Welcome to the Global Kalinga e-Rotary Club for the week of Sunday, April 2 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. We are an Internet based Rotary Club based in Quezon City, Philippines with core groups of members in Southern California and elsewhere. We serve our local and nearby communities as well as projects in the Philippines.
"From the beginning of time, we've told stories, Shamans and Medicine People, and not to be pompous about it, but I feel like that is the lineage I take down and where I come from. There is magic to storytelling" ~ Lynn Collins
Rotary 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
By building your team's self-esteem and encouraging them, the entire team becomes stronger.
Take your time and sing-along (wherever you may be).
Traditionally, Rotary clubs have Fine Masters who are responsible for collecting fines/happy dollars. The clipart to your left is our e-club Fine Master. Do you have happy dollars, a birthday, an anniversary, a promotion, opening a new business, new car, new child, new grandchild, etc. Please feel free (and perhaps obligated) to click on our Rotary Fine Master button to your right.
The minimum fine is $3.00 to ensure a sufficient amount to take care of the PayPal fee. The purpose of the fines can be viewed by clicking on [View Fines/Happy Dollars] from the [Weekly Meetings] main menu
Program—The Power of Storytelling
Because we have entered springtime, I was searching for a program pertaining to spring and new beginnings. I thought I had chosen the perfect video because of the title of the video, Spring: New Beginnings, New Starts. `As I listened to the video, I realized it had nothing to do with Spring, New Beginnings, or New Starts; however, this video is an example of storytelling and how to tell stories.
Notice how the speaker pauses just before he begins the story. After he states, "And Jack has been teaching me what it's like to grow old" to identify the purpose of the story, he pauses and the starts the story. In his last story, He again identifies the story, a story about storytelling from Japan, then he pauses, and then begins the story.
Notice that each story has a purpose or a lesson. You see, storytelling without a lesson or purpose is meaningless. Like taking a butch of photos while on vacation and posting them on Facebook without expressing your thoughts and letting the viewers know how and why that moment affected you is nice to see, but...there's little value to the viewer. Though the presenter is an excellent storyteller, in my opinion, there were two areas in which he could have improved his presentation. Can you figure out which two?
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