I360 Newsletter - Expressions June 2011


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I360 Newsletter - Expressions June 2011

  1. 1. SNOISSERPXE June, 2011 Tips to Improve Public SpeakingHere are some important public speaking tips to help you develop your skills andbecome far more effective as a public speaker.Rehearse before the final take: Ensure your speech is both captivating to youraudience and is worth their time and attention. Videotape your presentationand analyze it. Emphasize your strong points during your presentation.Present the desired image to your audience: Be solemn if your topicis serious. Appear relaxed, even if you feel nervous. Remember,you dont look as nervous as you feel.Establish rapport with your audience: If a microphone is available, adjust and adapt your voice accordingly.Maintain sincere eye contact with your audience: If it is obvious that your prepared content is not getting across toyour audience, change your strategy mid-stream if you are well prepared to do so. Allow yourself and your audience alittle time to reflect and think. Check out the location ahead of time to ensure seating arrangements for audience,whiteboard, blackboard, lighting, location of projection screen, sound system, etc. are suitable for your presentation.Tell audience ahead of time that you will be giving out an outline of your presentation so that they will not waste timetaking unnecessary notes during your presentation.Humour: Tell a joke if youre good at telling jokes. If you arent good, it is best to leave the jokes behind. Theresnothing worse than a punch line that has no punch.Tell stories: Stories make you a real person and not just a deliverer of information. Use personal experiences to bringyour material to life. No matter how dry your material is, you can always find a way to humanize it. Keep the audienceinterested throughout your entire presentation. Remember that an interesting speech makes time fly, but a boringspeech is always too long to endure even if the presentation time is the same.Using Public Speaking Environment: Try not to get stuck at one place. Use all the space thats available to you. If yourspace is confined (say in a meeting room or while presenting at a table), use stronger body language to convey yourmessage..Mistakes: Mistakes are all right. Recovering from mistakes makes you appear more human. Good recovery puts youraudience at ease – they identify with you more. Tarun Batra Asst. Product Manager - Academics i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd. www.i360training.in
  2. 2. Pride of India Kisan Baburao Hazare (born 15th January, 1940), popularly known as Anna Hazare, is one of Indias well-acclaimed social activists. A former soldier in the Indian army, Anna is well known and respected for upgrading the ecology and economy of the village of Ralegan Siddhi, which is located in the drought prone Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state. The erstwhile barren village has metamorphosed into a unique model of rural development due to its effective water conservation methods, which made the villagers self-sufficient. Earlier, the same village witnessed alcoholism, utter poverty and migration to urban slums. Inspired by Hazare’s unique approach of salvaging a hopeless village, the state government has implemented the `Model Village’ scheme as part of its official strategy. Hazare is now synonymous with rural development in India. Anna HazareAnna Hazare- A Man behind RTI revolutionAnna Hazare started his career in the Indian Army as a driver in 1963. He spent his spare time reading the works ofVivekananda, Gandhi, and Vinoba Bhave; they inspired him to become a social worker and activist. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, he was the only survivor in an exchange of border fire while driving a truck in Khem Karan sector.During the mid-1970s, he survived a road accident while driving.In 1991, Hazare launched the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan (BVJA) (Peoples Movement against Corruption), apopular movement to fight against corruption in Ralegaon Siddhi. In the same year, he protested against the collusionbetween 40 forest officials and timber merchants. This protest resulted in the transfer and suspension of theseofficials.In May 1997, Hazare protested against alleged malpractices in the purchase of powerlooms by the Vasantrao NaikBhathya Vimukt Jamati Vikas Manch and the Mahatma Phule Magasvargiya Vikas Mandal.In the early 2000s, Hazare led a movement in Maharashtra state which forced the state government to pass a strongerMaharashtra Right to Information Act. This Act was later considered as the base document for the Right toInformation Act 2005 (RTI), enacted by the Union Government.On 5th April 2011, Hazare initiated a movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal bill in the IndianParliament. Hazare began a fast unto death on 5th April 2011 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to press for the demand to forma joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a new bill with stronger penalactions and more independence to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas. Awards recognition to Anna Hazare 2011 – Rabindranath Tagore International Peace Prize, awarded by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management 2008 – On 15th April 2008 Hazare received the World Banks 2008 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service 1996 - Shiromani Award 1992 – Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India 1990 – Padma Shri award by the Government of India 1989 – Krishi Bhushana award by the Government of Maharashtra 1986 - Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra award by the Government of India on 19th November 1986 from the hands of Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realized without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment & involvement of the common man." - Anna Hazare
  3. 3. 5 Tips to Speak English Confidently1. Dont try to mug up grammar rulesThis rule might sound strange to many of you, but it is one of the most important rules. Studying grammar will only slow you down andconfuse you. You will think about the rules while creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember thatonly a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many students know more grammar than nativespeakers. Those who speak English fluently sometimes dont even know the rules. Fluency comes with practice.Do you want to be able to recite the definition of a causative verb, or do you want to be able to speak English fluently?2. Learn and study phrases, never learn single wordsMany students learn vocabulary and try to put many words together to create a proper sentence. It is amazing, if you know 1000 words,you might not be able to say one correct sentence. But if you know 1 phrase, you can make hundreds of correct sentences. If you know100 phrases, you will be surprised at how many correct sentences you will be able to say. Finally, when you know only a 1000 phrases, youwill be almost a fluent English speaker.So dont spend hours and hours learning many different words. Use that time to study phrases instead and you will be closer to Englishfluency.Dont translate : When you want to create an English sentence, do not translate the words from your Mother tongue. The order ofwords is probably completely different and you will be both slow and incorrect by doing this. Instead, learn phrases and sentences so youdont have to think about the words you are saying. It should be automatic.3. Reading and Listening is not enough. Practice speaking what you hear!Reading, listening, and speaking are the most important aspects of any language. The same is true for English. The natural order islistening, speaking, reading, and then writing.When you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening,speaking, reading, then writing, the order for students is reading, listening, speaking, and then writing.The reason many people can read and listen is because thats all they practice. But, in order to speak English fluently, you need topractice speaking. Dont stop at the listening portion, and when you study, dont just listen. Speak out loud the material you are listeningto and practice what you hear. Practice speaking out loud until your mouth and brain can do it without any effort. By doing so, you will beable to speak English fluently.4. Submerge yourselfBeing able to speak a language is not related to how smart you are. Anyone can learn how to speak any language.You dont have to go anywhere to become a fluent English speaker. You only need to surround yourself with English. You can do this bymaking rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an iPod and constantly listen to Englishsentences. As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Submerge yourself in English and you willlearn several times faster.5. Study correct materialA common phrase that is incorrect is, "Practice makes perfect." This is far from the truth. Practice only makes what you are practicingpermanent. If you practice the incorrect sentence, you will have perfected saying the sentence incorrectly. Therefore, it is importantthat you study material that is commonly used by most people.Another problem is that many students study news. However, the language they speak is more formal and the content they use is morepolitical and not used in regular life. It is important to understand what they are saying, but this is more of an advanced lesson thatshould be studied after learning the fundamental basics of English.Don’t be nervous when you make mistakes. Human error is far from being a new concept — nobody is perfect! It is normal for everyone tomake mistakes. Just calm down and keep speaking bravely.Try and try again! This may be difficult for a shy person at first, but you need to force yourself to speak, and not seclude your thoughts.If you have some ideas, then try to speak out! Don’t just keep them in your head. Avneet Kaur Trainer - Academics i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  4. 4. 8 Secrets of Self ConfidencePeople who suffer from low self confidence always take back seat. They hang back, afraid to makemistakes and take risks that may just give them their big break and lead to their greatest happiness.If you lack self confidence, you can miss out on a lot of things.Luckily, you can train your self confidence so that it increases, and feeling confident becomes aregular state of affairs for you.1. Do not allow yourself to feel inferior: Fight against the urge to believe that the others aroundyou are simply better than you. They are not. Everyone has his/her own strengths and weaknesses.2. Nobody is perfect: No matter how confident a person seems, nobody is perfect. In fact,imperfections are the one that make us unique. Stop focusing on perfection and instead learn to loveyourself for your mistakes.3. Celebrate your successes: No matter who you are, there is something that you are good at. Takethe time to find the things that you enjoy and are good at doing and then do them. If you have a greenthumb, grow a garden and allow yourself to enjoy it. If you have a way with words, write poems orcards for the people you love and don’t be afraid to give them out. This is a great opportunity toexplore new interest and activities.4. Always be greateful: Never forget to be thankful for what you have. Taking a moment during theday to consciously think of the things in your life you are thankful for is important.5. Don’t be negative: Self pity just makes things worse. When you are feeling negative, make aneffort to think positively. Hating yourself or your life is self defeating.If you find yourself thinking negative about your job, take a few minutes to think of three positivethings about it. Do this every time you have a negative thought.You may be surprised at how quickly you become a positive person and thinker.6. Be gracious when you’re complimented: Recognize that when people give you a compliment, theymean it, so be gracious and accept the compliment.7. Smile: The physical act of smiling can actually make you feel better, so smile a lot. Smile atyourself, smile at others and smile at nothing in particular. It is a great way to feel better.8. Until you feel it, fake it: Just as the act of smiling makes you feel better, so too actingconfident and happy helps you be happy and confident. Make an effort to be the happy and confidentperson you always wanted to be.Becoming a happy and confident person is possible, no matter how much confidence you lack. Taketime to follow a few simple tips for training your self confidence and you will be surprised at thechange in your self confidence level.Take a step ahead. Follow these few simple steps and welcome self confidence to your life. Thechanges will be noticeable and pleasant. Daljeet Chopra PR Officer i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  5. 5. H op ping Job“It is almost a year now... I am looking for a change.", "I will be shifting soon."- These are few of themost common statements by those who are into jobs. They are dissatisfied with their present job,because they no longer find it challenging. Comparing themselves with the friends eye-poppingfat salaries stimulates them to make way to higher levels in the management hierarchy. "If I havethe competence, why should I not move forward "- is the attitude among young generation.Changing jobs in quick succession seems to be the new mantra for climbing up the corporate ladder.But, is job hopping for career advancement a mere illusion or does it really pay...? This is a million-dollar question which needs to be answered before you take any decision.No doubt job hopping has become the latest trend today but you cannot jump from one job toanother as and when it strikes your imagination. "Look before you leap" is an age old proverb whichstill holds true value. A thorough study of the work environment, colleagues and the companyculture along with long term career prospects would enable you to plan and decide your step further.Never go for short term benefits; rather, look for the benefits as a whole package.Coming to your resume- too many jobs in a year or 2 years time can portray you as a chronic jobhopper. Employers view you as a dysfunctional-restless, lacking in loyalty, trust and self-motivation.Reflection of quick moves in your resume can raise questions on ones staying capacity, ability towithstand challenges as well as accept accountability. Changing too many jobs may also be perceivedas your inability to get along with colleagues and employers. A short stay at a particular job alsohampers acquiring sufficient experience and skills.Senior level executives also need to build trust and confidence which comes with years of workingtogether. This enables you to understand that you can reply on each other and get the supportneeded to do the job well. Staying on in the job enables you to build relationships thereby makingyou efficient and effective. This further strengthens your position as an invaluable member of theorganization. It is your skill with which you respond to your environment and the situations therebymaking your current pasture green.So, if you want to boost your income fast, utilize your stay in the present organization, develop yourabilities to the fullest and learn as much as you can. This would equip you better to look for a“greener pasture”. However, one thing is for sure you can turn the current pasture green with theright kind of attitude and determination. Vipin Gupta Trainer - Academics i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  6. 6. the Month” “Intellect ofBlueberries cost more than strawberries.Blueberries cost less than raspberries.Raspberries cost more than both strawberries and blueberries.If the first two statements are true, the third statement isA. TrueB. FalseC. UncertainSend in your answers latest by 25th June 2011 on pr@i360training.in and you will be crowned as the “Intellect of the Month” NTS PRESE Write & Win Contest Students can send their original articles for inclusion in this newsletter. Eligibility:- Typically the length of the articles should be 150-250 words. Every month, the best student entry (per centre) will be awarded. Please write your complete name, address and the center details in your Write-Up Also, send a copy of your recent passport size photograph to pr@i360training.in