Daniel Wong is a sought-after speaker who has given talks to thousands of people in countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and the United States. Download a copy of his speaker kit here.
If you’re interested in having Daniel deliver a powerful and inspiring presentation at your school, company or organization, send him an email at:
daniel [at] daniel-wong.com
1) Title: “Your Happiness, Your Choice”
Audience: Teens and young adults
Are you happy and motivated? Or do you drag yourself out of bed every morning? In this talk, Daniel describes his transformation from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student.
He candidly shares his teenage struggles with depression and low self-esteem. He explains how he overcame those struggles and found real happiness—happiness that is based on a deep understanding of what true success is all about.
Daniel encourages you to see your life through a different lens, and to take full responsibility for your education, your future and your life. He shows you that with the right approach, you can become both happy and successful. In addition, he shares with you practical resources and strategies for doing well in school.
Topics covered in “Your Happiness, Your Choice” include:
- How to increase your self-confidence
- Dealing with the expectations of teachers and parents
- Making excellent life decisions
- The power of choice
- How to find freedom by changing your attitude
- Taking full responsibility for your life
- Conquering your fears and limiting beliefs
- Top five resources to enhance your learning
- Top five tips to help you excel academically
2) Title: “Making a Winner Out of Every Student”
Audience: Parents and educators
In this talk, Daniel shares his insights into motivating the unmotivated student. He describes his own transformational journey and explains the keys to enabling your students to become intrinsically—instead of extrinsically—motivated.
Daniel emphasizes the importance of encouraging students to run their own race, rather than the race that other people want them to run. Using concrete examples and research, he shows you that happiness often precedes success, and gives you practical tips to propel your students down the path of happiness and success. He suggests an entirely new way of getting through to your students and of helping them to take ownership of their education.
Daniel illustrates that it is indeed possible to make a winner out of every student.
Topics covered in “Making a Winner Out of Every Student” include:
- Common mistakes people make with students
- Easy and effective ways to show students that you care
- Strategies for getting through to unmotivated students
- Cultivating a love for learning in students
- The role that parents and educators have in helping students to be successful
- Embracing the adventure of education
3) Title: “Dream Big, Start Small, Act Now”
Audience: Teens, young adults and anyone in the workforce
Most of the time, you do what is expected of you. You make decisions that seem practical and sensible. You try to make your parents proud. People look at you and think that you are doing pretty well.
But something isn’t quite right. You feel confused, lost even. You aren’t excited about what you’re doing. You wonder if there’s more to life than just pursuing achievement after achievement and striving to make it to the top of the ladder faster than everyone else.
If that describes you, this talk is for you. In this talk, Daniel describes the struggles he went through in finding purpose and meaning in life, and how he overcame those struggles. He openly shares about how he embarked on his rewarding but challenging journey as an author, speaker and entrepreneur—all while working full-time as a project engineer.
Daniel encourages you to define success for yourself and to live life on your own terms. He explains the practical steps you need to take in order to find your dream, pursue it, and achieve it. He shows you that life is meant to be an adventure of discovery, and that you can begin your own journey—right away—of doing what you’re called to do.
Topics covered in “Dream Big, Start Small, Act Now” include:
- Understanding yourself and what is most important to you
- Planning for the long term instead of the short term
- Defining success for yourself
- The importance of having a dream
- 5 practical ways to discover your dream and realize it
- 3 questions to ask yourself in order to overcome procrastination
- How to overcome disappointments and setbacks
4) Title: “Finding Success On Your Own Terms”
Audience: Teens, young adults and anyone in the workforce
What do you associate with the word “success”? Money, power, intelligence, beauty or popularity?
Society has a very narrow definition of success. People like Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa and LeBron James are widely considered to be successful. But if only the top 0.1% of performers in your field are considered successes, does that mean the other 99.9% of us are condemned to be failures?
In this talk, Daniel re-examines the whole notion of success and failure, and guides the audience through the process of developing their own personal definition of success. Through the sharing of his challenges, setbacks and newly found insights, he shows you that finding success on the terms set by others isn’t success at all.
Daniel vividly illustrates what true, lasting success is all about.
Topics covered in “Finding Success On Your Own Terms” include:
- The importance of defining success for yourself
- The root cause of feeling “stuck” in life
- Why we need a different view of success
- Overcoming the pressure to fit in and to live up to the expectations of others
- The secret to finding intrinsic motivation
- How to overcome setbacks and disappointments
- How to develop and effectively utilize your own personal definition of success
5) Title: “Choosing a Scholarship and a Career: 3 Truths (and Untruths) I Wish I’d Known as a Student”
Audience: Students who are thinking about applying for a scholarship or who are confused about their future career choices
Most students who have performed well academically would consider applying for a scholarship after their A-Level examinations. Many students who take up scholarships do so without understanding the long-term implications of this decision.
As a scholarship recipient who served his bond with Singapore Airlines, Daniel is aware of the misconceptions students have about scholarships and career choices. Daniel had those same misconceptions when he was a student.
Having reflected on the mindset you ought to have when making such major life decisions, Daniel has developed a set of principles for students to utilize. Daniel has laid out this framework in the e-book he co-authored, Singapore Scholarship Guide: The $500,000 Decision.
In this talk, “Choosing a Scholarship and a Career: 3 Truths (and Untruths) I Wish I’d Known as a Student,” Daniel will highlight the key factors to consider before applying for a scholarship or making a career choice.
Daniel will emphasize the need for students to explore different career options—starting right now. He will share his experiences and insights, and will empower students to take full responsibility for their education, career, future and life.
The topics covered during the talk include:
- The difference between looking successful and being successful
- Key considerations before making any decision related to your future career
- Common misconceptions about your first job
- Practical ways to prepare for your future career, starting today
- The right approach to have toward university education
- Long-term implications of taking up a scholarship
- 3 keys to finding a fulfilling career
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