Farm Of Dreams Presentation @Tokyo, Japan - AOTS 50th Anniversary - Presentation of Success Story

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AOTS 50th Anniversary's Success Story : "Farm of Dreams"

Presented by Songyos SRIJOHN ( ทรงยศ สีจร ) in Tokyo, Japan

Theme: "Investing in People for Better World"

Date & Time : 27 October 2009 / 13:00 - 17:30

Venue : U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University Tokyo, JAPAN

Organizer : The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship Co-sponsor : United Nations University

Supporters : The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industory (METI) / Asian Development Bank / World Bank /

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Participants : 360 persons Interpretation : Simultaneous Interpretation (Japanese / English)

*** URL : http://www.aots.or.jp/50th/eng/events/events.html

Distributed by : http://www.FarmPhun.com

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Farm Of Dreams Presentation @Tokyo, Japan - AOTS 50th Anniversary - Presentation of Success Story

  1. 1. Success Story : Farm of Dreams By Songyos SRIJOHN Farm of Dreams Thailand AOTS 50th Anniversary
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>About me and 1 year in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Returned home continued to work and started a farm </li></ul><ul><li>What is Farm of Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Award and public recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Ripple effects raise another wave </li></ul><ul><li>Success Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Success Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions to other ex-Trainees </li></ul>
  3. 3. About me <ul><li>In 1996, had a chance to attend the AOTS training program at Nippon Steel Corporation for 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Love travel and culture study </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfilled my dreams by travel to many places in Japan and learned lessons from journey </li></ul><ul><li>During stay in Japan, felt impressive in travel places, rich cultures, people etc . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Continue to work and Start a farm <ul><li>In 1997, returned to Thailand with inspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Created a website to be a place for inspiring people to find their dreams and encourage to achieve them </li></ul>Internet boom
  5. 5. Farm of Dreams’ Front
  6. 6. What is Farm of Dreams <ul><li>A website with URL http://www.FarmPhun.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ FarmPhun” in Thai = Farm of Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Fine stories that inspire readers to pursue their dreams and goals to accomplish them </li></ul><ul><li>Contents :- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share positive thinking and awareness for life values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas and lessons learned from journey to places and book reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Awarded from National Youth Bureau, the Office of the Prime Minister THAILAND in 2001 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dream and go to goals <ul><li>“ Every life has to go through suffer, happiness, disappointment and fulfillment. </li></ul><ul><li>if we turned back on our dreams and our intentions when we feel disappointed and become easily discouraged, we will miss many good opportunities that we aim to search for.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Award Ceremony at Government House Public recognition
  9. 9. After that ? <ul><li>Became talks of the town </li></ul><ul><li>Be a model for other medias </li></ul><ul><li>Got contacts from publishing companies to make a pocket book </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ripple effects raise another wave My pocket book, “Ruen Por Chai Klai Pen Lerd” (Easy learning, but excellence) , published and sold out in 2003. mentioned in Thai newspaper
  11. 11. Dream it …and Do it <ul><li>Lessons learned from my real life during study in elite university, M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How a student from a small local school in Thailand go to an elite university </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No pain No Gain </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Build up moral, inspiration and spirit to readers, especially children and youth, to search their dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Dream it …and Do it </li></ul>“ Don’t feel discourage to follow your dreams but be patient to fulfill it, any dreams.” About my pocket book
  12. 12. SUCCESS - Conclusion <ul><li>Be a role model for other medias, especially internet content style </li></ul><ul><li>Create Inspiration stories and motivations to readers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Analysis of my Success Factors <ul><li>Do things I love… with a clear mission and passion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Site  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiate with rich in ideas and sense of perspective for developing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fancy looks and contents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Draw social awareness to activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Youth’s common daily life problems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Get opportunities of public broadcast and communication </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power of Internet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Have supports from people who share values or ambition with </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement for my web and contents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Suggestions to other ex-Trainees for social contribution <ul><li>Adapt cross-cultural experiences e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength of Japanese culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homogeneity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See the whole picture, not just a piece </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To create great impact, no need big hammer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not wait a big chance fall front of you. Small doing but keep continuity will yield big changes finally. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do in your style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider your SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dream it …and Do it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A thousand miles start with a step </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Any comments and suggestions welcomed </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , www.FarmPhun.com </li></ul>Carl Sandburg US biographer & poet ( 1878 - 1967 ) Thank You

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