20100123 Communication Skills – Programme for Teacher Volunteers of Naandi Foundation at Vivekananda Institute for Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad.
A one-day programme was organized for one more batch of Teacher Volunteers of the Naandi Foundation, Jubilee Hills, at Vivekananda Institute for Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad. As a part of the programme, Communication Skills was the topic allotted to myself, i.e. Prof. V. Viswanadham. It was suggested that English and Hindi only be used as the medium of instruction. The power point presentation used, titled Improving Communication Skills, can be viewed at www.scribd.com [please search for Viswam.vangapally4581 and further search for this topic]. You can also view this and many other power point presentations, that are freely available at www.slideshare.net/viswanadham . The live recording of the lecture is being uploaded here. The lectures given to earlier batches also can be freely listened to, by visiting www.archive.org [please search for Prof. V. Viswanadham and further locate this item by searching date-wise].
The importance of communication skills, why teachers must make it a point not only to improve their skills but also to ensure that generations of students get motivated to develop continuously their own communication skills was emphasized. Other related aspects such as internal and external communication, communication goals, errors in communication, and certain hints were provided, which if practiced, will certainly improve the quality of communication of the participants, and will certainly lead to an improvement in the quality of their life.
You would be better able to appreciate the beauty and the purpose of the presentation when both the audio version, uploaded to www.archive.org [please search for Prof. V. Viswanadham], and the relevant power point presentation that can be viewed at www.scribd.com [please search for Viswam.vangapally4581] and / or www.slideshare.net/viswanadham are taken together as a package.
Each time the presentation is made, as a teacher, I ensure that right from the introduction to the development of the theme, it is done differently, the examples are appropriate to the audience, the language style, and the mixture of local language, some times with local accent, – an attempt is made to create a unique blend. This is being mentioned, so as to make it clear that you may not feel bored or disinterested, and by listening to two or more lectures on the same topic, presented before different audiences, at various places, you may actually obtain a better insight into the scope of the topic.
It is humbly suggested that you may please use the power point presentations, freely. Please feel free to refer to these websites to your friends and motivate them to become better, continuously. Please help me to spread the motivating message to as many people as possible.
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