Do you aspire to be Shah Rukh Khan of your chosen field? You still sure require a Trainer or a Coach like Prannoy Roy . or maybe someone to guide you or just inspire or motivate. Don’t you?
Ability to communicate with other people is vital for all the professionals be it Engineers, Managers, Lawyers, Architects, Entrepreneurs. All the Leaders or Stars performers have one thing in common. They communicate well!
Communication has many aspects verbal and non-verbal and it starts with Language Skills in English goes on to Body Language or the way you carry yourself, what personality you portray and finally it comes to image management so that you continue to get ‘young boy’s’ roles even past 40.
Did you see the interview of SRK with Dr. Prannoy Roy on NDTV in August 2013,… here is it for the refresher on ‘How he Copes with failure and handles rejection’. In the same interview he acknowledges the Role played by his mentors, trainers and media personalities like Dr. Roy as also God. Watch the whole episode on the NDTV website. You can also read the transcript to understand a celerity interview (How much we learn from it in our English Class!) .
Everyone needs someone to correct his/her mistakes and an encouragement to do better. Lets see what are the Roles a Teacher or Trainer can play in your life to make you a STAR in your profession. Besides teacher, trainer and Coach, the list of people who help us grow goes on to include instructor, facilitator, mentor, lecturer, professor, guide, master, idol, motivator, guru… god. In my view, the essential difference comes down to two key questions:
I have chosen to be a Trainer for English Language Skills and then a Coach for Personality Development or image building for career professionals.
In my next post, we will discuss ‘How many people know that you are Learning English” It is like a new year resolution or change of some habits!
Are you surprised by my question?
First of all, why don’t we understand two characters from ‘Hindu Mythology’ before we talk about your ‘Learning style’ and our ‘Assessment approach’, shall we?
You may already know the characters and heard most of the stories from Mahabharat; read the description of 2 characters specifically the underlined text. Read out slowly (or aloud) as you read for your best ‘comprehension’ in English. I intend to use these traits of a good learner in my post… Read on.
-As per the epic Mahabharata
Interestingly, I used to read a lot of ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ during my childhood. Great its coming to good use to build an example or a case study for my students :-).
I ponder, if there are students who can remain motivated to learn on their own for 2-3 months without being inspired or pushed to practice in a class-room or language lab.! We are now exposed to many methods to know about ‘Spoken English’ – like emails, blogs, web-sites, on-line or on-phone programs, self-study CDs, kits or books – you as a student should use what suites you the best to Learn. There must always be some method for transfer of knowledge between the teacher and student.
Take a quiz to assess your Learning Style and mail me the output for interpretation/analysis. This is very useful to give you practice tips, must be done within 7 days of the start of the program with us. As we see, from the stories of the 2 archers above, there can be 2 major categories of learners:
Arjuna-Ekalavya never fought any war with each other to prove who was superior, so it is difficult to say which learning style is better to Learn to Speak in English. In real-life also we see that both find their own pace and get the right types of learning environment and the trainers as they desire. Both types of Learners can speak well!
Please make it clear during your counselling that you are exposed to all the four learning methods: Listen, Read, See and Doing (practice), ‘As any good trainer should’, we give you exposure to all the four methods of learning so that all types of learners are benefited. We have a dedicated Language L@b where we provide unlimited practice time and Sm@rt classrooms where trainers give you conceptual understanding and discuss topics of interest. Speaking Fluent English is a skill there is no escape from Practice for both type A or B – to learn it faster both also need to do the practice under the supervision of a qualified coach who can guide them to do it right.
The Type B Learners are more likely to read my posts on this blog to get some inspiration of general guidance on practice. Unfortunately they are less likely to walk-in for an English Study Program as they are confident that they can acquire great skill to Speak good English by practice itself. Drop-by if you need motivation or inspiration. Don’t fret I generally don’t demand a tongue!