There is nothing sexier than an inspired & intimate conversation. Isn’t it? There is a lot of seductive appeal about people who COMMUNICATE it right in their lives. Most people have a vinegar approach to communication. They just do it ‘just like that’. Default mode. Chalta hai ! Khuch bhi ! They do not realize that ‘One can attract more flies with Honey than with Vinegar’. So, I’m trying to give you that honey, with these 9 tips for effective communication. Having those up your sleeve can really do wonders for improving your communication skills.

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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

In your work life- you will find yourself ‘writing’ many a time. People around you will be silently noting & checking your written presentation skills. These could be through the reports, formal emails, even love / hate letters & anything that you draft and send. “How to Write an Essay” shall help you in your essay writing endeavors for all times to come. And if you are targeting the WAT i.e. Written Ability Test by IIMs and other B-schools, UPSC, GMAT, GRE, SOPs for US / UK applications etc. this post is all you need!

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In the last 17 years of my career as a Motivational Speaker and Career Counselor, one repeated ‘help request’ that I have tried to process regularly is that of – How to write a good SOP.  It is highly satisfying a feeling to have contributed my bit to the dreams of hundreds of brilliant, bright, career focused students.  By writing this Blog- the intent is to reach out to more. Here is all that I learnt about SOP writing while seeing the success / rejection of many a SOP at some of the most renowned institutes of the world.

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In this open letter to my teachers, I am trying to ask a few questions I couldn’t ask as a young student. The idea is to try and move everyone on to a better path. Some would say I am being idealistic. Why not? Our teachers are framing the society, one kid at a time. We deserve to ask them questions!

Dear Teacher,

You have always had an issue with me- ‘Why I do not respect you fully’. That’s because me and my friends do not respect teachers but respect ‘Good Teachers’ only. The hardest job that my friends & I face today is to behave in a well mannered way without seeing ‘Good manners’ anywhere around us. Be it college or be it at home.

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Shilpa Shetty in the movie Dostana said it so right in the song— ‘Shut up & Bounce! Baby Bounce’. She has a baby, a cricket team and a husband too now (not necessarily in the same order). If people would have understood Shilpa’s message in that song; they would not be over doing their TALKING in their lives 🙂 … This blogpost is about the ineffective communicators and their habits that ruin whatever comes out of their mouths.

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