Eplus Club schedule
Week 51 November 30th to December 5th
Theme: - Communication has many faces. The ways we speak and the words we choose serve diverse purposes and convey a lot more than what they literally mean. Sometimes, the same words are uttered in different tones to send out specific messages. Let's take a closer look at this multifaceted part of our existence.
Day 1: Face Off: - Spoken and written communication demand different approaches. If we are asked to deliver a message in writing and the same message in speech, our presentations will vary in important ways. For example, while speaking, you constantly need to think and improvise in response to the other person's comments which is often not the case while writing if it doesn't involve a dialogue. Speak for a few minutes on any of the given topics and then write a letter delivering the same message to take a closer look at the major differences.
a. Talk to a representative from a local municipal corporation regarding keeping your locality clean. (While speaking, ask a friend to play the role of the representative so that a conversation can take place)
b. Talk to your friend about a movie that you just saw. (Again the spoken activity should involve two people)
Now write a letter. You should choose the same topic that you spoke on.
Day 2: Alter and Present: - Let's try to create a short play. Choose a passage from a short story / novel / article and convert it into a dialogue or a conversation between several people. Now perform the conversation with help from your friends.
Day 3: Crafty Calls: - Imagine you are a BPO employee calling people to sell a product (you can choose to talk about any product). The company has allowed you to convince the customer as you please. How will you do it? Think about different ways of making the call interesting and persuasive. Keep in mind that we get plenty of such calls and you need to be different. Come forward and demonstrate your idea in about 5 minutes.
Day 4: Think Different: - Think about some products that are not commonly advertised -- like combs, brooms, safety pins etc. If you are asked to design a TV advertisement for any of these products, how will you do it? Tell us what the ad will show and the slogans you will use.
Day 5: Can You Answer Them? - Children ask a lot of questions which are difficult to answer. We often avoid the questions or tell lies to appease them. However, we can think of presenting facts in a simple manner which poses an interesting challenge. A possible answer to the question “Why are the nights dark?” can be “Because our earth looks away from the sun for half the day.” Think about what answers you will give to a child when he/she asks you the following questions:
a. Why is the sky blue?
b. Why do we die?
c. How does rainfall occur?
Day 6: Debate: - We cannot take political speeches seriously.
Modules prepared by SkillSpark
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