THE STARFISH STORY : The best selling & acclaimed story of making a difference has been narrated on video. Beautiful visuals partnered with soulful music and wordings have made this Loren Elseley's classic a masterpiece. A simple gesture, an act of kindness can move mountains. The same has been shown in this film using Starfish as an example.
ARTHUR ASHE: Arthur Ashe, the author of the book "A hard road to glory", died of AIDS on June 2nd , 1993. One of the most popular video from the Making A Difference Series, this short video helps an individual to be aware that everything that happens is a consequence of our own action. Each one of us has been gifted with the ability to make a difference... In our Life, In Our Organization.
MOTHER TERESA: This powerful and inspiring film is considered the definitive portrait of the 1979 Noble Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa who was canonized posthumously in 2003. Shot over a period of five years in ten countries on four continents, the film is a once in a lifetime experience of the way Mother Teresa transcends all political, religious and social barriers with her works of love.
HELEN KELLER: This is the story of a normal, attractive child who, at 18 months of age was suddenly shut off from the world of sight and sound. Through courage and faith, Helen Keller grew into a highly intelligent and sensitive woman who wrote, spoke, and labored incessantly for the betterment of others. So powerful, a symbol of triumph over adversity did she become, that she has a definite place in history and in the 20th century.
ROGER BANNISTER: In 1954 a young medical student made headlines around the world with one of the landmark events of 20th century sports history. At the time, it was thought to be impossible for a human being to run a mile in under four minutes. The world record of 4:01.3 had stood for nine years, and experts regarded this time as an insurmountable human limitation.
Roger Bannister thought otherwise. He had already won the British championship in the event, and he applied his scientific training and medical knowledge to smashing the four-minute barrier. On May 6, 1954, he set a new world record, running the mile in 3:59.4 while fighting a 15 mile-per-hour crosswind. His record was later broken by Australian John Landy, but has been broken many a times since then.
THE STRAWBERRY STORY: This Making A Difference Video stresses on "Living Every Moment" of your life. Too often we spend our time worrying about every thing that happened to us in the past. And too often we spend too much time worrying about what might happen to us in the future. Or worst of all we spend too much time worrying about the nibbling, nagging worries of each and every day and when a true strawberry in our life comes along, we forget to pluck it, eat it and most of all - "Enjoy it…."
'Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.'
These are some of the quotes on HOPE. These can also be termed as definitions of HOPE. It is a deep rooted emotion. As the quotes float by on the screen, they will help inspire, motivate and "warm up" your audience, making this video the perfect opening/ closing for your training session, speech or presentation.
'There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life.'
To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, it is excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen. Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. This clip encompasses individuals from all walks of life.
'Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours,
may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity
that we absorbed the loss.'
From the Fun and Joy at Work production team comes the clip on winning. Punchy music and analogy of the sports-world, the same rules apply in business.
THE DISAPPEARING SANDBEACH... a story about change: Far off in the sea is an island, born of erupting volcano, with the wind and rain and the pounding waves. And on this island is a wonderful, wide, white sand beach. Since the birth of the island, this beach would not stay put. The sea would take back the white sand. Even when a big storm and ten thousand storms struck, left only rough-black volcanic rock, the surf would settle, the white sand would return to the shore and become once again a beautiful, wide beach. It would be wider and whiter than it was before, and the storm would bring more fish to the island, to feed the birds and the animals. All of the living things of the island understood and accepted. Until the humans came. Isn't there a question for reflection: How is the storm a metaphor for change that we are experiencing in many aspects of our lives (i.e., global changes, economy, careers and family)?
TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE RECOGNITION: How do you recognise performance? How do you recognise achievement? We have compiled 10 steps from a recognition survey done over corporates/professionals from varied industries. The end result is an effective meeting opener or closer to any training session.
THINK CHANGE: Adapt & Thrive, or Fall behind... Get Moving, Adapt & Grow, Eliminate Waste, Be Optimistic... are these only statements/slogans. Watching this video with the same clippings enhanced with images & music gives them a whole new meaning. It makes a viewer THINK.... THINK CHANGE.
EVEN NOW & RIGHT NOW: Much of the beauty you admire and enjoy is really your own beauty being reflected back to you. The beauty you nurture inside yourself is what enables you to see beauty in the world around you. Beauty speaks in the language of the heart. It is powerful and wonderful because it touches something within you, and does so in a profound way. Delight in the beauty you experience, and it increases the positive energy available to you. Look at life through thankful and loving eyes, and you'll find much of it to be beautiful. There is beauty in every direction -- in your world, in your home, your family, the work you do, the things you love, your faith, and the people in your life. Appreciate and enjoy the beauty that is all around you, and you bring the abundance of that beauty to life. When you find joy in beauty, it is because you are truly beautiful. Take delight in beauty, and you've made even more. A two-part series, the clips emphasize the importance of what you have at hand - "The Present".
LEADERSHIP SECRETS FROM THE EAGLE: A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles... they don't flock, you find them one at a time. Learn more secrets from the Eagle.
GOALS-GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE: Goals....Everything counts! Everything you do today, every decision you make, every thought you have, every action you engage in has a result somewhere down the line. If you do not give serious consideration to the long -term effect of these decisions, you may find yourself the odd person dancing even when the music has long stopped playing.
COMPANIES DON'T SUCCEED PEOPLE DO!: Companies ........It is a law of human nature that your employee will never treat customers any better than they are being treated . There are certainly many managers who'll disagree and say, "They work here, they get paid and they treat customers the way I tell them to treat customers." This theory looks good on paper but it simply doesn't work.
The managers who truly understand this simple premise are the managers of the future. As a leader, they realize that most employees don't care how much you care. Therefore, a great deal of their time is spent listening, educating and trying to create the kind of environment that allows people to reach their full potential. They also understand that implementing effective recognition programs to celebrate successes and to thank people for a job well done is crucial to having happy and motivated employees.
INTERVIEW WITH GOD: Before you even walk through the front door of a company for an interview, you better know a few things: what the business is all about, how to stay cool under pressure, and what your thoughts are about working with people of different races and genders. After all, an interview is a serious conversation about business, how you react to stress, and what kind of person you really are. In this clip, a mortal (you) interviews an immortal (God) on the purpose of life.
SANTA'S LEADERSHIP SECRETS: Think Santa's job is easy? Think again! From motivation and communication issues to reindeer recruitment and red wagon production problems, Santa's got a REALLY tough job with never ending challenges. To discover how Santa meets these leadership challenges, you'll want to take this amazing journey to the North Pole! Learn first hand how Santa and his team of elves and reindeer get big things done in their workshop…all year long! This powerful and entertaining, animated video focuses on leadership principles relevant to every organization. Santa's Leadership Secrets will help participants see the importance of walking their talk and becoming the kind of leader that others respect and believe in.
LEADERSHIP: THE MYTH & THE REALITY: The Myth & The Reality is ideal to kick-off any session where you want to encourage thought and discussion about the myths and realities of leaders and leadership.
WHAT IS A PRESENTATION?: This brief, 4-minute program combines music and quotas to inspire, inform, and influence those learning the tools of effective communication. Life, after all is a Series of Presentations.
I WISH MY MANAGER WOULD JUST…: Looking for a way to improve your management skills? Tired of all the books, audios, and videos with great concepts that seem almost impossible to implement into your daily life as a manager? This video entitled "I wish my manager would just…" provides valuable ideas that can be easily implemented immediately after viewing. And, best of all, the advice on how to be a better manager comes directly from those who should know best, your employees! Some answers are surprising, others are obvious, but most importantly, this program will encourage managers to think about their own management style and understand how it affects their employees.
LEADERS WANTED: Who is a Leader? What does a Leader do? The video highlights clearly the need for leadership in a changing environment. It shows how developmental leadership could help create future leaders. The best part is that Leaders and Leadership is not being naratted by Management Gurus, but by KIDS.
GOALS-THE BACKBONE OF DREAMS: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT.... Without goals, it is almost impossible to achieve success. In this motivational meeting video, you will learn about the importance of goals. As you watch athletes achieve success in mountain climbing, football, soccer, sprinting, skiing and cycling, you will be inspired by the simple and elegant message.
Stunning visual images feature a rookie skydiver making his first solo jump… a powerful metaphor for the leap we take into the unknown each time we experience a change in our own work lives.
Develop useful strategies for moving through the stages of workplace change...
EXTREME SPORTS: Twist open your meeting with this edgy anticipation building, action packed adrenaline adventure opener - featuring extreme kayaking, off road biking, winter snowboarding, and unbelievably radical stunts! Surprise your audience at the conclusion with a guest appearance of an extreme athlete (your CEO/VP of Sales) riding a mountain bike or snowboard.
TAKE IT TO THE TOP: Conquering the highest mountain in the world is something very few have attempted, and even fewer have accomplished. It requires a combination of tenacity, planning, teamwork and days and nights at icy camps, enduring sub zero temperatures, harsh winds and avalanches. But for those who persevere, it's sweet victory, not only for those on top, but also for the rest of the support team in base camp. This opener, told entirely through Everest video imagery, sound effects and soundtrack, takes you to the top of the highest summit on earth -- ideal for inspiring teams to be at their best and aspire to greatness.
EXTREME CHANGE: There's nothing permanent about change. This is an engaging contrast of the inventions of the 30's, 40's and 50's with today's rapidly changing environment. Lead your audience to an appreciation for change and progress of today. Change starts when someone sees the next step: observe highlights of key individuals who have changed the times. This program culminates with a challenge to continue embracing change.
INTO THE MILLENIUM: Set to a quick-paced percussion soundtrack, this program begins with a thirty-second history of the world culminating with a dramatic launch into the future. It then explorers the concepts of tomorrow while clearly driving home the message that, "Yesterday's methods can only yield yesterday's results." The future belongs to those who view it as a golden opportunity and embrace the changes that it will bring.
VISION: No opening video can address every meeting need, but this one comes very close. Edited to an engaging contemporary musical score, this module addresses elements that make up a vision – and what's necessary to fulfill it in today's challenging business arena. The concepts of creativity, teamwork, leadership, and commitment are all highlighted with intriguing photo illustrations, crisp graphics and floating text.
CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EYES?: You won't be satisfied with just one... Fun, fascinating, and yes, sometimes frustrating, this clip brings together a unique collection of visual illusions from around the world. Deceptively clever, these brain ticklers are sure to challenge your powers of perception - whether or not you have 20/20 vision! Titled, wiggled, or turned upside down, they are designed to stimulate the imagination and to expand the awareness of all who view them. And when you are really stumped, concise explanations are provided to get you back on track. An apt title for this crafty conglomeration, Can You Believe Your Eyes? is sure to make you question the old ad-age, "Seeing is believing." Clearly, the response is,"Not necessarily."
THE LION AND THE STATUE: A Man and a Lion traveled together through the forest. They soon began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in strength and prowess. As they were disputing, they passed a statue carved in stone, which represented "a Lion strangled by a Man." The traveler pointed to it and said: "See there! How strong we are, and how we prevail over even the king of beasts." The Lion replied: "This statue was made by one of you men. If we Lions knew how to erect statues, you would see the Man placed under the paw of the Lion." One story is good, till another is told.
THE FOX AND THE GOAT: A Fox one day fell into a deep well and could find no means of escape. A Goat, overcome with thirst, came to the same well, and seeing the Fox, inquired if the water was good. Concealing his sad plight under a merry guise, the Fox indulged in a lavish praise of the water, saying it was excellent beyond measure, and encouraging him to descend. The Goat, mindful only of his thirst, thoughtlessly jumped down, but just as he drank, the Fox informed him of the difficulty they were both in and suggested a scheme for their common escape. "If," said he, "you will place your forefeet upon the wall and bend your head, I will run up your back and escape, and will help you out afterwards." The Goat readily assented and the Fox leaped upon his back. Steadying himself with the Goat's horns, he safely reached the mouth of the well and made off as fast as he could. When the Goat upbraided him for breaking his promise, he turned around and cried out, "You foolish old fellow! If you had as many brains in your head as you have hairs in your beard, you would never have gone down before you had inspected the way up, nor have exposed yourself to dangers from which you had no means of escape." Look before you leap.
THE TRUMPETEER WHO WAS TAKEN PRISONER: A Trumpeter, bravely leading on the soldiers, was captured by the enemy. He cried out to his captors, "Pray spare me, and do not take my life without cause or without inquiry. I have not slain a single man of your troop. I have no arms, and carry nothing but this one brass trumpet." "That is the very reason for which you should be put to death," they said; "for, while you do not fight yourself, your trumpet stirs all the others to battle." Words may be deeds.