Friday, January 31, 2014



Today I was told on phone by an institute that I had to take a class at 2 pm. The call was annoying to me at that moment because it came while I was in the middle of a formal conversation. But now when I look at it from the point of view of the other person at the institute it was REASSURING.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

EC Image Consultants

Name of the role play: Starting an Image Consultancy

First divided the class into seven teams with five members in each team.
The team members then have to find a name for their firm. Next they have to find their first client. The client can be a person, an organization or a state. In case of person, he/she can be a job seeker who needs to attend interviews or also a  celebrity or even a reputed and experienced professional who wants to make a career shift.
You need to tell your clients what steps they should take so that their present image is changed to the desired new image.
During this role play exercise students imagined clients like cricketers, actors, restaurants, political leaders etc.
Mood in the class: Fully engaged in the activity, laughter and fun.
No. of students who participated in the exercise: 37
Qualification: Graduation or above.
Duration: 1 hour be continued

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
"If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you!"   

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.   Edwin Chaplin

"The nature of our future depends on the future of our NATURE." Anonymous

Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary, linear way of thinking. Robert Lanza

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Mark Twain

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
John F.Kennedy

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

 "To be, or not to be, that is the question"
William Shakespeare in Hamlet 
"Arise, awake and stop not till you reach your goal."
Swami Vivekananda
"Find purpose, the means will follow."
Mahatma Gandhi  

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Neil Armstrong ...on landing on Moon in 1969                     "Generations to come... will scarcely believe that such a man as this...ever in flesh and blood... walked upon this Earth.” Albert Einstein on Mahatma Gandhi 's 70th birthday

There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

People who succeed in life are those who have learned how to take any challenge that life gives them and communicate that experience to themselves in a way that causes them to successfully change things.
Antony Robbins

I 'll make my voice heard. I'll go out into the world and work for mankind!

Anne Frank on 11 April 1944

When we quit thinking about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.  ---Joseph Campbell 

If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist. ---Karl Marx

Image result for gandhi quotes on GandhismTo be continued...

Friday, January 24, 2014

EC & Advertising

Practising EC by making advertisements - ROLE PLAY METHOD

Source of inspiration for this class: My classes at CREST, Calicut and also ELTIF(Calicut Chapter) meetings.
No of students in the class:30
Age Group: 10-15
Time allotted: 3 hours
Started the class with a prayer for getting inspiration.
Then told about the reason to pray: to feel positive and also be creative.
Talking about the exercise asked the students what is the job of a salesperson; it's to communicate the positive qualities of a product to be sold (COMMUNICATION) and then motivate the people to buy it (MOTIVATION).
So what do you do when you have to sell a product through an advertisement. There are 4 steps involved in making an advertisement in the class:
1.Find a product. 2.Find its positive qualities. 3.Find a punchline to attract the audience.(For eg. Boost is the secret of my energy) 4.Enact a situation where you can use the punchline.
This exercise was done in four rounds. In the first round the groups came and shared the names of their products. In the second round they shared its positive qualities. In the third round they shared the punchline. In the final round they enacted the skit which highlighted  the punchline. All these rounds were fully in English.
Written work: Asked the students to write the script of their role play or skit.
The first part took two hours. After tea break the focus was on VALUES in advertisements.
The students spoke about values like: The importance for time, using the best to get the best results, respecting the elders, importance of friendship, good health,sharing problems with others etc.
The class ended with students doing a vote of thanks in English to thank the trainer.