Rousing Speech for Car Meets!

Feel free to copy and reuse this!

Back in 2013 for our last Motoring Middle East Car Meet in Dubai’s Festival City, we had poured all our efforts into creating a well-organised event, and as such had a large contingent of volunteers and staff helping us out. For a pre-event briefing I prepared and delivered a speech to rally the troops and get them in the mood.

MME Car Meet Speech 2013

The speech was never reproduced anywhere else, but I came across it recently on my computer. So here it is, published for the first time. And with the new Car Meet season soon upon us here in the Middle East, I welcome and invite all organisers to reuse it for their own events. Believe me, I know what it’s like. Good luck!

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Automotive PR in the GCC – You Need Help

‘That bloody Shahzad, just cause he’s run some PR training and workshops in the past, he thinks he knows it all.

Press and PR

‘We have certifications and qualifications, we have cool hipster offices with desk toys and thinking rooms, we have schmoozing accounts, German cars (not our client’s makes) and Very Nice Hair. He doesn’t even have a clue!’

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Last Call for Car Journos

I read a comment on Facebook somewhere recently: ‘they’re falling like flies’. And I flinched for a moment, because the flies being referred to, was us. But it’s not too late to save our species though.

Falling like flies

On a wider scale, we’re seeing the erosion of real quality journalism with unfortunate consequences on real world events that will impact us all sooner or later. But I’ve written about all that elsewhere. Today I want to micro this down to automotive media, and further zero-in on our region.

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2017: Positive Approach!

My thoughts from yesterday night:

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