December 20, 2013

Goa SHG Meeting Report - Dec 15

Hello all PWS,
This is meeting report of Goa SHG meeting happened on Dec 15.
In this meeting, we finalized the fix meeting agenda for future meetings. According to the fixed agenda, everyone has to play a role like toastmasters' meetings. Following are the activities to be performed in our future meetings:
  1. Exercises/ Prepared speeches: It's objective is to give chance to PWS to practice exercises of "Apna hath Jaggannath" and get the valuable feedback from respective evaluator. If any day, 2 speakers are performing exercises, then there will be 2 evaluators who will focus on giving them very useful feedback for improvement. 
  2. Innovative Group activities: It's objective is to give chance to PWS to practice group activities, e.g. voluntary stuttering etc.
  3. Extempore speaking in the situations in which PWS usually stammers: It's objective is to give chance to PWS to speak in the situations in which they stammer in real life, and behave like real world, and then evaluators will give the true and valuable feedback. E.g. If someone has the problem in asking for tickets in bus, then he has to perform that role, if someone has the problem in facing interview, then he has to perform that role and get valuable feedback from respective evaluator.
  4. Apart from the above activities, following roles also would be there in the meetings and role players will change in every meeting:
    • There will be a person who will host the meeting, we will call him, "Stammerer of the day". 
    • There will be a person who will observe the secondary symptoms of every person.
Apart from the above discussion, we did following activities:
  • Introduction: People in the meeting were Harish Usgaonker, Dnyanesh Kenkare, Rajesh Kenkare, Rahul Dessai, and Prabhjot.
  • Voluntary stuttering on extempore topics.
  • Group discussion on topic "Should AAP form the Govt. or go for hung assembly?"
In all the above activities, people participated very actively and putting their valuable points and forgot their stammering. It was really very good. We learnt a lot.

Thanks and regards
Vikas Ranga
Member, Goa SHG

2 comments:

sachin said...

Thanks a lot! I am very happy that you all are adopting the best practices from Toastmaster, while hanging on to the TISA ethos- of accepting and talking about stammering openly, creating an atmosphere, where if I stammer, I dont need to feel ashamed or "judged" by others... Best wishes and a very happy new year to each one of you!

Harish Usgaonker said...

Wow Vikas... thanks for posting this detailed report.

Dr. Sachin, yes, this is exactly what we are trying to achieve.

Happy new year to you and my TISA family.