March 31, 2010 § 3 Comments
Reagen Allen is the MC at today’s Business Conference. Reagen just brings a whole new dynamic when it comes to MC-ing .He had the audience captivated with his sharp sense of humour. Once this young man starts talking you can’t get enough.
During breakfast break I actually asked him if he is willing to come and give the RLABS staff a work shop on how to MC. This however is his gifting and I don’t think no one will be able to MC like he does. He has really brought a lively twist to this conference. Thank you brother for your awesomeness. You are a real encouragement to the rest of us.
*NB- I AM BLOGGING LIVE FROM THE BUSSINESS CONFERENCE
March 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
I am attending a business breakfast this morning that was organized by two dynamic young men, Kyle Jonck and Jason Martin. The conference is hosted Granger Bat Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront, Cape Town.
Kyle and Jason did the welcoming and up introduced the MC for the day Reagen Allen. Reagen is a young dynamic business man and i really look up to him. The first guest speaker up was Dave Duarte, a online marketing curator and well known on the Social Media scene. He shared so many interesting facts regarding marketing and social media.
Looking forward to what is still on store. I love this conference.
*NB I AM DOING LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE EVENT.
March 24, 2010 § 2 Comments
Over the weekend the guys from RLABS and me went on crayfishing expedition. This was our way of unwinding and taking a break from our hectic weekly schedule. We Saturday morning at the crack of dawn we hit the road and everyone was in high spirits.
The place where we go and catch crayfish and were we throw in our nets is very rocky and not for the faint hearted at all. But we have got to love this place and always seem to come back for more.
The catch for the day was good and we even got to eat some of the crayfish on the beach.This was a day well spent with the guys and am looking at doing it real soon again. Thank you guys for an awesome day. God bless you my brothers.
March 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
I would like to introduce you guys to two dynamic young men,Jason and Kyle. I am not going to say much about them as you can read more about them in the right up. I would just like to say that they encourage me so much,knowing from what background they come. You guys make me proud. But enough from me.Read more about them and please support them.
New trends & outlooks started with two youngsters from Bridgetown Athlone .Kyle Jonck (20yr )and Jason Martin(19yr) ex-drug addict met at the Impact centre ,they decided to start a business conference. New trends & outlooks endeavors to have business conference’s, where information could be exchanged, relationships built and doors with opportunity opened .The business conference also aims to serve as means for networking among leaders and entrepreneur’s. New trends would like businesses to think innovatively and to do things that are out of the box.
We would like to send you this special invite to attend our business conference.
Business 2020 Conference (half day breakfast.)
Business, Innovation & Mobile Trends
|Type:||Meetings – Convention|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 31, 2010|
|Time:||9:00am – 12:10pm|
|Location:||Granger Bay Restaurant|
Business Conference 2020 for Business leaders, Entrepreneurs and upcoming business men and women 31st of March breakfast will be served at the Granger Bay hotel. Ticket price: R250
We’ll be hosting
Marlon Parker, Dave Duarte, as well as a representative from Rlabs and more. . .
Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur, Web and mobile enthusiast, who use technology to empower communities, Educator. For more http://marlonparker.co.za/?page_id=2
Dave Duarte is an internet and mobile media educator and entrepreneur. He holds several senior positions in the academic, commercial, and non-profit sectors. He is Managing Director at Huddlemind. The company consults to numerous multinational corporations… for more http://daveduarte.co.za/about/
The Reconstructed Living Lab – is one of ten in South Africa, and the first one in the Western Cape. The project has grown out of collaboration between Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), a community organisation Impact Direct Ministries (IDM), and the Bridgetown Civic Organisation. It has features that are unique in living labs as it is community led and is based in a social deprived area in Cape Town…for more http://www.rlabs.org/about/
March 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
March 18, 2010 § 1 Comment
Yesterday while we were working in the RLABS we had the privilege of being given a short blogging workshop by none other than Madam Geek ,Rene Parker. She showed us a couple of things on wordpress that we, as she puts it, well renown bloggers ,should have known. She actually put us to shame lol.
But it was a fun session and she taught us a trick or two. So she put Craig and myself to shame I must admit. It was however a pleasure to see her getting excited about blogging. I suggested that we have a little blogging off friendly competition and just to encourage each other and teach each other new things about blogging.
I am so looking forward to this interaction and learning. That is why I love my work/job. Always an opportunity to learn something new on a daily basis.
March 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
As RLABS we have started to do Social Media consultancy for companies, NGO’s and other businesses. This is so that we can be a self sustainable and continue all our projects within RLABS without having to worry about finances to do so.
One of our clients for whom we are doing a Social Media Consultancy for is a production company by the name Ollywood productions. They are releasing a local movie called: I now Pronounce You Black and White. It is being branded as South Africa’s biggest romantic comedy.
Here is a read up on the movie:
I now pronounce you Black and White
Love and Marriage, it’s the iconic idea of joy and true happiness…unless you’re Simon and Jackie!
Simon Dawson (Up & Coming Tyrel Meyer) and his black girlfriend, Jackie Msolisi (Astara Mwakalumbwa) announce their engagement to each other, but Simon’s racist, white parents are more than furious.
Felix Dawson (Ian Roberts), a hardcore Afrikaner, and his pretentious, Jewish wife Sheila (Bo Petersen), are determined not to let their son “marry the help”, while Jackie’s parents, Pauline and Clarence Msolisi (Sylvia Mdunyelwa & Kwezi Kobus) are equally shocked by their daughter’s decision to marry “a Whitey”. Pauline vows to stop the wedding at any cost.
I Now Pronounce You Black and White is a ridiculously hilarious and fun film, full of “interesting” characters that will make your family look, well lets just say “normal”. As true love tries to conquer all, against all odds, this movie in true South African class will not leave you wanting.
I Now Pronounce You Black and White is South Africa’s “first” romantic comedy directed by Oliver Rodger that is set to launch in the middle of this month at the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF).
Viewers can expect to see the first screening of I Now Pronounce You Black and White at their local Nu Metro cinema from 14th of May 2010.
See you at the movies!