okra eXpress hosts series of multinational events bringing together investors, and targeted major players from industry and government with a particular emphasis on making more effective investments in developing world markets. At okra eXpress, we pride ourselves on offering unique PR, media and event services with a focus on quality, high professional standards, legal and business ethics. okra eXpress was launched in 2007 by Bertha Oluwole, an astute and highly respected creative, original, innovative PR practitioner, a unique and credible researcher, a well informed and better briefed international relations and business intelligence specialist, who is also a script writer, a lady of great letters, and a trained mediator with charming sense of humour. Bertha is a postgraduate executive MBA professional with an excellent degree of people management, interpersonal and soft skills. Bertha's practical experience is underscored by her diverse qualifications in journalism - media law, politics (major), with European studies, law, general and strategic business management and languages.The services at okra eXpress are aligned with quality. okra eXpress cuts a slice across the globe offering innovative services quite heartily with great ease, care and distinction.
Get a swift plug in at okra eXpress. Get Connected - To Stay Well Connected at okra eXpress
Polite update: okra eXpress is correctly spelt using lower case except for the X in eXpress. Red and Green are the corporate colours at okra eXpress. Incidentally, the colour green is highly associated with environmental sustainability. okra eXpress is carbon friendly and runs a London based paperless office offering PR, media and event specialist services with a difference. Thank you. Have a great week. Lol + hugs, With all good wishes, remain blissful okra eXpress
Let's talk about the Carbon friendly plastic £10 to start in 2016. The Currency of the Kingdom
okra eXpress is quite thrilled and intrigued by the Bank of England’s proactive, positive, and robust decision to issue carbon friendly washable plastic £10 bank notes in 2016. We are passionate about the carbon friendly washable plastic £10 bank notes. One can quite heartily wash the carbon friendly plastic £10 bank notes quite clean with gentle hair shampoo for thin, fine and relaxed hair with great ease and joy too – oh what a feeling of great joy! That is absolutely fantastic. We are extremely fascinated by the carbon friendly washable £10 bank notes. We really like that tremendously. How enchanting. Such a lovely fascination. We have such admiration for the carbon friendly washable £10 bank notes. It’s all about joy. The thought of having carbon friendly £10 bank notes is extremely attractive to us. What a great cheer up! Thanks a trillion to the Bank of England. okra eXpress adds
BANK OF ENGLAND says, Plastic banknotes to start in 2016. Credit: BBC
BANK OF ENGLAND
News, views and interviews: Credit: BBC Plastic banknotes that can d survive a spin in the washing machine are to be brought into circulation by the Bnak of England in 2016. BBC News reports: Last updated 18 December 2013 at 12.02 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25427663
Bertha (okra eXpress), is a theatre lover, a bird watcher, a fitness guru, a sporty and active lady who enjoys playing tennis with a 73 year old grandmother,the mother of her childhood tennis coach.Bertha (okra eXpress) is also a globe and culture enthusiast with keen interest in music, dancing, bright colours,history, art, nature and wildlife
Photo above: Robin Red Breast
Time to chillax and have some fun in all that you do when you feel able. Surely, you can look for the humour in all that you do to fill in the day! You can hit on the link below if you can to help you chillax somehow after an ultra hectic day. Quite enchanting and fun too! I think. Have a great week. With all good wishes. Lol + hugs. Take very good care of yourself and keep the doctors away! Distance yourself from them. Steer well clear away from them and keep a healthy distance because you do not want to end up with unexplained headache and find yourself forming part of their statistics. Oh please! It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Prevention is better and cheaper than cure. Health is Wealth. Take very good care of yourself, . Stay fit, eat well. Watch your food and drinks intakes. Stay healthy. Keep the Doctors away. You matter. Your body matters. Keep a healthy distance, chillax and watch DR. Who repeats instead when you feel able. Is this link the reason why you tube should device a repeat button? Cheeky! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrnoR9cBP3o
Let's talk about a spoon full of sugar
Action to cut sugar in food: Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: Action on Sugar has been set up by the team behind Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), which has pushed for cuts to salt intakes since the 1990s. BBC News reports: Last updated 9 January 2014, at 10.30 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25650352
Let's talk about healthy okra
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okra eXpress is named after a healthy global green vegetable called okra, to quite frankly make you hungry. okra is a global healthy vegetable originally from Africa popular in Japan, India, the Middle East, China, Greece, Brazil, Turkey, the Caribbean, Philippines, South America, Europe, and the Southern US. okra is a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin C and A, also B complex vitamins. It is low in calories, a good source of dietary fibre, and is fat-free. okra cuts across a slice of the continent just like okra eXpress. Just like okra, the colour green is highly associated with environmental sustainability. okra eXpress is carbon friendly and runs a paperless office in London offering PR, events and media innovative services with a difference in line with quality and integrity.
In India, okra is known as ladies’ fingers, and elsewhere okra is known as piano fingers, bhindi, and bamia. The okra colour green goes very well with Yellow .Wear mellow Yellow - A great cheer up!
Photo above (left & right) okra - ladies' fingers - piano fingrers in a champagne glass with colourful spoons. (Photo middle) okra - ladies' fingers - piano fingers in a see through plastic hand glove.
Ready, steady cook, okra stew with lemon and herb basmati rice. Credit: BBC Food Recipe
BBC Food Recipe: You can hit on this link if you feel able for the okra stew with lemon and herb basmati rice recipe. Less than 30 mins preparation time. 10 to 30 mins cooking time. Credit: Credit: BBC Food Recipe. Copyright, © BBC
Let's talk about Swan courtship: Swans are graceful duets and life long partners. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Swan courtship. BBC Reports: Swans are life long partners. Swans partner for life, but each spring they renew their courtship. Credit BBC Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Mute_Swan#p003k0wn
Ever heard of Swan Lake at Sadlers Wells in swanky London?
When you feel able, you can check out Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - New Adventures at Sadlers Wells in swanky London. This triumphant modern re-interpretation turned tradition upside down when it premièred in 1995, and just as unmissable as ever.
Planet EARTH as You've Never Seen it Before. Credit: Alastair Forthergill
Planet EARTH - Book Description: Published December 2013. Credit: Amazon
Prepare yourself for a spectacular tour of the world's many habitats, each possessing its own unique mood. From the claustrophobic darkness of the expanding Deserts to the diminishing Jungles, teeming with violent life. The thread that binds them all is water - the precious element that has carved our world and makes all life possible - and only three percent of which on the entire EARTH is fresh. Within each habitat, we take a journey of exploration. We find the hidden life - the animals who have yet to be extensively filmed, either through the inaccessibility of their habitat or their own elusive behaviour. Mass migration spectacles, blind cave fish bio luminescent corals and rarely-seen large mountain cats , all beautifully captured by the world's best nature photographers. With a foreward by Sir David Attenborough, Planet EARTH is the ultimate portrait of our planet, and the perfect companion piece to a truly historic television event. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Credit: Amazon.
Britain's most famous naturalist, Sir David Attenborough made freeman of Bristol. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: For more than 60 years, he has travelled the globe, through life on EARTH and frozen planet. He has taken us to places that got us closer to nature than we ever imagined possible. Britain's most famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough has been awarded the freedom of the city of Bristol - the highest honour the city can bestow. The award marks the close association between Sir David Attenborough and the BBC's Natural History Unit. He described the award, as a great honour not just for him, but for the whole team. The BBC reports. Last updated 17 December 2013 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25412432
Ladybird decline driven by "invading" harlequin. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: Ladybird native to the UK and other European countries are declining fast as the invasive harlequin species spreads, scientists have shown. The BBC's Richard Black, Environmental correspondent, BBC News reports: Last updated 7 February 2012 at 01.23 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16916726
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: The hot summer of 2013 provided a much-needed boost for wildlife, butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says. The BBC reports. Last updated 27 December 2013 at 03.29 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25523879
The smiling sky photo below caught my fancy. Thought I'll share it with youNews, views and interviews: Credit: BBC: smiling sky for the sky gazers and twinkle, twinkle stars fanatics. Last updated, Monday, 1 December 2008, at 16.11. Copyrights © BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7759146.stm
Think happy thoughts - Think sunshine, think bright, think sunflower. What a great cheer up!
Think sunflower. Be wise, think happy thoughts. Think sunshine. Think light. Think bright. The name Bertha is a female Germanic name, meaning “bright one”. The name Bertha appears as a Frankish given name from as early as the 6th century and is derived from Old High German berthta - Bertha meaning bright one. “Always look on the bright side of life. All things bright and beautiful all creatures great and small”. Have a great week. With all good wishes, Lol + hugs, Bright – okra eXpress
okra eXpress echoed Steer well clear away from distractions that will end up like a political ping pong - argy-bargy ding dong with fire brewing in the background. "Remember, Jonny Nash said, I can see clearly now the rain has gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. It’s “gonna” be bright, bright, bright sun shiny day".
Two of van Gogh's sunflower paintings are reunited. The pictures are worth an estimate of £100million. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Two of van Gogh's sunflower paintings are reunited. For the first time in over six decades, two of Vincent Van Gogh's most iconic sunflower paintings will be shown in London, side by side. The National Gallery is already home to one of the paintings with the other on loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The pictures are worth an estimate of £100m each and are expected to attract huge crowds to the National Gallery exhibition. Art historian Martin Bailey told BBC Breakfast about the origins of the two. Last updated 24 January 2014 at 10.19 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25878192
okra eXpress echoed All things bright and beautiful. All creatures great and small. Always look on the bright side of life. What a great delight. A really great cheer okra eXpress adds
Spectacular Lights. Wonder of nature. "Magical" Northern Lights displays. Credit: BBCNews, views and interviews: The Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - gave rare and spectacular displays overnight over parts of the UK. The lights were clearly visible from north of Scotland to as far as Jersey. The Northern Lights appear as shimmering waves of Light when atoms in the EARTH's high -altitude atmosphere collide with energetic charged particles from the sun. BBC weather presenter Helen Willets says the displays were "magical". Last updated, 28 February 2014. Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26387779
Butterfly boom. Butterfly bounty. Farmland butterflies have flourished. Credit: BBCNews, views and interviews: Butterfly boom. Farmland butterflies have flourished thanks to last year's hot summer, the charity Butterfly Conservation says. The BBC's Ella Davies, Reporter, BBC Nature reports. Last updated, 19 February 2014, at 01.37. Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26242496
Photo below, right: Trafalgar Square in swanky London, in the 80‘s, the 20th Century with the lovely and cheerful birds
okra eXpress echoed I used to very much adore feeding the birds in Trafalgar Square in swanky London, which got abolished by Red blah, blah, blah. What a bore! Nevertheless, the lovely birds flew to Africa where agricultural resources are in abundance. Spending quality time in Trafalgar Square was indeed a fascinating thing to do with my siblings, great and special friends in swanky London in the 80’s, Motown era, the great old days in the 20th Century.Cheerful jam and freshly home baked bread sandwich picnics, hard boiled eggs, cheese and crackers, nuts, crisps, marshmallows, weetabix and lukewarm milk and lemonade on the rocks in Trafalgar Square with our colourful Sony walkman watching the world go by. What a great cheer up. We loved and we still love climbing mountains, hills, rocks, walls, so we climbed whatever we could climb in Trafalgar Square and scraped our knees and we were not too bothered about that, thanks a trillion for Palmer's Cocoa butter body cream a from Boots the Parmacy and Beauty stores, and We were home by sunset to break into the evening gradually. with lots of fun things to do with happiness, pleasure, and laughter. What a lovely day out and a great cheer up. Yes, we have fascinating and delightful memories of Trafalgar Square with great warmth. Fast-forward to the 21st Century, thanks a trillion for the bright blue cockerel designed by a German Artist, Katharina Fritsch which is currently roosting in Trafalgar Square in swanky London to somehow grace us with divine comfort. It’s so divine
A blue cockerel designed by a German Artist, Katharina Fritsch takes roost on Forth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in swanky London. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Credit: BBC. The new artwork for the Forth Plinth in swanky London's Trafalgar Square, a bright blue cockerel symbolising regeneration and strength, has been unveiled. Tilted Hahn/Cock, the 4.72m high piece by German artist Katherina Frritsch and will be on display for 18 months. The BBC's Rebecca Jones, Art correspondence BBC News, reports, Last updated 25 July 2013 at 12.13 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23448832
Argy-bargy ping -pong saga V gracious tennis
okra eXpress is a great tennis lover and can take a bash or two. okra eXpress gains her clever tennis tips by playing up to 50 minutes tennis with a gracious 73 year old grand mother a great tennis player, and the mother of her childhood tennis coach a polite, charming, passionate coach who has been her coach since the 20th Century, 1990 precisely. He is a super coach who played tennis with Germany's Steffi Graf when he was a child. okra eXpress echoed Steer well clear away from Argy-bargy ping pong distractions. Play gracious tennis instead. Gracious tennis is a wonderful and marvellous fun game to play that helps okra eXpress shake off her home-made strawberry cheese cake intakes which she very much enjoys as a treat. Better-still, one can certainly learn from gracious tennis players. What do gracious tennis seeds do at the end of the tennis game? They simply shake hands quite graciously - till we meet again. It simple means thank you. We are all in it together. Togetherness is the key. Happiness is the truth. United front with great ease and joy too! Here you go. okra eXpress and the mother of her childhood tennis coach once played tennis doubles with the school mate of her childhood tennis coach and his wife who played with us using the tennis racket once owned by Germany’s Steffi Graf which her husband bought in the 20th Century – the 80’s precisely.
Action is needed to give tennis in Indonesia a bright future. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Grass roots drive. How can tennis in Indonesia hit the sweet spot? Action is needed to give tennis in Indonesia a bright future. The BBC's Alice Budisatrijo reports. BBC News, Jakarta. Last updated 2 February 2014 at 21.52 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25958146
The sky's the limit? The sky is great. Keep your head up the sky. Reach out for the sky with great ease, care, attention and joy too.
Let’s get physical. I very much enjoy and I take great delight in climbing rocks, high mountains and hills with great care. You may need to keep up with me if you feel able and of course when you can. Always raise the bar high and do better than your best for others and always think of others in all that you do to fill in the day. Sacrifice for others. Helping others is a short term investment that will ultimately yield potential dividend for you and others in the long run. Here you go. That’s the long and short of it. okra eXpress
You ought to get a grip on anything you wish to climb. So please do remember to cut and file your finger nails before you make any attempt to climb whatever you wish to climb. Be it every mountain, be it rocks, be it walls, be it tress, be it that greasy pole.okra eXpress echoed climbing mountains, rocks, walls, and what have you is great. Climbing requires a lot of focus and concentration. Climbing is fun. Climbing with great care and attention is great for your body, mind and soul. You can start climbing by taking little baby steps. Let’s start at the very beginning. A very great place to start is to climb walls, then climb every mountain, rocks, as you like it with great ease, care, focus and joy too! I often have to cut and file my long nails very low to get a better grip when I go climbing with my climbing companion. okra eXpress adds
His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, has tried his hand at a spot of wall climbing while on a visit to Jersey. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Prince of Wales on Jersey school climbing wall. Credit: BBC. The BBC, reports, Last updated 18 July 2012 at 21.38 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18893129
Let's talk about the lovely bright stars.
I very much adore the the lovely stars in the sky. How enchanting to watch. What a great treat! okra eXpress echoed
Photo below: Beautiful Stars in the sky for star gazers and star fanatics
A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to EARTH is the Sun, which is the source of most of the planet's energy. Some other stars are visible from EARTH during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points due to their immense distance. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, and the brightest stars gained proper names. Extensive catalogue of stars have been assembled by astronomers, which provide standardized star designations.
The bright stars are out and shinning quite brightly. How Hilarious!. Stargazing from human constellation. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews:Stargazing Live: Human constellation of city's nightsky. The BBC Stargazing Live programme pulled off a UK-first by creating a human constellation in Norwich. The stunt was part of a Stargazing road show when about 200 people stood with lit touches to form a human map of the night sky above the city. BBC's Shaun Peel reports: Last updated 9 January 2014 at 17.43 GMT Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-25675942
Wake up. World, Rosetta is up
Yes, the Alarm clock rings- Wake up. Rosetta: EARTH waits on comet chaser. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Rosetta, Europe's decade-long quest to put a robotic lander on a comet, has reached a key milestone. The probe, which has spent the past two-and-half -years moving through space in a deep sleep, was expected to rouse itself at 10.00 GMT, ready to send a signal to EARTH. BBC's Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Darmstadt reports, Rebecca Morelle explains how the mission will unfold. Last updated 20 January 2014 at 10/02 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25782249
Let's talk about plain sailing with great ease
It's plain sailing at okra eXpress. We are going on a direct journey worldwide. Be adventurous. when you feel able. Get on board that ship. Cruise around the world. Fresh air, outdoor and fitness will make you a happier person. Keep smiling and remain active. Create a walking group and invite your neighbours to go on a walk with your walking companion. Take on white water rafting or ice hockey, go for a long walk or run around. All these physical activities are brilliant for your body, mind and soul. It's plain sailing with great ease at okra eXpress. It is wonderful and amazing to do. We are loving it! Have a great week. Take very good care of yourself and keep the doctors away. Keep a healthy distance. With all good wishes, Lol + hugs, okra eXpress
How can a cruise ship "grow" by 30 metres? Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Time -lapse video showing a cruise ship being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres has gone viral online, with over 350,000 views on social media. The work - which took just under two months - was part of a large refurbishment project carried out in 2007 at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg. The BBC's Tom Santorelli reports, Last updated, 131 January 2014 at 06.09 GMT Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25970361
Let's talk about bright colours. What a great cheer up
Photographic memory V mental notes
"Sound bites from okra eXpress: Whenever you enter into a dialogue with me, I will translate your words into images to have delightful memories of you with great warmth. So if you talk to me about bright colours, I will think about Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
Alert Copyright: Photo Above Agatha Ruiz de la Prada told the BBC that her love for colours bred success © Copyright BBC owns the Copyright of the photo above
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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Making a splash. The fashion designer whose love of bright colours help her stand out. Credit: BBC
Alert Copyright: Photo Above Making a splash (Photo right), One of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's design from earlier this year © Copyright BBC owns the Copyright of the photo above
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: The fashion designer, who has no connection to Italian fashion label Prada, is known for her colourful and funky designs. She may have started out with clothing but her sprawling design empire now stretches from notepads to tiles, security doors and even gravestones. The BBC's Katie Hope reports, Last updated:13 December 2013 at 00.13 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25313250
Winter Olympics kit: The people's verdict. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: Teams competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi have been revealing their outfits ahead of next month's competition. The BBC's Lucas De Jong canvassed, views from people on the street about some of the questionable kits set to go on show. Last updated: 28 January 2014 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25935732
The BBC reports in Russian language, from Russia with love. Credit: BBCNews, views and interviews Credit: BBC: The BBC reports in Russian language from Russia with love via this link Copyright © BBC Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/
okra eXpress echoed Try something new. Make that move right now. Make a difference for yourself and others too! Flourish together. Perhaps you can consider spending your quality time doing amusing things or having fascinating discussions with others, rather than spending your quality time complaining about what you do not have. Work together with others to accomplish the same objectives and flourish together. Think togetherness. The truth is, tough times don't last but tough and kind people do! And tough people practise self-control. It is a wonderful world. That's the long and short of it. Consider your challenges as positives then press head with the next best thing and translate your challenges into opportunities for yourself and others without looking back in anger. Keep cool, keep calm, remain well-composed and carry on with great ease and smiles. I am a great believer that "doing good is good for business". In this regard, be a Girl Guide - Be Prepared, to go out quite heartily to plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land. That's the long and short of it!
Be a Brownie - Be a girl guide - Be prepared - Always do better than your best. Everybody must work together to achieve the same objectives
1940's Brownie: It was a big family. Brownie centenary: Recalling 1940s movement. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: This
of the Brownies, formed by Lord Baden-Powell as girls
their own versions of the Scouts. They were originally called Rosebuds - a name that did not survive long - and today members
badges for activities like crime prevention and science investigation. BBC's Jenny Hill met Ann Philips, who joined the Brownies in the 1940s and has been involved with the movements ever
Credit: BBC. Last updated: 3 January 2014 Copyright © BBC
Photo below: The now-deceased, Lord Baden- Powell. Founder of the Brownies and Scouts
About The now-deceased Lord Baden-Powell
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden - Powell, 1st Baron Baden Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCG (22 February 1857 - 8 January 1941), was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. Lord Baden- Powell also formed the Brownies. The Brownies were first organized by Lord Baden-Powell in 1914, to complete the range of age groups for girls in Scouting. They were first run as the youngest group in the Guide Association by Agnes Baden-Powell, Lord Baden Powell's youngest sister. In 1918 his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, took over the responsibility for the Girl Guides and thus for Brownies. Originally the girls were called Rosebuds, but were renamed by Lord Bade-Powell after the girls had complained that they didn't like their names. Their names comes from the story "The Brownies" by Juliana Horatia Ewing, written in 1870. In the story two children, Tommy and Betty, learn that children can be helpful Brownies or lazy boggarts. The Brownies and Scouts Motto in a nutshell is Promise and Law
okra eXpress echoed Brownies and Scouts are compassionate people and they do all things moral and ethical for others. Become a Scout - Become a Brownie - Be a girl guide - Be prepared. Always do better than your best for others. Serve others without expecting to be served. Always be firm but fair. Keep up the good work!. Remember, you are not beaten, unless you refuse to get up. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Smile and remain in full bloom like a sunflower, pressing ahead together with others, letting your eyes look straight ahead, fixing your gaze directly up above the EARTH right up in the sky gazing your eyes with great ease at the green hill far away beside the city wall. Steer well clear away from distractions and recite this punchy up lifting thought and smile quite heartily, when someone makes unsuccessful attempts to in-still anger in you - "All things bright and beautiful all creatures great and small". Always look on the bright side of life. Anyone who is among the living has hope – even a live dog is better off than a dead lion. That’s the long and short of it. Press ahead, let your light shine before others in such a way that they see your good work. Speak with wisdom. Never go on the defence. It is a sign of weakness, insecurity and lack of confidence. Make it your blue print to leave behind your positive footprint in all the noble things that you do for others. You do not demand respect, you earn respect. Respect is not something you can demand. You earn respect and you will need to prove your worth with ease. You have traditional principles and values, and standards, you stand by them. Adapt and embrace a positive mind set. It is certainly not the end of the world. We have only just begun. What a great cheer up! Always look on the bright side of life. All things bright and beautiful. All creatures great and small. Politely refrain from complaining about what you do not have. Instead, create what you want and be very thankful and grateful for what you already have. When you smile, others will smile too! Better-still, when you smile, you use less energy and facial muscle. When you feel cranky sing! When you sing you will never feel cranky! Remain pleasant and kind like the gracious and beautiful birds up in the sky. You probably do not realize that you already have all that you need and that is the key to life - The gift of life. The air that you breathe in and out without charge. Think happy thoughts – not fearful and, dreadful thoughts. There is nothing on EARTH to be fearful about! That is the long and short of it! Think others in all that you do and assess what impact you will have on others if you do this or if you do that. Remember, everything on EARTH is possible. The impossible takes a bit longer and that's the long and short of it. The equation is easy to figure out and it goes like this. Work together with others hand in hand to achieve the same objectives with great ease and fun too! The best thing in life is life. Life is the life saving anchor to life. Keep your spirit up at all times. My life is the stronghold of my Life. Never stand still. Raise the bar, accelerate to the next best thing without looking back in anger. Refrain from existing and live your very best life worth living. I will dwell into my life all the days of my life to gaze upon the beauty of the EARTH and the glorious sun and rainbow above and high upon a rock with shouts of joy, sing and make music in the land of the living, the EARTH, the sea and dry land. I love life. I’m a lover of life. Choose life. Life is part of living. Life is not guaranteed on EARTH. Life does not come with an expiry date. Life is precious. Treasure Life. Love Life. Live your very best life worth living. That's how I see life. okra eXpress
"If you don't want to "bang" your head, keep away from the skiing slopes. okra eXpress adds
Ski holidays "cost thousands". Wake
call. Watch out for unauthorised listings. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: Travel agencies have warned of a new internet scam targeting holidaymakers who are booking skiing accommodation online. Some people have transferred thousands of pounds to conmen posing as owners of luxury chalets. Chalet operator Consensio Holidays has asked for dozens of fraudulent chalet listing to be taken down from rentals website. Travel association Abta said it was a "growing problem". The BBC's Jon Ironmonger reports, Last updated: 14 December 2013 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25378520
German chancellor Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall. Credit: BBC
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News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: German chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, her spokesman says. She will have to remain lying down as much as possible in the next three weeks and several visits will be cancelled, Steffen Seibert said. She also suffered heavy bruising in the accident, in the alpine Engadine region of eastern Switzerland. Ms Merkel was not skiing fast at the time, the spokesman added. The BBC reports, Last updated: 6 January 2014, at 12.11 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25622660
Let's talk about the International Society for skiing Safety
The International Society for skiing Safety ISSS) is a multidisciplinary institution that advances safety issues and injury care in snowsports through education, research and development in all related fields. okra eXpress recommends you hit on The International Society for skiing Safety ISSS) website to get a first hand feel of all that they do. Incidentally, there are recommended exercises you can do to better prepare you you make that trip to ski high up in the mountain to reach out for the beautiful blue sky. Find out more when you feel able. okra eXpress adds
The race to save lives in avalanche. Alps avalanche warning to skiers. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: UK The BBC reports, British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years. The season has seen unstable conditions, with 24 people killed so far in avalanches in France and Switzerland, including four this week. The BBC's Christine Fraser has been to Montgenevre on the Franco-Italian border to join search teams in training. Last updated: 27 January 2014 at 19.30 GMT Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25915242
okra eXpress echoed "Music strikes a chord with me and the people around me.When you feel cranky, sing for joy. When you sing for joy you will never feel cranky". okra eXpress
Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. Now that’s what I call Music.
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC:
Now that’s what I call Music.
have been coming out since
. A diverse
of artists and musical
are featured on the albums that
top chart hits. For some bands it has been a chance to be exposed to a much wider audience. 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker reports. Credit: BBC. Last updated:15 December 2011 at 15.14 Copyright © BBC
okra eXpress echoed "If you can graciously sing sweet sound of music like a bird, all you need is a piano. Time for "My favourite things. Bright up your darkest night. Play the piano, play sweet songs with bird noises or sing lustily and think about the stars above the EARTH.
okra eXpress echoed Playing the piano in the dark before Midnight, is wonderful and marvellous. Beautiful classical piece of music is very easy to read and play by memory with great joy and fun too! How very lovely. What a bliss! Anybody can play the piano. All you need to do is keep bashing the keyboard until you can better strike a note. It's so divine. okra eXpress adds
£3.5billion to UK coffers. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC:
The music industry
£3.5billion to the UK economy in 2012, a
report suggests. Government national statistics found that the industry also sustained over
full-time jobs and
. Jo Dipple is Chief Executive of UK Music, the trade body behind the report. She told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake
to Money: "Music is a really big economic force for this
Last updated:16 December 2013 Copyright © BBC
Bon Jovi had the biggest
music tour of the
, according to Billboard magazine's 2013 - 90 sell-out shows, grossing $205m (
). Credit: BBC
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Bon Jovi © Copyright BBC owns the Copyright of the photo above
News, views and interviews Credit: BBC: US
, played 90 sell-out shows during the tour, which ends in Brisbane.
Bon Jovi had the biggest
music tour of the
, according to Billboard magazine's 2013 rankings. The group played to more than two million fans during 90 sell-out shows, grossing $205m (
Last updated:15 December 2013 at 22.26 Copyright © BBC
Daft Punk - Get lucky - Winners at this
Grammys. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: French dance duo Daft Punk have taken top honours at the Grammy Awards, winning five prizes including album and records of the year. Hip-hop Macklemore and Ryan Lewin took four awards - best new artist plus rap album, song and performance. The BBC's Alastair Leithead looks at who won what at this year's awards. The BBC's Damian Grammatocas reports. Last updated 27 January 2014 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25910000
Let's talk about the Motown 80's teenagers era. Let's dance to the beats of Stevie Wonder, El Green, Sir Elton John, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Sister Sledge, Bee Gees, et al. Diana Ross said Do you know where you going to, do you like the dreams that I’ve been showing you? Boney M said somewhere in the world. Bon Jovi said “we are living on a prayer”, Elton John said “Sacrifice”, Jimmy Cliff said, "Beautiful world, wonderful people", Rose Royce said I’m wishing on a star ABBA said you are the dancing queen,Neneh Cherry said, "Manchild", Stevie Wonder said “signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours”, El Green said" you make me feel brand new. Let me be the one you come running to", Sir Elton John said. I thank the Lord there is people out there like you. Bob Marley said One love, One heart, Let's get together and feel all right, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross said “Endless love”, Louis Armstrong said, It's a wonderful world, David Bowie said “Let’s dance”, put on your red shoes and dance the blues", Jeffrey Osbourne said “On the wings of love we will fly high”, Bee Gees said, I'm satisfied with you, Sister Sledge said, "We are family". Bee Gees said how deep is your love? Incidentally, the Bee Gees brothers had hairy chest in the 80's and probably beyond (:-
okra eXpress echoed I adore
and bright sparkling
. I love singing. As a child, I started singing before talking. When you feel cranky, sing for joy gracefully. When you sing for joy you will never feel cranky. Sing for joy. It's so divine!
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From Salzburg, Austria, with great love and affection. If you feel able, try singing this bright meet and greet song with great ease - it's so divine! It goes like this. "Edelweiss… Edelweiss Every morning you greet me. Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me. Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow. Bloom and grow forever. Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever”. Sound of Music
Altered Edelweiss: Credit: BBC
Edelweiss The German version
Edelweiss, edelweiss/ Shine for me like the stars/ Light and small/ Clear and pure/ Just as if you liked me. Let your snow white/ Pointed (petal) bloom / bloom on all paths/ Edelweiss, edelweiss/ Be a blessing for my homeland.
Edelweiss The English version
Edelweiss, edelweiss/Ev'y morning you greet me/small and white/Clean and Bright/you look happy to meet me. Blossom of snow/May you bloom and grow. Bloom and grow forever/ Edelweiss, edelweiss/ Bless my homeland forever.
Photo Above Captain Georg von Trapp, his amazing wife, and seven children from his previous marriage
You can hit on this link when you feel able, to chillax with a drop of golden sun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ToL7p6HL3Q&list=RDpl-jGoAiKwg
Let’s talk about the gist of contralto in classical music in a nutshell
In music, a contralto is a type of classical female singing voices whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type with the lowest tessitura. The contralto's vocal range falls between tenor and mezzo-soprano, typically between the F below middle C F3 in scientific pitch notation to the second G above C (G5) although at the extremes some voices can reach the D below middle C (D3) or the second B♭ above middle B♭5) .That's the long and short of the meaning of contralto in music.
Chillax - Let's dance with great ease and joy too.
okra eXpress echoed. Let's dance. Dancing is very healthy for your body. Dancing is great for your mind, body, and soul. As a child, I stated dancing before walking. Incidentally, I now walk in the woods a lot with my walking companion and I love dancing too. So let’s dance with great ease and joy too!. Let’s dance and reach out for the sky. Don't take too much steps or you spoil yourself. Spring has sprung. Put a spring on your steps. Take up dancing. okra eXpress adds
News, views and interviews: The War Orphan from Sierra Leone West Africa who became a Ballerina in the United States The BBC's William Kremer reports. BBC World Service, Last updated 15 October 2012 at 02.43 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19600296
okra eXpress echoed Time to chillax with My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is a 1964 is a musical film adaptation of the Lemer and Loewes stage musical of the same name, based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by George Cukor, the film dipics, arrogantphonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) as wagers that he can take flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) and turn her Cockney accent into a proper English one, thereby making her presentable in high society of Edwardian swanky London.
Let's talk about the musical Ms. Saigon
okra eXpress echoed In the 20th Century, in 1990 precisely, I watched the musical, Ms. Saigon in swanky London with my childhood tennis coach. We were both young, naive and fresh faced nevertheless, very passionate about the musical Ms. Saigon because of the air craft scene flying above us in the theatre which was very enchanting to watch. We are intrigued by the air craft and we highly recommend the musical, Ms. Saigon well worth a fun night out. okra eXpress echoed
Hybrid airship. World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK. Credit: BBCNews, views and interviews: UK World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK. The BBC's transport correspondent, Richard Westcott reports. Last updated: 28 February 2014, at 00.09 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26337673
okra eXpress echoed Any chance for the making of Boney M Musical?
Boney M is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the original members of the group's official lin-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barett, Maiziel Williams from Monserra and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. The group was formed in 1975 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970's. The band hadn't performed since Farrel's death in 2010, but have since reformed for an upcoming Australian tour in June 2014.
Let's talk about the wonderful Swedish pop band ABBA, from Sweden with love
okra eXpress echoed How refreshing it was growing up with easy-listening and uplifting music by so many renowned global music artists, including ABBA. As an ABBA fanatic, and simply because ABBA music has been growing positively on me to keep me going since I was young, naive and fresh-faced, better-still, as a thank you token to ABBA, I would very like to say thank you for the music for giving it to me. Music is everything. I have not fallen out with music yet. Music helps us to chillax after an ultra hectic but nevertheless, positive week running up and down like a maniac, working hard, working your fingers to the bone with great ease and joy too!. Stay tuned. Chillax and listen to some great choice of music. Music strikes a chord with me. Refrain from allowing yourself to be lost in music? okra eXpress adds
Stockholm museum thanks Abba for the music. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: BBC Reports: The first permanent exhibition to celebrate Sweden's most successful band will open to the public in May. The BBC's Maddy Savange was given an exclusive preview of Abba The Museum. From the moment you touch down at Stockholm's Arlanda airport, you get a taste of impact the museum is hoping to make. The The BBC reports. Last updated 29 March 2013, at 00.42 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21923649
Where has the Swedish, Sierra Leonean, from West Africa, Neneh Cherry been? Neneh Cherry on returning to the limelight Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: After nearly two decades away from the limelight singer Neneh Cherry is back. The 50-year-old, who won twolime Brit Awards in 1990, became famous for songs like Buffalo Stance and Manchild. She is performing in Shoreditch in lime swanky London, on Wednesday night to promote her new album. Cherry said it was the death of mer mother three years ago that played a big part in her return to music. BBC's Brenda Emanus reports. Last updated 26 February 2014 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26358364
spring chicken V hamster on the treadmill
Let's talk about running. Great for the mind, body and soul. Go, run, move that body. Go Run.
okra eXpress echoed Keep fit. Run, run, run. Keep that body moving. Great for the mind, body and soul. One step too far? Run, run, run, looking ahead, shake that body of yours going forward, run, run, run, move that body. You know where you are going and you know where you came from. Go the extra mile with your running companion. Run, run, run stay fit, with great ease and joy too! That’s it! Here you go (:-okra eXpress adds
News, views and interviews: Obama and Biden in White House jog for health campaign. BBC's reports Last updated 28 February 2014 Copyright, © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26380647
Can opera appeal to children? Credit: BBC
News views and interviews Credit BBC:Opera can be quite intimidating for adults - so the idea of taking a child may seem daunting. But the Royal Opera House is trying to change this by staging a new production which they hope will appeal to children as much as to their parents. How the Whale Became by composer Julian Phillips and Lobrettist Edward Kemp, is based on Ted Hughe's well-loved story collection The Dream fighter and Other Creation Tales. Designer Tom Scutt has transformed The Linbury Studio Theatre into a magical world where singers and musicians bring the characters to life. BBC News spoke to director Natalie Abrahami and some children in the audience. Video Journalists: Alex Stanger, Susannah Reid, and Claudia Redmond. Last updated, 19 December 2013, at 00.09 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25397193
Let's talk about the far reaching multi coloured globe BT
Photographic memory V mental notes
Whenever you enter into a dialogue with me, I will translate your words into images to have delightful memories of you with great warmth. So if you talk to me about multi coloured globe, I will think about BT and Maureen Lipman. Incidentally, it has been more than twenty years since Maureen Lipman was Beettie in BT's long-running campaign - "It's good to talk". Have a great week. With all good wishes. Lol + hugs, okra eXpress
BT revenues up on broadband sport TV demand. Credit: BBC
News views and interviews Credit BBC: BT's sales and profits haverisen, driven by record broadband demand and its new sports television service. The company reported pre-tax profits of $617m for the last three months of 2013, on revenues of £4.5bn. Last updated, 31 January 2014, at 17.58 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25975695
Globe and maps are collectables so could be seen as an investment. Credit: BBC
News, views and interviews: Charts, globes, atlases and street plans are becoming ever more collectable as paper maps are slowly replaced by smartphones and satellite navigation. Investors may be tempted down this route as a result, aware that they could lead to financial gain but, as with all investments, there is a chance of a fall in value. The BBC's Philip Hampsheir, Business Reporter reports,Last updated, 14 February 2014, Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26191715
The secret magic of snow globe. - Nice, romantic, calm and relaxing. What a bliss! Credit: BBC
News views and interviews Credit BBC: The BBC reports. How snow globe came to be. They are still produced by the family that claims to have invested them over 100 years ago. Last updated, 23 December 2013, at 00.28 Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-25449226
Let's talk about Hippos and globe: 60 years of BBC television idents. Credit: BBC
News views and interviews Credit BBC: On 2 December 1953 the BBC launched its first dedicated on-air symbol (ident) for the single channel TV network. The First ident was created by one of the 20th century's greatest designers, Abram Games. The BBC's Nick Highams reports, Last updated, 2 December 2013, at Copyright © BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25181754
Madame Tussauds cuts a slice across the globe
Photo Below: Anna Maria "Maria" Tussauds (nee Grosholtz)
The photo above was taken shortly after Madame Tussauds passed her 42nd birthday. The now-deceased Anna Maria "Marie" Tussauds, (nee Grosholtz), 1 December 1761 - 16 April 1850) was a French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in swanky London.
Bertha (okra eXpress) echoed, “queuing up to get into Madame Tussauds on a wonderful and marvellous sunny day in the 20th Century, 1990 precisely was a life changing experience for me. Cherish your precious moment at the iconic, unique Madame Tussauds in swanky London and elsewhere across the globe with great ease and fun too! Quite a range of enchanting, wax art to view.
okra eXpress cuts a slice across the globe just like Madame Tussauds
Quality is the key at okra eXpress. If you have learnt from our experience, then our past is a success. okra eXpress was officially launched in the Georgian Restaurant the home of a handsome grand piano and chic pink and white outfit in Harrods, Knightsbridge, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. At okra eXpress, we ensure that our choice of venues for the okra eXpress events have the appropriate cachet for the quality and brand values we wish to establish. The okra eXpress events are held in unique and handsome buildings with special architectural, historic and heritage interests in swanky London, including Portcullis House in Westminster . The Architect, Sir. Michael Hopkins, Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP, designed Portcullis Houuse together with the seven story high underground chamber of the new tube station. okra eXpress London events are also held at Asia House – the house with the Blue Plaque in Oxford Circus, Royal Overseas League in Green Park, Mayfair, and 9-10 Charlton House Terrace, Pall Mall, Piccadilly, the home of the former British Prime Minister, The now-deceased William Gladstone. Incidentally, all these prestigious venues have gentle stairs and step free access and are located at the heart of London which makes them particularly appropriate for running the okra eXpress events in line with quality and ease of travelling. Better-still the London buses integrate very well with the London Underground in these areas so one can get to the okra eXpress events venues with great ease even if it means walking briskly for up to six minutes from the nearest tube station.
Let’s talk about the Monopoly board game
okra eXpress London events are held in touristy areas where one can purchase hotels when playing the Monopoly board game to chillax with great ease and fun!
As usual okra eXpress events will follow the style of format as highlighted below
Agenda – okra eXpress will press ahead with the set order of play as laid out below
6 pm Guests arrive to network, meet and greet each other
Presentations - Short talks in a nutshell
7.30 pm Networking interact over drinks and nibbles
8 pm – Event Closes
Polite update: As usual, okra eXpress will run the fascinating discussions till 7.30 pm (for emphasis the discussions at the okra eXpress events will run for one hour). Please refer to the set agenda highlighted above. okra eXpress will invite a minimum of four global formidable speakers and industry experts who will all speak in super quick time to allow for a maximum number of questions and answers.
Incidentally, the photos below are extraordinary photos taken at okra eXpress events inspired, project managed and hosted by okra eXpress. Alert: Copyright. okra eXpress owns the copyright of the photographs below unless stated otherwise. At okra eXpress our timing is always impeccable. Guests are very welcome to arrive at 6pm. Guests will be asked to be seated by 6.29pm and the discussions will start at 6.30pm and run for one hour.
okra eXpress will round up the hour brilliantly well.
At okra eXpress our timing is always impeccable. Guests are very welcome to arrive at 6pm. Guests will be asked to be seated by 6.29pm and the discussions will start at 6.30pm and run for one hour.
We do not intend running the fascinating discussions beyond 7.30pm. Arriving home every night after 9pm is not late, however, it maybe late somehow to chillax and have a private life.
Mobile phone etiquette/manners: Please respect the presence of the guests at our events. The okra express presenter will ask the audience to switch off their mobile phones
Mobile phone behaviour: Final question very briefly. Should the audience switch off their mobile phones between 6.29pm and 7.30pm? Yes, it is a resounding yes. It is so simple and straightforward thing to do.
The okra eXpress presenter will ask the audience to switch off their mobile phones. We respect the presence of the guests at our events and it is as simple as that. We always keep things simple with great ease and joy too!
If you are called upon to ask a question, or to make a brief statement of added value to give flesh to the discussion, please stay within your time limit allocated to you by the okra eXpress presenter. Please be aware that pressure may be on to keep questions very very short, simple and straight forward.
The okra eXpress presenter may decide to have a preliminary indication from the audience by symbol device of raised hand, how many questions, before he/she asked the last formidable Global speakers and Industry experts to speak there are likely to be.
Please refrain from trying to get the first, middle or last word in. Indeed, the okra eXpress presenter will invite you to speak when he/she feels it is the appropriate time slot for you to add flesh to the bones and credible value to the discussion.We are only intrigued to swiftly press ahead with honest contributions to add value and flesh to the discussions.
We are keen that there should be a dialogue, because everyone in the room would have something to contribute quite frankly
We very much applaud the positive approach of guests who respect the presence of the other guests in the room at our events by asking very short question(s) using less words in a professional, polite and candid manner at all times during the okra eXpress event.
At 7.30pm, guests will be given the opportunity to networking and interact over drinks and nibbles.
Network and interact over drinks and nibbles
Mea-culpa, (apologies), there will be no name badges at the okra eXpress events. Wearing a name badge reminds us of the wonderful and marvellous moments at kindergarten.
Time is precious, we will deliberately refrain from spending our quality time designing, creating and distributing name badges.
Meet, greet, interact with others and share great practice with great ease and joy too!
If you are aggressive or flippant, that is hideous - that is a hideous thing to happen, in the presence of our guests. It is awful and shameful. You can snap out of that hideous behaviour if you want to and you know that. We feel uncomfortable to comprehend with such aggressive behaviour. Surely, you can of course communicate with great ease without unnecessary anger which is uncalled for. Speaking in an aggressive manner sounds dreadful. It sounds like putting the other foot in when you open your mouth. If you are born to speak in an aggressive manner, please try singing whatever you want to say like the gracious opera singers. And it is OK with us if you can't sing, you can instead try counting up to ten before you speak and swiftly refrain from that dreadful aggressive voice without further delay.
If you speak in an aggressive manner, you will be called upon by the okra eXpress presenter to apologies to our guests leaving their integrity intact. And when that happens, you must have the ability and the willingness to make an honest admission to our guests that you were aggressive and that you are sorry for your behaviour. And of course quickly withdraw any flippant words used without any delay. Better-still, please ensure that your honest admission must not be replaced with any if(s) or but(s). One ought to say things in a calm manner without any anger. To speak in an aggressive manner is appalling, unpleasant and is not great for your body, mind and soul. It is awful. So the okra eXpress presenter will put a full stop to it. You ought to swiftly apologies without attached conditions. .
It takes grace to forgive, and in this regard, the okra eXpress presenter will acknowledge your apologies and press ahead with the discussion in a civilised, professional, polite and candid manner with great ease and joy too!
Creating and distributing name badges are not worth our quality time. meet, greet, and interact with others to establish new links, strengthen and cement existing ones.
It's all about speed networking at the okra eXpress events
Mea-culpa - (apologies), there will be no no name badges at our events. Nevertheless, please feel free to bring and wear your name badges if you feel able and when you wish to do so if and when it proves necessary for you.
If you called upon by the okra eXpress presenter to ask a question, make a comment or wrap up, please speak up a bit into the microphones
Please remain, cool, calm, well-composed and carry on with what you have to say in a polite and candid manner. Please respect the presence of our guests at our event.
okra eXpress will invite the audience to reflect on the truth that if a question has been asked and answered, we have no obligation to ask the same question
Please refrain from being flippant. Please speak politely and make it short and sweet. Please refrain from speaking in an angry manner. Aggressiveness leads to counter aggressiveness. Please say whatever you want to say as you see fit.
Please refrain from repeating what others have already said. Please refrain from paraphrasing what we have already discussed. Please say something new instead to beef up and add flesh to the bones of the discussion. If you concur and support what others have said, please justify your stance and please say something new to add some sweetener to the discussion.
okra eXpress will draft the digital running order and send it to the global formidable speakers and industry experts nearer the time of the event so we are all fully above board on the night at the okra eXpress event. The okra eXpress running order will help the presenter and the speakers to know what their roles are and when their turn to speak would be at the okra eXpress events. okra eXpress owns the Copyright © of the contents, structure and style of the running order.
The global formidable speakers and industry experts will respond to whatever questions they feel able to. Please be aware that guests arriving at the okra eXpress event shortly after the evening proceedings have started may not be expected to be called upon to ask a question during the Qand A session or interact and interrupt during the discussions at the okra eXpress events.
roam us widely as their allocated time slot allows on the principles that the shorter the time, the more provocatively general it is possible to be.
The working language of the okra eXpress London events will be English. And when we get to Brussels, as always the working language of the okra eXpress Brussels events will be English and French. okra eXpress will deploy resources, and hire English and French translators and interpreters qualified and trained to interpret and translate to ensure that the contents of the discussions at the events are not lost in translation.
FIRST AID - A First Aid Kit will be in a Harrods burgundy leather vanity case on a table located at the back of the room, where the event will take place. Trained First Aiders will be in attendance at the okra eXpress event to offer their First Aid Pro Bono talent with great ease and love too!
Incidentally, okra eXpress thinks that it would be quite helpful if all buses whether stationed or in motion carry a FIRST AID Kit Just a thought though simply because she had been somewhere where someone screamed quite loudly, is there a doctor here? Any First Aiders around? Anyone around to administer CPR?
You can of course exchange business cards if you wish at the events. Please refrain from distributing items/ brochures, delegate packs, business plans, annual reports, annual reviews, at the okra eXpress events without prior permission from okra eXpress. Ever heard of Intellectual Property - (IP)? Your business ideas are your business ideas, and they are your original and creative ideas and must be yours and not for others.
Halt National and international observers are beginning to notice serious violations of Intellectual Property.
Halt: Is your company up to speed with Intellectual Property? Intellectual Property is an unresolved area well worth looking at. Intellectual Property has legal implications. Please refrain from bringing your business plan, business reviews or annual reports, brochures, or any other literature with you to our events, unless of course you are invited to do so by okra eXpress. If you bring any form of written materials about your company to our events, we would use them as door stops to help keep the doors slightly ajar.
So one is fully above board, there are extensive articles well written by leading practitioners on all aspects of Intellectual Property. Please hold on to all your paper distributions your end and please do not distribute anything at our events other than your business cards. Thank you. Intellectual Property is an unresolved area well worth looking at. Intellectual Property has legal implications.
National and International observers and legal experts are beginning to notice serious violations of Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property has legal implications.
Is your company up to speed with Intellectual Property?
How do you view violations of Intellectual Property is it like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay just like the man who gains riches by unjust means?
National and International observers are taking notes of the violations of Intellectual Property. Is your company up to speed with Intellectual Property? Intellectual Property has legal implications. Is your company up to speed with Interllectual Property. If not. The best time to act is now. Intellectual Property has legal implications.
One final update very briefly. okra eXpress will kick start and set the event in motion bang on time at 6.30pm on the night of the event. At okra eXpress our timing is always impeccable. Guests are very welcome to arrive at 6pm. Guests will be asked to be seated by 6.29pm and the discussions will start at 6.30pm and run for one hour. It takes grace to forgive. Please forgive us for keeping the pleasantries and introductions to a minimum. We would appreciate your kind understanding. We very much like talking to you because you better understand simple things. This is what we are about.
Thank you so very much. Stay fit. Have a great week.Lol + hugs, okra eXpress
okra eXpress will invite the audience to reflect on the truth that if a question has been asked and answered, we have no obligation to ask the same question
again. Thank you so very much for your gracious understanding.
Have a great week. Lol, + hugs, may you bloom and grow forever with all good wishes, okra eXpress