IST EFL DEPT MODEL UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP 12 JUNE 2021 REPORT
The Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRMIST – Ramapuram,
online workshop on Public Speaking and Model United Nations (MUNs) on 12-06-2021.
The workshop was hosted as a Campus Life Event. The resource people were Harishankar Padmanabhan and Ajeeth Rajesh, alumni of the 2017 batch, who founded an organisation called The Talk to empower students in the art of public speaking and debating. The workshop was conducted in three batches with around 300 students attending in total.
Harishankar and Ajeeth discussed with the students on why public speaking was an important life skill. The students got to know what MUNs are the resource persons impressed upon them how MUNs could help them improve public speaking, along with the other skills such as negotiation, team building, diction, body language etc. They also pitched a 60-hour programme, in which they would mentor students in these aspects. The session was interactive, with a back and forth between the students and the resource persons on this topic. The students found the sessions enjoyable and informative, and were keen to register for the programme. The attendees registered positive and valuable feedback.