Giving a speech or a presentation generally creates anxiety, as most people probably reason that failure inescapably leads to public embarrassment. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this fear and become a confident public speaker. Today Youth Time talks to Lenka Dvorakova, vice-president of Bohemian Toastmasters, an international club where you can learn to improve your communication skills. Get ready to find out how lose your fear of public speaking and to learn new skills that will help you to be a more successful communicator!
“Crowdfunding” is a very popular word. While some may believe this is an easy way to raise money, crowdfunding can actually be a headache: it is a publicly accessible financing strategy, derived from crowdsourcing and micro-financing, to provide individuals with startup cash.
"Fear should never control your decisions. I still start businesses and expect to fail as much as I expect them to succeed," says a 29 year old entrepreneur, developed a start-up that motivates people to exercise and work out Ognjen Radic. His concept has been widely accepted in Europe, and he doesn't want not stop there. He continues his mission teaching young people how to make their dreams come true by being brave, staying focused, and taking risks.
When people come together and start building the common good, it is a time when great things can happen. This story, about a project called the Klix School of Running, is a good example of that. In 2013, runners in Sarajevo came up with the idea of creating a school to promote healthy lifestyles. Today it is a very succesful citizens’ initiative, which has opened the amazing world of running to young adults who never even thought that they could run long distances.
On April 20, Youth Time expert Jonathan Fritzler offered a one-hour inspirational webinar on ‘How to create a strategy for your ideas’. It was the first of a series of online lectures that will be offered by the Hawaiian entrepreneur and YT ambassador, who believes his life purpose is to help other young people to realize their dreams. In case you were so unfortunate as to miss it, Youth Time offers you an overview of four important, take-away tips that were emphasized in the webinar.
Juru, Sinan, Elisa, and Maxim. These are the names of some of the dancers at an exceptional dance group based in the capital of Italy. Exceptional not only because their studio is based beneath the rails of the second biggest European train station, Stazione Termini, but also because the group gathers together young people from countries across the globe.
The Media often draws a one dimensional portrait of the Middle East, and tends to overshadow the young talents and creative minds in the region in the favor of highlighting violence and radicalism only. In spite of the instability and armed threats, business-oriented Arab creatives are turning the wearable art they create into brands with unique identities, inspired by their mystic culture.
Ece Ergüney is the co-founder of two startups together with her business partner, Milan Hnátek. Their inspiring story shows that motivation is all you need to succeed: they drafted a business plan while they lived on opposite sides of the world and took a unique approach to launching two businesses almost simultaneously.
When we arrived at Robin Food the smell of carrot soup pervaded the air. Buzzy atmosphere, open kitchen, colourful paintings and walls, high ceiling and a cheerful dog wandering around with a melon in mouth. The first experience at the Guerrilla Kitchen, a collective run by volunteers in Amsterdam, was quite eye-opening.