First exercise- everyone made a long list of “Difficult words”- then, we practiced different ways of dealing with them. Next, everyone was given a news paper item: they had to paraphrase and summarize the news, with own comments, in five minutes. Third challenge was watching oneself stammering on video… Participants, in pairs, videographed each other, while talking to a friend or a family member- then reviewed videos and analyzed them.
After lunch, a drama script (“Teen Bhikari”) was given and a play was hosted by the participants in the OPD waiting hall of the HCH hospital. It was great fun. Participants had to use the techniques, say their lines at the right time, use expressions and body language appropriate to the dialogue and the scene..in a nutshell, a perfect multitasking and communication challenge. About 5.30 pm we dispersed with plenty of thoughts for the future.