After The Telegraph Report - Calcutta Nation
The Telegraph news item is bringing you centre-stage and you re beginning to be noticed in worth-while circles. This naturally brings in restraint and responsibility too.
As a strategy, I suggest that you preface your speeches, wherever they are, with the statement that what you say are your own personal views.
Great going, keep up,
April 28, 2007 4:55 AM
Dear Mohan/ Lakshmi,
Congrats to both of you on your excellent performances. Keep up and go forward.
The secret of a good speech or a good presentation is the selection of one good thematic idea and developing it logically and without mincing words. Subsidiary ideas can be incorporated, that would enrich the main idea or message and take it forward. Also remember to pickle it with one or two appropriate quotations, jokes or short stories. These, of course, have to be carefully selected so as to interest the bulk of the audience, and without hurting anyone"s pride. Indian audiences like to hear one or the other of the puranic anesdotes and they don't also mind laughing at themselves. The best speech, normally does not exceed 15 to 20 minutes, followed by Questions and Answers, which is the most interesting part.
I have always followed the greatest speaker I have heard - Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer, and mentally gone through in advance and rapidly, all that I would say, also be ready with my opening sentence. I thought I should share my thoughts on this topic.
Jayasree is gone back to VDY this morning. Amma and I are well. I spoke to Usha and she and Krishna are very well. Love to both of you and to Radhika from both of us,
Lalita and Narayanmurti
Friday, 18.04.2008 06:47
We are both very happy and excited reading the Linklaters letter regarding Radhika. To create this kind of impression on hard professionals of another nationality - and at such young age - is given only to a very very few. We are very proud of her and of all of you for the way you have brought her up. Lakshmi has given leadership for Radhika and is herself becoming a shining star. Good luck Girls, keep it up, we are both watching with much interest and pleasure.
Love, Appa and Amma