I absolutely loved her. Many people think that she was maybe too much or that her way of expression, whether it be right away or after some thinking, was not in their lane. As a part of the audience, I believed that Deborah Emmanuel was amazing in the way she could express herself and in the way she told her story. I know I don’t count as much but to me, that seemed like the bravest thing that anyone could do, especially with a story so personal. She turned to her strengths in the times that she was weakest and in so made them stronger, herself stronger. Being someone who aspires to express themselves in a sense that makes sense and in a way that is genuine to everyone affected, I reached out to her. I really think that it speaks to the person I feel that she is as I spoke to her for two seconds and choked on tears. EMOTIONS! woah.
In Robyne Hayes’ presentation, I feel as if she impacted my view of storytelling the most as she showed us how perspectives matter. Of course, I knew this before but her version of perspectives seem entirely different. Her story consisted of her helping the less fortunate, specifically girls stuck in a marriage having such little voice, and the perspectives in which her team and herself had in starting out the project differed throughout. Robyne Hayes had told us about how she gave those girls, and in some cases guys, cameras to tell their story. This was pretty symbolic to me because she, maybe unwittingly, gave the girls whose voices were never important enough to be heard, a means to write a story without words.
This speech was a whole other world compared to Steve Dawson. Chetan Bhagat saw us as the type of audience that needed a bit more entertaining, or so at least that’s what we received. It wasn’t a better way to present but it was a better method to appeal to the audience, and I believe it has become his character to entertain in such a manner. The steps in which he told us about how he achieves change is to primarily entertain and then once you get the following, divert their attention and their loyalty towards you to a cause greater than the both of you. His goal to make a sense of change is one seemingly very dear to him as he said “If there is no change, then what’s the point?” But there are many obstacles and he provided a means of overcoming these. One must be a cockroach. Adaptable and resilient, the small creatures where around from the years of the dinosaurs, proving that the bigger you are doesn’t mean the better in every way. He wants to “change with the times” in order to get his message across a range of different people, and so with that, he defines two types of winners. One type is the one that wins within a game, a game pre-created by another person, and the other that wins the game by changing it, for the better and to benefit more people. Personally, I change the game to benefit myself because I’m a sore loser, but I understand the implementations of the situation. He leaves saying “Nobody should be scared of their own identity,” and this presents when he tells of critics and those who will want to oppose you.
I really didn’t know who Steve Dawson was before he showed and so I didn’t expect much. He talked about Interviewing Techniques: 5 maxims for Great Answers and they were explained to a depth in which makes sense. Some of these techniques were obvious enough, but he explained why they were needed and to what extent they could alter an interview. It wasn’t all to meaningful to be completely honest, but it was a helpful guide to being professional.
I just came in for another day at work, my red apron on, hair up, and sorting out all the new foods that came in last nights shipping, making them nice and tidy. The Boss behind the counter, counting yesterdays earnings. I don’t know his name, strange right? We never seem to talk anyways so it’s all well. The store felt like peace, whatever that means.
And then He comes in.
An old employee, a fired old employee, with company.
Here to cause a scene I see.. I think to myself.
As I suspected, he’d come for his beloved cigarettes. After all, that’s what he was fired for, smoking on the job. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal but it wasn’t just one or two breaks, or even three. It was the entire time. Smoking inside the store.
And here he is now.
He grabs a box of them from in counter. I had just walked across the store to get more boxes to unpack and now, I’m in the middle of Italy, more like a bystander. One guy senses the tension in the situation in and runs off with some chocolates as the cigarettes are being passed to a third guy behind mr former employee. Grabbing more boxes of cigarettes, he’s in the Boss. The third guy runs off with his box as mr unemployed holds his gaze like a snake charmer then tactically breaks it. The Boss, out of his trance, runs after him before he gets out the store, only to get pushed into the nearest stand as his cigarettes run off. He tries running out after the villains but gives up before the door even has a chance to close. Choosing to take a more reasonable revenge. Boss calls to file in this ruckus.