It has been one of the wonderful experience for me to think, plan and manage this large event on behalf of TISA. It started somewhere in March where I was just thinking what will be about the next NC. Discussed with some people from TISA and then Pune SHG, where I got a enthusiastic response from all Pune SHG . Then I talked to Dr Sachin, where he gave a go ahead to plan the NC at Pune. Since then we at Pune had met every week, visited lot of places to see the venue. Finally we zeroed on Zara Resort, which turns out to be awesome place for us. A good place, good food, and many conference rooms they provided, and also the open space.
NC is a good place to meet lot of people across the India and abroad. We noticed we all wanted to speak on mic and learn the techniques. But when we think a National Conference is that correct? Probably need to ponder much more than what I write here! So considering the efforts we spent on organizing at NC (I am a delivery manager in IT), so managing this additional responsibility was a not easy task as I have to give equal attention to TISA and my work as well. You might have heard what my wife said as I use to go every weekend for the NC work. At the same time whatever effort we put if we are able to change life of one person then TISA is successful. I feel we did change life of more than one !!!
Thinking in future, we may plan to have NC on hold for next couple of years. At the same time we will focus on having more communication workshops in each part of India to build a good base of PWS across India. That way we will have 15-20 people join for the workshop, learn the techniques, ample time to share and speak on mic, and have train rides or shopping mall activities to kill the fear with strangers.
So please watch the space in coming weeks we will publish the Communication Workshop schedule across India. Most likely next Comm WS will be at Goa in Jan/Feb. If we need before then we may plan in Chennai in 3rd week of December.
So Thank You all for your active participation in National Conference 2014. Good Luck on your Stammering Journey!!!