Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!

As part of the Level 2 of Pathways, I had to complete the project “Understanding Your Communication Style”. The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style. I delivered my speech on November 16, 2019 at Dadar Toastmasters Club and with this I completed my Level 2.Continue reading “Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!”

Stage fright and overcoming the same

How often do we come across people who may possess a wealth of knowledge but when it comes to sharing that same knowledge from a dais, they are petrified? We all have experienced a situation when we know the speech by rote, know the content too but when we stand up on stage in frontContinue reading “Stage fright and overcoming the same”

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”

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”

P4 at Toastmasters – Fasten your seat belt

Delivered my P4 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at BTM. Objectives of P4 are Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly. Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas. Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar. Time: Five to seven minutes Here is the transcript ofContinue reading “P4 at Toastmasters – Fasten your seat belt”

My P3 at Toastmasters finally – The Relationship Cycle

My Project 3 Speech was kind of jinxed as it took me quite some time to write down and then when I was due to give it, I had to call it off as had to travel outside town. Finally on September 5, 2014, I gave it as a Test Speaker at a corporate club,Continue reading “My P3 at Toastmasters finally – The Relationship Cycle”

Size Does Matter – my talk at the BTM Humourous Speech Contest

Yesterday, August 23, 2014 was the Humourous Speech Contest at Bombay Toastmasters. I participated despite wanting to chicken out (Thanks to fellow Toastmaster, Suneel for goading me on not giving up. He just said “Enjoy the experience”) So there I was as Contestant Number 5. Here is the speech transcript. “Lose weight, ask me how.” TheseContinue reading “Size Does Matter – my talk at the BTM Humourous Speech Contest”

What’s your passion?

Last night I attended the Tech Day of our Association, ASIRT. This is a monthly affair and we have some one or the other as a guest speaker speaking on soft skills or any other topic which is not directly connected with business. Yesterday was different. We had two speakers from our own fraternity whoContinue reading “What’s your passion?”