Are we missing the magical moments in life because we are so obsessed with what everyone else is doing?
Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn are the top 3 social media sites used today. With an estimated 750,000,000 unique monthly visitors and an average of 3 billion users clicking the ‘Like’ button daily it is safe to say that social media really is the communication medium of the 21st century.
We don’t deny that some people use social media in an incredibly positive way, as a fantastic marketing tool and even as a way to spread positive messages. However the majority of the time our news feeds are crammed with irrelevant stories that we get wrapped up in; from celebrities posting what they had to dinner, to that “mate” from school whinging about how much they hate their job.
What would happen if we deleted Facebook, deleted twitter? What if we woke up every day filling our minds with our own hopes, dream and ambitions. Rather than checking our news feeds to see what other people have been up to while we have been asleep.
How many times have you decided not to call an old friend because you think you know everything that is going on their life because have read their status and looked at their latest holiday pictures? The next time you’re about to click “like” why not actually just pick up the phone and talk to the person, you might just make their day, maybe they actually need someone to talk to for a change!
Social media is amazing at connecting us but does it actually bring us closer together? It’s time we get back to basics, take the time to meet up with friends take an interest in the world, read newspapers and make time for you. How many hours are wasted with looking at peoples pages that maybe we are forgetting to live our own lives.
Lets start making our own magical moments.
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Happy New Year to you all! We would like to thank every one for your support in 2012. 2012 was our most successful year to date and we welcomed so many more schools and businesses to the TOK family. On top of this our team grew with the addition of two Speakers and one Business Development Executive. We often get asked what makes us so successful and it really does come down to the fact that we live by our five values: LEARNING; EXCELLENCE; PASSION; FUN, and INNOVATION.
This year has gone off to a flying start but before we carry on we have a lot of new schools and organisations to welcome to the TOK family from 2012, and of course many thanks to the schools and organisations who continue to work with TOK throughout the years.
Kirkton of Largo Primary School, Abbotswell Primary School, Burnley Road Primary School, Castlehill Primary School, Cairneyhill Primary School, Calaiswood School Central Street Primary School, Charleston Primary School, Christ Church Primary School, Commercial Primary School, Craigrothie Primary School, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Nursery, Denend Primary School, Fair Isle Nursey, Field Lane Primary School, Fair Isle Primary School, Firtree Nursery, Hebden Royd Primary School, Hyndhead School Holy Trinity Primary School, Kilmaron School, Kirkhill Primary School, Kelty Primary School Lynburn Primary School, Madras Nursery, Methilhill Primary School, Moorside Community Primary, Newarthill Primary School, Pitcorthie Primary School, Pitcoudie Primary School, Pitteuchar Primary School, Pitlessie Primary School, Puddleducks Childcare, St Andrews Infants Primary School, St Andrews Junior Primary School, St John Primary School (Renfrewshire), St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Withinfields Primary School, William Henry Smith Primary School, Williamson Primary School, Woodbank Special School, St Margaret’s Primary School, Hill of Beath Primary School, Ceres Primary School, Burntisland Primary School, Lawhead Primary School, St John’s Primary School, Lochgelly West Primary School, Pittencrieff Primary School, Ladybank Primary School, Kennoway Primary School, Strathkinness Primary School, St Serf’s Primary School, Leslie Primary School, Sinclairtown Primary School, Caskieberran Primary School, Newburgh Primary School, Cowdenbeath Primary School, Foulford Primary School Mackie Hill Junior School, West View Primary School, St John Vianney Primary School.
Christ of Kings School, Manchester Girls School, Newall Green High School, Harton Technology College, The Hermitage Academy, Joseph Swan Academy, Dryden School, The Duchess Community High School, Broom Cottages PRU, St Hild’s Church of England Secondary School, Drumchapel High , Douglas Academy, Graeme High, Clydebank High. Falkirk High, Dalkeith High, Beeslack High, Queensferry High, Silcoates School, Turnbull High, Braes High, Braidhurst High, Cleveden Secondary.
Amey, Aker Solutions, Assist, Barrhead Travel, Camelot, Canon UK, Care Inspectorate, Castlecroft Securities Ltd, East Lothian Libraries, EDF Energy, Elmfield Training, Escape, Fife Womans Aid, FMC Technologie, Glenfairn Ltd, Green Business UK, Golden Casket, Hit Scotland, Keepsafe Storage Ltd, LAMA, Live Active Leisure Ltd, Maryhill Housing Association, Merlin ERD, Monmouthshire County Council, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Grampian, Otokumpu, Phones 4U, Pineview Housing Association, Scottish Health Council fife, SFHA, Sport Scotland, TAQA Global, The Law Society, WSHA (SHARE), Woodgroup PSN, Viridor Laing Ltd.
We are thrilled that we have inspired you to inspire yourselves – long may this continue. We very much look forward to welcoming even more this year!
Wishing you fun in 2013 always!
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It’s all about people.
Taking a break from your busy day does you – and your company – good. That’s one of the best things about having a coffee morning. It’s perfect excuse to bring the whole office together – to down tools, share cake and chit chat with colleagues, clients and customers. This is why we here at TOK HQ went baking…mad and made lots of scrumptious cakes for a wonderful cause Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our third place winner was a bizarre one but exceedingly tasty it was a ‘Bacon and Maple Syrup Cupcake’ In second place was the delectable ‘Honeymoon Slice’ which was loaded with chocolate, biscuit and coconut.
The winning cake was a ‘Smores Cupcake’ it was fantastic!!
It’s easy to give
In One hour we raised £154.75 which will play for five hours of time for a Macmillan nurse to support someone during their cancer treatment.
You can also donate to Macmillan Cancer Support and increase the money we raised at TOK HQ by texting TIME 538E to 70550 (one text = £5. Text more than once to donate more.)
We would like to thank everyone who spent time making such a wonderful collection of tasty cakes with out you this would not have been possible!
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We would like to welcome our brand new schools to the TOK family in the last 4 months;
Robert Gordon’s University
St John Viani
Team TOK are working with new schools and businesses that are passionate about developing their students and teams. To join our family email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we cannot wait to inspire you!
Do you have what it takes to be our new speaker?
|When learners are happy, engaged and motivated at school, they produce better results, complain less and are more successful – FACT! Tree of Knowledge offer cutting-edge resources and workshops that help learners to focus their mindset on success by developing core skills through fun and humour. Since appearing on Dragons’ Den in 2010 the company has grown substantially and we are now looking for a new speaker to add to our diverse and talented speaking team.
You will be someone who lives and breathes our five company values (Passion, Innovation, Fun, Learning and Excellence) in everything you do both inside and out of work, someone who is presentable and definitely someone who fits in with a very creative, enthusiastic and energetic team. You will be a unique individual with a story to tell. You will travel the UK delivering fun motivational workshops to schools initially, with progression to working with businesses.
As John Cleese once said, “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – So you will also get involved in our team days, Tree of Knowledge holidays and get that all important extra day off for your birthday!
Experience of teaching and classroom management would be an advantage but not necessary to be successful, however a full clean driver’s license is essential.
And the rest is up to you so please make sure to send us your CV along with a covering letter that tells us why you should be our next team member? email@example.com
Wishing you fun @ work always!