“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,” so wrote John Keats. As far as a speaker is concerned, the opportunity to act as a compere for a programme is a great joy. It calls for all his skill, grace, and eloquence. Success as a compere is not a matter of chance. Instead careful preparation and precise execution is what makes compering a thing of beauty.
These are tactics used in communication, deliberately or unknowingly, to make someone else act according to your wishes. Negative power plays can affect relationships badly. Therefore never seek to use them. On the other hand, if you are at the receiving end, let a red light glow in your mind when you identify a negative power play.
Are great speakers born or made? I do not have a clear answer to that question. Even if they are born, for a vast majority of them the beginnings were faltering, hesitant steps. It was so for me. So here I share my story from schooldays. It tells of how that tiny spark of inspiration fell in my heart which later fanned into a flame.
Many are those who have got rid of their stage fright and have gained confidence to speak well in public through BPPS training sessions. Many are those who have gone out of BPPS training sessions with a sense of purpose and determination to excel in life. These kind of results seen time and again, motivates me to stretch the horizons and continue to shine a light.