Corporate Lunchtime Grooming Talk: Safe2Travel Pte Ltd
As consumers, we would be more familiar with the names of travel agencies that we often see in the newspapers, brochures and trade fairs. But after today, I can add another name to my familiar name list – Safe2Travel Pte Ltd.
Safe2Travel Pte Ltd is one of Singapore’s largest and most established homegrown travel and event management companies. They specialise more in corporate travel for companies and organisations.
I’m here today for two sessions of my corporate lunchtime grooming talks. The staff would be split into two sessions so that operations would not be interrupted. Yes, it’s not surprising that even during lunchtime, there will still be phone calls or inquiries. Safe2Travel is still after all a service provider.
I have fond memories of the first session, all thanks to two of the staff who simply could not resist poking fun at each other. And by virtue of the fact that they were seated next to each other, they helped to liven the mood with their comic relief and ‘continuous bantering’. Sometimes if the crowd is too quiet, a trainer really needs helpers like them to kick start the entire learning environment :p
And learn they did. Generally still a shy lot, they were hesitant to volunteer themselves for the demo, but were more than happy to volunteer others.
The participants from the second session fared much better in terms of guts and effort. Applause! Perhaps it was a all ladies group that they didn’t feel the pressure of being critiqued by their male colleagues. Or perhaps this group was more eager to unlock the secrets to looking good through a thorough understanding of themselves.
Needless to say, well-spirited banter still ruled the day as some felt they had hit the jackpot by having an oval face while others pretended they simply had one!
It is always heartening to see the initial doubts on the faces melt away at the end of the talk. After all, who said it’s a Herculean task to create a lasting first impression?
And before leaving Safe2Travel, I chanced upon my talk being promoted on the staff welcome notice board and the shutterbug in me emerged again. Here’s one for keepsakes!