Saturday is not exactly a good day to report by 8.15 am for registration at the SMU. To my surprise, the majority turned up punctually. The typhoon in HK last Friday did prevent our two attendees Alan and Annmeis from taking off till the next day ie Saturday arriving in Singapore too late for the seminar.
So our mentor switched contents so that our HK attendees would not miss the most important topics, the Psychology part. Somehow on the first day, the energy level was low, partly because the topic was more on technical analysis.
On the second day Sunday, the seminar started at 9am since all the registration was done on the first day except for two from HK, two others from HK took off before the typhoon struck and attended both days. When our two late HK class mates walked in, we blamed it on ‘an act of God’!
The class became alive on the second day with more participants posing questions to our mentor. The momentum built up so much that our mentor forgot to take a rest on his high stool. So I would say the seminar was a great success to have drawn out the typical shy Singaporean students, so to speak! Our mentor worked best when there is flow of energy back to him.
Soon it was 5pm, time for roundup of the weekend seminar and the usual appreciation all round.
I have been lucky to get the service of a professional photographer Raspal to take a group picture of the Class of 8’08 which to my mind has been a great success.
Upon reaching home, I received some testimonials which support my review:
Excerpts of two :
1. From Moira Coops: Thank you both so very much for including me in the course this week end. I really did learn a great deal. Ray is an incredible teacher and does such a great job of delivering knowledge I was totally impressed and engaged….
I found that I really have been making some big mistakes, ie ignoring a problem hoping it would disappear when in actual fact I should focus on it and make a plan and then take action….
I can only make a start now and hope that some one will check on me to see that I am staying on task and continuing with the commitment to making those changes needed in order to become successful.
2. From Lim Say Leong:It was a very interesting journey we went through over the last two days. I always feel that trading shares is a way of making money but has never been able to consistently made a success out of it. Many a times I make but lost it back due to a lack of stops and do not know when to sell. You have given me a system and this I will treasure with care.
I must also thank my friend and diplomat Mrs Tula Montoya, wife of the Ambassador of Peru, and her son and daughter who graced the occasion. However, they had to leave early on the second day.
Our poor mentor, when leaving SMU, suddenly had an attack of spasm in his hip – just two months after THR ! He was on his feet for two whole days without taking rest at intervals to sit on his high stool! With rest over-night, he is back to normal today, almost! So I offered to continue his blog for another day or two.
ANA aka IDKIT