Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sahaj Marg Orator (SMO) Development Programme (17th Dec 2016)

Our beloved and industrious master Daji has a dream... to create a band of 10,000+ Sahaj Marg Orators within 2 years.

The purpose? 

... to empower HFN volunteers to speak with confidence and authority whether they are talking about Heartfulness techniques or offering lifestyle adjustment tips; to corporates, to school and college kids, housewives, etc.

Towards this end Br. Prakesh conducted a 2 day, SMO TTT programme in Param Dham Ashram, Bangalore.  Of the 12 participants, 3 of us (Br. Ramani, Br. Harikrishnan and I) were from Trichy center.

Learning about the communication cycle and the intricacies of the steps involved was an enlightening experience. 

The activies required us to constantly step out of our comfort zone. Besides this, we learnt the role of reflex and artful listening in public speaking.  There was a marked difference between the way we presented our 1 minute talk before we learnt about the communication and after.

What is our role now?

To practice constantly (mirror, record our practice sessions and learn from our mistakes) and to identify as many groups of HFN volunteers as possible, teach them everything we've learnt about the communication cycle and work towards making them orators in their own right.

Towards this end, Br. Harikrishnan organized a session for the first batch of 7 participants at the Vadugapatti Asshram, Trichy.  The event was conducted on the 17th Dec 2016 between 10 a.m and 1.30 p.m.

As the session progressed, it was encouraging and interesting to watch the participants slowly shed their stage fear and gain confidence.

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