Toastmasters P-8 : Design to meaning


Written on 2:06 PM by nitesh

One project was left though i gave p-10 using slides and p-7 also still it was to be completed.
Trying to upload slides on slideshare but unable will try again

From design to meaning

Our brain possesses two sides logical left and emotional right, both are necessary. On the base of logical left alone one cannot guarantee success so is with the case of right side. We normally use the left side more, I will be telling you about 6 R-sides aptitudes which will help you in becoming a great speaker and presenter. (Take from A whole new mind and

To many business people, design is something you spread on the surface, it's like icing on a cake. It's nice, but not mission-critical. But this is not design only, this is more akin to "decoration." Decoration, for better or worse, is noticeable, for example — sometimes enjoyable, sometimes irritating — but it is unmistakably *there.*

However, sometimes the best designs are so well done that "the design" of it is never even noticed consciously by the observer/user, such as the design of a book or signage in an airport (i.e., we take conscious note of the messages which the design helped make utterly clear, but not the color palette, typography, concept, etc.).

For most of us design come in the end ideally Design starts at the beginning not at the end; it's not an afterthought

It's during the preparation stage that you slow down and "stop your busy mind" so that you may consider your topic and your objectives, your key messages, and your audience. Only then will you begin to sketch out ideas — on paper or just in your head — that will soon find themselves in some digital visual form later

Design- ways : 1-2 ways: on slides


Facts, information, data. Most of it is available on-line or can be sent to people in an email, a PDF attachment, or a hard copy through snail mail. Data and "the facts" have never been more widely available

What begins to matter more [than mere data] is the ability to place these facts in context and to deliver them with emotional impact

"Story" is not just about storytelling but about listening to stories and being a part of stories i.e people will listen to you more if your stories are from true experiences and not cooked up ones


Focus, specialization, and analysis have been important in the "information age," but in the "conceptual age" synthesis and the ability to take seemingly unrelated pieces and form and articulate the big picture before us is crucial,

The best presenters can illuminate the relationships that we may not have seen before


Empathy is emotional. It's about putting yourself in the position of others. It involves an understanding of the importance of the nonverbal cues of others and being aware of your own

User Interface of websites example

Empathy allows a presenter, even without thinking about it, to notice when the audience is "getting it" and when they are not. The empathetic presenter can make adjustments based on his reading of this particular audience.


Its not only about seriousness
Each presentation situation is different, but in many (most?) public speaking situations playfulness and humor can go along way.
Laughter is a form of nonverbal communication that conveys empathy and that is even more contagious than the yawn...

I believe making a presentation is an opportunity to make a small difference in the world

A presentation gone badly can have devastating impact on your spirit and on your career. But a presentation which goes insanely well can be extremely fulfilling for both you and the audience, and it might even help your career

If you are lucky, you're in a job that you feel passionate about. If so, then it's with excitement that you look forward to the possibility of sharing your expertise — your story — with others. Few things can be more rewarding than connecting with someone

If you are lucky, you're in a job that you feel passionate about. If so, then it's with excitement that you look forward to the possibility of sharing your expertise — your story — with others. Few things can be more rewarding than connecting with someone, with teaching something new, or sharing that which you feel is very important with others

Conclusion: Some text I now forgot

Toastmasters Speech-10 : Personal Branding


Written on 3:06 PM by nitesh

This is project 10

Inspiring your audience
I motivated them for personal improvement

Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela for non violence
Sachin, dravid for elegance,
Dhirubhai ambani, tata for their vision
Edison for his never say die attitude
Sharukh khan for his repetitive roles in late 90’s
Vijay mallay for extravagant living
These people are known for one thing or other, that they have one unique thing

Do you have one unique thing that separates you from the herd ?
Do you have that in it you ?
What’s your brand i.e what are you know for ?

Good afternoon everyone

I will be covering three things first what is branding , why personal branding and finally how personal branding.

Brands are built on what people are saying about you, not what you’re saying about
Yourself. Brand is that which arouses emotions , ignites passions, echoes reliability and have a meaning
First of all let us understand what is branding( explain the example)
Now I will explain to you why personal branding is required
Water + Sugar + Fizz (put it into a can) = Costs less than Rs2

One more cut a person into pieces and try to sell it you will hardly get anything and remodel that person as sharukh khan and you will get millions.

So Do you guys realize what branding can do to a company, product or an individual.
Let me give you an example from our world i.e IT world
Ram and Shyam are two IT professionals who met at a evening networking session and they start talking to each other, They smile shake hands and introduce themselves
Ram introduces first and says : Hi I am a software professional presently working as a project manager in an MNC.
Shyam takes the words software engineer, project manager and makes a picture of Ram

Now Ram asks Shyam what does he do Shyam says smilingly last week my client called me a ‘Senior sleep consultant’ and Career Accelerator as last project implementation went perfectly smooth in last quarter.

Now relating the the benefits of powerful brand
Higher Value: In clients mind there may be many technological professional but there would be only one Shyam and this will enable him to command higher rates

Lower Cost of sale: We are always selling something to others, we sell ideas we sell ourselves and if we have a strong personal brand the selling would be easier.

Implied Assurance:
Shyam clients know that he will do whatever it takes to deliver project on time, His reputation spreads as his clients tell others about him thereby increasing his credibility.

You and me we all are brands we all are marketing heads of our own company called You Inc.

Now its you who have to decide what’s your brand reflects now, how you want it to be reflected and what are you doing to increasing your brand.
I am now going to tell you few simple steps required in building a personal brand.

But please remember
Building a personal Brand is always a journey not a destination: Treat it like a work in progress, you are either growing it or shrinking it there is no middle path.

First is discover: just ask yourself how do you want to be remembered after you are gone, you will get the answer. Give example of Actors, players, other personalities

Design: Once you have discovered who you are and what you want to be known as you have to decide how you will influence your target audience using your past experience and new learning’s

Deploy: How should others feel your brand, designing is important but implementations is far more important.

Deal: In this part of journey you must walk the talk i.e you must live upto your brand. Do keep the promises that you

Brand stands for truth brands stands for consistency.

You look around you will find lots of examples who symbolize for all the above phases
And finally you will become a company Me Inc or You Inc where you will be the CEO
And it will be know for following things

Aamir khan example

You Inc i.e your incorporation
You not as a person but as an organization as a company, its not Pradeep or Sudeshna but as Pradeep Inc or Sudeshna Inc where you are CEO of your company
I have jotted down my points how I want to be known as , I will not discuss those with you as I want them to be visible in due course of time.

Now if you ask me when is good time to start
I would say yesterday If you wait for the write time I can assure you that write time will never come.

Thankyou and good luck

Fad vs Passions


Written on 12:39 PM by nitesh

  • German
  • Kafka or I can say philosophical books
  • Pool
  • Some Finance Certifications like CFA

These are some of my new fads, Now some reasons why I am not able to peruse them. Enquired about German the lady is charging 7500 for a six month course, I want to do it in 2-3 months and 7500 is way too high as there is no certification from a reputed German teaching institute. Pool, tables are in Atta market not near my home can't go daily :)

No reasons for Kafka will start it soon, read Archers new novel waiting for Advani's autobiography to be delivered. Need to figure out the finance certification stuff.

Now the big question how to turn Fad into a passion?

Looking for answer....... hopefully will get it.

Life has now become a waiting game for my MBA dreams wait listed at 2 places, will write soon in detail on great Indian MBA tamasha.



Written on 4:05 PM by nitesh

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.