Made to Stick; Why some ideas thrive and others die - Dan and Chip Heath
A book for those who want to understand some very effective communications principals.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. Covey
A book for those who want a paradigm shift to a whole-some principal based life.
Zag: The Strategy of High Performing Brands - Marty Neumeier
A book for those who want the keys to building a great brand.
The Way We're Working Isn't Working - Tony Schwartz with Jean Gomes
A book for those wanting to understand how to achieve a life-balance in the real world.
Switch: How to make change when change is hard� - Chip Heath and Dan Heath
A book for those who want to understand how to make change.
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior - Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
A book for those who want to understand how and why we think irrationally.
Described by my beloved's as caring, generous and fun to be around I like to think I take that attitude to all walks of life and work. I can also be best described as simple, creative, intuitive, relational, and inquisitive.
Currently I help run a small media company; Reality CG. My responsibilities include business administration, project management and marketing. My official title is "Business Director/Creative Strategist'. I'm involved in projects from 3D Animation to Film.
On a personal preference note I enjoy very much the challenge of public speaking and management facilitation. Some say I'm a fish to water at it and I enjoy both the aspect of presentation content design as well the stage performance. I've got a knack for synthesis and distilling the complex down to dead-simple. I simply love the field of communications. If I had to give it all up and money was no matter - I'd probably focus on the area of communications and human matters - with a speciality in presentation design and giving. As a life-long learner I tend to read on branding, marketing, productivity, communications, management and self-help/psychology. I like to think I'm very intrinsically driven. I love autonomy and purpose to all I do.
I believe that one day I'll write a Best-Seller but I won't let the cat out of the bag yet. Let's see.
"Jamal is an amazing public speaker that never fails to inspire the audience with the knowledge and insights he generously shares with everyone. I'd recommend him to emcee and deliver public talks to anyone who's aiming to have an excellent event. With the energy he brought on stage, the audience were all engaged and felt empowered to participate and provide their opinions."
"Jamal is an avid Master of Ceremonies and it's great to see him engage the audience and now to see him taking charge of event procedures. Certainly he didn’t disappoint me nor the participants, with his delightful insights bridging the speakers and the audience together. I would hope to see more of his presence in many other events as I believe his professionalism carries great virtue. Whilst action is louder than words; Jamal has both with a lot of added enthusiasm".
"I was privileged to be able to observe Jamal run a workshop on Creativity and Problem Solving for young people at the Muscat Youth Summit. Jamal was clearly passionate about his topic. He was also dynamic and engaging."
"My experience with Jamal goes way back to 2005. He has an amazing charisma and really knows how to captivate an audience. What makes him different from others is that he never takes his intelligence for granted. Whether it's a big or small stage he always ensures plentiful passion and puts tremendous hard work into his preparation. He is however meant for the big stage. May be an Oscar? Yeah why not. In single word he is Stupendofantabulous. God Bless".
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Jamal did a great thing for us during the State Visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in January 2012. He presented to Her Majesty the story of the wreck of the Dutch ship the “Amstelveen” in 1763 at Ras Madrakah and the survival trek of 30 Dutch castaways to Muscat in the burning summer heat. He was able to evoke the horror of the trek but also the leadership that the surviving officer provided, and last but not least the kindness of many Omanis who shared their poverty with this forlorn bunch of sailors. It felt for a moment as if we ourselves were walking through the desert. Jamal is an eloquent speaker who can capture the full attention of his audience, and does so with a natural ease.
"Creative, articulate, confident, bright and combines all above with simplicity and clarity when presenting ideas. He is full of energy and is charismatic ... Jamal has set standards that are difficult to reach but worth emulating. He is truly a precious gem and as such a pleasure to work with. Jamal is Whiz Kid."
"I've worked with Jamal many times in the past on both presentation and the delivery of seminars and I would describe him as structured & engaging. Perhaps most impressively though is how thoroughly researched he is behind each element of the deliverable".
“Jamal has this great ability to keep you fully engaged and on the edge of your seat waiting for that next piece of information”
"Jamal is a wizard on stage. Whether he is speaking, presenting or facilitating a discussion, he dynamically engages, connects, inspires and makes an impact. Add his flair of passion, humor, and eloquence and he shines through delivering great value for any event. Having worked with Jamal in the KnowledgeOman.com community seminars, I applaud his deep thinking, his care to deliver genuine value, and the drive for creativity. Jamal is set for unique difference-making."
"Jamal is a talented and dynamic speaker. Indeed, he has added a significant value to every event we have involved him in and attendee feedback has always been highly complementary of him. Moreover, we have always found him to be easy to work with and he has been extremely accommodating in meeting our event needs. I have no hesitation in recommending Jamal as an event speaker or keynote speaker".