Stories have got great power in communication. Primarily we need to understand that a well-told story is a complete piece of communication. It has a definite beginning. Are we not familiar with the well-loved phrase, “Once upon a time”? And stories do have a definite end.… Read the rest
A couple of days ago I got a first-hand glimpse of teamwork. My wife and I decided to take a walk at Shangumugham beach in the morning. It was around 8 O’clock. At that time of the day we almost had the entire beach to ourselves.… Read the rest
Changing times do not change timeless truths. As I thought about our speech in daily conversations, this line from St. Paul caught my attention. He wrote,
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
This is how he began his short and poetic sketch of true love.… Read the rest
Movement is a sign of life. It also signifies progress. Sometimes progress is slow and painful.
It is during such times that one has to learn not to lose heart. It is during such times we need to take time to focus once again on our priorities and goals.… Read the rest
Few other words have touched the heart and influenced thought for generations than Jesus’ 7 sayings on the cross. Here we take a look at them from a speaker’s perspective.
The scene that day was dramatic as well as cosmic.… Read the rest
“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.… Read the rest