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The focus of this blog is going to be on learning & development, HR, training & facilitation. Topics could be varied and something that interests me. The blog could also end up with reflections.
Dear Friends,We would like to personally invite you all for the Trainers Forum Meet at Mumbai, on Sunday, 29th May, 2011.Session I –The objective of the session is to understand how Dramatics and Theater techniques are powerful mediums to make a Trainer communicate learning concepts to his participants powerfully. Theater uses all the 3 elements i.e. visual, auditory and kinesthetic Session includes:IntroductionVarious Theatre Techniques useful in TrainingRole Plays (commonly used) ‘Improv’ (Improvisation) Forum Theatre – Trainer as a Role PlayerForum Theatre – Trainer as a Role Player and Action/Reaction as per the audienceForum Theatre – Professional Actors as Role PlayersSkills PracticeFacilitator:Mr. Ajit Kamath, Director, WizTalks. Ajit started lecturingin 1992, and has been in the space of Soft Skills Training since 1996. Since 2002 he started Training for Corporates' on topics such as Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Team Building & Leadership. He…
have for ever lived in hierarchy. We had Rajwadas, and Raja’s and Rani’s! And
then the Maha Mantri, the Mantri’s and the Peshwa’s. We lived in Hierarchy. Then
came the Queen from land-afar and this took the whole hierarchical bit 100
notches higher. And
then in spite of democracy for the about last 70 years, we still are deep-rooted
in hierarchy. Organisations are legal
entities and yet we have similar hierarchical structures that define many
aspects in an organisation from decision-making, office-cabins, cafeterias
(esp. in manufacturing) and where one is allowed to Park etc. In some places
even the Washrooms are hierarchical rules of entry. Funnily,
many curse these discriminations however the same people aspire promotions not
for the challenge of the enhanced deliverables or for the sense of leading
people, but mostly for the ‘power’ that they would enjoy in those positions. However, as Bob Dylan professed in the 60’s in
his song The Times They Are A-Changin' especially the…
The Art of Building POWER 1st Connects in Focused Networking
“Hi, I am Ajit Kamath, (in Hindi) log mujhe kehte hai Khaa... (pause) mat, lekin mera nam hai Ajit Kamath”, Translating in English - “Hi, I am Ajit Kamath, people tell me DON’T EAT! (that’s the literal Hindi translation of Khaa Mat), however my name is Ajit Kamath”.
For a bit-plump-on-the-sides me, this gives a smile on the face of the person I am meeting for the first time and then our conversation moves forward. I have been asked, why do I say this? And my answer is “Why Not?”
I have had students, managers and leaders remember me and the work I do, by this humourous line of an introduction! And if there is high-recall (meaning the next time I bump into the person, they can at least recall my name) then this is a million-$ intro for me.
The Art of Focused Networking requires one to connect first, and then build the relationship into a long-term mutually beneficial relationship. And the challenge for most of us, is not the bui…