Have you ever dream of meeting international successful entrepreneurs, famous celebrities, artists or the person you admire the most? This seems crazy, amazing and I can’t believe this happened to me at this age!
While I am currently pursuing my knowledge in Public Relation course, I do realize that branding is very important! No matter it is for any cooperate or for personal purpose, branding builds trust and personal image. In an accidental predestination, it’s my honor to meet Dr. KK Johan, the president of Brand Laureate. He leads a cooperate that creates waves of brands and branding which is closely related to my studies that lead my curiosity to know more about them. I am glad to be invited by Dr. KK to attend The Brand Laureate Brand Icon Leadership Award 2016 at Majestic Hotel, one of the very best venues for a special event.
Most of us usually feel curious on how is the brand icon award will be held. As soon I had stepped on the soft but glamor red carpet, I realized some familiar faces like YBhg Datuk Lee Chong Wei, World No1 Badminton Player was one of the award winners back in 2011 & 2012.
This year we have a special guest that made me feel surprised when I got to meet him! I believe majority people remember the most motivational movie in 2015, “The Walk”. The adventurous story about “the Spiderman”, Alain Robert. He is the most controversial yet well-known for his passion for climbing many famous high-rise building without the safety rope. This is one of the movies I did my assignment for past semester and I can’t believe I had an opportunity to meet him. I had even got the opportunity to get close and interview him. Before he conquers tall buildings, he was a gifted rock climber. He is famous for free solo climbing. He can climb KLCC without any climbing equipment. This sounds crazy, but he did climb KLCC previously in year 1997!
Alain Robert, a solo rock climber says “this is the 4th awards from Brand Laureate”. Through my interview with him, he mentioned that he wishes to climb for another 10 years. This is amazing and I am impressed his capability and spirit.
Dr. KK Johan gave a speech during the Icon Award dinner. The most impressive word that was spoken by him was “Create your own greatness, be great, make yourself great. To me, true greatness is won by yourself, of yourself, to yourself, for yourself” .
This was so meaningful!
This is a unique night that opens my eyes a lot. Not only impressed by the grand ostentation and extravagance, the status of the recipient but also the spirit of perseverance to success.
“Without failure, success is just meaningless, to achieve success, we must commit to actions and passionate”…Miyaki Lee
Before the event, let me take a selfie first!