|Left to Right: Siddharth, Prajyot, Rajesh, Harish, Dnyanesh, Manoj & Vikas|
gap. Manoj, who was in touch with our group on Whatsapp, was coming for the
meeting, and we were getting to meet him for the first time.
We had a planned and structured agenda as always. Rajesh and I had decided to spend some time to discuss on a format and
structure for our upcoming meetings. We also decided to have a timed meeting
this time, so that we have enough time for all the planned activities.
shared one recent incident in their lives that was positive. Each sharing was
followed by claps and celebrating the achievements.
his approach on how he deals with stammer- challenging himself to join clubs /
organizations which would result into more speaking opportunity- like Toastmasters
and BNI (Business Networking International). He shared how (and what) he
practices every hour a day, early in the morning. The message that Rajesh gave
to all of us is- Discipline is a key factor in our path to recovery.
a few of his experiences, some funny and some motivating. Manoj works in Coast
Guard (Navy) and is currently posted in Goa.
Toastmaster contest, and how he went on to win it and how he felt before and
after each feat.
National Conferences- the experience of travelling alone for first time (Goa –
Orissa), meeting many other PWS, the adventure in Coorg and listening to other’s
stories. I also shared a couple of stories from fellow participants I had heard
during the National Conferences.
for today was- “How to come out of those moments when one feels down?” Everyone
shared their opinions. Again, this was timed.
Some of the resolutions were-
Disciplined daily practice of comprehensive
breather and speech techniques.
Eagerly taking up speaking situations like
telling a joke to a group, introductions, etc.
Join organizations/clubs where you get regular
Sharing on whatsapp about daily speaking
successes or challenges.