I think, the two events most people liked and benefited a lot was: Drama and mini-presentations. ( and yesss- stammering interviews!!). In SHGs, pws should choose a script and stage a drama every week, if possible, among other activities. Repeat the same, till you are able to do it well. Then, go for a new one. Choose a light, humorous drama. Many actors- Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt etc., have claimed that they learned to deal with their stammering by acting on stage. How does it help?
1. You know it is a role..
2. You memorise your dialogue (you have something to say)..
3. You speak louder.
4. You are often in a happy humorous mood.
5. You become good at TIMING (saying the dialogue at the right time).
6. You work on your body language as well as dialogue.
7. You learn team work- and improve your social skills.
8. Keeping the story in mind, you improvise..(change lines etc.)
9. Over all, it is FUN communication exercise.
10. You are free to stammer- because it is just a drama..
Finally one day, you realise that everything is just a role- do it well but dont take it to heart! And this is what all the participants did very successfully. "Our time" theatre group in USA is working out these very principles.
Keep on enjoying this drama, you call "life".. and share your stories with TISA..