Speak to Change!




This is not something you see very often. Me, standing on the stage in front of that many people. I was always curious about how does it feel, and it felt great!

I am always interested in sharing useful things to others. This has started since I was in university. As research coordinator where I then shared the research in forums; as training and development in student organization; even last year when I joined the IISB (Indonesian Islamis Society of Brisbane) and volunteered in organizing the annual camping event where we filled it out with a lot of sharing sessions, team building, and problem solving activities. But I always felt that there were a lot of things that need to be improved in me : on my self-confidence, on how to deliver material that is clear and easy to understand, on how to speak in public.

And just last week, I finally got the chance to learn on how I can do these things better. I attended a 3-days training called “Speak to Change“, held by Akademi Trainer. I even took a day off for it! But I was so confident that the training will mean something, since I attended couple corporate in-house trainings that affiliate with the organization, and I also know few people that already got the benefit from it. And I was right, it delivered!

The training was not just about public speaking, rather it is more about how to deliver ideas that can change and impact people to be better. This is also about growing ourselves and contribute to others.

The training was delivered based on a book with the same title “Speak to Change“. The 3-days activities was evolved around 3 areas :

  1. Improving self confidence
  2. Building systematic delivery
  3. Make an impact

And it FAAA…AAAAR away from boring! :D

I won’t lie, the 3 days were exhausting. Not just 1-way delivery from the trainer, they were filled with discussion and practices. And in the end, I can see clearly how my friends in the group have improved; how myself have improved. And as you can see from the photo above, I was being selected as on e of the participant to deliver my idea in front of all the audience (which is about Technology 4 Kids, but we’ll talk about that later.. :p).

So, for those of you that want to improve your abilities –not just to speak, but to have impact and contribute– I really suggest that you look into it, probably view relevant videos from Akademi Trainer and some of the trainers, and I promise you’ll get hooked!

See you on stage! :)


Installing Canon MX700 network driver on Ubuntu

Installed a Lubuntu in a 2006 HP laptop. Everything going so fine even without googling any issue. They sure make *ubuntu installation pretty easy even for noob like me. :P

However, it’s another thing when I tried to install printer (Canon MX700). The official Canon support page listed nothing for Linux. But I found an old post in Ubuntu forum that did the trick.

First try doesn’t work the way it supposed to be, but looks like that’s because some packages are already obsolete. However, made some changes to the script, and it finall worked. Too bad I couldn’t reply to original post since the thread has been closed.

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Setting up TP-Link WR841N v9.2 (300Mbps N Router) as repeater

After 2 cups of coffee and some light snacks, what can be done at 11pm when you just can’t sleep? Probably watch some movies, or in my case, powering up an old router and turn it into a repeater.

It’s a TP-Link WR841N v9.2, a 300M Wireless N Router, which is actually not a bad router, but currently sitting on the shelf after being replaced by a new one (I need a USB port, which is not exist on this one).

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Road Trip : A quarter-round of Australia

It was a trip of a lifetime. At least, for us who had never dreamed of travelling a quarter-round of Australia but yet able to experience the diversity of the sceneries along the route.

8898 km of highways, countrysides, gravels, and even sands.
4 states (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA) and a territory (ACT).
3 camping sites, 5 motel rooms, and couple friend’s places.
3000+ photos.

Need to post this. Soon.

Australia Roadtrip

Business Analysis

Done the exam couple days ago. I guess it would be good to write something about this unit before I put it on ‘archive’ mode.. :D

INN220 Business Analysis is one of mandatory units in Master of IT (Enterprise System) course in QUT. It gives the introduction to the role, knowledge, and skills required of a business analyst, as depicted in “A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge”® (BABOK® Guide) by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Business Analyst is basically the one who acts as liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals [1].

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