Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Next Book Will Be On Diversity

The next book project of motivational speaker and Karate World Champion Clint Cora will definitely be on diversity to complement his Kick Down Diversity Barriers talk. He's already scheduled writing time about five days per week for the next two months to this project. Hopefully, there will be a new book ready shortly after New Year sometime. Current book titles by Clint can be seen at his website. You can read the foreword to The Life Champion In You book there. Of course, his two art ebooks which you can download for free are at Free Spirit Gallery.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PDF Of Sexy Diversity Press Release

The PDF version of this week's Sexy Diversity press release is now available for reporters/writers of print media and online publications. This PDF version is brought to you by PRLog, an online press release website.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Canadian Motivational Speaker To Start Work On Next Book

Canadian motivational speaker and owner of the Free Spirit Gallery group of companies Clint Cora will start to work on his next book project which will be on diversity since this is his other area of specialization. Clint's 'The Life Champion In You' complements his motivational talks and since demand for his diversity presentation is increasing, a book to complement it would be a logical step.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sexy Diversity Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Yes, Diversity Can Make You Sexy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - October 22, 2009 - Diversity, inclusion and equity are important factors promoted in society these days, especially in companies. However, sometimes diversity is considered as just another politically correct topic that doesn’t grab much public interest. Fortunately according to motivational and diversity speaker Clint Cora, diversity can certainly be a very sexy topic.

Cora claims that personal skills, which he refers to as ‘diversity skills’, developed from interactions with a wide variety of people from different cultures make an individual more attractive and sexy. He even proves his claim with a fun audience activity during his talks.

Women Prefer Mr. Worldly

The ladies in his audiences are presented profiles of two different men. Bachelor number one is the ‘Sports & Beer’ guy who only likes to talk about sports and is not well traveled resulting in a very narrow exposure to different cultures. He’s the typical meat and potatoes man, preferring to stick with very standard cuisine with a few bottles of beer.

In contrast, bachelor number two through his travels around the world has been exposed to many different foreign cultures, people, food, customs and languages. This man is definitely more ‘worldly’ than the first one.

When the women are asked to choose which guy they think would be a more interesting date based on just these characteristics, Cora reports, “They always overwhelmingly vote in favor for Mr. Worldly.”

Diversity Skills Make People Sexier

This proves that if a man immerses himself with culture and develops the diversity skills to be able to interact well with many different people, he will probably be considered sexier than other men who are much less cultured.

This can work for the ladies as well since cultured and sophisticated women are often considered more sexy than those who are not adventurous enough to appreciate diversity.

Cora says, “Let’s face it, anybody who has experienced the world is always more interesting to talk to compared to somebody who hasn’t ventured out too far from home.” He goes on to add that, “A diverse environment also offers ideal opportunities for people to develop diversity skills.”

Since diversity skills are now essential to both business and personal success in a diverse society such as North America, Clint Cora, a well-traveled former corporate executive and karate world champion, presents a program called ‘Kick Down Diversity Barriers For Success’ at companies, universities and colleges – see www.clintcora.com for more info and articles on success. Being skilled in diversity is indeed very sexy.

Contact Information:

Clint Cora
www.clintcora.com (high resolution photos available at website media section)
905-814-5763
contact@clintcora.com

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Thoughts About Hotel Rwanda Movie and Rwandan Genocide

I just saw the movie Hotel Rwanda this weekend which was about how a hotel manager saved the lives of hundreds of people during the Rwandan genocide. The movie and some subsequent online research finally gave me a better understanding of what happened during this terrible period in Rwanda. It's absolutely incredible and sad how such a thing can still happen in modern times. We would think that our capacity to hate and discriminate should be diminished in humanity by now but looks like that's not the case unfortunately. This is yet another reason why diversity education is so important in our society so that something as horrible as the Rwandan genocide never happens again. At least this movie made me feel good that I as a human being, am doing something good for society by promoting and speaking on diversity. African culture is awesome and there's certainly no reason for people of different ethnicities there or anywhere else to hate each other.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Diversity Can Make You Sexy

Diversity is often a topic these days that fits under the politically correctness category and therefore not a very sexy topic. Issue about integrating Native Americans into the rest of American society is the same thing in terms of public attention. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Diversity can indeed make you sexy and everyone likes to be sexy. So here is a new article that discusses just how diversity can make you sexy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Dose of Motivation Audio Podcast Is Up

The October episode of Canadian motivational speaker Clint Cora's Dose of Motivation audio podcast is up online now. It's about how small things over time do matter for your success and this month has a great example to illustrate this concept. As always, all previous episodes of Clint's motivation audio podcast are on the same webpage for your listening and learning pleasure.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Diversity Includes Native People

Diversity expert and speaker Clint Cora has a new article on diversity published in a college activities magazine by the organization COCA and in this article, Clint mentions the inclusion of native students as part of the increasing diversity on college and university campuses. He adds that diverse student populations will benefit greatly from diversity skills development not only for enriched campus life but also for future careers since much of the working environment is so diverse.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Next Motivational Audio Podcast Coming This Thursday

The next motivational audio podcast from my Dose of Motivation series will be coming this Thursday. I'll actually upload it sometime late on Wednesday night. Presently, all episodes going back to January from this free monthly motivational audio podcast are available for your listening pleasure. This same podcast series is also on iTunes. This free series is excellent for all of you art lovers who also could use some motivation in your lives these days.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Top Study Skills Strategy For Native American Students

Since the readership of this blog does include many Native American students, college speaker Clint Cora has written up a new article revealing his top study skills strategy for college and university students. This shows how to study effectively and Clint used this method to pull himself from a 'C' student to a respectable 'B+/A-' student by the time he graduated from university.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Advice For Aboriginal Students Facing Job Market

I was asked by a college magazine on some advice to give to college students, particularly seniors who will be facing the job market. Since I speak at colleges, one of the things that I tell students all the time is that they should work to develop their people skills, ie., their ability to interact well with lots of different types of people. People skills will be more important than their grades when determining how successful they will be in their future careers. Also, because we live in a more diverse society now, it is important for students to be able to work with people from all different backgrounds and cultures. This is what I do in my college diversity presentations. People and diversity skills, whether acquired through part time work, volunteer work or even extra-curricular activities with people other than their friends, will separate these forward thinking students from their competition in the job market. This advice would be equally effective for aboriginal students as well.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Native American Indian Houses

This week was interesting because we received an email from somebody who saw our video on Native American Indian houses. Actually, this video is technically of Native Canadian work at the Museum of Civilization in Canada. It turns out that this person is the nephew of the artist who was commissioned to create the work on this video.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Star Trek Is A Great Example Of Diversity

I saw the latest Star Trek movie yesterday and much like other types of movie (Star Wars, etc) in this science fiction genre, there is often a mix of different human races as well as aliens working together. I recall the series Star Trek Voyageur where the first office was of Native American origins. It was during one episode that I was first introduced to the concept of the dreamcatcher. This is a great example of diversity working at its best and this latest Star Trek movie was no exception. Seeing a developing friendship between Kirk and Spock was a real pleasure. Having said that, seeing Spock kissing with Uhura was certainly not expected!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Art Auctions On Cruise Ships

Yes, it's true, they do have art auctions on cruise ships. This is one of the entertaining aspects of having meetings and conferences one cruise ships. I did attend a cruise on the Mediterrean Sea as part of a pharmaceutical company meeting. At that time, I was product marketing manager and was involved in organizing a big meeting for our entire sales force and marketing team on a Celebrity cruise of the Mediterrean. Thinking about that particular cruise, I was quoted in a recent article about meetings on cruise ships.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Using Diversity In Job Interviews

Recently when I presented 'Kick Down Diversity Barriers For Success' for an executive networking group, I suggested to them that one of the most powerful strategies that can be used during job interviews either externally (for new positions) or internally (for job promotions) involves diversity skills. The group thought that was the most important learning point for them. So I decided to write a new article based on this strategy of using diversity skills in job interviews. If you are lucky enough to be located near native groups and are a big fan of their art, interactions with them will count as using diversity skills. Helping them produce a cultural show would be a really good success story to have.