August 19, 2013

Speeches, Advertisements and 'Patolis'


This is a report of SHG meeting we had on 11th Aug. Apologies for the delay…

Today (11th Aug), the meeting was attended by-
Sankalp, Rahul, Dnyanesh, Harish, Vikas, Siddharth and Sagar. (Left to Right in the photo)

We welcomed Vikas Ranga- from Delhi, who was attending the meeting for the first time. Vikas is presently working in Goa. 

We had introductions with a twist. First we all introduced ourselves with our names, hobbies and by stating “I wish I was now in….” (any place / wish you have)

Then, we had another round, wherein everybody had to repeat the introductions of the person to his left. This also tested our listening skills.

Vikas then shared what he learned from Dr. Sachin in Dehradhun. He talked about consciously using techniques while talking. We all tried this by taking turns.

Sankalp then gave a presentation (short speech) which he had recently read in an article- the importance of Focus. It was a 5 mins speech, but using all his toastmasters skills (oh yes, he’s a toastmaster) – Superb opening, involving the audience and good organization.

Then it was time for some fun. We divided ourselves in teams (2 teams) and each team acted on an advertisement by thinking of an impromptu script. Vikas, Sagar and Harish acted on an ad on Smartphones, and Sankalp, Rahul, Dnyanesh and Siddharth acted on an advertisement on Fairness Cream. Both the advertisements were hilarious, and we are not seriously thinking of starting an ad agency ;)


Finally, the meeting ended with Harish’s mimicry, and Sagar had brought “Patoli”- a Goan sweet, which is prepared on the day of Naag Panchami. (Thanks Sagar). 

3 comments:

Manimaran said...

Good write up. Harish, You are meeting once in a fortnightly or once in a month?. Weekly meetings are the best. At least meet once in a fortnight. All the best to Gos SHG.

sachin said...

OK- so Vikas has landed in Goa! Wow! Sounds like a promotion..I am sure Goa SHG will enjoy his company..

Harish Usgaonker said...

Thanks Mani Sir. We meet once a fortnight. We next meet on 25th Aug.

@Dr. Sachin: Yes, we love Vikas's company and also his superb acting skills :)