Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mind Speaks - KITs for success

Welcome to read my post “KITs for success”.

I had an opportunity to attend an international conference a few days ago. It became another opportunity to meet two remarkable personalities.

Immediately after the lunch on day one was a presentation by the CEO of a company based in Washington.

We all know it is very tough to get attention of the delegates during the session after lunch.
His profile was very impressive as his personality. We noticed in the beginning itself that he was stammering and it was difficult to speak at a stretch. It did not bother him at all. He took control of the situation and in few minutes gained momentum to give an Xxtra ordinary presentation. Whenever he was feeling he will get stuck he diverted the attention of the audience by showing the details on the slide and then regained his momentum and continued from thereon. Next was the turn of a physically challenged expert with several Doctorates in her name. It took several minutes for her to reach the podium with the help of her electronic walker. All those limbs with limited movements were not a hindrance at all for her presentation style or content.

It created plenty of thoughts in my mind looking at them and the techniques they employed to reach their destinations till this time. Both were highly placed and if ever they had held themselves to their challenges? They would not have moved an inch ahead in their life.

English is not my mother tongue. I have written this point before as well. I try using it in simpler ways to convey messages and thoughts passing by.  Several progressive things have evolved out during this journey of communication. Some of them have been significant from my point of view and wishfully list them here. They include the quality initiatives and numerous suggestions and write ups generated to create awareness on safety. The effort is a continuous socially conscious process and there are some other ongoing issues for which I am trying my best efforts to make it happen.
It is interesting to continuously participate in progressive activities happening around.
The loss and sufferings of a few friends and relatives due to different types of cancer really keep my objectives focused. Life now is a race against time. The carcinogenic cells within a person knowingly or unknowingly attack from nowhere and then hardly any time left. The need for speed is therefore to leave some good memories and deeds to the society we exist.
Sometimes the thoughts are all there within us. It may be all mixed up. Like the meat coming out of a meat mincer. Activities happening around too does not differ. Day by day our life and people around are getting different.

Are we also affected by the global recession? Some months ago it was the turn of the environmentalists to cry about the global warming. The heat is on now with a much higher degree and severity that makes those environmental voices become no cries in the current context. 
I am pained to read news about known people getting affected by several different types of financial crisis. 

The week starts and ends at a much higher pace these days and I look forward to the Friday’s as it gives some time to catch up with the leftovers from print media collected over the week.  Luckily, the design and layout of the print media have changed so that the bulk material not required can be separated easily and what remains comes out with quality to keep the interest in reading out from the print media remain sustained.

Some years ago Padmashri Dr. B. R. Shetty was given a felicitation by all the major associations and community groups to honor him for the highest civilian award by India Government. During the function his son Mr. Binay Shetty was asked to say a few words about his father. He quoted his grandmother’s advise to his father.
Don’t try to make everybody happy. Try to make 10 people happy and they will in turn try to make another 10 happy and the chain will progress.
Padmashri Dr. B. R. Shetty has his own inimitable style of speaking. He speaks from his heart. He pointed out the visit to his mother’s burial place immediately after receiving the honor. It was an act done to dedicate the laurels to her and also to remind himself that blessings from the family and loved ones is the most important thing in life.
Almost the end of this write-up and did you notice a difference?
I have deliberately avoided usage of commas till now.
Just tried how much additional effort is required to avoid the usage of commas as Colin Randall once said in his write up for The National about the use and misuse of it.

Long ago I created an email group and named it Team 1 and continued it with a blog. The principle objective of Team 1 blog “committed to continuous improvement” was my mantra followed thereafter to encourage and promote both young and adults and give them opportunity to read and learn a variety of topics on Knowledge, Information and Talent with an intention to share them without any apprehension. Sustained effort  was ensured to make the site become part of the several first hand KITs initiatives.

The world of communication is changing and it is not an easy task to follow traditional ways as the exchange of communication is getting shorter and shorter.
Let us try to do our best efforts for the benefit of our society with the blessings of our parents, teachers and family.

To sum it up, I quote Mrs. Sarah Belhasa who rightly said in her interview with Wknd
“You don’t need to see the entire staircase to know where it goes. Just take the first step. It will lead somewhere..” 
God Bless and have a great week ahead.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

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