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"The workshop was very informative and helpful. The knowledge I have gained from Dr. Abed Baidas and the rest of the moderators and participants is just priceless. The networking opportunities in this workshop should not be underestimated ... the workshop was very well organized and conducted. The moderators were very supportive and prompt in their responses ... the information was more than enough and it genuinely broadened my perspective and point of view on many different topics. It made me look at businesses and our community in general differently and in a more positive and opportunistic way ... The platform was user-friendly and quite easy to use. It was a great way to interact and support one another. Also, the fact that we shared and published assignments and our findings and received comments and feedback on them, was helpful and a great way to learn from one another. "
"The content from day one was very interesting to learn. Creativity was very welcomed, and innovation was encouraged. The first group assignment was about the goals in life of the group members. It encourages direction in life. This may boost the self esteem of the individual. On the second and third day it was about what matters to the group the most. Even until now it has been about motivation and having clearly defined personal goals. Which can boost the moral of people ... The way of communication was very clear and easy to understand. Very friendly language was used ... Instructors were very warm and welcoming. They were very easy to work with ... People were made to participate individually and hence the content had a deep reaching effect."
"This workshop has showed us how to think critically and how to use our knowledge in order to improve our communities. It taught us to brainstorm and develop different ideas and projects which can help us in our future career ... workshop changed my way of thinking and showed me how to think outside the box, not to be afraid to speak my mind ... trainer made a great job because he was always available for any questions we might have. Furthermore, he helped us develop our own ideas ... The online platform was good for keeping up with the latest feeds and updates
"As a psychology student, I didn’t know much about the marketing aspect, but the workshop opened my eyes to so many new perspectives and taught me a lot. My dream is to start my own psychological clinic and earn good name for me and my clinic. I’m definitely going to use a lot of tips and tricks I learnt from the workshop ... The trainer did an amazing job ... Platform was a little confusing at first, but it was easy to get a hold of."
“I really enjoyed the workshops and learning experiences that they brought. The videos had such incredible life lessons, and even the sessions conducted were fun, interactive, and made me eager to participate ... Perspective is so important and I definitely learned a lot more about it and about critical analysis, but also about the importance of community values and even understanding what personal values you stand for which made me very glad .... The trainer was fantastic. I have felt so comfortable in the sessions and as though I am being heard and appreciated when I participate, and I am very grateful to him for being such a considerate and nurturing figure.”
" The workshop has been an incredible experience and must be continued to teach young minds like us to discover ourselves and serve humanity ... it has helped me a lot and these lessons will be with me forever ... I did enjoy the way it was conducted, especially how everyone was encouraged to speak and offer their insight to the sessions ... Dr. Abed and Dr. Chris were very great trainers who spoke very well and have immense knowledge. The platform was very good."
"The workshop was informative, something that isn’t usually taught in school/ university ...
It will help me, and I have already started implementing the lessons in my life ... Dr. Abed is a very kind person, and funny. He speaks well and connects with his audience differently.
"The workshop was very informative and insightful ... trainer was a great person, humorous and a good figure to look upto ... The platform took some time to adjust to but it was very great, especially the speech to text option blew my mind, disregarding some technical issues that every platform faces tbh."
"The workshop was great to be honest. I learned to look at business in new perspective, learned things that are not taught in school or even university ... it was very interactive and professors helped a lot and were very supportive and helped understand things in simple and empowering way. "
"It was a great workshop. A great initiative by Dr. Abed Baidas; he is the best trainer, I’ve ever trained with. He has a great sense of humor, and had fun training under him ... Great platform."
"It was very informative and valuable ... I see myself taking this perspective of helping others in my career life as well ... very lively amazing and happy go lucky trainer who cared about hearing our feedbacks ."
"The work shop was very good. The mentors were awesome ... Platform was very convenient ."
"A big thank you for making this possible for all of us! This has been amazing five days where I already feel like I have learned a lot. I have always tried to be different throughout my life, however, your daily sessions have been truly interesting as well as motivating they have encouraged me to gain a new perspective to better myself. It really helped me a lot to get new insights and know more about myself than ever before and I got new ideas and perspective of things that I never thought of before. I have really enjoyed participating in all those interactive sessions and working on the assignments and the projects those were really fun and engaging.
Dr. Abed Bidas was really hands down the best instructor I have ever worked with! His knowledge, professionalism and presentation skills are simply world class! "
"I personally believe this workshop was quite an eye opener, I got to interact with so many people of different nationalities and I genuinely enjoyed that. I heard so many diverse opinions, it was amazing how everyone has different mindsets and general mantra for life ... It definitely helped me improve my interaction skills with complete strangers. Also, I had been someone who was always afraid to speak her mind and be confident in my opinion, even though I did not say much, whenever I did, seeing how much my opinions were appreciated and agreed with, it made me feel really good about myself ... I have definitely not met someone as incredible as Dr. Abed Baidas. It was so amazing to see how patient and open minded he was. However, I really liked the fact that he was critical but firm when it came to our presentations. He gave us credit and advice at the appropriate parts when needed and that is a really admirable quality to have. It was an inspiration to see someone so open and giving to very diverse perspectives.
" Content of the workshop was pretty informative and engaging. It was inclusive of terms and ideas from different subject stream of business, marketing, advertising, psychology and more ... I definitely believe the knowledge I have attained through this course will prove to be valuable in my future career and approach in general ... I think Dr. Abed Baidas was just impeccable.; he is an extremely good orator. He is skilled in keeping people engaged, interactive and attentive while providing a sense of comfort to the learners. Personally, I loved being his student and to sum it up he is a strict teacher with your best interest at heart who pushes you to explore your potential ... The platform was well thought out."
" I loved the workshop, I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to join such workshop, to hear different stories from everyone, gain experience and to be able to skip the shy part and just be myself and be free to put my thoughts and ideas for knowing there is no right way or wrong way to have new thoughts ... I think that I’ve gained lots of ideas from this workshop and I’ve also learned a lot like thinking in a different way which I believe will help me in for sure ... The trainer is lovable, you know that there’s a connection even if we don’t really know each other, but he is very well spoken, his ideas and thoughts are great too
"The workshop was beyond expectations. Hearing the word workshop brings up a boring image, but DR. ABED made this workshop like an adventurous trip. It was full of fun, interaction, videos etc. This is not something that we get everyday this is a one in a million things ... It was full of motivation and fun... DR. ABED was the best trainer anyone could have asked for. He teaches in a way everyone wants to learn. He included with every fun thing that could be added to it to make the workshop more fun. The best thing was to watch him crack up in laughter watching those videos ... Platform was very creative and handy."
"The workshop was very interactive very helpful and I really enjoyed these 5 days a lot!! ... I feel it will help me in further future to be a better person, leader and listener and I feel it did give me confidence to start my own venture sometime in the mere ... The trainer was very well successful in telling and conducting the webinars very well. Everything was very precise and clearly explained. I really liked it."
"Amazing experience and I learned a lot about the topics that were covered during the sessions. The moderators were really good at explaining the terminologies and examples and it was very fun ... The trainers were amazing, and it was fun learning from them."
"Workshop is a great opportunity especially that it was online, I learnt a lot of things, and I started thinking out of the box in my personal life not only in business ... Trainer seems he have a really good experience with what he’s giving to us and very passionate about it ... The platform was really complicated loved the idea about it and everything."
"I found it to be pretty amazing. I think we all learned a lot of real-world experiences ... It was conducted nicely, I liked the platform ... I found Dr. Abed Baidas to be a great coach. He explained himself nicely and used good examples ...it was a pleasant experience
"Workshop was so great , inspirational to everyone ... I wish it could be more than one week I enjoyed it a lot ... Dr. Abed Baidas, is my role model he is just perfect ... Platform was nice and smooth."
"Great workshop. I learned learned things that are not taught in school or even university ...
The Trainer was very supportive."
"The workshop was so informative and helpful ... Trainer was amazing and innovative with his teaching style ... Platform was very user-friendly."
"The workshop was very helpful and opened my mind to different ideas and concepts that I didn’t look into ... I learned a lot about branding, This workshop also taught me to always think differently and outside the box ... Definitely! It was delivered perfectly ... I wouldn’t mind to have more days of this workshop as it was so much fun and mind opening. I learned different concepts every day ... Trainer is One of the best if not the best trainer, he was so helpful and always there to answer any concern and question. He made the workshop so exciting, and I myself, was waiting for the workshop every day to start excitingly."
"An overall excellent learning experience that definitely prepared me for future ventures and further studies with great mentors to learn from, great team building experiences and new innovative ideas that could be introduced to create successful businesses in the future ... everything I learned enhanced my knowledge and will help put my newfound skills to test in the future ... All the trainers were exceptional, being able to learn and gain knowledge from such experienced, respectable and highly knowledgeable individuals is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I’m extremely glad I took up this opportunity to participate ... the platform interface was easy to navigate through and was interactive and well conceptualized; it was a great learning experience in this sense as well as navigating through the platform was initially a bit tricky as it was new to me but, as the days went by and the more I interacted with it the easier it became to work with and overall made learning fun.
"This Workshop was indeed a really new and unique experience as I met a lot of new people and learned a lot about branding as well ... this information about personal Branding will definitely help me in making professional decisions in my career and university life ... I was introduced to a lot of new people and got to learn from our productive conversations ... I did enjoy the 3 hour sessions we had together hosted by Dr. Abed Baidas; he was a great trainer to have, his presentations and productive questioning helped me learn more ... the platform was a bit hard to use at first but I got used to it and the help and support made it a lot easier to use."
"I really enjoyed every part of the workshop, it was very insightful and truly inspiring ... I learnt a lot about what makes a great brand and what captures people’s hearts. I understood the power of endearment and how it is a core for effective human interactions ... It gave us a chance to always be UpToDate to what is happening even if we missed the meeting. It was well organized, and the meetings were interesting and captured my attention ... The trainer was truly inspirational and definitely won our hearts. His sessions were a real eye opener that made a great difference to my perspective about the world ... The platform was well built."
"The workshop was a very good experience. At first, I wasn’t sure about it and didn’t know if I was interested because my group members were not very interactive. However, in the end few of them took notice and we worked together, and it was really nice ... The trainer was very nice, and he was explained everything very nicely and it was fun ...
In the start, the platform was quite confusing and it was getting difficult but once you get to know the program it is very easy and interactive."
"I enjoyed the workshop, extremely informative and interactive ... A lot of key marketing and branding strategies were discussed at length throughout the session that can be used in the future ...
I certainly enjoyed the way the workshop was conducted as it was interactive, visual and rife with information ... the trainer was extremely positive in his approach and made concepts fun and easy to understand ... The platform had a wide range of interactive functions which made work easy and convenient ."
"It was an intense workshop where there were many learning and opportunities to grab ... The main thing I learnt was branding and believing in ourselves ... All the mentors were very helpful and always provided meaningful feedback ... Platform at the start was a little confusing, however, once understood, it was easy to use."
"The workshop is great experience I learned a lot of things. it is very interesting to meet people from different countries and sharing opinions with them ... I enjoyed how the workshop was conducted especially when Dr. Abed Baidas shares quotes and real examples ... The platform was very useful to share our opinion."
"It was a source of inspiration, amazing opportunity and experience and I’m looking forward to attending similar workshop ... from the beginning when we had to share our crazy and funny things, also having innovation ideas ... Doctor Abed Baidas was very supportive and creative trainer ... The platform was clear, easy to hang and use, without needing to explain the icons."
" Workshop was informative ... I have already started implementing the lessons in my life ... Dr. Abed Baidas is a very kind person, and funny. He speaks well and connects with his audience differently. "
"I enjoyed this training because everything was sharing with teams and I learned from each other ... I learned a lot of things that will help in my career and how to deal with staff and how to finish my work on time ... Working as a team to solve problems together, strengthened my self-confidence and my personality."
Abrar Mohamed alkatheeri, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"Very useful and it helped me prepare myself for the future by gaining some skills that is needed in workplace ... it helped me because during the 8 weeks I was learning and working as a real employee."
Alanoud Khalid Fakher, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"For me I am not so social person, but this training helped me to get along with project and department members and that will help me in my career in future ... because of the team work, I can now communicate freely with people ...The coach was good; he helped us a lot and he was always available for any question or problem we may have, also he gives good advice ... the overall experience was good."
Amna Abdulla Ali Alhameeri, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"Having the opportunity to participate in a work placement training program doesn't just allow students to learn about the market, it also gives them a chance to explore themselves ... This work placement training was a great learning experience as it allowed me to gain an understanding of workplaces and how to create my own brand as well as how to market it. Throughout this internship, I learned a lot about myself and my career goals ... it was really fun, and I had to engaged with a lot of girls ... I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Abed, who was one of the greatest coaches I've ever encountered. He was very cooperative and kind to us ... I've been working in the marketing and sales department I really learned a lot about how we market our brand. also, I'm a business solution student and I think this training will really help me out in the future ... my self-esteem was increased because Dr. Abed encouraged us to share our opinions throughout this internship ...There was a sense of belonging there and we accomplished a lot together as a team."
Afnan Katheeri, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"What I have learned with Identity Branding Forum during Summer 1 will help me for the following semesters and Summer 2, even for the job in the future. It was such a great experience ... Dr. Abed Baidas is such a great coach. He can understand the students quickly and give us valuable information that we need in our lives, and we will learn from it. He asks for the students’ opinions all the time and what they think about it different subject matters; for sure, it will help me in the future to collaborate with others easily. ... My collaborative experience during the training was beneficial, it helps me ask all the time and don’t be shy, and it helps me with department and the projects. At the same time, we are different students in each department and project. We learned to help other interns when they needed help."
Ahood Almarzooqi, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"Before I started my work placement training, I was very nervous but when I started, I got to know about everyone and everything. I really appreciated my work placement because I enjoyed working ... through my work placement I learned a lot that I know will help me in my future career. I developed more work essential skills and explored more career areas ... I enjoyed the training a lot more than I can explain ... Dr. Abed Baidas taught us lot from the beginning until now, he is friendly, the advice he gives is useful, he always wants us to be productive and know that we are all unique in our own ways and he is the best coach ... Through the collaborative experience, we learned a lot from each other how to empower each other and have effective communication; we discussed work issues and worked together as a team. This will help me through my career to be productive, creative and innovative, to establish team goals and create a clear and compelling cause ... my self-confidence improved so much especially when it came to asking questions in front of everyone to get an advise, something I couldn't do before."
Fatema Alharthi, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"It was an interesting experience I loved the concept of each project and how each department work together in those projects giving a chance to interact and evaluate each other work on a different point of view ... it will help me to be more precise and efficient on how to know what people like if for example I started my own business ... the training was enjoyable and I enjoyed each meeting because we discussed many things that were intriguing, reviewed projects and how we evaluated them ... the training will help me to initiate work and start communication and be quick on finishing my tasks ... Now, I feel more confident in working and communicating with different departments easily."
Fatima Alameri, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"It was a great place to express and expand our knowledge and think outside of the box ... It has helped me increase self-assurance and character, and it helped me learn how to connect with others ... It was well-presented and well-explained ... everything was clear and straightforward ... Dr. Abed Baidas was very cooperative, always available, and responsive with great and honest feedback ... Now, I feel I am very prepared."
Haya AlAli, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"Such a great opportunity to develop and grow myself and to know more about how can I grow my business, and in different ways how to be more creative with my work ... I learned a lot about how various departments function and the way they work together ... The coach was really good and perfect and we all appreciate the way he taught and treated us ... I enjoyed the training and glad for taking this opportunity."
Louloua Alqubaisi, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"What I learned from my work placement journey with Identity Branding Forum will help me build my future career because I learned how to face difficulties, socialize with others, and think positively ... I enjoyed working having my work placement at Identity Branding Forum because they made everything easy for us, with no work pressure ... Our coach Dr. Abed Baidas is the best coach in the world. He is very kind, cooperative, and a supporter; words can't describe how amazing he is. Dr. Abed always thinks positively, even in challenging situations. He always encourages us to take risks and try new things to build ourselves and never feel afraid of failing because failing is the first step of success. I wished all the coaches around the world to be like him Dr. Abed ... My personality has changed 180 degrees. Now, I started to be more social, think positively, never feel afraid of failing, and became more confident."
Ghalya Alshehyari, HIgher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"The company is very good in multiple sections and the people there are friendly and they were always there to help us. Also, my colleagues were inspiring me all the time with their amazing abilities to work under pressure, and they were always helping and encouraging me inside the workplace and that made my experience in this internship very satisfying ... Now, I am more capable of planning and goal setting ... I enjoyed promoting diverse cultures and do more work in less time ... The coach inspired new ways of thinking and new ways of approaching the challenges an individual may face ... I have developed collaboration skills that will enable me to successfully work toward a common goal with others. This includes clear messaging, actively listening, taking responsibility of my mistakes, and respecting the diversity of your colleagues.
Fatima Abdullah , Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
"It was a great and a new experience that I learned a lot from it and gained and improved my ability to work with a team and skilled my leadership innovative thinking. In addition, I improved my presentation skills ...all the skills and knowledge I got or learned will benefit me in real life, college and my future job. It will help me solve problem much faster and in an efficient way ... It was a great and a new experience to do the work remotely ... The coach was a very intelligent and straight forward and very clear with the information and explanation. I learned much from him ... The most thing that helped me and, in my opinion, that will benefit me is group work, it taught me how to be a team player and how to share and accept and improve ideas in a structured way to make the idea greater than the initial thought ... I now feel much deferent; I feel that I overcome my fear of working in peers with other
people and gained the skill to be a team member and a leader ... I learned how to address issues and how to be a good listener, and it also taught me how to deal with conflicts and how to address the root cause of the problem and put a structured way of making a decision."
Mahra Aldhahab, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
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