Andreea Zoia Hosts VIP Event for Messika Joaillerie

Andreea Zoia Hosts VIP Event for Messika Joaillerie

Straight from the glitzy streets of Paris, Messika Joaillerie has brought its dazzling collection of haute jewelry to impress the most extravagant Dubai fashionistas.

I was invited to host the event and my sole responsibility was making the night one to remember. And so it was. DXP Productions and their team of international entertainers – contortionists and dancers performed a Gatsby style show.The event was held at the prestigious Armani Hotel where the 200 VIP guests had a taste of Parisian glamour, music and diamonds.

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Andreea Zoia Presents for Hermes

Andreea Zoia Presents for Hermes

I have been cherry picked by the prestigious Hermes to host their international Silk Ball in Dubai at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. As you can imagine if the luxurious brand Hermes decides to throw a ball then it is going to be the grander, most expensive and extravagant one in the world. As the host of the event I can confess wholeheartedly that I have never experienced a better organised and more luxurious event before. Imagine a ball with the prominent socialite, most expensive gowns and gorgeous people. As well picture the evening as if it was a menage of Alice in wonderland and Beauty and the beast. It was indeed a fairy tale type of evening. It was magic by Hermes.

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Andreea Zoia Reporting Live for Audi

Andreea Zoia Reporting Live for Audi

The day I was named and Audi reporter I screamed from happiness. First I was an ‘’Audi girl’’ and secondly I had to report live from one of the biggest fashion events in the world – Fashion Forward! For a girl who spent her last 10 years modelling this was ”the dream job”.

In their quality of main sponsor, Audi Middle East has been a major supporter of Fashion Forward event.

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East – which provides a platform and a progressive direction for fashion in the region. Key components of FFWD include: Catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to-wear and accessories designers in the Middle East. Additionally FFWD hosts the d3 Fashion talks, to foster industry discussion and development. FFWD is held twice a year, each April and October at d3 in Dubai Design District

 

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Andreea Zoia Presents the Oscars of Fragrances

Andreea Zoia Presents the Oscars of Fragrances

‘’Perfume is the most intense form of memory’’, said Guerlain. I have accepted my role as the Fragrance Foundation Arabia host with that wisdom at the back of my mind.

Our olfactory sense plays a pivotal role in our memory. A new born will know his mother’s smell forever, a lover will long for his partners’ perfume and a woman’s personality can be revealed by the fragrance she wears…Which brings me back to the Fragrance awards.

The Fragrance Foundation Arabia is an extension of the Fragrance Foundation which was established in 1949 in New York. Its main role is to celebrate and support the world’s best perfumes manufacturers.

Having been invited to award the best local and international fragrances for the Fragrance Foundation Arabia – on their 5th edition, has been a dream come true. Throughout the evening I was able to interact with perfume connoisseurs and brand owners and learn about the history of classic perfumes such as Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry or Hugo Boss.

Special thanks to Michael Cinco for designing my dress especially for this prestigious event.

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Andreea Zoia Presents Femina Magazine Launch

Andreea Zoia Presents Femina Magazine Launch

Some of the events I get to host become unforgettable. At the grand launch of Femina Middle East at Music hall, not only I got the chance to speak to and about women, but I was also asked to recite and commemorate one of Maya Angelou’s poems, who recently has left us.

I had a great time interviewing the stunning, surreal and stupendous Sonam Kapoor and introduced on stage the team of power women behind Femina magazine. After such a glorious experience and learning about the magazine I wouldn’t want to miss any of their delicious articles. Keep your eyes peeled on Femina magazine.

 

 

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Andreea Zoia’s Keynote Speech at Dubai Shopping Festival

Andreea Zoia’s Keynote Speech at Dubai Shopping Festival

“It is not what you say, it is how you say it”.

I was privileged to be invited by Dubai Shopping Festival to inspire and share my expertise on communication, public speaking and the art of being heard. I’ve shared with the audience the importance of finding and owning one’s voice and how it impacts your career’s success.
If you want to learn more about this topic visit: www.Andreea.TV

Many thanks to Dubai Shopping Festival and DSF Market OTB organizers for having me as well to my dear friend and Entrepeuner Coach, Moustafa Hamwi for his support and inspiration.

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Andreea Zoia Presenting for Max Mara

Andreea Zoia Presenting for Max Mara

All the way from the vibrant Italy, Max Mara has brought its classy, chic and celestial Spring Summer 2016 collection to Dubai.

As their host I was privileged to introduce the collection to their private group of VIP clients. The ambiance matched the collection theme – maritime motives and bold stripes. Hence their glamorous fashion show was held on a luxurious yacht in the heart of Dubai Marina. As we sailed away tunes of jazz, exquisite delicacies and gorgeous models were gracing the Spring Summer 2016 collection showcase.

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Every speaking is public speaking. 7 key points to a deliver a perfect presentation.

Every speaking is public speaking. 7 key points to a deliver a perfect presentation.

Have you ever wondered how come some people are so influential in the way they communicate their thoughts, carry their persona and manage to converse with anyone, anytime, anywhere? What is that some individuals do that makes them charismatic conversationalists?

Personally I have had this burning question in mind for many years. And it is this question that started my internal fire towards becoming a better communicator which ultimately had me reaching to my life purpose. Today I walk proud knowing I’ve become a public speaker and speech coach. My close circle of friends insist in calling me ‘’an emotional cheerleader’’.

I take pride to have championed myself from being a confident and stubborn introvert to a energetic, excited and electric speaker. The journey had its twists and turns but which story doesn’t?

I’m happy to count more than 80 high end events and presentations of a series of world class brands such as HSBC, Audi, Emirates Airlines, HP, Nissan as my client base.

1. My recipe for impactful speaking.

If someone were to ask me for my own recipe on preparing a speech or presentation I would compare the process with the one of baking a delicious cake. Hence I’d recommend they have about 500g of courage, another equal amount of passion, 300g of self worth sprinkled with clarity and desire about the subject they want to tackle. Yet the element that would gel all the mentioned ingredients would be their competence. Ultimately, the famous confidence that most of my clients aspire to obtain is nothing but a byproduct of competence. So roll up your sleeves and let’s ‘’cook’’ together.

2. Who is your audience?

Personalizing your message according to your audience is key to the success of any presentation or public speaking appearance. Most of my clients complain that some of the subjects they’ve to present are dull and it’s challenging finding creative ways of delivery. To which I reply: nothing is boring only the presenter is. Knowing your audience, its needs, desires, cultural and political background allows you to creatively connect your message with their hearts.

3. Your ‘’why’’

So why is that you want to step on stage and speak up? What is so important about your message, your persona or your organization that fuels you to deliver a public message? The answer to this question represents your medication to unnecessary spasmodic thoughts like: ‘’I am shy’’, ‘’I am terrified to mess up’’, ‘’I am sure I will make a mistake’’ or “I’m not experienced at public speaking’’. This self induced internal dialog represents our self sabotaging skill of setting ourselves for a disastrous presentation. Instead I recommend you focus on your ‘’why’’.

4. Speech structure

There are more structures for a presentation. The most common is distributing the speech in three main parts and allocate 5% for the opening (a statement that you repeat throughout the speech), 80% for the main body( opinion, facts and a single big story) and 15% for the conclusion( new examples, facts and summary).

In the beginning your sole purpose is to grab their attention and share the benefits of your speech, its content and its duration. The main body contains the substance or how speakers like to say ‘’ the meat’’- your stories and fact. The end is a recap of the benefits and wisdoms of what you have shared.

5. Say it like you mean it

After you would have had merged your ‘’why’’ with the rest of ingredients (facts, stories, metaphors and main mission) your only responsibility as speaker would be to make that click between your logical mind and the immeasurable power of your heart. Saying it like you mean it is always impactful and allows you to lead the members of the audience to action mode. In other words Maya Angelou’s quote will always apply to public speakers: ‘’They won’t remember what you said but they will remember how you have made them feel’’. Instilling purpose, power and persuasion in their spirit will make you a memorable speaker.

6. Enjoy the lime light moment

At the beginning of my presenting career my own coach told me every speaking is public speaking. As well she has advised to say yes to each and every offer might come my way. Today after I have hosted for world class brands I understand that having had stretched myself and walked one step further from my comfort zone has allowed me to grow into one of the most sought after MCs in the UAE.

Throughout my experience as an anchor I have learned to simply ride the wave of nerves as well as to enjoy the lime light of each occasion. The key factor in doing so is the hours or research and preparation.

7. Wrap your words in layers of love

On the premise that everyone is the messenger of a particular teaching, that each and every one of us is destined to fulfill a life purpose I invite you to be sincere and truthful when given the opportunity to stand and deliver. Your success will be determined by the rapport between your audience and your sincerity.

In conclusion I want to leave you with one message: If you were to discover the cure for cancer and organize a press conference to announce it do you think you would be afraid or make mistakes while delivering it? Allow me to answer this rhetorical answer! Of course not! You would want to share with the entire world that cancer has come to an end.

Similarly you want to identify the gift in your speech and wrap it in layers of love.

For more inspiration and information on public speaking visit: www.Andreea.TV

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‘’The Social Media Diet’’.

‘’The Social Media Diet’’.

Do you find yourself like most people spending on average 60 minutes or even more on Facebook or other social media platforms? If you are ‘’chasing Pokemon’’ well then this article can’t help you anymore, lol! On the premise that like most people you opt to stop this addiction I’d like to share with you my own Social Media (SM) diet.

The causes of spending excessive amounts of time on the social media platforms starts from escapism, killing time in a fun way, keeping up with friends and ends up with ‘’business purposes’’.

Bottom line regardless of the reasons most of us end up consuming SM time the same way we are when we munch on M&M (we simply can’t stop).

Both are addictive and defective. Similarly to a person who looks for help to lose weight I want to share 5 tips to implement a SM diet.

1. Post and go.

Most of you must have an online presence, which is understandable. Hence apply rule number one: Post and go! If you use your Facebook account for personal purposes simply write your post and sign out. And if you are an entrepreneur, blogger or artist do the same, post and go. Ideally you want to assign a certain amount of time for your posting and stick with it.

2. We are our habits.

Replace logging on Facebbok with another more useful website. Or listen to your favorite audio book, read what interests you and simply uplift your skills. If you have developed the urge to ‘’check on others’’- or else said look into your neighbors’ backyard refocus on you. By constantly reading about others our brains can’t stop comparing which is the worst thing you can do to your creative mind. Subconscious comparison is the thief of your creativity and self esteem.

3. Reframing – excessively connected on SM means you are disconnected from your passion.

Tell me how much time you spend on social media and I will tell you where you will be 5 years from now. My bet is that those who choose to excessively waste their precious lifetime on SM are no longer in touch with their passions. And that is your cue to take action. My advice is to get really honest with yourself and either take control over your time or you will grow into an addict.

4. A wealth of information means a poverty of attention.

Imagine you juggle 2 watermelons. It can be challenging but doable. Now try adding few more. At the prospect of juggling them you will naturally smash them. I feel that the same principle is applied when we try to multitask on social media. With no doubt there is so much that we can read and learn from each others’ posts and articles. However if we try to load on to much we won’t be able to focus.

5. Run your way out of the social media vortex.

Last but not least I couldn’t share with you a diet without advising you to exercise as well. As you well know exercising regularly increases your endorphins, regulates your metabolism, elevates the serotonin levels and will help you maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body. Changes are you will get more clarity and fired up to accomplish more outside the social media vortex.

I hope this has been useful and if you know anyone who could benefit from the points above share it with them.

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