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'Building a strong foundation' - Guest Speaker Rasih Bensan

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Public Speaking Group
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Took place 6 days ago
Sun 17 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

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Come and join us to listen to Rasih Bensan's motivational speech. After his speech you can ask him questions which will lead to discussions of the topic in relationships area with Martin Ucik in the second part of the activity.

We will go to a local cafe afterwards around 16:30pm.

Rasih Bensan was the president of Istanbul English Toastmasters Public Speaking club in Protected content . Rasih was ranked 2nd out of 10 finalists in The English prepared speeches at The National Toastmasters contest in Protected content .

” Building a strong foundation “ a theatrical, educational, personal story and motivational speech using some humor and delivering a serious message.

Rasih explains the subject like this ...

'Every body knows that a building must have a strong enough foundation to survive a strong earthquake. The same principle applies to building any skill or relationship. If you don’t spend enough time and effort to build a strong foundation in developing any skill you can not get good enough and any skill you may have developed that is not built on a strong foundation is likely to be like a house of cards and collapse easily.

Developing skills that last in sports, education, profession, dancing, foreign languages, mathematics, public speaking and others requires building a solid foundation first onto which the advanced skills are founded. The same principle goes for friendships, romantic relationships and businesses if we want them to withstand any turmoil and last.

But how to build that strong foundation? Well, come to my speech and find out.'

Here is a brief introduction of second part with Martin Ucik. Who is Integral Relations expert - some of you met in our January activity.

Martin says ...

“Building on Rasih Bensan’s presentation and wisdom, Martin Ucik will lead an interactive exploration how this strong foundation applies to romantic love. Together we will discuss how men and women experience four dimensions of the foundation differently (which creates attraction and synergy, but also dissonance and conflict), and what kind of love relationships emerge, depending on where each partner’s attraction, needs, attention, and vision are.”

I envision that I give a brief introduction to the four dimensions in case that they are slightly different from Rasih’s (unlikely though as they are universal) and then we separate men and women in two groups and they create a list for each of the dimensions and then share and discuss afterwards. This can be followed by a brief explanation and discussion of the 3 Triangles of Love and resulting 8 forms of relationships.

Martin will be back on the next activity on 24th March!

In our March 24 meeting, we will build on the strong foundation that we established with Rasih and Martin by exploring eight “floors” or “levels of consciousness” that humans have the potential to climp to, and how each floor/level affects our relationships.