Wednesday, December 21, 2011

May be the turning point of LiFe

Today was my best day at PRMCEAM. It was the third day of the 6-day soft skills development activity arranged in the college by paying a sum of Rs.1000. I thought I’m wasting my money & I’m glad that I was wrong and it appears helpful for my career as well as my life.
So, today was two parts to be taken by the Piya mam –
1.       Presentation Skills
2.       Emotional Intelligence
In the presentation skills, she made five groups, each group having around 10 students including both boys and girls. We were having 9 students in our group i.e. Abhijeet, Akshata, Ankit, Ankush, Apurva, Mansi,  Namrata, Rikesh and myself. So the task was to think about one topic anything related to technical or non-technical. We were supposed to think about the presentation in the lunch time of 2pm to 3pm. So, we decided to take lunch in 30mins and gather back in the classroom at 2.30pm so that we could discuss about the presentation & write scripts to be delivered. Namrata was made the leader of our group and took the topic “Event Management” later on madam told that it was an unusual topic we had taken. So, the topic was decided based upon which the tasks/subtopics were distributed among the all. The leader was supposed to introduce all the group members individually & the put a light on the topic. Namrata did well, she forget my name in the first attempt but after recall she addressed me. Next was Ankit, he presented the stages of Event Management but forget the planning quote which I had suggested him to add in the script (“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”). Taking it aside, he was good. After him, I was supposed to contribute my team in the presentation scenario. I was supposed to speak on one of the stages of Event Management i.e. Designing. I started like this

Good Afternoon friends, the next stage of event management is designing.
Designing is the important aspect of Event Management.
No event can be conducted without a proper design.
The success of event depends on the design of the event.

Design includes two parts –
·         Space availability i.e. how much space is available for the event
·         Resource management i.e. how many resources are needed & are they available
I accept that this was not a very good content to be delivered but it’s an acceptable one as no resources were used & made-up in 20mins. I delivered this in a very good manner. I seldom get a chance to speak in the class & most of the times I failed. But, I made-up my mind that
“Ab Toh Khone ke liye kuch bacha hi nahi class mein, main itni baar disaapoint kar chukka tha public speaking mein”

So, the “fear of failure” was been demolished by me after some failures. So, one after other all my colleagues delivered their part and we reached the end.
Now, the time was for the judgment, the result. According to me, the performances of all the fellows were superb. As per the expectations, madam gave us remarkable reviewed result. She told that the co-ordination of the team was very good, the body language of all was fine, the content and the topic was very good and chosen nicely. Our team gained the most marks out of 5 groups i.e. 18.5 out of 20. She said that we were good at teamwork but the noise at backstage was the -ve point & I agreed this point. She said that I have good leadership skills & it was good to see after failing in the previous activity of talking about one random topic for 40 seconds in which I got "Cyber-Crime" as topic. Surprisingly, I got 4+3=7 marks out of 15 in it.

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