Social Pitching, a different style of pitching Rosemieen-Femide decided to introduce on October 10, 2013.
It moves away from the normal business style pitching, with a focus on sharing instead our deepest dreams, desire, calling, ambition, devotion, passion, hobby, interest, joy, excitement, concern, past stories, life lessons to anyone willing to lend a listening ear.
Pretending to “die before dying”
In this session, all six of us that attended shared our stories in life. The winner of the pitch, and our favourite share, Ong Beng Chung shared “It is never too late to ask yourself, “Am I ready to change the life I am living? Am I ready to change within?” Even if a single day in your life is the same as the day before, it surely is a pity. At every moment and with each new breath, one should be renewed and renewed again. There is only one way to be born into a new life: to die before death” (Shams-i-Tabriz, “40 Rules of Love”).
The second winner Ricky Soo shared on lessons he learned on organising meetups. These insights can be summarized in the acroynym IPMAN – Good (I)dea, Leverage on (P)eople, Right (M)otive, and (A)ction (N)ow.
Even with a small number of attendees but we successfully shared a deeper meaning of our lives.