May 5, 2012

Banglore SHG, May 5, 2012

Bangalore SHG meetup May 05, 2012

Hello Guys,
Here is report of Bangalore SHG meet up 

Attendees - Dinesh, Karthik, Jeetu, Chandrashekhar, Pavan, Chandan, Sairam, and myself (Abhinav)

Theme of meetup - To Share about experiences, benefits from Bangalore SHG meet ups conducted so far.

We started our meet up by discussion on National Get Together. Dinesh showed us review of 'Honey Valley India' in Coorg. We discussed about dates and staying in Coorg (As we are the hosts we have to take care of most of the things :) ). Pavan, Chandan, Jeetu read the reviews in slow speaking style. We all finally agreed for 'Honey Valley India' place as it is cheap and location is very beautiful. 

After that all of us had to speak on today's theme. Important outcomes of this section are - 

1) Almost every participant gained confidence while talking to others ( so called fluent speakers) after attending meet ups.

2) Every participant admitted that for the first time they were hesitating for attending meet ups. But after attending the first meet up they started feeling more comfortable with other participants :).

3) Pavan has started asking for tickets on movie counter, ordering foods in hotels . Earlier his friends used to give order for him. 

4) Jeetu now takes his own time while talking to his manager and stammering does not hurt him now.

5) Chandan's project presentation in college was very good. He tried speech therapy lot of times but it did not help him. He admitted that SHG meetups are really helpful for him.

6) Karthik has started waking up early and he does not lose hope easily. He is committed to overcome his problem and more over his stage fear has also decreased now. 

7) Dinesh boy shared that after leading Bangalore SHG meetup he gained confidence to lead National Get Together. Earlier he used to lead small events in his company like cricket championship etc but leading the SHG really helped him gaining confidence. His Toastmaster classes are also helping him a lot.

After this Pavan gave prepared speech and Chandrashekhar told us his daily routine. He is technical support engineer for internet complaints and we asked funny questions from him like which area is good for internet in Bangalore and how to fix frequent internet disconnection at home :) basically we were trying to pull his leg :).

Here are some conclusions and promises by participants.

1) Sairam came late today as he went for attending interview. He promised that after getting new job he will always come on time and will treat us also :)

2) Jeetu has joined gym under training of Mr Karnataka. He promised to have great body like Pavan in next one year :).

3) Chandrashekhar promised that he will do slow reading practice reading every day with out fail.

4) D boy (Dinesh) admitted that he did not sleep properly since last one week. Every day after returning from office he spent most of the time in searching good place for us in Coorg. D boy is leading us from front. His aim is to see all the participants speaking better than him one day :) :).

5) Sachin sir is Guru Drona, JP is Arjuna ( fav student of Sachin sir), Rajesh is Eklavya(Who cured himself with out meeting his guru )  :) :). We were just kidding :).

"Cowards die many times before their deaths,
The valiant never taste of death but once."

So be The valiant. Enjoy every day to fullest :). It was great meetup guys. We enjoyed a lot today. See you guys next week.


sachin said...

If stammering is Biological (proved now)- than we are a BIOLOGICAL family.. None of those old paradigms of Gurudom!
To prove that we are family, TISA has never charged fee for counselling or anything- ever. Let us make it the best self help movement..

J P Sunda said...

Its a great idea to stop once in a while for taking the feedback of the members. Superb! So this year we will be meeting in person :-)

Rajesh V said...

:)Even though I didn't meet Sachin ji in live, I met him online on Skype many times and cell phones too :)
He inspires me a lot.
Between,comparison is very good :)and i liked it :)
I am happy that group members have good promises made and had improvement a lot.
Keep going bros :)

With Regards.

Dinesh said...

You have the flair to make the meetings come alive for non-attendess through your reports.

Excellent A Boy!! :-)