Sunday, October 30, 2011

KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents Leadership Stage Public Speaking For You -The Quick and Easy Guide To Build Your Confidence For Speaking In Public - By Thiyagarajakumar

This article is for the business person, college student, school student, housewife, working peoples or anyone else who has to speak publicly. Nearly everyone, at some point in their life, will need to stand before the audience. This article will help you do just that.

Let’s start by first asking ourselves the most important question, “What is public speaking?” Does public speaking mean only addressing gatherings of hundred people and nothing less? No, and herein lies our first misunderstanding.
Public speaking is simply the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. Hence it can mean speaking to twenty people or hundred people whatever the case may be. The important point here is that in public speaking we share our opinions, views, ideas with an audience.
                                                                                                                                      So where does the problem lie? Why public speaking is the most common fear of people, second only to death?
From my experiences of interacting with people, I have gathered that one of the most important reasons of this fear is that we are worried about being judged negatively or criticized. As in, most of our other endeavors in life, herein too we are most concerned of what others will think about us. “If I forget will they laugh at me?  Will I disappoint those people who know me well and expect a lot? Will they be interested in what I say?”
The fear is all about ME. What if I choke, what if I mess up, what if I don’t remember.   Me me me.
When we are nervous, it is because we are worried about ourselves. I will mess up. I will lose my train of thought. I will look like a moron. I will be boring. Me me me.
But the minute it stops being about “me” and starts being about the content and the audience the better you will feel. What we do end up forgetting is that the only way we can give a good speech or be a good speaker is when we stop thinking about others and instead enjoy the process of voicing ones thoughts. It is important for us to realize that the more we think about others, the more keyed up we get and the result is that we either forget what we had to say or talk in order to get over with the whole thing. We should never try to understand whether our audience likes our talk or is waiting for it to get over, while giving a speech. Looks can be deceptive they say!! We should just enjoy the whole process of talking before an audience, and that itself will take care of the rest. The more relaxed you are, the more your audience will enjoy what you speak.
There are a number of tips available across the net, about how to handle your fear of public speaking, but the most effective tip that I feel and know from experience is to just practice, be confident and then relax. The more you practice, the more confident you will be. Also remember that your audience doesn’t know the full content of your speech. So even if you forget they will never realize it until and unless you stop or start stammering. Never just blindly learn the content of your talk. Always understand it so that you do not have to keep getting worried about forgetting a line or a word and it will also help in having an interactive session with the audience rather than a long monologue.
The following are some useful questions and answers which might help you overcome your fear of public speaking:
                                                                                                                                         How can I relax while giving a speech?
·         One great tip is to take very deep breathes just prior to taking your place at the podium. This relaxes your body, helping your blood pressure to lower and your mind to clear.
·         Another trick is to pretend that you are all alone in front of a mirror.
·         Nothing can beat being prepared for your speech. The more comfortable you are with your speech, the better that you will do.
                                                                                                                                         What is the best way to prepare for my speech?
·         Try practicing the speech in front of friends and family first, before the “actual” speech.
·         Make sure that your note cards are very easy to read. (The large note cards are the best choice. You can even get colored cards now in any office supply store.)
·         Use colored markers to highlight the main points of your speech.
                                                                                                                                 What is the best way to practice for a speech?
·         I mentioned it above. A mirror can be very useful. Say your speech into the mirror, noticing what each hand and face is doing at all times.
·         Practice the words in your head over and over again.
·         Pretend that you are there, in front of the audience.
                                                                                                                                    What can I do if I lose my place and get all flustered?
·         The best advice is to be prepared, but even the most prepared person sometimes loses his or her place.
·         If this happens, glance down at your cards. Look for the bright color of the next topic, and move on.
·         Take a deep breath and smile. Your audience is probably completely unaware of the problem.
·         Adlibbing can be both helpful and also very dangerous when giving a speech. If your speech is timed, this may become a problem. Adlibbing can help to get your out of a sticky situation, though.
·         Quickly get to the next main point if you lose your place as smoothly as you can.
                                                                                                                                    I am too nervous to have good eye contact. What can I do to help?
·         Find a person near the middle of the crowd which you know or have a friendly relationship. Look at this person, but be sure to also look around to the other ends of the room.
·         When you look in other places, though, you can maybe look just above them. This may help. Later, you will be more comfortable with this, and learn to look into their eyes.
                                                                                                                                  My gestures look forced, should I leave my hands at my side. This makes me even more nervous. How can I have relaxed gestures?
·         Speak to the crowd in a conversational tone. This can take practice, but helps immensely with your gestures.
·         Try to NOT think about your hands.
·         If you play with buttons or put your hands in your pockets, try to NOT wear clothes with pockets or buttons. Putting your hands in your pockets is a big distraction to your listeners that you should avoid at all costs!
·         If none of these works, try keeping your hands at your side, and pinching your index finger and thumb together tightly. This should help to remind you not to pick at your clothes.
                                                                                                                                 What do I do if I drop my cards?
·         Pick them up. Ok, sorry. We authors do have a sense of humor sometimes.
·         After you pick them up, go to the appropriate card.
·         If you number your cards in the top left corner and circle the number, this is very easy to do.
·         If you do not remember the number you were on, and then go to the COLORED topic you were at.
·          This is one of the reasons that using colors and numbers help.
·         Another trick is to use your mind to make a map of your speech.
a. What I mean by this is that you simply have a maze drawn out in your head of all the main topics.
b. Do this by visualizing your story like a movie or story. You can even see yourself doing the speech in the mirror, and then replay it in your mind several times. This helps!

Hopefully this article will help those of you who have faced inhibitions before speaking before an audience to overcome them and emerge a better speaker.I certainly hopes that you are much more comfortable when you speak in publis. The nextime that you have the opportunity to give a speech, you will be armed the knowledge that you need to give a good presentation. A speech that will flow off of the tongue and not make you hands shake.Now, go write that speech!

KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Director Thiyagarajakumar’s Leadership Stage Management Technic

Thiyagarajakumar’s Leadership Stage Management Technic:
Our Leadership Stage – Project  leaders  have the wherewithal to leave a resounding impact on the bottom-line...
  • Corporate profitability is a function of leadership quality
  • A leader’s ability to inspire and motivate others is the key differentiator between ordinary and Leadership Stage Project  leaders
  • Extraordinary leadership produces extraordinary results!
A recent research on leadership Stage and its impact on bottom-line reveals that exceptional leaders can in fact double corporate profits! A bold and revolutionary finding as organizations would believe that to double profits they simply would have to place an Leadership Stage Project leader in the right place. While it may sound logical and simple to do, the whole idea of getting the Leadership Stage Project leader work towards doubling profits is complex.

Understanding how leaders can double profits and how organizations can develop such 
Leadership stage talent is important for increasing an organization’s leadership potential.

The Elusive Connection
The connection between stellar leadership performance and a dramatic increase in the bottom-line figures has been showed based on variables that lead one to believe that Leadership Stage-leadership indeed translates into a robust bottom-line. The variables include:
  • Employee morale and motivation
  • Employee retention rate
  • Employee turnover
  • Employee productivity
It is relatively simple to infer these variables to learn the change in bottom-line figures since these variables are easily quantifiable and are dependent on the quality of leadership. Cross-referencing the statistical evidence obtained by measuring these variables organizations can measure their leadership impact. This apart, the impact of leadership on profits can also be measured by the employee-customer-profit chain. According to this principle, every five point increase in employee motivation resulted in 1.3 per cent increase in customer satisfaction levels which in turn translated into 0.5 per cent rise in the overall corporate productivity. Various surveys on different organizations have reinforced the truth of this principle and showed there is in fact a strong correlation between employee commitment and profitability.

Traditionally, organizational leadership is divided into three types - top 10 per cent, bottom 10 per cent and the middle 80 per cent. Research on leadership efficacy has suggested that 50 per cent of employees who are actively disengaged or want to quit their jobs report to the bottom 10 percent leaders. Seventy per cent of fully engaged employees report to the top ten per cent. Thus, leaders in the top ten per cent again figure among major contributors to the bottom-line as employee engagement translates to employee commitment and therefore employee productivity and profitability. While the statistics show the impact of effective leadership, they also bring out an important side of leadership. The survey revealed that employees reporting to the bottom and top ten per cent of leaders drew the same salary and benefits therefore showing that it is only the quality of leadership that made all the difference.

Leader extraordinaire
How can organizations develop extraordinary leaders? Developing exceptional leadership abilities would require organizations to identify the key competencies required for leaders to perform. To do so, organizations need to benchmark leadership that aims to build capabilities that would heighten organizational productivity and set up a performance standard that is competent yet sustainable. While every organisation will have its own set of leadership competencies, there are sixteen competencies that experts believe are “must -haves” for extraordinary leadership. Under the five different clusters of leadership behaviour each of these sixteen competencies are segmented.
The clusters include:
  • Result-oriented approach
  • Leading change
  • Character and values
  • Personal abilities and competence
  • Interpersonal skills
Each of these clusters represents behaviours that would improve employee participation in the overall corporate growth story. For instance, leaders who are result-oriented keep employees motivated towards the goal by resulting in the desired output. Similarly, leaders who stress on change bring out the creative instincts in people by unlocking the organizations hidden innovation potential. Of the sixteen competencies, the ability of a leader to inspire others to perform is by far the most critical in driving leaders to the top two per cent. Leaders who inspire others to perform create better leaders for future as they help others realize their potential. The next logical question therefore would be how can organizations help leaders become more inspiring?

While there are some leaders who are naturally inspiring there are others who need to learn the art of inspiring others. The best approach to developing an inspiring personality is to focus on “companion” behaviours which complement the larger ambition of creating a motivated workforce. Companion behaviours are complimentary behaviours that indirectly help in bringing about the desired behaviour change. For developing inspirational leaders, experts recommend the following companion behaviours:
  • Practice stretch goals
  • Focus on developing others than-self
  • Clarity in vision and thought
  • Working as a part of a team
  • Greater initiative
  • Becoming a role model in every possible way
These companion behaviours will help leaders develop that one different competency that would result in their transition from the “ordinary” to the “extraordinary”, both in leadership Stage success and profitability!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

‎Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "VANJAM" -F FIlm.- Teaser Release-October 23rd 2011 in INOX Theatre Chennai

Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "KARUVELANGKADHAL" -Future Film -Teaser Release -October 23rd 2011 in INOX Chennai Theatre

‎Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "EN PEYAR KADHAL" -F.Film -October 23rd 2011 - Teaser Release in Chennai Theatres

‎Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "Thimuruku Maru Peyar Nee Thane!" -Future FIlm - October 23rd Release in INOX Chennai Theatre

Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents " Nan Oru Ponna Love Panna poren"(NOP LPP)-Future FIlm-October 23rd 2011 Release in INOX Chennai Theatre

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Opportunity to work with our Thiyagarajakumar's FILM PROJECT

Here is the opportunity who are willing to work with our DirectorThiyagarajakumar Ramaswamys FILM PROJECT-Crew, as a Associate, Assistant, Actors, Actress, editing, cinematography and other willing departments. Please nominate yourself to KalaAnantarupah BangaloreIndiasingaporeusa's production house. We will choose best, we will provide strong basement to bring your talents outside and sure you will identified how you want to be in cinema world.
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KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "UNNODU ORU NAAL" -Short Film Teaser

Thiyagarajakumar's KalaAnantarupah Media Labs Presents "Thamizhchelvi Maindhan" - Tamil Short Film