I just got free from a busy schedule to share stories of some of the recent seminars we conducted in past few months. The first in the list is "The Conference Connect" event organized by "The Mentor Club" team which took place on Saturday, July 23 and it was exceptional in many ways. It was a long 3 hours conference with a total of 7 guest speakers out of which most were TV anchors, social activists, entrepreneurs or Journalists. I was invited as a guest speaker on behalf of STCnetwork to present online earning strategies and share startup business ideas for people interested to start their online business in 2017.
What Topics Did The Conference Cover?
The conference was quite versatile in its topics which included:
- News Anchoring
- CV Making
- How to become a public speaker
- Social Sector Communication
- Discussion on entrepreneurship ideas
- Meet up with Brains of corporate sector
- Social networking
- Motivational Session
- Build up you financial opportunities
- QA Sessions
- Confidence Building
Conference Venue and Speakers List
- Host: The Mentor Club
- Event Page: The Conference Connect
- Date: Saturday, July 23 at 3 PM - 6 PM
- Venue: Hotel Country Inn
Following is a brief introduction of all fellow guest speakers:
Muhammad Rizwan Jaffar:
He is the Founder and Chairman of Youth Parliament. He founded Youth Parliament in 100th Episode of his Famous TV Youth Talk Show Cafe Vision on Indus Vision TV Channel at Karachi on 14th August 2005.
He currently works at AAJ News as an anchorperson of the famous shows "Sawal Hai Pakistan Ka" and "Mayor Online".
Mr. Shahzad has worked as a journalist with several prominent names of the news industry including CNBC, Samaa TV, News 1, Radio Pakistan and currently serving ARY News as a senior anchor.
He is one of the founding members of the Pakistan Media Club, he is at present the Karachi Head of PMC. You can see him daily on ARY NEWS.
Saddam Tufail Hashmi:
Saddam Tufail has been working in media since 2000 as a news editor, program anchor, producer and Analyst.
He is a Member of Pakistan federal union of journalists, Karachi union of journalists, Karachi Press Club, Arts council of Pakistan Karachi, Human Rights commission of Pakistan etc. He is currently a host at a crime show named "GRIFT" on Express News, as well as hosting a current affairs live show "INSIGHT" on PTV News thrice a week.
Maryam Fatima is a creative copywriter by profession and currently works for many firms which includes "The Express Tribune". She has authored over 1500 articles online. Currently Editor and Head Marketing Team at Youth Power Society, Content Writer for Khabarfeed.com and Brandsynario.com. She is the CEO of "The Mentor Club" team.
I liked her presentation on content writing so much that I even asked her to email me her power point slides because she had explained the core basics of copywriting so well.
The one man army behind the Fixit Campaign. Alamgir is a young guy with an aim to bring positive change in the society by solving daily life issues of the poor.
He become a media sensation when he started drawing graffiti of CM Qaim Ali Shah on path holes and ditches in order to bring his attention to fix them.
I really liked when he said that three things are controlled by God and no one has power over it. i.e. 1. Respect, 2. Destined wealth, 3. Fixed date of death
An energetic young enthusiast who runs his own clothing brand (TX-ture). He is a brilliant motivational speaker and has performed on several public speaking competitions held at national level, among which is the recent "Nust Prowars" event, where I had the privilege to be the judge and speaker. Jibran was the only participant who impressed me immensely and thus he won the first prize because he deserved it.
Event details of Prowars will be shared shortly.
Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai
And finally... Well let's ignore the introduction here. :)
"The Mentor Club" Organizers
I was invited to the event by Syed Ali Raza who is a correspondent at 7 News Pakistan, founder of W-11 Theater, Journalist at K21 News and former news reporter at HOT FM 105.
Thank you Ali for the kind invite. Really appreciate it.
"The Mentor Club" consists of a group of young talented students from different universities of Karachi and its led by Maryam Fatima.
Important Highlights Of "The Mentor Club" Conference
Apart from a normal talk on blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing and digital product selling, I focused deeply this time on setting up an ecommerce store and shared the business strategy for it to ensure a lucrative and sustainable income online.
Important points discussed that day are listed below:
- Explained the fundamental difference between victims of slave mentality
- Talked in detail about the difference between PlanA and PlanB system of life
- Explained the stages involved in setting up an online store to sell a merchandise.
- Shared basics such setting up website architecture, producing SEO friendly content and finally marketing the brand through AdWords and Facebook.
- I discussed A-Z of ecommerce business such as setting up site, uploading content, accepting orders and delivering merchandise using a cash on delivery system.
- I gave a helicopter view of how affiliate business works and how blogging helps youngsters to make a living online by producing quality content.
- Shared some real life SEO examples of clients websites that I was working on.
- Discussed my interest on launching a clothing brand at koti.pk and shared methods on making it a big hype. (I have kept koti.pk in pending because I am instead busy starting a more productive website in 2017 that I will reveal soon.)
- I shared tips on how housewives can setup their blogs or vlogs and start making money straight from their living rooms. I shared examples of some of my Indian clients who run fashion blogs and are making $5000+ a month.
- I emphasized on the importance of learning a skill set that is currently the only way to succeed in this competitive world.
- I encouraged the students to learn these 3 core things:
- Mobile Development (Java and Objective C)
- SEO (The art of ranking websites in SERPs)
Backstage Chat With Guest Speakers
During lunch time I had some short chats with fellow guest speakers i.e. Rizwan Jaffar and Shahzad Khan. I found them very friendly in talks though they seemed a little reserved when it came to how the TV channels are operated.
I asked them why television broadcasting network does not focus on academic programs that could guide youngsters in understanding core basics of internet marketing, blogging, SEO and affiliate business. They agreed to the importance of such topics but they insisted on that TV focuses on subjects that will entertain people and create more hype thus bringing ratings which is the biggest aim of any TV channel. Academic programs is aimed mostly for educated people and this wont attract the illiterate of the society who love nothing more than pure entertainment.
I then understand on what they meant. In short building a healthy society is not what a TV channel aims for, all it is concerned is doing great business by producing content that will create hype.
When I asked them that is it true that the campaigns that TV channels work on is scripted from abroad by some elite powers and the CEO of the channel is just a puppet. They smiled and attained silence which in other words was a yes from them in indirect way.
Some Visual Glimpses
Photo credits goes to my friend Saad Ahmed Awan and the Mentor Club Team.
My friend Ahsan Marfani a financial controller at Total Parco also accompanied me that day. He is a CA/ACCA certified and it was an honor having him.
Meet Khalid Siddiqui in the picture below, a courageous boy who is doing BBA and looking to start his own business. He was shot 8 times straight in right chest by mobile snatchers but yet he is alive to narrate his story of never giving UP!
He attended this conference on entrepreneurship and later visited my office to meet me in person and share his wonderful story.
When is our next seminar?
I conduct these seminars for free to help spread the message of entrepreneurship across country. All I aim for is to share the karma of knowledge I have acquired over 8 years with students who deserve a far better future than what they are being brainwashed at schools, colleges and universities.
Year 2016 was a busy year where I happen to attend several seminars and conferences, in year 2017 we plan to focus more on our business and work on some pending projects in mind. I am not sure when will we head next to but I will keep you updated about any such seminar possibility through my FB profile.
If you have attended this conference then please share your experience with us. If you want to attend such conferences in future please let us know what topics should we focus more on that could help you with your online endeavors. Waiting to hear from you all! :)
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