Picture this: “A palpitating heart which might just thud out of your chest as it bolts like Bolt, sweaty palms which won’t be able to save anyone in case they are falling off a cliff and vision that was perfect till morning but now seems to have become hypermetropic all of a sudden (you can’t see your own notes but you can see the far off faces of people, waiting to rip you apart with their laughter, or worse – boredom) and a stutter that presumably no amount of speech therapy can correct”. If you have ever suffered from stage fright, you know what I am talking about!
I planted a bougainvillea climber in a big earthen pot in my veranda & watered it religiously for more than a year. My vision about the climber was to one day -see the plant flower with the intensity of an 18 yr youth. It did but with the intensity of a 60 yr old youth who is on Viagra. Dream and vision shattered.
One of the most important skills you could learn in life is to negotiate, be it work or otherwise. Great problem solving and negotiation skills can not not only get you out of tricky problems but also help build better relationships, both professional and personal. Here’s a story which I as a Motivational Speaker often share during my Corporate Trainings & Events. It will show you just how important it is to believe in the existence of a solution for every problem, if you are willing to negotiate 🙂 … Read on:
I naughtily picked up my favorite line for my Events during College fests from the movie ‘Dirty Picture’! It says:
“College fests require only 3 things – Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment. Aur main Entertainment hoon.” 🙂 . Slightly self glorifying. But it worked for me 🙂
The abbreviations IIMs, XLRI, FMS, MDI etc have hyper fascinated many a graduate in India. Because junta knows that prospective mother-in-laws salivate at such keywords :). This post is a glimpse of the inside of one of the most hallowed portals of management education in India, IIM Lucknow. It has been written by Wamika Mimani. Year 2012 , I was invited by St Xaviers College Kolkata to address the students during their Fest – INSIGNIA. I met Wamika post one of my events as a Motivational Speaker and I instantly saw a spark in her. A smart, bubbly, self inspired and confident girl, I have seen her emerge excellent at whatever she takes up. Here she agreed to share her lessons from business school – after her 2 yr stint at Lucknow – much to my delight! Read More
Motivational speakers are like Viagra. Only a very tiny minority of people needs them & hence likes them. There is a definite set of people that I know who hate self help books or theoretical speakers. They love stories, real life examples, fun & most importantly logically intriguing write ups & talks. I knew that such an audience will be in majority at the event at IIM Ahmedabad.
So! What did I do? I upfront threw acid & burnt the motivational speaker in me & decided to create a mad event titled ‘Lag Gayi’ – The Secret Science of ‘How we Screw our Lives’. You need to work for your target market! Read More