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IGNORANCE?

Prarambha Adhikari

IX A | Sapphire House | 2018-09-07
Just a thought 

What happened to us??

Samragi Karki

VI H | Emerald House | 2018-09-01
Ok, I don't know what  has happened to all of us nowadays.  We used to have new inspirational and thought-provoking articles every day. Now, I barely see one article  in a week.  So does anybody have  an explanation for what is happening?

Bullying

Samragi Karki

VI H | Emerald House | 2018-07-17
This is not a story, it is a real-life event that many people have to face every second. Even in our own school, many of us experience bullying. 

20 Interesting Facts About Computers

Sumohib Karki

VI D | Garnet House | 2018-07-10
A computer is an electronic device which is capable of receiving information (data) in a particular form and of performing a sequence of operations in accordance with a predetermined but variable set of procedural instructions (program) to produce a result in the form of information or signals.

Don't Waste Your Life

Shreeya Dhakal

IX E | Emerald House | 2018-07-06
We worry about the future so much that we stop living in the present. But there is something we can do which can make our present beautiful and our future even more so. We can follow our passion......

CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE THE WAY IT IS!

Pushpika Thapa

X D | Sapphire House | 2018-07-04
From your everyday schedule do you ever take time out to realize, how blessed you are? Do you ever long for more? Of course you do, and that is human nature. But do you know that there are people who do not get a proper food a day, people who wear same clothes every day, who walk barefoot on streets and children who do not go to school. And when you do realize, what you have is more than what many people get, you surely get a feeling that you are blessed.

Let's Unite for Animal Protection

Shreeya Dhakal

IX E | Emerald House | 2018-06-28
As humans, we call ourselves the most intelligent life form on this planet. Then, why are we so selfish? Why don't we care for other beings that coexist with us?

BLAMESTORM

Vanessa Pradhan

Executive Secretary  | 2018-09-16
It's quite sad to know that we can do very less about blaming. It's an on-going process causing resentment, hatred and shame. What can be done is, it can at the least be avoided. Here are few tips on how to stop blaming others and why to 

Effective Public Speaking

Jaya Narayan Bhusal

Teacher  | 2018-07-10
This article aims at providing students and aspirant public speakers a checklist of dos and don'ts to leave an indelible impression and inspiration towards public speaking.

Let's Go Green and Make our School Campus Clean

Sulaksha Purna Shrestha

Head of Department, Science  | 2018-07-05
These are the interesting observations I have made within our school campus related to the environment cleanliness. I hope by following the things mentioned below we can make our school campus cleaner and greener.

Effective Public Speaking

Jaya Narayan Bhusal

Teacher | 2018-07-10
Why speak in public? There are many reasons why you may have to speak in public. The most important reason is that public speaking builds your personality. As students; you are frequently expected to present speeches at various places for various purposes. Perhaps, in your job you have to present a report of a project or contribute a talk at a conference. As the head/leader of a class, a school, a college or a firm you may be the obvious person to give a speech on a special day, a programme or at an employee's leaving presentation, or you may have to speak on behalf of your class school, college or company on the radio or television interview. Your hobby, too may involve you in chairing a meeting of a society to which you belong, or you may be asked to give a speech on the hobby to another group. Your social life may also lead to various public speaking engagements, from proposing a short toast at a wedding to giving an after dinner speech or even address the whole nation as who has seen what future has in store for you!  A little forward planning will settle your nerves and instill confidence. So, I have come with a few checklists on how to perform well at all these types of public speaking, and many others besides these occasions, are covered in the following tips. 

Your Dress: You should be properly dressed for the occasion. Do avoid flashy and too colorful dresses. Simpler the better. The dress should be comfortable. For you, and the audience too!

You Posture: Be comfortable and at ease: never put your hands in the pocket. Do not lean too forward or backwards, or put your weight on the podium.

Your Gestures: Be in a cool, calm gesture. Do not show your nervousness even if you are. Gestures add special effect to your speech.
 	
Your Eye Contact: Look in the eyes on your audience and move your eyes in slow smooth cycles which cover the entire audience and create a good rapport with them.

Your Voice: Bring variation to your voice. It will bring life to your speech. Apply variations by changing loudness and tone as per the mood of your words and theme on your speech.

Your Language: It should be simple and direct and comfortable too for you and your audience. Do not use difficult jargons or sentences. Always use words and phrases which are natural to you. Avoid bookish language, or too technical jargons. 
 
A Few Tips to Prepare Your Speech
 
Always reach the venue before the Programme starts. 

Inquire about background of the audience, purpose of meeting and speeches which will be delivered before yours.

Research and collect data, exact figures latest developments, interesting little known facts, expert humor, which fascinate or surprise audience.

Brainstorm: carry a rough paper or spiral book with you all the times. Let your mind ply freely, lazily, on all the facets of the subject. Whenever and whatever flashes for the ideas, phrase, thoughts and interesting remarks in your mind, immediately jot it down. Do not select or reject any idea at this stage. Give free hand to your creativity.
 
Sit down with your DATA and Scraps organize them into few points and discard the unnecessary data.

Write a symmetric sequential essay i.e., the body of your speech. Edit it for contents ruthlessly.

Audio Edit: Read the write-up loudly and hears it as the audience will. Replace difficult words, sentences, and phrases with simpler ones.

Think of an attention catching opening remarks, sparkling beautiful line of Opening and an impact making memorable Punch line for Closing.

Make a small Cue Card (size 3 inches to 5 inches) of crucial Data, etc. and tear off the essay.

Rehearse once with the cue card. Check your timing and smooth flow of the language.

Forget it. Your preparation is over keep polishing your punch line.

Remember to take your Cue Card with you on the speech day.
 
Until you master the art of the rhetorician, practice your speech on someone-y our parents (only if they have time for you!); your sister; two-year old cousin; on the messenger to your friends; or yourself in the mirror.
 
Be Prepared Now to Speak Confidently
 
Prepare Beforehand: Always prepare beforehand. Never ever or be tensed about the last hour at the venue. Speak short and sweet. Remember the KISS: Keep It Short and Simple. The audience will definitely like your speech. It will help to familiarize yourself with Audience, Hall, Mike, Dias, Podium, Organizers, Staff, etc. which will give you confidence.

Sit in a Relaxed Position in the chair while awaiting your turn to speak: Sit in an easy and relaxed pose. Before the speech, take a deep breath and make a short and secret meditation. Keep calm and cool and put your eyes right on the audience.

When Your Name is Called: When your name is called, rise slowly and walk normally (not lazily) up to the dais, look at the audience all around smile and take your stance. Begin your speech with but a question ,slowly and then gradually go in full swing.

Delivering a Good Speech
1) Never begin your speech with an apology 
2) Never carry a written speech
3) Never memorize any speech
4) It is perfectly normal to feel nervous before your speech: just don’t show it.

Take Notes on a Cue Card (use a 3"  X 5" size card): Make short notes of your speech in a cue card of 3" X 5" size in big letters. Learn to handle the notes carefully from the cue card. There is no harm if the audience comes to know that you are using cue card. Speak as it comes to you naturally.

Focus on the People Who are Listening and Not on those Who are not Listening: Never get distracted by disturbances if any. If it is a major one, wait till things settle down, tell a fitting joke, make a sportive comment and go ahead. If a V.I.P has come, announce his presence, and go ahead with your speech. In any case never lose your charm and calm.

Speech Should Not Be Long: It is always good to prepare more but speak less. You should know beforehand how long are you speaking. Never exceed the time allocated for you. If you wish to cut down on the spot: delete one complete point or a paragraph from your note.

Ignore if you Have Committed Mistakes and no One Noticed: Admit and correct if it is pointed out with a big pleasant smile.

Questions from the Audience are a Welcome Sign: You should always welcome questions from the audience if you are one of the panel speakers. If the audience question, that shows they have listened to you. Answer if you can, otherwise ask all the present to answer. Do not bluff, nor feel hurt either. Answer with tact and humor. Answer in a short and sweet way. Be at your best:  cool and calm.
 
Remember These 8 letters Before You Break a Speech
 
	O P E N I N G S
	O = Open yourself after few seconds
	P = Peep into the people
	E = Electrifying
	N = Need of the audience
	I = Inter-action
	N = Normalcy again
	G = Gestures
	S = Smile 

Put Humor, Heart and Humility in Your Speech 	Humor: Any person speaking with sporting, jolly nature, with a touch of humor is well received by the listeners in spite of his shortcoming or mistakes. Humor is to be sprinkled not added CAUTION too much humor even in serious, formal matters or humor every time: makes you know as a joker: people will hear you but not listen to you.	
Heart: Say only that which you really believe in and follow. Request only what you are yourself prepared to do. Whenever and whatever you speak from your heart it would naturally become effective speaking.
 
Humility: Being humble is the best technique. Give your opinion or comment as a small friend: give advice as   a sincere thought you have for every one including you.

Having gone through these tips minutely, I am confident that now you are all set to deliver a powerful speech to inspire and perspire the listeners as and when and leave an indelible impression. Keep enriching yourself with more and more information from different spheres of life and the environment so that you do never have to cut a sorry figure in public. (Reference: Hall Derek, W Foul sham & Co. Ltd. Ed.1986)
Kudos!  +78❤

Effective Public Speaking

Jaya Narayan Bhusal

Teacher | 2018-07-10
Why speak in public? There are many reasons why you may have to speak in public. The most important reason is that public speaking builds your personality. As students; you are frequently expected to present speeches at various places for various purposes. Perhaps, in your job you have to present a report of a project or contribute a talk at a conference. As the head/leader of a class, a school, a college or a firm you may be the obvious person to give a speech on a special day, a programme or at an employee's leaving presentation, or you may have to speak on behalf of your class school, college or company on the radio or television interview. Your hobby, too may involve you in chairing a meeting of a society to which you belong, or you may be asked to give a speech on the hobby to another group. Your social life may also lead to various public speaking engagements, from proposing a short toast at a wedding to giving an after dinner speech or even address the whole nation as who has seen what future has in store for you!  A little forward planning will settle your nerves and instill confidence. So, I have come with a few checklists on how to perform well at all these types of public speaking, and many others besides these occasions, are covered in the following tips. 

Your Dress: You should be properly dressed for the occasion. Do avoid flashy and too colorful dresses. Simpler the better. The dress should be comfortable. For you, and the audience too!

You Posture: Be comfortable and at ease: never put your hands in the pocket. Do not lean too forward or backwards, or put your weight on the podium.

Your Gestures: Be in a cool, calm gesture. Do not show your nervousness even if you are. Gestures add special effect to your speech.
 	
Your Eye Contact: Look in the eyes on your audience and move your eyes in slow smooth cycles which cover the entire audience and create a good rapport with them.

Your Voice: Bring variation to your voice. It will bring life to your speech. Apply variations by changing loudness and tone as per the mood of your words and theme on your speech.

Your Language: It should be simple and direct and comfortable too for you and your audience. Do not use difficult jargons or sentences. Always use words and phrases which are natural to you. Avoid bookish language, or too technical jargons. 
 
A Few Tips to Prepare Your Speech
 
Always reach the venue before the Programme starts. 

Inquire about background of the audience, purpose of meeting and speeches which will be delivered before yours.

Research and collect data, exact figures latest developments, interesting little known facts, expert humor, which fascinate or surprise audience.

Brainstorm: carry a rough paper or spiral book with you all the times. Let your mind ply freely, lazily, on all the facets of the subject. Whenever and whatever flashes for the ideas, phrase, thoughts and interesting remarks in your mind, immediately jot it down. Do not select or reject any idea at this stage. Give free hand to your creativity.
 
Sit down with your DATA and Scraps organize them into few points and discard the unnecessary data.

Write a symmetric sequential essay i.e., the body of your speech. Edit it for contents ruthlessly.

Audio Edit: Read the write-up loudly and hears it as the audience will. Replace difficult words, sentences, and phrases with simpler ones.

Think of an attention catching opening remarks, sparkling beautiful line of Opening and an impact making memorable Punch line for Closing.

Make a small Cue Card (size 3 inches to 5 inches) of crucial Data, etc. and tear off the essay.

Rehearse once with the cue card. Check your timing and smooth flow of the language.

Forget it. Your preparation is over keep polishing your punch line.

Remember to take your Cue Card with you on the speech day.
 
Until you master the art of the rhetorician, practice your speech on someone-y our parents (only if they have time for you!); your sister; two-year old cousin; on the messenger to your friends; or yourself in the mirror.
 
Be Prepared Now to Speak Confidently
 
Prepare Beforehand: Always prepare beforehand. Never ever or be tensed about the last hour at the venue. Speak short and sweet. Remember the KISS: Keep It Short and Simple. The audience will definitely like your speech. It will help to familiarize yourself with Audience, Hall, Mike, Dias, Podium, Organizers, Staff, etc. which will give you confidence.

Sit in a Relaxed Position in the chair while awaiting your turn to speak: Sit in an easy and relaxed pose. Before the speech, take a deep breath and make a short and secret meditation. Keep calm and cool and put your eyes right on the audience.

When Your Name is Called: When your name is called, rise slowly and walk normally (not lazily) up to the dais, look at the audience all around smile and take your stance. Begin your speech with but a question ,slowly and then gradually go in full swing.

Delivering a Good Speech
1) Never begin your speech with an apology 
2) Never carry a written speech
3) Never memorize any speech
4) It is perfectly normal to feel nervous before your speech: just don’t show it.

Take Notes on a Cue Card (use a 3"  X 5" size card): Make short notes of your speech in a cue card of 3" X 5" size in big letters. Learn to handle the notes carefully from the cue card. There is no harm if the audience comes to know that you are using cue card. Speak as it comes to you naturally.

Focus on the People Who are Listening and Not on those Who are not Listening: Never get distracted by disturbances if any. If it is a major one, wait till things settle down, tell a fitting joke, make a sportive comment and go ahead. If a V.I.P has come, announce his presence, and go ahead with your speech. In any case never lose your charm and calm.

Speech Should Not Be Long: It is always good to prepare more but speak less. You should know beforehand how long are you speaking. Never exceed the time allocated for you. If you wish to cut down on the spot: delete one complete point or a paragraph from your note.

Ignore if you Have Committed Mistakes and no One Noticed: Admit and correct if it is pointed out with a big pleasant smile.

Questions from the Audience are a Welcome Sign: You should always welcome questions from the audience if you are one of the panel speakers. If the audience question, that shows they have listened to you. Answer if you can, otherwise ask all the present to answer. Do not bluff, nor feel hurt either. Answer with tact and humor. Answer in a short and sweet way. Be at your best:  cool and calm.
 
Remember These 8 letters Before You Break a Speech
 
	O P E N I N G S
	O = Open yourself after few seconds
	P = Peep into the people
	E = Electrifying
	N = Need of the audience
	I = Inter-action
	N = Normalcy again
	G = Gestures
	S = Smile 

Put Humor, Heart and Humility in Your Speech 	Humor: Any person speaking with sporting, jolly nature, with a touch of humor is well received by the listeners in spite of his shortcoming or mistakes. Humor is to be sprinkled not added CAUTION too much humor even in serious, formal matters or humor every time: makes you know as a joker: people will hear you but not listen to you.	
Heart: Say only that which you really believe in and follow. Request only what you are yourself prepared to do. Whenever and whatever you speak from your heart it would naturally become effective speaking.
 
Humility: Being humble is the best technique. Give your opinion or comment as a small friend: give advice as   a sincere thought you have for every one including you.

Having gone through these tips minutely, I am confident that now you are all set to deliver a powerful speech to inspire and perspire the listeners as and when and leave an indelible impression. Keep enriching yourself with more and more information from different spheres of life and the environment so that you do never have to cut a sorry figure in public. (Reference: Hall Derek, W Foul sham & Co. Ltd. Ed.1986)
Kudos!  +78❤

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My Friends

Samragi Karki

VI H | Emerald House | 2018-07-09
I have many friends, some like me and some don't. Though they don't like me, I think they are my friends. Some help me in times of need and some help me get in different types of troubles. Though I don't have that many friends, I do have some helpful teachers. They not only give me knowledge but they also try solving my problems. 

Speak up!!!

Samragi Karki

VI H | Emerald House | 2018-07-17
People have different twists and turns in their lives which makes their life harder. We all should learn from the different famous people and their biography which tells us that they all could achieve such height just by helping themselves to first sort out their problems.  This is a short blog written by me about the helpless  people who are getting bullied and do not have any proof against it.

Let's go green!

Samragi karki

VI H | Emerald House | 2018-09-07
Why not make a plan? We might be free in our upcoming holidays, right? So let's form a group and make our area, society, nation and then the world clean and green. 

Teacher's Corner

BLAMESTORM

Vanessa Pradhan

Executive Secretary  |  2018-09-16
It's quite sad to know that we can do very less about blaming. It's an on-going process causing resentment, hatred and shame. What can be done is, it can at the least be avoided. Here are few tips on how to stop blaming others and why to 

Internet in the Classroom

Jaya Narayan Bhusal

English Teacher  |  2018-08-28
This is the list of websites which can help ESL learners an independent learning platform while making the ELT Practitioners  
design and deliver their classes even more effectively.

Effective Public Speaking

Jaya Narayan Bhusal

Teacher  |  2018-07-10
This article aims at providing students and aspirant public speakers a checklist of dos and don'ts to leave an indelible impression and inspiration towards public speaking.

Let's Go Green and Make our School Campus Clean

Sulaksha Purna Shrestha

Head of Department, Science  |  2018-07-05
These are the interesting observations I have made within our school campus related to the environment cleanliness. I hope by following the things mentioned below we can make our school campus cleaner and greener.

My Childhood Memoirs

Angshoo Rai

Hostel Incharge cum Teacher   |  2018-07-06
Flashback to good old days.

Yes, I am a Potterhead

Ichchha Dhungel

IT Officer  |  2018-06-08
Potterhead (plural Potterheads) (informal) One who loves the Harry Potter series of books, especially to a fanatical degree.