August 29, 2013

The Joy of Speaking

SHG Meeting report – 25th Aug, 2013

Meeting attendees – Sankalp, Vikas, Dnyanesh, Rahul and Harish

Venue: YMCA Panaji.

Today was a relatively smaller group, and no first-timers. So, we did not have any introduction round. Starting with some informal chit-chats, we then kicked off the meeting. We had planned to catalogue our stammer by recording each other speak. Taking turns, we recorded each one of us while talking, and then played it again and analysed the video. We noted our observations and introspected.

After this, we had another activity, in which we tried to emulate a toastmasters meeting (a compact version). Sankalp was the speaker (Ice breaker), Vikas became the ah-counter, Dnyanesh the grammarian, Harish the evaluator and Rahul was the toastmaster of the day, the compere for the meeting. Everybody did a splendid job, and the best thing about this activity was, everybody got an opportunity to play an active role in some way or the other.

Last, we had a practice session of speaking loudly with Dnyanesh. Dnyanesh spoke from a far-end corner of the room, and we, the audience gave him the feedback when he was not very loud.

Amidst these activities, time just zoomed by, but we enjoyed every moment of the meeting. We then set a goal for our upcoming meetings – talking to YMCA staff, and going outdoors and talking to strangers. We hope to accomplish these goals in the meetings to follow. 

1 comment:

Manimaran said...

Good activities Harish. Going on attending meetings...meetings...meetings...yous stammering will be reduced to the great extent.This was my personal experience. Pl keep it up.