The Chennai chapter meeting held on 17.03.2013 at Marina beach were attended by 8 PWS viz Prabu Francin, Ganesh, Gnanasekar, Karthikeyan, Kumaresan, Shagin, Bramaiah and myself.The venue was selected for shopping practice.
To begin with, I voluntarily stuttered to purchase a key chain. Myself, Francin and Gnanasekar voluntarily stuttered a few times for bargaining the price of a key chain. The shop owner not bothered about our stuttering and instead busy in selling key chains to others. I purchased the key chain for Rs.30/- the same rate the shop owner initially told. Gnanasekar also stuttered while buying a water bottle and the shop owner least bother about stuttering. Being Sunday and because of huge crowed we are not able to shop freely. And shop owners also busy in selling their products and not bothered about our stuttering.
Then we decided to sit on the beach sand and have some talking. Our discussion centered on how to practice continuously with the known techniques. Everybody had agreed that even though they knew some techniques but unable to practice it regularly and likes to know what is the way out. For this Gnanasekar has told a good idea which he is following for the past 2 weeks. He recorded in his mobile some positive quotes in his own voice like “I am a good speaker”, “I am going to practice today for one hr”, “I will overcome this stammering soon” etc. He is listening these quotes everyday morning at the time of waking up, got motivated himself and start practicing for about one hour. Gnanasekar has informed that this idea is working out very well for him. Now he is speaking better than what he had spoken in the previous meeting held at a resort last month.
Prabu Francin has told that he had made several attempts to practice in the mornings by setting alarm, but failed as he stopped as soon as the alarm started ringing and started sleeping again. Then I suggested that I will wake up everybody in the mornings around 6am through my mobile and ask them to start practicing . Everyone has agreed for this suggestion. For the past 3 days I am calling the above 7 pws everyday morning from 6.00am to 6.15am and ask them to start practicing.
When I wake up at about 5.45am, my mobile already received an sms from shagin that he started practicing. This method is really working well. I will wake up one by one in the mornings from 6am to 6.15am and ask them to start practicing. I also receives feedbacks that Francin has done 2hr & Gnanasekaran done 11/2 hr of practice. Karthikeyan after attending speech therapy is doing about 4hr of practice every day. Ganesh has informed that he is doing ½ an hr only as he do not know more techniques. I called Karthkeyan to teach Ganesh about the speech therapy he learned so that he also gets benefitted. Karthkeyan has also agreed for this.
That’s all from Chennai chapter.