Speaking Your Way to Success – 9

You must have felt mesmerized listening to some speakers on various occasions and some must have forced you to sleep. What is special or different in the speakers who can communicate well with the audience and communicate excellently from others who may have lot of knowledge about the subject they are dealing, but it becomes a real task to keeping yourself awake during their lectures…

Speaking your way to Success – 8

Nothing beats a great introduction before the presentation. One – your introduction and two – the introduction of your subject or topic. What should your intro say? First, stress the benefits of the topic to the audience and then give your background. It’s always good that your introduction is done by someone else whose opinion is significant for the audience. If you are presenting before…

Speaking Your Way to Success – 7

You need to make mistakes in rehearsal because that’s how you find out what works and what doesn’t – Clarke Peters Great speakers rehearse their presentations again and again until they can practically give their speeches in their sleep! Many practice it so many times they have it memorized, yet that was not their original goal, but due to this they know the content so well…

Speaking Your Way to Success – 6

Communication is best when you associate with your audience; you talk with them not talk “at” them. You look into their eyes and understand how they are taking your speech.  Of course, if you are speaking from an extremely high stage and have an audience of a few thousand then you apply a different method to associate with them. It is all possible only when…

Speaking Your Way to Success – 5

Referring to one of my favorite authors Stephen R. Covey and his epic book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” once again, one of the seven habits he mentioned was “First seek to understand- then be understood.” Speaking is a communication exercise with a specific objective. Where the speaker is the sender of the message and audience is receiver, in any communication, responsibility to communicate…

Speaking your way to Success – 4

Stephen R. Covey, in his book “Seven habits of Highly effective people”, mentioned the second most significant habit – “BEGIN WITH THE END IN MINDTM” As with any other project or activity, this is true for speaking also. It’s been said if you don’t know where you are going, then you may never recognize when you arrive. It’s true of explorers, entrepreneurs and even speakers.…

Speaking your way to Success – 3

Do you think people who are good speakers have a great style? they must have a style, a certain kind of mannerism, always charged, smiling, cracking jokes, absolutely witty, have good attractive voice? If you think so, then let me tell you a fact, a fact which you should believe – Average people with natural speaking voices can deliver outstanding presentation. One should always speak…

Speaking your way to Success – 2

121 years ago on 11th September 1893, Mr. Narendra Nath Dutta better known as Swami Vivekanand, delivered his first speech in the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, which is recorded in the annals of world history as one of the greatest speeches ever delivered. He    started his speech by addressing the audience as “Sisters and Brothers of America” the western audience was pleasantly…

Speaking your way to Success – 1

What is the most admired quality among speakers which the audience appreciates? Rob Sherman, the acclaimed speaker, author, and attorney, asked this to his audience in one of his lectures.   The answers included words such as “authentic,” “passionate,” “motivational,” and “humorous”.  Someone said, “A good speaker relates to MY problems and offers solutions”. The keyword is always MY or ME, in any transaction the person…

Fashion & Innovation

Fashion and innovation are complementary to each other, fashion is a continuous process and continuity of fashion is attributed to its quality of adoptability and change with times. So, fashion is also impermanence.  Fashion is very sensitive and absorbent to likes and dislikes; preferences and choices; technology and trends.  Interestingly all attributes like innovation, adoptability, continuity, and impermanence also apply to life. So, it may…