • a free e-coaching session to validate your tools and define your next step


Where and When ?


At the HUB SUMMER SCHOOL

Rotterdam : on the 22nd of July from 8h30 am to 4 pm

The Hub, Heemraadsingel 219, 3023 CD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Booking : Click here !


Amsterdam : on the 23rd of July from 9 am to 5 pm

The Hub, Westerstraat 187  1015 MA Amsterdam

Booking : click here !

 

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Uniqueness of Service

Each Individual is Unique

Stichting Lingua Franca Foundation realise the importance of  each client’s individuality and uniqueness. We acknowledge the existence of the client’s own specific needs and demands. We also acknowledge that each client needs to take total control on the development of his/her need(s) through out the entire course and everybody has his/her own pace to tackle the need(s) according to the level of understanding and acceptance.

Walking through the sand

We want the client to know that we actually understand their needs and the manner of wanting their needs to be fulfilled. Face-to-face interaction is one of the basic methods we use to penetrate the client’s true wish. Some people are afraid of spilling out what is truly in their hearts; thinking that others might make a mockery out of them. Some even think their needs and demands are too impossible to achieve. We are here to break that barrier of endless fear. We are here to assure them dreams can be realities if you work hard to achieve it. Dreams are not impossible. It is solely up to YOU to make the impossible possible.

Tailored Made Programme

The services offered by the Stichting Lingua Franca Foundation are specifically designed around YOUR NEEDS. Yes, YOUR NEEDS. We will propose to you a programme/service/workshop/course specially for YOU. A tailored made programme to solely suit YOUR EXACT NEEDS.  Considering all factors and wishes from YOU the client, the Foundation will evaluate seriously all levels of the individual’s potential and achievement. From there, we will create a course that you are comfortable with to enable you to  finally achieve your goals.

Personal Development and Performance

She-conomy : women, business, comsumption and marketing…

It is the first video I translated for the Lingua Franca Academy and I wanted to show it to you because it is very representative of a new generation of peculiarly lively entrepreneurs : Women !

In this clip, they talk about 70% of business being started by women.  In the last training courses that I coordinated in Belgium, figures were closer to 80-85% of women.  Women are now a new force you have to count with !that matters !

This video, initially published on the Blog She-conomy, has been produced by Stephanie Holland, woman entrepreneur and founder of the marketing agency  Holland & Holland.   She knows what she’s talking about.

I did the English transcription and the French translation with the open source translation website http://www.dotsub.com.  Translation of documents, including videos, is one of the Lingua Franca Academy’s activities.  It corresponds to one of our goals : promoting languages and intercultural exchanges.

East vs. West — the myths that mystify

Devdutt Pattanaik is a self-taught mythologist.  He is currently Chief Belief Officer at Future Group in Mumbai.

In this video of a TED India Conference 2009, he is explaining how myths can shape our vision of THE World and My World and how we can understand each other.  Through the story of Alexander the Great and a gymnosophist, 326 years before Christ, he analyzes how their beliefs about life and death shaped their thoughts and feelings.  This is a great intercultural lesson with loads of humor…

But ancient myths can also provide resources to understand our modern world and the cultural conflicts that prevent business people around the world to work together…

Find more on Devdutt Pattanaik’s home page.