Friday, 30 December 2016

I know that nothing pisses off my haters more than my smile.
And that is precisely why I keep on smiling no matter what.

– Saurabh Roy

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

How to overcome stage fear.

10 Fatal Mistakes – What not to do while delivering a speech.

#1 Don’t memorize the whole speech.

Under the pressure to deliver it wonderfully on the stage, you may forget  a part of it or even the whole speech. You know what follows next.

#2 Don’t read your speech out of a paper.

When your eyes are on the paper, you are unable to connect to your audience.

#3 Don’t put too many jargon.

You love showing off your vocabulary or your knowledge?
Save it for some other day. You are here to convey your idea to your audience, not to prove that you have memorized a whole dictionary.

#4 Don’t choke your speech with too much data.

Yes, it’s necessary to include some facts. In facts, data helps you in strengthening your point. But this never means to completely fill your speech with data. If it’s absolutely required, put it there, otherwise just leave it. Remember, you can engage people in a far better way if you convey your ideas through a story they can connect to, than with numbers they are not even interested in.

#5 Don’t speak it too fast.

Delivering your speech at a lightning fast pace ensures two things
Your audience will not get a single word of what you are speaking.
They will conclude that you have memorized the whole speech, even when you haven’t.
See, speaking at a very fast pace defeats the very purpose of the speech, i.e.. conveying your message to your audience. You might have a really great idea to convey, but what is the point when no one gets even a word of what you are trying to tell?

#6 Don't tell them how awesome you are.

Keep your introduction as short as possible. While giving a short introduction about yourself helps in establishing your credentials, no one loves it if it's a long one. Keep important details like your education and experience, skip the trivial ones.

#7 Don’t sound like a robot.

My reference to robotic voice has nothing to do with tone. It refers to an emotionless monologue. Your voice should reflect the underlying emotions involved in the idea you want to convey. When you are talking about poverty, you should sound concerned. Similarly, your voice should be filled with excitement when you are talking about an upcoming project your firm is taking.

#8 Don’t ignore how you look.

I know that you won’t dress shabbily when you are going for an interview. But there is more to your appearance than just your dress.  Get yourself a well-tailored dress. Shave. You don’t want to look bad when a hall full of audience is constantly gazing at you.
Try to dress in formal. People take you seriously when you do so.

#9 Don’t admit that you are nervous.

You don’t have to tell about the butterflies in your stomach to them.
You forgot a line. It’s fine, carry on. Most probably, your audience didn't even notice that. But once you admit – “Oh! Sorry, I missed something” they will know for sure.
People turned up to listen to you expecting you to be a confident man who is in control of the situation, not a nervous guy who has no idea about what is is speaking.

#10 Don’t make it too long.

You too, must have been tortured by a long speech, at one point of your life or another. And I am sure you must have cursed the orator. You don’t want the same thing to happen to you – do you?

Monday, 12 September 2016

How to prepare for a speech?

How to prepare for a speech?

Who wouldn’t love a standing ovation for their speech?

You choose a topic, you write a speech on that topic, you read it out wonderfully, everyone is happy. Isn’t it that easy?
No, it’s not.

In fact, preparing for a good speech is one of the most daunting tasks. So much, that you felt the need to read this whole article.

Anyway, coming straight to the point – What all do you need to do for delivering a great speech?
Let’s start with the basics.

The first one is – choosing a topic which you are interested in.
The next job is to do research about the topic.

No matter how much you know about the topic, do it.

Then, prepare a speech based on the ideas you have gathered.
Look at your write-up. Find out if you can include some real life experience, or an interesting fact, or a humorous example in your speech.

But there is a word of caution – Never read out your speech from a piece of paper.
Memorizing your speech is not a good option either.

So, how do you know what to speak?
Seriously, is this even a problem, when you have already done so much research in the field.

However, there can be a problem, in case you forget. What do you do in such a case?

There is a way out for even that. Summarize your speech in five or six points and note it down on a piece of paper. Your points should be small and concise. This can act as a rescue in such cases.

But knowledge is one thing, delivering it with eloquence is another. And for that, you need to practice. 

Get someone to listen to your speech. 
Practice, practice and practice. Practice in front of your dog, the wall of your room, your mirror, or at any place where you can practice.

Visualize yourself in front of your audience and rehearse out loud.

Observe if your action and your body language are in sync with the tone of your voice or not.

Keep a tab on the usage of fillers. Practice your speech using a timer.

Revise your speech, if necessary. Pay attention to the number of times, you are using,  “umm”, or “ahh”, or “I mean”.
Avoid it.

In short, no fillers, no matter what.

One more thing, looks do matter.

As you are preparing to give a speech, you must be already carrying a dynamic personality.
However, there is always a scope of improvement.

Make sure that you appear your best while you are delivering the speech.
People take you seriously, when you look good.

Was this too much?

See, if you are new to the field of oration, you will have to put an extra effort.
However, all this will come naturally to you after a while.

It takes time and effort to achieve perfection, and it will come in due time.

Best of luck.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Aag Jalni Chahiye - Dushyant Kumar Poem

हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए,
इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए।

आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी,
शर्त लेकिन थी कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए।

हर सड़क पर, हर गली में, हर नगर, हर गाँव में,
हाथ लहराते हुए हर लाश चलनी चाहिए।

सिर्फ हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं,
सारी कोशिश है कि ये सूरत बदलनी चाहिए।

मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही,
हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए।

दुष्यन्त कुमार

Ho gayi hai peer parvat si pighalni chahiye,
Iss himalay se koi ganga nikalni chahiye.

Aaj yah deewar pardon ki tarah hilni chahiye,
Shart lekin thi ki ye buniyad hilni chahiye.

Harr sadak parr, harr gali mein, harr nagar, harr gaaon mein;
Haath leharte hue, harr laash chalni chahiye.

Sirf hungama karna mera maksadd nahin;
Saari kosish hai ki ye soorat badalni chahiye.

Mere seene mein nhi toh tere seene me hi sahi,
Ho kaheen bhi aag, lekin aag jalni chahiye.

- Dushyant Kumar 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Shayari On Life

दर्द जो था दिल में,
उसे कुछ इस तरह साफ़ कर दिया;
किसी से माफी माँग ली,
किसी को माफ कर दिया

- सौरभ राय (Saurabh Roy)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Shayari Urdu

माना कि नूर--रुख्सार से रोशन है तू,
शक्ल--सूरत से परमैं भी तो कुछ कम नही 
नफ़रत से ही सही पर देखती तो है मुझको तू,
अब तो तेरी रुसवाई में भी वो दम नही 
दिल  तोङेंगे ये कह के फ़ेर लेती है तू निगाहें,
क्या है फ़ितरत मे तेरी गर ये सितम नही 
तेरी नाज़ो को इबादत समझते रहे हम,
अरे कल देखा था गैर के साथ अब कोइ भरम नही 
क्यों करे तकिये गीले याद में तेरे,
जब कि तेरे खयालातों मे ही हम नही 
छोड़ कर चली जा मुझे तू बेशक,
थाम ले गैर का हाथ 
लाखों हसिनाए हैं राहों मे,
अब तो तेरे जाने का भी ग़म नही 

- सौरभ राय (Saurabh Roy)

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hindi Shayari

सीख रहा हूं अब मैं भी इंसानों को पढने का हुनर,
सुना है चेहरे पे किताबों से ज्यादा लिखा होता है ।।

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Shayari on Life

बुलंदी की उडान पर हो तो , 
जरा सब्र रखो। 
परिंदे बताते हैं कि , 
आसमान में ठिकाने नही होते ।। 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Inspirational Shayri

क्या हुआ अगर अभी थके नज़र  रहे हैं?
मैदान--जंग में खुद को उतारेंगे फिर कभी|
गफलत में मत रहना की ठण्डे पर गए हैं हम;
अपने लहू की धार को उबालेंगे फिर कभी|
दो कदम आगे क्या निकल गए हमसे नज़र मिलाने लगे?
ज़िंदगी के हर मोड़ पर तुमको पछारेंगे फिर कभी|
 मेरे बदन के चन्द खरोंचों पे इतरा लो जितना इतराना है;

लहूलुहान तुम्हे कर के हुंकारेंगे फिर कभी|

- सौरभ राय (Saurabh Roy)