ACB 1 Speech – Mind the Gap

  After achieving the Competent Communicator (CC), I embarked on the ACB (Advance Communicator Bronze) journey. The manual I selected was the Entertaining Speaker so, have to complete 5 speeches to meet the objectives. The first speech of this lot was delivered on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The objectives of the speech are: Entertain theContinue reading “ACB 1 Speech – Mind the Gap”

Hair Donation – A worthy cause

Sunday, April 20, 2014, is the day I attended a musical program by the Tuning Folks (Thanks to Sanjay Mehta for the invitation). Tuning Folks are a group of doctors whose passion is singing. Sanjay invited me for one of their performances and along with the music they also had an education session in whichContinue reading “Hair Donation – A worthy cause”

My P6 Speech at Toastmasters – Projects from the Incompetent Husband’s manual

The aims for this speech project ie P6 are to use your voice to complement your message by enhancing your: pace pitch power and pauses. Your voice is the best tool in your delivery toolbox. You must learn to use it effectively to enhance your presentation. Also just for the information of the uninitiated, atContinue reading “My P6 Speech at Toastmasters – Projects from the Incompetent Husband’s manual”

Random Thoughts mid air

These are random thoughts that I penned down mid-air so pardon the incoherence in my mind. As it is I am challenged there:-) My journey to the USA has always had some kind of a twist. When I went in 2010, my mother in law was in hospital but at that time I was goingContinue reading “Random Thoughts mid air”

Toastmasters P5 – All shook up

My P5 the 5th speech project from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator Manual. The objectives of P5 were to complement your message with your body during delivery. Specifically, be aware of: posture body movement facial expressions eye contact Thanks to Kavya I could bring in Lungi Dance into this speech and I enacted it as well. TheContinue reading “Toastmasters P5 – All shook up”

Shishuvan’s trip to Durshet Forest Lodge

The big day it was – Friday, January 9, 2015. Kavya and her classmates why just classmates the entire Class IV was going on a field trip to Durshet Forest Lodge near Adlabs Imagica. Shishuvan also has this concept of parent volunteers and this time they wanted only Fathers. I was one of the 12Continue reading “Shishuvan’s trip to Durshet Forest Lodge”

Christmas 2014 – A memorable day for me.

It was a normal day to start with just that the previous night, I had promised Kavya that I would be back by 1030 from cycling. She had taken my phone which at that time I felt was to play Lumosity (That is the only game permitted on my phone). I had expected it to beContinue reading “Christmas 2014 – A memorable day for me.”

101.36 My longest ride – A memorable journey

October 2, 2014 – a red-letter day in my life. Well it was a normal holiday as usual but for me it was different as I was attempting my longest ride ever (attempting – Yes that is the word we use at Toastmasters before anyone gives his prepared speech). The previous best was 68.77 kms returnContinue reading “101.36 My longest ride – A memorable journey”

Shishuvan’s Project Day 2014

Kavya’s school, Shishuvan held their Project Day 2014 on July 25th and 26th. As has been the norm every child participates in the event (will not wax eloquent on that lest I stray from my thoughts) The theme for Kavya and her class IV was India and her neighbours. Kavya had sung the Bangladeshi song (she said itContinue reading “Shishuvan’s Project Day 2014”

Happy Explosion

I have loved this blog http://www.happsters.com and enjoy their weekly posts. This weekend, the post has been all about spreading as much happiness as possible. So what is my target for the coming week? Kavya is heading for a holiday for the first time all by herself. While she is extra excited about going with her friends (and gettingContinue reading “Happy Explosion”