Personality development

Voice Modulation

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Voice modulation is necessary for making your speech interesting. If someone is speaking without modulating his/her voice, they will sound like people who are not concerned whither you listen to them or not Voice modulation makes your listeners listen to you.

What is voice modulation? And how do we imbibe voice modulation techniques in our personality? These and various other aspects of voice modulation form an integral part of our unique voice modulation and public speaking course.

Definition

First of all let us understand the meaning of Voice modulation. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘modulation’ when referred to voice implies, regulating the voice as per requirement of your speech. Thus, you must bring in change in pace, pause and pitch while speaking. Without modulation, your speech will be flat and monotonous. Further, you must also change the emphasis on the keyword and the tone to improve the efficacy of your speech.

Objectives of Voice Modulation:

The following 3 objectives are Critical. 1) To enable the listener to understand you fully. 2) To enable you to express your ideas effectively. 3) To ensure that you are not repetitive or verbose. There would be many more benefits of voice modulation, but these 3 must be remembered so that you will always try to bring about a well modulated speech. During one on one conversation as well as speaking to a group or even speaking in public.

Techniques of voice modulation:

Speech is a matter of habit. Habits change very hard. Therefore, unless we use highly effective techniques of voice modulation, the results will be for from satisfactory. Through various innovative modulation exercises we train our students to learn these techniques. Repetitive process enable the trainees to imbibe voice modulation practice in their day to day speech.

 Who should practice Voice Modulation?

The one word answer to the question is: ‘Everybody’. Because everyone wants to express himself/herself clearly. Everyone wants that people should be impressed by their well modulated speech. Because everybody wants views. Thus voice modulation is vital for public speakers, those who want to make presentations and all those who want to succeed in influencing people.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 26

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought 4TheDay (27.10.2017)

The world that we live in is, in fact, an illusion. This is transient. Whatever we do with intention of acquiring material objects do give some please, but it is momentary. Besides, it is likely to trigger a desire to secure more. The snowballing effect leads to the formation of greed which is the beginning of the end of peace and happiness.

But the wise with his understanding just acts as a witness to whatever happens. He doesn’t get emotionally involved, so his peace is never at stake.

Thought4TheDay (26.10.2017)

Bhagwan Shree Krishna said, ” For the person who is unable to control his mind, yoga is unachievable, but the person who has controlled his mind can surely progress towards becoming a yogi. He can do it with consistent efforts and constant practice. This is My considered opinion.”

Focus, concentration and discipline are great qualities an individual can, and should acquire. These will eradicate procrastination and distraction which are largely responsible for the wilderness of mind. When the mind is totally uncontrollable, it ultimately brings frustration. Mind can never be controlled by the procrastinators. Procrastination reduces the productivity of the victim disappointedly. Besides, it has a snowballing effect. Self esteem goes down and the person loses all respect for himself. A person who doesn’t respect himself cannot earn respect from others.

One must have specific goals. When we wholeheartedly work to achieve our goals, we start respecting ourselves. It gives us impetus to work harder. We make further progress. That strengthens our will power to persevere. Discipline is the natural outcome outcome of consistent hard work. Discipline enables us to make pursuit of excellence our habit.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 25

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These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (25.10.2017)

Lord Krishna said, ” The person whose emotions are fully controlled by wisdom and science, who has conquered his senses and for whom dust, stone or gold are all alike; it is said that such a seeker, a yogi has discovered his self. In other words, he has realised God.”

” He is the greatest among human beings. He is unselfish and interested in the good of everyone. He does not distinguish between a friend and a foe. He treats alike the virtuous and the sinners.”

Such a person will not have any prejudice against anyone. He will have an open mind and will listen to people to understand and not only to reply them. He follows the principle: first understand and then be understood. He does not take anything for granted. Like a devoted scientist, he keeps on studying the cause and effect. He treats acquiring knowledge and achieving wisdom as the ultimate goal of life. He can never be stressful. He is happy and always at peace with himself.

Thought4TheDay (24.10.2017)

“The person who does not brood over worldly pleasures; who shuts out all trivial thoughts; who fixes his gaze between the eyebrows of his forehead starts regulating his breath meditates with the objective of controlling his mind. He breaths in and out equally. Through meditation he is able to control his mind. He contemplates on My form, My being. He becomes free from all desires. He overpowers anger. All his fears vanish away. In fact, he achieves and experiences true freedom,” thus explained the Lord to Arjuna.

Meditation helps an individual to remain self aware at all times. He/she doesn’t loose track of direction. The life’s big picture, the significance and their goals keep such people motivated. Distractions of any kind do not disturb their vision. They remain wedded to the performance of their duty. Their positive attitude helps them to become stable minded. Truly, they pursue their noble goals and remaining satisfied with life, they happily go through the journey of this life.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 24

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (23.10.2017)

The core message of The Bhagavad Gita is that everyone should perform his/her duty to the best of ability. The singular dictum can regulate the life of the human being if the meaning of duty is properly understood.

The first duty of the individual is to his own self. He/she must ensure and take all possible steps to maintain good mental and physical health. It is not being selfish or self-centred. It’s developing ability to work in the service of the Lord Almighty. One has to contribute to the progress and growth of humanity as these efforts as to be construed as the true worship.

The next duty of the individuals is to work and establish their loyalty to the employer if you are working for someone. But if you are an entrepreneur, it’s your duty to do your best for the wellbeing and progress of your enterprise and the people who man your establishment.

It’s your duty to look after your family, your parents, spouse and children. All your work need to conform to the needs of the nation, state and community to which you belong.

Thought4TheDay (22.10.2017)

Lord Krishna said, “Arjuna, whenever religion suffers a setback and sins excel, I assume the form of a living being and appear before mankind.”

“I appear from time to time, for the help and progress of the virtuous and deserving people, and for the destruction of the wicked and sinners. Objective is to safeguard religion and righteousness.”

“My birth and my deeds are divine, pure and transcendental. The person who understands and realises this truth does not take birth after death. Instead, he assumes My form and becomes a part of Me.” History testifies that the pendulum oscillates between the good and the evil. But there is no specific rhythm. Be a witness to whatever is happening around. Expect the unexpected and remain calm and composed. It’s possible when we perform our duty stretching ourselves and covering an extra mile for the growth and progress of humanity.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 23

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (21.10.2017)

Lord Almighty said,”I am present in all living beings, with uniform existence. No one is dear to me more than anyone else, nor do I hate anyone. But those who worship Me with love and devotion; they reside in Me and I live in their hearts.”

“Even if a dire sinner worships me sincerely, he is worthy of being known as a sage. I consider him as a decisive person, who has carefully realised that there is nothing as good as the worship of the Almighty.”

Again and again the Lord has repeated that He is present in everyone. So, what is the definition of worship? What does He mean when He says….”even if a dire sinner worships Almighty?” In fact, it is the realisation that working in the interest of humanity is the most significant devotion, one can offer. So, any endeavour dedicated to the service of humanity is nothing short of worship to the Lord Almighty. Surely, this message would give a direction to everyone about where to go and how to live?

Thought4TheDay(20.10.2017)

Arjuna asks Lord Krishna, “What are the qualities of a person who becomes ‘sthirbudhi’ who is steady and resolute? How does he speak? How does he sit? How does he walk?”

Lord Krishna: “Arjuna, when a person renounces all his desires;when he finds peace and solace in his own soul and remains satisfied; he is known to have acquired ‘sthirbudhi’. He becomes steady and resolute.”

“When a person is not disturbed by the onslaught of sorrow; when he no longer keenly desires tempting pleasures and when he has conquered attachment, fear and anger, he is known to have secured ‘sthirbudhi’.”

In the highly competitive, fast paced and disruptive world today, one needs ‘sthirbudhi’ more than ever before to be at peace and maintain work life balance in life. Please comment, add and share with friends.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 22

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (19.10.2019)

Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, “The person who has conquered his self, his senses and his body, and has given up all objects of worldly pleasures; such a person, without his dependence on hopes of any kind, can carry out his normal duties and perform all his work utilising his body and senses and yet remain free from sin of any kind.”

He accepts with joy whatever he receives, because he is not bound by his desire nor hankers after worldly objects. The person who has freed himself of ego, envy or jealousy of any kind, and who transcends the effects of pleasure or pain, remains calm and composed in success or failure. Such a person remains free from attachment. He continues to perform his duty with joy.”

When we understand and contemplate on these words of Lord Almighty, we find the futility of attachment with the result of our efforts. It does not mean that our efforts are affected by the lack of interest. It only means that we put our mind and soul in performance of our duty, without our anxiety about the results. We achieve the best what is possible. That is progress. That is growth. And, that is the real prosperity.

Thought4TheDay (18.10.2017)

Lord Krishna says, ” Arjuna, the ignorant people do not understand My prime attribute and consider Me like other ordinary human beings. Even though I attain the human form and wander amongst worldly life, I do so only for the benefit of human society. Yet they inadvertently consider Me the Almighty, as any other common human being.”

“These people are engaged in futile actions and nurture unproductive knowledge. In fact, these are the people who have limited intellect and assume ‘rakshasi’, ‘asuri’ or ‘ Mohini’ Prakriti’ (lower category of human character).”

“But Arjuna, the great souls assume ‘devi’ Prakriti (divine nature) and they understand Me as the endless cause of all living beings. They consider Me alone as the immortal and beyond destruction. They worship Me whole heartedly.”

It’s only when we realise the presence of Lord Almighty in all things and everywhere that we maintain the right path. We are not lost in bewilderment which abounds in this illusionary world. We realise our significance of life and we contribute to the progress and growth of human society.

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Good Writing Skills

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Blogs constitute the first step in making of an author, today. There never was a time when so many aspirant authors were seen to find their space. Further, if your blogs become popular, the chances are strong that when you write a book the same will also be widely accepted. That will motivate you to write more and try to become author of a bestselling book. The popularity of eBooks may have hurt the traditional book business, but more books are being written than ever before.

But that is only one of the many advantages of writing blogs.

The more commonly in use is the benefit of improving your writing skills in general. It will improve your vocabulary, your sentence construction and remove problems of syntax. Clarity of expression also improves your credibility as well as your productivity.

I am reproducing a document which I found on the net. It is very inspiring. The title of the document is:

The Importance of Good Writing Skills in the Workplace

“Profession

Obviously good writing skills are important when your job involves writing, be it as a journalist, paralegal or public relations professional – that goes without saying. If you are employed for your writing skills, having “good” writing skills is a job requirement. However, more professions require good writing skills than those traditionally associated with writing. Any time a profession requires written communication, writing skills become important.

Communication

With emails, notes, letters, texts and Tweets, most people spend a fair amount of time at work communicating via the written word. Whether you are messaging a colleague, writing to your manager, or crafting the company newsletter, your writing skills can boost or hinder your career easily, even if you do not have a “writing” profession. Basically, writing skills make a difference in how you come across.

Credibility

People with good writing skills are generally seen as more credible. Think to yourself how you would interpret an email from a colleague that was filled with typos and grammatical errors. At best, he was negligent in that he didn’t proofread his message or use spell check; at worst, he comes across as less intelligent and less capable. Better writers tend to get higher grades and be perceived as more competent and more intelligent than their less literary counterparts.

Considerations

In the workplace, you need to make sure that you proofread everything you write, from an email to a company memo. However, just because good writing skills are a plus, you still need to pick your battles. Correcting others can work against you, in some cases even undermining you. Further, context and tone are just as important as grammar. While obvious mistakes are a no-no, such as using “their” and “they’re” incorrectly, smaller errors, like confusing “who” and “whom” are less important.

Importance of Good Business Writing Skills

Learning and honing business writing skills can have a positive impact on an individual’s career advancement. Effective channels of communication make an organization run smoothly. Professional quality writing being sent through these channels improves productivity and the ability of all functional areas to work together, particularly in an increasingly global workplace where collaboration is the norm.

Persuasion

Sales and marketing professionals are particularly skilled at using the written word to persuade customers to purchase the company’s products and services–or at least pay attention to its advertisements. But everyone in the business world finds it necessary at times to persuade someone else to take an action based on written material they have sent. The chief financial officer of a company makes written recommendations to the chief executive officer about expenditures. Human Resources tries to make a written case for hiring a particular individual to the manager to whom the person will report.

Clarity

Clarity in writing is one of the most difficult skills to master. Word choice comes more easily for some businesspeople than for others. Venture capitalists sometimes receive business plans that are so unclear it is difficult for them to tell what business the company is in. Presumably, expressing it clearly on paper proved too difficult for them.

Professional Courtesy

In this age of text messaging, business communication increasingly comes in a shorthand fashion. Even email has a much less formal style in many companies than a letter. Taken to an extreme, this type of writing can seem lazy. If communication becomes too abrupt, it can send a message that the person receiving the message was not important enough for the sender to take the time to communicate in complete sentences or check spelling and grammar. Conversely, a carefully written email can be more impressive than a letter because it has the added element of rapid transmission–the other person was so important that the sender wanted to make sure the message arrived quickly.

Completeness

Business communication can be ineffective if a document does not completely express its intention. An instruction manual on how to operate machinery, for example, must not have gaps in the sequence of steps or the how-to explanations. The result of incomplete information could be failure to run the machine properly or even cause injury to the equipment operator. A financial report that has the quality of completeness would be one that answers the reader’s questions before he has time to ask them.

Inspiring Confidence

Supervisors and business associates who express themselves well in writing inspire a feeling of confidence in their abilities from employees or colleagues. Sharp writing conveys the impression that a sharp mind composed the words. Sloppy writing, on the other hand, can make others conclude that the creator is not intelligent. Some might even question their job-related competence.

Team Building

Written communication to employees is one way a company shows that it values their contribution and appreciates their efforts. Subtle but strong bonds of teamwork can be built through simple means such as sharing company-wide accomplishments — sales milestones, for example — with everyone in the organization. The tone of the communication is particularly important. If it is energetic and positive, the employees will respond to it in an equally positive fashion.”

Hope you find it very useful for not only writing blogs but also for enhancing your expression in general.

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