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Pay It Back !

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Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of payback. Let there be no one-sided giving in your friendship. Be valuable to those friends who are always there for you.
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How to Pronounce "Skip" and "Skin"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: “skin” and “skip” The mispronunciation of these words in Nigeria English is “skp” and “skn.” They kind of skip over the Monophthong short vowel “ɪ” that is in the middle of the words. Native speakers pronounce these words as “skin” “skip.” Note that the letter “I” is not silent. And in these words, the letter “I” is not saying its name as “ai”, but “ɪ.”

How to Pronounce "Opportunity"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: Opportunity. This word is popularly pronounced “or-por-tuu-ni-tee” in Nigerian English. Native speakers pronounce it “or-pet-y-ni-ti.” Follow the transcription /ɒpǝ’tjnɪtɪ/ Note that the letter “U” sounds /y/ our native consonant sound.

What All the Sweet Comment Means

There are so many things that can kill great talented, hard-working people... "You're doing such an amazing job." "You are wonderful! You blow my mind with your piece." "I love what you are doing. You're such a beautiful soul." "I love you. I wish I could be just like you."
Sweet comments that might destroy you, if you take them too far. When fans or people tell you that, they love you, they want to be like you then, you have an obligation to continue building yourself to be peculiar. When you hear "I wish I could be just like you," by t his people mean to say that, they admire what you are doing to influence the world around you. The talent you have. The special gift inside of you! Some great people have destroyed their lives by not knowing how to handle these comments. Make certain it doesn't happen to you by going the extra mile to keep doing amazing things.
The next time you are showered with these sweet comments, be carefu…

The Narrow Mentality

When meeting people online especially Facebook, the natural default is a romantic relationship. This is a narrow mentality without considering the vast possibility that emerges from meeting a person.
People should connect because of ideas to build a community or a nitch of people with common goals and ideals. A lot of careers has made it in a big way just by meeting someone on the internet. The Internet can prove extremely useful, not only as a way to find a romantic relationship but to grow business.

Stop blowing out your opportunities with warp approach. Influence your online connection for more success.

How to Pronounce "Bathing"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. This week pronunciation titbit: Bathing. As much as I'd have loved to do more in this video, a colleague is not helping me focus. Howbeit, I hope you learn something. I'd elaborate more on the word in our next video.

How to Pronounce "Bird" and "Bed"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking and be understood in personal and work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. 
This week pronunciation titbit: Bed & Bird. There are two dominant native speaker pronunciations for the word 'bird.' Amer. /bɜːrd/ and Brit. /bɜːd/. But in Nigerian pronunciation, 'bird' is articulated as 'bed.' Watch the video for the accurate pronunciation of bird.
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How to Pronounce "Onion"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: Onion. This word is popularly pronounced 'ho-ni-on' or 'or-ni-ons' in Nigerian English. Follow the transcription /ˈʌnjən/ Note that the letter “O” sounds /ʌ/ and not 'ho and or.'

How to Pronounce "Issue"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: Issue. This word is commonly pronounced 'esu or ezu' in Nigerian English. Follow the transcription BRT: /ˈɪʃuː AME: /ɪsjuː/. Note that the letter 'j' in AME sounds /yi/ and not 'z.'

Be Highly Competitive

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Making others feel at #ease and #comfortable is an #important part of a #business, which can make or break your ability to find true #professional #success in your business/career. Be a highly competitive business professional. Be gracious. Have self-respect and respect for others.

Keep Up Your Self-Worth

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Being #pushy and #readily #available, to a man or a woman comes as #unattractive, undesired, not worth having and obnoxious. Maintain your queenly and kingly #poise and #charm. Let modest and behaving with #honor and #dignity always be your virtues. Photo by Git Stephen Gitau from Pexels. Thank you.

All About Your Relationship

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A person of good

My Creative Process

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I think you will agree with me when I say #writing a book is challenging! After many years of storing up finished #manuscripts last month, I picked up the manuscript for my new and upcoming nonfiction book and started working on it. I've only achieved 14 #Chapters, but getting to this point has been a long and serious test for me. I surprisingly could come up with 1000 words for a #blog post in just a few hours, but this book has a whole new twist that seems to scare the heck out of me. But I'm here now. I'm happy and I hope that you will join in my happiness too. I wanted to take this moment to let you know that, I'd be publishing this great book in the coming year. I'd be sharing more about this book, its process, what it's about, the title, potential #book covers, and marketing effort to help make this a #success in the coming year.

Positive Assertiveness

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Use positive assertiveness... #respectful #betterleading #courteous #kindness #consideration Photo by Serkan Göktay from Pexels. Thank you!

My Creative Process

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My upcoming #book has been a time consuming, #mental resources and creative #energy project that demands a lot from me. But I doubt this will take too long like my fiction project. Lack of sleep impedes my #creativity and #flare to write. Regardless, I achieved another #Chapter today with great ideas drafted down. #Exhaling... Photo by Liam Anderson from Pexels. Thank you!

The Principle of Caring Deprivation

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Our #children deserve #parents that give them #protection, #affection, and #direction. Beyond that, they deserve parents that won't #over-indulge them but give them 100% of their need and 25% of their want. Apply the #principle of #caring #deprivation constantly in your parenting and you will be #happy in the long run and also will your children be in their future.

My Creative Process

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WOW! One of my mentors said I have to write every day and sacrifice other things in my life so that I can put the writing of my upcoming book first. Awww…… #notimetowriteandplay

DRS Parents MannersFeed

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My children are 7, 5, and 3-years-old. They love to talk a lot and talk off track whenever they are with a family member they haven't seen in a long time. We are going to be spending the Christmas holiday with family members. How do I get them to talk less and sensibly? – Bukola

A: Tell your children that you love that they are outspoken, but explain that adults don't like the bad habit of talking too much. You can try role-playing with them by pretending you're the child with the bad manner of talking too much. Encourage them to evaluate the behavior. Practice with them several times before your trip to help them build their emotional intelligence to talk less, listen more and ask more. And by so doing, you will help them a good impression.

My Creative Process

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My upcoming #book has been a time consuming, mental resources and creative energy project that demands a lot from me. But I don’t this will take too long like my fiction project. Lack of sleep impedes my creativity and flare to write. Regardless, I achieved another #chapter today with great ideas drafted down. #Exhaling.

Merry Christmas 2018 from DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting.

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Winning Image for Women in Business Symposium 2019

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What can I expect from WIWB Symposium 2019?
Winning Image for Women in Business Seminar is a day event seminar taking place 26th January 2019 at Abebe Village Road, Iganmu Lagos. The symposium theme is “Transformation” where we Pilot Women’s Leadership with Business Etiquette.
What is the story behind WIWB Symposium? Damilola Ogunremi President of DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting organize WIWB Symposium to increase the awareness of some business etiquette strategies that can be gracefully used at the appropriate time in a wide range of business situations to help women get considered for more advanced opportunities. Top of the flaws inhibiting the success of women, even those in senior positions is often their lack of professional image. Damilola wants to change this and teach women to build positive outlook that breeds more success. What is included in my ₦20,000.00 1-day registration? The program will include 10 crucial presentations, while sign-up for consultation and coaching will b…