T.A.L.K.: Speak with Ease & Confidence

T.A.L.K.: Speak with Ease & Confidence (01 Book 260617) by Dawood Vaid (Author)

How about some lessons from the best and the most accomplished speakers of our contemporary world. T.A.L.K. is all about looking up close and lending an ear to the best in the business. From the perennial favourite Steve Jobs’s Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish to the spiritual Sadguru’s sagely wisdom.

From business etiquette of Marie Forleo to the professorially Marc A Brackett’s session on Emotional Intelligence. T.A.L.K. is about people who have created awareness, who spoke their heart and in the process taught us something this is basic to human existence: Communication

TALK is divided into the five core areas, each related to a key concept of public speaking:

  1. Induction
  2. Context
  3. Action
  4. Result
  5. Ending

T.A.L.K. is a book based on years of ‘TALKING’ to youth groups, parents, teachers, at corporate seminars and extempore. The book would aid you in conducting lectures and seminars that are highly engaging, interactive and filled with wit and wisdom.

T.A.L.K. is a kind of book that you can pick for a quick lecture preparation or a good read through a speaker’s mind, while at the same time helping you become a more proficient speaker.

Print Length: 102 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1521591792
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English



The Education Riddle

The Education Riddle: Rise of concept based schools (Pen-Nation Book 1) by Dawood Vaid (Author)

It’s no fun, if I can’t share my first ever book, now published as a Kindle version on Amazon.in. So here we go. 

The Education Riddle explores the journey of concept based schools. The book is neatly divided into the Triangle theory of Education that impacts the modern school.
Neatly divided into five sections among which the key three are – the Educator, the Educated and the Environment.

“Education” Button on Modern Computer Keyboard.

‘The Education Riddle’ explores and teaches the idea of ‘Concept schools.’ The concept schools, refer to the schools which want to stand out with regards to their vision, morals, methodology or philosophy. Schools which have a distinct philosophy guiding them like the North Star.

These ‘concepts schools,’ could be faith based or theme based schools trying to find middle ground in today’s fast paced ever questioning contemporary life or they could be a community based projects that aim to bring a sense of warm belonging to the roots. They could also be an entrepreneur’s dream of educating the community that made him what he is today.

Taking lessons from the fascinating rendezvous between Moses and Khidr, the book explains seventeen lessons that a modern educator needs. The book also explains the five pillars of a modern school. Light read and contemporary, if you are the educators who wishes to make a difference with your school, grab the book today!

A book for every School Owner, School decision maker and those Teachers who love their subjects.

Print Length: 136 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
ASIN: B06WV7X728



Most Likely to Succeed

The education book of the decade. The book is divided into two parts. While most of the ‘education concept’ book whines about the problems, this book is tad different. There is a sincere attempt to offer an alternate and a clear solution.

I was privileged to be a part of the special screening of the movie with the same title and a message from Ted Dintersmith. The book, if used as an academic extension for the school research, can be a valuable ally in overcoming the current challenges of the school and college system.

The topics under each academic subject, from Maths to Social studies is very well defined. I found the topic of High Education, not very relevant, but that may be because I am primary attached to the school.

Over all a great book. I felt this was just the right book for me at this stage of my school academic career. 5 stars for sure.

A promise well kept!

Bookworm: 5 stars

The Promise of a Pencil

Spending a semester at sea, Justin Beiber as a part of your growing up team and meeting the blue eyed girl – are just some of the amazing moments in this lovely book. True to its title, the promise is well kept.

A simple request of a Pencil from a young Indian girl, changed the track, career and thinking of Adam Braun.

I had read a similar book titled, ‘Leaving Microsoft to change the world’ by John Wood. This is just equally inspiration story of an education dream, one pencil at a time.

The book is divided into thirty mantras and Adam tell his learnings in step-by-step through these mantras. The fact that the author has the courage to share his vulnerabilities, his mis-steps in the most candid fashion- makes you connect with his journey. Rarely have I accidentally come across a book with offers so much insight that makes this book so special. Anyone who has a big dream in life – this book shows you how it is done says Richard Branson and the first Mantra itself strikes a chord with you – “Why be Normal”. [Vamsi Sridhar – Magical]


5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching

BookWorm: 4 stars

5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching

I expected more from this book and while it did not disappoint, I think the ideas are there with all of our teachers. These are practical, pragmatic and implementable guidelines. Here are the 5 basic themes that this books is build on:

Networking – be part of it
Grow intellectually
Listen to inner voice
Empower student

In today’s age of fast paced school life filled with lesson planning, assessment, grading and stuff, the book offer a way out for the teachers. While this would help you grow your library, it could very well be a complimentary reading book for school circle meets.

I think this is an important book because though, as one reviewer said, its contents may be “common sense,” it is a reminder that it is necessary to take inventory and to articulate what we value. Rami shares her philosophy and its development warmly, inviting her readers to rediscover the power of collaboration. She reminds us that are practioners working on craft and we need to be aware of what we need and where to find it. She reminds us to be real in our classrooms and model vulnerability and gratitude as we learn with our colleagues and our students. [Lisa Moore – A Book to Sharpen Your Saw]

Made to Stick

Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck
by Chip Heath

BookWorm: 5 stars


Terrific and Sticky.

When I first encountered the SUCCES formula, I though I knew all I had to learn from the book. Thus delayed buying this. However the book is far deeper and an amazing reading experience. It is no where near those lousy self help or therapy book.

The book passes all the SUCCES rules. Simple; Unexpected; Credible; Concrete; Emotional (a little less); Story (very nice);
I created an entire new one day workshop titled The SHEPHERD’s SUCCESS formula after reading the book. 5 stars!


A More Beautiful Question

A More Beautiful Question:
The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
by Warren Berger

BookWorm Rating: 5 stars

Do you know that ‘curiosity’ is the most innate quality that the child is endowed with!
That children ask more than 300 questions per day?
And girls ask more questions than boys of the same age!

Terrific inquiry based learning and a wonderful book for all teachers.

Lots of case studies and great conversation started in a workshop.

Why Are School Buses Always Yellow?

BookWorm Rating: 5 stars

Why Are School Buses Always Yellow?: Teaching for Inquiry, PreK-5
by John F. Barell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3,600.00

An absolutely delightful book that leads to multiple question for inquiry. The child’s innate quest for question has been structured to make it into it as a subject for further questioning and asking more leading questions.

The book uses real life situations and turns them into an inquiry based discourse. This book served me well into the journey of curriculum design and teachers’ training program. Plus, I always had people stop and think, when posed with the question: Why are school buses yellow?