Wiz means Experts and Talks are Speakers.
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.
(This is the text version of my article that appeared in the magazine Human Capital January 2018 issue Vol.21 No. 8) Usually Managerial responses to any proposition ranges
from a direct “No” to “NO, but” and then “Yes, but” to a direct “Yes.”.
The magic of “Yes,…. And” is acceptance, and then acts as a building
brick, a movement forward to the original idea.
Improv is a short
form of the noun improvisation. And Improv!
can happen anywhere and everywhere! Anyone who has viewed the UK fav show
“Whose Line is It Anyway” would know the speed in which the actors improvise on
the show builds a hilarious, fun-filled banter. Improvisation
has been used as a Drama tool for many years and it can train an artist to
agility & in-the-moment thinking especially when a co-artiste forgets a
dialogue or goes wrong on a particular action. I
have used this tool to train Public Speakers especially the ones with stage
fright as this tool immensely helps if one goes “blank” in front of an a…
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…
watching TED videos, if one could have been made a hell of an impactful presenter!,
then we would have long left the data point that “Speaking in Public is the No. 1
Fear”. And probably
it would have been close of business for many of us who specialize in training
and coaching people on Hi-Impact Presentation Skills. So what happens when one does watch TED videos
My 2 bits
coming from having many training & coaching relationship with aspiring
presenters is that many of them who watch these videos regularly, end up just
becoming good if not great ‘mimics!’.
watching of TED videos (as the environment is completely different from an
organisational setting) you may tend to pick up styles that large group speakers
use in such open forums. You may love
the pizzaz and the oration they use, but frankly, can you really use these
mannerisms back into your workplace and what if you end up using such oration
in client presentations. Rather than ebing an ena…