Wednesday, June 22, 2016

5 Takeaways From #PM #Modi's Speech To The #US #Congress

  

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  1. Always touch base with common factors with the host and you will immediately build a lasting connection.
  2. Use humor in your speech no matter how professional the occasion and formal the speech may be.
  3. It’s irrelevant that you have a heavy vernacular accent to your English, it’s your confidence, presentation and eloquence is all that matters not even your vocabulary.
  4. Make discreet use of aphorism to help drive your point through without having to offend anyone.
  5. Most Important - remember time is an essence of a speech and therefore don’t drag your topics to a point that you lose your audience.
~ KARAN

48 comments:

  1. One thing true about politicians, their communication skills are better than most people. You might not agree with them, but their charm can make you feel like agreeing.

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    1. True that Ann, couldn't have agreed more!

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  2. fantastic Karan! I am compelled to note these down. Something which I plan on using in my own conversations and even blog posts :D The one that connected most with me was ' your confidence, presentation and eloquence is all that matters' :D

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    1. Welcome to Scribble Omkar :)

      glad you liked it, I am not a fan or follower of Modi a PM, CM or the party he belongs to but I love him purely for the way he delivers his speeches and the orator that he is. Simply love it!

      To have a written speech scroll in front of you on teleprompter is one thing but to deliver it the way he does is a different ball game all together. You may like or hate him as a person, as a politician but you simply cant avoid his persona when he addresses masses of the common man or the privileged alike.

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  3. Owning your accent is always important. To me it is a huge turn off when people ape something they arent..

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    1. totally agree there Richa!

      I always believe that if you are comfortable with the way you speak, you will surely able to make a very good speech.

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  4. There is so much to learn from people when you observe them keenly. Agree with Richa about owning your accent, and that common factors point is golden. It is easy to get swayed by the right thing to do in such a situation. I feel we must always do what feels right t us.

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    1. I agree that one should go ahead and do what s/he feels right about. As once we ourselves are satisfied, we are in the best position to take it across.

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  5. Totally agree with points 2 and 3.
    Conversation is an important thing in my profession as a Doctor, and I have seen that how my confidence and smile on my face can bring a drastic change in patient's mentality :)

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    1. I am sure that would be making them feel much more comfortable to say the least

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  6. These sure were lessons worth taking and people should actually try to imbibe them in their lives! The man teaches a lot of stuff, if only one wants to learn!

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. glad you liked them Geets :)
      welcome to Scribble :)

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  7. Very valid points made for anyone looking to give a speech and overcoming their fears. cheers

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    1. not such while giving a speech but in general we come across these impediments in daily chores of our lives

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  8. He is one of the most commandable leader !! hats off to Modiji....& such a wonderful article

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    1. He surely is very powerful and a big leader, wonderful or not I have my reservations there ;)

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  9. Fantastic ideas
    And one can learn speech giving best from Modi sir only i guess :)

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    1. glad you like it and may be you have started making notes from his speech ;)

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  10. Great post. I am also a fan of good communications skills. Lets hope it translates to good work too.

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  11. No doubt that our PM is a master orator and hold the audience's attention with his panache and eloquent speeches! Good takeaways Karan!

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    1. Thanks Kala, I just hope he leaves all of us speechless with his work as well!

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  12. those are brilliant points that can be used in our daily life to build relationships. Good humour can make lasting impression.

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    1. I am big fan of good humor and it certainly has lasting impression, agree there hands down!

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  13. Karan! Hit the Nail on the Head, very nicely charted out. I don't think there is necessity to bring out what you are not from the inside. Just be You and that in itself is going to be your brand recognition. Following Modi!

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    1. its always better to know our limitations as it helps us chart our ways better and makes us more acceptable with humility.

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  14. Very interesting observations here Karan! I believe owning your accent is one of the most important things. Fake accents are such a turn off!

    Cheers!
    Modern Gypsy

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  15. A great step towards strengthening Indo-US bonds

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  16. I interesting view point on the PMS speech. Very entertaining

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    1. glad you liked it Amrita, keep reflecting :)

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  17. I totally agree the comfort level in style of delivery plays a crucial role in its success.

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    1. as it connects the speaker with the audience with utmost ease.

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  18. These are a very valuable set of takeaways. Specially regarding vocabulary. It is good to learn a language well. But when it is meant to communicate, using fancy & difficult words annoy.

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    1. learning a language is good and surely helps, but conversing in any language is your own accent is always better and connects you easily with your audience.

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  19. Excellent observation! Keep writing!!

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  20. humor is so damn important.. Happy to connect #zarahatkeblogreads via #MyFriendAlexa

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    1. thanks for connecting :)
      keep reflecting!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by :)
      keep reflecting!

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  22. I have a heavily pronounced South Indian and North Indian accent most of the times. I stopped trying to neutralise it. Let it be the way it is.

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    1. that's one of the best step forward Srikanth, good luck to you, best wishes :)

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  23. Valid points made for anyone looking to give a speech and overcoming their fears.
    Excellent observation

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    1. glad you liked it Yogita :)
      welcome to Scribble :)

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  24. Amazing observations.. Its a beautiful read
    Do visit www.direactingdreams.com

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