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Success Through Financial Education

Few people would doubt one key success factor in life is education. Not necessarily the schooling, but it can also mean getting familiar with and achieving mastery in a subject matter.

Same goes to financial education to help achieve financial success. Toward this end, we organized a sharing event by experienced stock and forex trader, mentor and speaker Patrick Ku from T3 Malaysia, an academy providing trading workshops and education in investing.

Pitch ‘n’ Talk #14 – Success Through Financial Education was organized on 28th January 2015 in T3 Malaysia office and attracted around 14 of us aspiring to learn more about financial education.

The event started with an introduction to Pitch ‘n’ Win and the event series Pitch ‘n’ Talk. We were seated in circle and everyone was invited to give a brief introduction. Although it was a talk event, we still gave opportunity for everyone to speak up and asked everyone to vote for 2 best presenters.

As there were two Mandarin-speaking Taiwanese from a forex trading company in Taiwan, some parts of the event were translated from English into Mandarin for them to understand what was going on. Both of them also spoke up in Mandarin, and were helped in translation by Patrick.

Patrick Ku sharing Success Through Financial Education

Patrick Ku sharing Success Through Financial Education

Patrick Ku then took over the session and shared about financial education and stock investing for about one hour. He touched on many areas including some principles, lessons and myths about stock investing.

There were many interactions in the sharing session. Many questions were asked by the audience and answered by Patrick. Some questions were basic and some were quite advanced. But all of us brought home something out of investing our time in the event.

Endrea Hugh and Nike Hung (Taiwan) were voted by the group to speak more at end of event. Both of them elaborated more on their sharing. The event ended with some networking among the participants.

Key Lessons

  • Give opportunity to everyone to speak up at the beginning to warm the participants up and get to know one another.
  • This event was prepared in haste – less than 1 week – but thankfully a good number of participants still turned up.

Pitch ‘n’ Talk #14 – Success Through Financial Education – Photo album

Lifelong Learning Session in Penang

The third Pitch ‘n’ Win event in Penang was organized on 10th January 2015 in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Lifelong Learning (MIII) founded by Jeffrey Lim (林道宏).

Jeffrey is a businessman, property investor, speaker, book author, philanthropist. He attended the first Penang event as a participant, and also the second event as main speaker. This time, he was both the main speaker and also the venue sponsor.

The Chinese-speaking session called 【槟城】中文 Pitch ‘n’ Win – 2015年学什么? was conducted in the meeting room of MIII office. The event title means Pitch ‘n’ Win @ Penang – What to Learn in 2015? MIII has been conducting a few courses on IT, e-commerce and property investing.

However, the Saturday morning session attracted only 6 of us. As such, the session became more informal as everyone could share in more details.

Jeffrey first started the session by introducing a life planning tool called Action Diary (行动日志) that he has been using to achieve his success thus far. He also gave us on-the-spot exercise on what to achieve in life in short-term, medium-term and long-term.

Then each of us shared about ourselves and the business or job we were working on. We also answered Jeffrey’s question on the life goals we have set out to achieve, and what we were doing to achieve the goals.

As we shared, Jeffrey also asked further questions and shared his feedback and insights based on our goals. All of us were benefited by his sharing turned impromptu group counseling session.

Life and business group consulting thanks to Jeffrey

Life and business group consulting thanks to Jeffrey

Chuah Kok Khoon was selected by the whole group as the best presenter for his interesting and authentic life and business story. He got extra time to elaborate and ask Jeffrey for advice on his case.

After the 2-hour event, all of us went for lunch and enjoyed Penang food together nearby. We talked further over lunch. Thanks to Jeffrey not only for his sharing and insights, but also for his being humble to reach out to us despite having achieved his social status and success in life and business.

Key Lessons

  • The sharing session was “pivoted” into a group consulting session due to small group.
  • It was a beneficial session for all. But more participants could have attended and learned from Jeffrey and one another.

【槟城】中文 Pitch ‘n’ Win – 2015年学什么? – Photo album

Building Personal Brand on WeChat

After speaker Teh Sheng’s successful talk on WeChat potentials and opportunities in one previous event, we followed up with another event called 【路演】真人秀 – 建立微信个人品牌 (meaning Live Pitching – Building Personal Brnad on WeChat) on 3rd January 2015.

The Chinese-speaking event was organized in collaboration with Freedom Entrepreneurs Network (自由企业家联盟) led by Teh Sheng as advisor and his associate Nick Albert Choo as founder. They brought in many members in the network to join this live pitching session.

The alliance network has been hosting virtual pitching sessions via WeChat. In each session, there is one selected speaker to speak on WeChat to group members within stipulated time period. But instead of virtual session, we proposed to do one live session in which their members would gather in person to listen to the sharing.

So the experimental live event was held in Storyteller’s Cafe, the same place where Teh spoke in last session. But instead of one speaker, we opened up the session for members to speak, each for 3 minutes, in line with Pitch ‘n’ Win event model.

8 members took the opportunity to speak and introduce about themselves and their business. There were a good variety of businesses shared, ranging from stock investing to coffee making, computer programming to bird nest business.

2 best presenters were chosen by the whole group out of all 8 speakers. Patrick Ku and Trista Chua were honored for their interesting stories. They were invited to elaborate on their sharing for 10 minutes each. Patrick shared more on technical analysis in stock investing, while Trista continued her life story on becoming a coffee barista and now conducting training on coffee making.

Event participants from Freedom Entrepreneurs Alliance

Event participants from Freedom Entrepreneurs Alliance

The founder of Freedom Entrepreneurs Alliance, Nick Albert Choo, was the featured speaker to share on how to build personal brand using WeChat. His sharing was so interesting that extra time was allocated to him to finish his sharing.

Last but not least, the alliance network sponsored a number of organizers to the participants. A mini quiz was conducted and a number of questions were asked related to the sharing of the day. The participants who answered the questions correctly received one organizer each.

Key Lessons

  • Like Facebook and other social media, WeChat can be used to build one’s own brand.
  • Out of many speakers, there are normally a few who are especially good speakers who can liven up and entertain the whole group.

【路演】真人秀 – 建立微信个人品牌 – Photo album