November 21, 2013

News @ TISA HYD Chapter meet up - 17th November 2013.

Writeup by Vallikranth --- 
The TISA HYD chapter is buzzing with crowd these days. We are seeing strength of 14 or above PWS every time, thanks to the continuous efforts of the members. 
Members in meetup are 
1.Sugandh 2.Vallinayagam 3.Purna Nand 4.Asif Anwar 5.Vallikranth 6.Aravindh 7.Mahesh 8.Sumanth 9.Rajesh 10.Siva 11.Ramu 12.Bhaskar 13.Vijay 14.Lallya

This time we adopted the Toastmasters model for the TISA meeting. There was a late fee in place and as a result everyone was in the room 10 min before the scheduled start time. The event was held at a Toddlers school in Banjara Hills which had a nice ambiance with a closed room and cartoon characters all over the walls.
Everyone’s role was decided before hand and the expectation from their role in the meet was explained. The event started up with a formal introduction of the ground rules by the moderator of the day. This was followed by three prepared speeches. Each speaker was given a minimum time of 4 minutes and a maximum time of 6 minutes. The first speaker spoke about the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and his life. The second speaker presented his own life events in front of the audience in a cinematic narrative style which kept the audience laughing throughout the speech. The third speaker presented his life story drawing parallels with current happenings and metaphors. Audience rated the best speaker out of the three speakers via a confidential vote. Also each speaker had a dedicated evaluator who has to give his evaluation of the speech to the whole group. And there was a Table topics master who would give a topic to everyone to speak for 2 min. The best table topics speaker was again voted by the audience.
There was a grammarian whose job is to identify the grammatical mistakes in the speeches. He would at the end announce the grammatical mistakes without pointing out anyone. There is Timer who would keep track of time taken by each speaker and show appropriate green, yellow and red flags. There is a vote counter whose job is to count the votes and announce the results of best speaker, best evaluator and best table topics speaker. The persons who won these titles were given nice little colorful badges amid applause.

The best part of this model is everyone gives a written feedback to every speaker which must include two positives and one improvement area. This goes a long way in making the PWS confident about his speech and himself. The event was ended with few Samosas and Hyderabadi Chai. By the end of the event, everyone was filled with a positive sense of achievement and were motivated to go out and speak.

Together We Step Up :) Together We Succeed :)
Contact below members for further details.
Rajesh 96 76 82 0007    email id: rajesh.jaca"at"gmail"dot"com 
Ramu   8143344240       email id: hyd.rams93"at"gmail"dot"com
Siva      94942159776     email id: dinakantri336"at"gmail"dot"com
Vijay     9985650423       email id:  nvijaybabu1@gmail.com
Sumanth 9441654509     email id: srisumanth4"at"gmail"dot"com

3 comments:

sachin said...

Beautiful! This definitely goes on "All time popular list"..
Congrats Sugandha- I can see your inspiration behind all this. Congrats to everyone, RAJESH too, for being the "mother" of this excellent group..
Keep on helping each other & yourself in ever new ways..

Rajesh V said...

@Sachin ji - Thanks so much :)
Sugandh has come up with great Toastmasters club kind of activities and making us realize our strengths.
Thanks for your support.
Regards !

Amitsingh Kushwah said...

Good...