Dhananjaya Parkhe

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Believe me when I say…

That the IT Capital of India is not on UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY – it has scheduled and unscheduled POWER CUTS whichever party  may be in power.

We had no power, hence no water since 10 in the morning and this apartment complex of 111 flats was running its Genset for 2 out of 4 lifts and we had no clue when power will be restored.

And so did the BESCOM !

Its App did not show any scheduled or unscheduled Power Outage and when I posted on Twitter – I got a response to give my mobile number as if their BOT is going . to call me.   But call I did.  I called 1912 and i was fortunate to find a bilingual lady who responded pleasantly . from call center.  She took all details and said due to a serious fault there was no . power but rest assured, it will be restored in half an hour and she said she is registering the complaint and send me a SMS – clearly she had caller ID active and she did send the message.

The only issue with infamous Bengaluru OUtsourced customer services is that hey follow the Templates RELIGIOUSLY.  So I was sent a message that the electricity will be restored in 5 hour before which I could not escalate the issue.  T?his was NOT WHAT the Kindly spoke!

So I posted this message to the Twitter BOT of BESCOME and as I had copied to the CM and Power MInister of India – I got two simultaneous responses saying that a follow up nudge is sent to the Divisional people.

I went for a walk and instead of 6 pm Electricity came at 640 pm.  Thus, I was unable to post as my laptop battery was also down.

The expectation of India from BJP are very very high and they are struggling atleast in Karnataka to ensure Best quality of Electricity supply to this IT capital.

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Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Singing Cowboy Day? Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, was born in 1907 on a Texas cattle ranch. This day celebrates all singing cowboys, but especially Autry, who brought us Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, among others.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path to joy.”

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Ameliorate
ə-meel-yə-rayt
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

To improve or make more tolerable

2

To alleviate

Examples of Ameliorate in a sentence

“The massage I received helped to ameliorate my back pain.”

“We need to think of ways to ameliorate the high turnover rate in the company.”

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Did you know…

… that today is Elvis Presley Day? In 1956, Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis’ hometown) declared September 26 as Elvis Presley Day. Elvis’ parents watched as he performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there were 100 National Guardsmen surrounding the stage to control the crowds of excited fans!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Remember, most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone.”

— Author Unknown

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Weekly Quotes

Norman Cousins

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

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Virgil Thomson

“Let your mind alone, and see what happens.”

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

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Edgar Allan Poe

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”

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Kin Hubbard

“The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.”

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What constitutes the essence of prayer?

Many prayers to God are current among the lovers of God, arising as they do from diverse cultural contexts.Some of the prayers invariably contain an element of asking something from God, either material or spiritual.

In fact, God is so merciful and bountiful that even without their asking He always gives more than His lovers can receive. He knows their real needs more deeply than they do. Therefore the element of asking something from God is superfluous. It often mars the inner love and worship which a prayer tries to express.

The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is.

You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.

It is futile to attempt a standard prayer and hold it up as an ideal for all people of all times. The glory of the Almighty transcends all human understanding and defies all verbal descriptions. Eternally fresh and selfrenewing in its unlimited amplitude, it never fades. Nor is it ever confined within the limits of the best of hymns.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[From:- Beams from Meher Baba on the Spiritual Panorama, © Copyright 1958 by Sufism Reoriented, Inc., U.S.A. All Rights Reserved Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-59805]

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Did you know

Did you know…

… that today is Read a Child a Book You Like Day? This day celebrates the birthday (1856) of Kate Douglas Wiggin, author of “Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm” and other wonderful children’s stories. Share a book you’ve loved for a long time with a child you love now!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Sometimes I tell myself to stop reading and get things done. Then I laugh and turn the page.”

— Author Unknown

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Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk

via Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk

“From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring — and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. “One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity,” Shafak says.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Inchoate
in-koh-ət
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

Recently begun and thus not fully formed

2

Incomplete or rudimentary

3

Disorderly or incoherent

Examples of Inchoate in a sentence

“Our inchoate organization still needed to fill major positions.”

“The team was somewhat inchoate, lacking the leadership and skills to get the job done.”

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Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch | TED Talk

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There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic” and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn’t agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what’s really in their hearts.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Elizabeth Lesser · Wellness specialist

Elizabeth Lesser helps her readers and students transform their lives after brushes with pain, adversity and life’s myriad problems.

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How to Read Tea Leaves: A Basic Guide to Tasseography | Allure

For a long time, I have been learning and practicing the Tasseography.  My own little secret – just as I am a fan of the BioRhythms.

This morning as is usual I watched my Weight which was slightly up, the BP which was in the Amber Zone, I double-checked my Green Tea ?( Mulberry Tea Cup ) of last night which I had post-dinner.

The shape shows a Multi-Horn figure from one side, that looks like a ReinDeer.

 

 

via How to Read Tea Leaves: A Basic Guide to Tasseography | Allure

Welcome, cosmic warriors. I’m astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to all things magick. Today, we’re exploring the mystical art of reading tea leaves.

For a seemingly innocuous beverage, tea has a dynamic history. The tea trade’s past is steeped in colonialismin violence, and even in revolution. This aromatic beverage’s checkered history aside, there’s no denying that it’s delicious; today, it’s enjoyed in nearly every culture around the world. And tea isn’t just for sipping. Tea leaves are also used as a divination tool to explore the past, present, and future.

Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy) is the art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves. Though the practice is simple, the results are often profound, and curious minds have been enchanted by tasseography for centuries. Tasseography is not nearly as popular as tarot reading or crystal magick is today, however, and so it’s also less understood.

But never fear, cosmic warrior, it’s easy to get started with tasseography, which is a powerful, creative, and accessible way of exercising your intuition. In fact, since it’s much less structured than reading tarot cards and less expensive than building a fancy crystal collection, it’s a great option for anyone who’s interested in cultivating a unique divination practice with what they already have at home. Read on for what every beginner should know about tasseography, including inspiration for spicing up your next witchy tea party.

How does tasseography work?

Like all divination practices, tea leaf reading is based on the concept of directing energy. When we focus our magickal intention on the tea, the leaves become energetic conduits that are capable of mirroring our experiences — including those which have yet to occur. When prompted with a question, the leaves reveal hidden blockages, offer advice, and even forecast the future. These mystical messages are embedded within the wet leaves’ shape, density, color, and placement. An old text on tasseography, Reading Tea Leaves — written by “A Highland Seer” in 1881 — offers a comprehensive list of standard tea leaf symbols and their meanings, along with sample configurations and interpretations. Many tea readers still consider this seminal text a fundamental resource.

Reading tea leaves in coffee cup
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So how do I set the stage for a tea reading?

It may sound obvious, but in order to read tea leaves, you must first brew a cup of tea. Assemble your teacup (preferably white or a light color to allow you to see the leaves’ configurations more clearly), hot water, and loose tea leaves. The contents of a tea bag will not work: These leaves are too finely cut to create identifiable forms. It’s recommended that beginners use simple loose black tea leaves, but enjoy the process of selecting an aromatic blend that tantalizes your senses.

Once you’ve located your favorite tea leaves, place them directly into the cup (no need for strainers or infusers) and pour the hot water. Since the leaves will remain in the cup, you don’t need to worry about steeping. While the water cools, take a few moments to reflect on your intentions and begin transferring your energy into the absorbent tea leaves.

The person seeking answers in the divination practice — whether it be you or someone else — is referred to as the querent. Specificity is very important here, so be sure to formulate a clear and concise question (or, if you’re doing the reading for someone else, that they do). Remember, a general ask will yield a general answer. When the temperature is right, the querent (that’s you if you’re answering your own question) should begin sipping the tea as they continue to contemplate their question. When there is about a tablespoon of liquid remaining in the cup, they can begin the swirling-and-turning ritual: Holding the cup in the left hand, swirl it three times from left to right.

Next, also with the left hand, slowly and carefully invert the cup over a saucer. Leave the cup upside down for approximately one minute, then rotate it three times. Turn the cup back upright, positioning the handle due south. Tea leaves should be stuck to the cup in a variety of shapes and clusters, embedded with insight and answers. Now, it’s time to tell their story.

How can I get started identifying tea leaf symbols?

At first, the interpretation process can seem a bit daunting, but don’t fret. Throughout the centuries, tasseographers have observed consistent patterns and configurations. Over 150 classic symbols are detailed in Reading Tea Leaves, so feel free to use this classic resources to help guide your interpretations. Contemporary tasseographers have helpful tutorials, as well.

Generally, you’ll encounter five types of symbols: animalsmythical beingsobjectsletters, and numbers. Sometimes, these forms will be extremely obvious. The wings of a bird, for instance, can suggest newfound freedom or a successful journey. On the other hand, a cross may signify a blockage or unforeseen trouble ahead. It’s important to remember that not every formation needs to be interpreted; only focus on the symbols that pertain to the querent’s inquiry.

What does each part of the cup signify?

The handle of the teacup serves an important function: It is the energy conduit that connects the physical and abstract realms. It also symbolizes the querent and should be positioned due south to signify the querent’s current environment. (In astrology, the fourth house, which governs the home and family, is also located in this position, at the base of the astrological chart.) Tea leaves near the handle suggest events relating to the querent’s immediate surroundings, whereas leaves directly across the handle (due north) symbolize external issues and outside influences.

how to read tea leaves
Here, tea leaves are concentrated near the handle.Hannah Choi/Allure

The cup is divided into three sections for prophesying: The rim symbolizes the present, the sides represent the near future, and the bottom of the cup signifies the far future. Depending on the question, these zones can be used to gauge timing (how soon a situation is likely to occur), connection (the physical or symbolic distance between two individuals), or intensity (leaves on the rim, for instance, could suggest a life-changing event).

Now, let’s try a few sample readings.

how to read tea leaves
Hannah Choi/Allure

Let’s say the querent is wondering when they’ll meet their next partner and the swirling and turning process yields the above tea leaf configuration. That means the reading will be focused on timing, so it will be extremely important to consider the cup’s three sections. Are most leaves on the rim? The sides? The bottom? I can identify a wavy line at the bottom left of this cup, suggesting a connection to the ocean. Although the querent may not find love in the immediate future, their next serious mate may be someone from overseas. Since water also symbolizes emotions and psychic power, perhaps encourage the querent to explore their inner world before looking outward for love; healthy personal discovery could help invite new romance.

how to read tea leaves
Hannah Choi/Allure

Next up, let’s say the querent wants to gauge whether or not she should speak to a colleague about a difficult situation: Tension has been building at work, and she wants to know whether to address it or let it fade away on its own. Looking at the above cup, we see the presence of a bold and pronounced line of dots.

First, note which zones of the chart they’re connecting. The querent’s comfort zone is linked to these external circumstances, so clearly, this concern is starting to impact all areas of the querent’s life. Also, as a symbol, this dramatic line also resembles a chain. Whether she likes it or not, the querent is bound to her colleague, and there’s no escaping that bond through avoidance. Considering these dynamics, it’s best to confront the issue directly. Discussing the issue will help the querent feel less trapped by the situation.

Remember, cosmic warriors, neither tea leaf nor teacup has any intrinsic power; the fortunes are, ultimately, a reflection of your own intuition. It takes practice to cultivate divination skills, but the more you exercise your gifts, the better you will become at formulating answers. All of the wisdom you ever need already exists within yourself, so the tea leaves simply help structure your mystical insight, giving it shape within the physical world. Give yourself permission to trust your instincts, and you’ll unlock your ability to explore the future and celebrate the magick inherent in you.

 

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Benchmark Results – FaceForensics Benchmark via IFTF

via Benchmark Results – FaceForensics Benchmark

This table lists the benchmark results for the Binary Classification scenario.

Method Info Deepfakes Face2Face FaceSwap NeuralTextures Pristine Total
sort by sort by sort by sort by sort by sorted by
Xception permissive 0.964 0.869 0.903 0.807 0.524 0.710
Andreas Rössler, Davide Cozzolino, Luisa Verdoliva, Christian Riess, Justus Thies, Matthias Nießner: FaceForensics++: Learning to Detect Manipulated Facial Images. ICCV 2019
MesoNet 0.873 0.562 0.612 0.407 0.726 0.660
Darius Afchar, Vincent Nozick, Junichi Yamagishi, and Isao Echizen: Mesonet: a compact facial video forgery detection network. arXiv
XceptionNet Full Image permissive 0.745 0.759 0.709 0.733 0.510 0.624
Andreas Rössler, Davide Cozzolino, Luisa Verdoliva, Christian Riess, Justus Thies, Matthias Nießner: FaceForensics++: Learning to Detect Manipulated Facial Images. ICCV 2019
Bayar and Stamm 0.845 0.737 0.825 0.707 0.462 0.616
Belhassen Bayar and Matthew C. Stamm: A deep learning approach to universal image manipulation detection using a new convolutional layer. ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
Rahmouni 0.855 0.642 0.563 0.607 0.500 0.581
Nicolas Rahmouni, Vincent Nozick, Junichi Yamagishi, and Isao Echizen: Distinguishing computer graphics from natural images using convolution neural networks. IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security,
Recasting 0.855 0.679 0.738 0.780 0.344 0.552
Davide Cozzolino, Giovanni Poggi, and Luisa Verdoliva: Recasting residual-based local descriptors as convolutional neural networks: an application to image forgery detection. ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
Steganalysis Features 0.736 0.737 0.689 0.633 0.340 0.518
Jessica Fridrich and Jan Kodovsky: Rich Models for Steganalysis of Digital Images. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

 

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Google AI Blog: Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research

via Google AI Blog: Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research

Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Deep learning has given rise to technologies that would have been thought impossible only a handful of years ago. Modern generative models are one example of these, capable of synthesizing hyperrealistic images, speech, music, and even video. These models have found use in a wide variety of applications, including making the world more accessible through text-to-speech, and helping generate training data for medical imaging.

Like any transformative technology, this has created new challenges. So-called “deepfakes“—produced by deep generative models that can manipulate video and audio clips—are one of these. Since their first appearance in late 2017, many open-source deepfake generation methods have emerged, leading to a growing number of synthesized media clips. While many are likely intended to be humorous, others could be harmful to individuals and society.

Google considers these issues seriously. As we published in our AI Principles last year, we are committed to developing AI best practices to mitigate the potential for harm and abuse. Last January, we announced our release of a dataset of synthetic speech in support of an international challenge to develop high-performance fake audio detectors. The dataset was downloaded by more than 150 research and industry organizations as part of the challenge, and is now freely available to the public.

Today, in collaboration with Jigsaw, we’re announcing the release of a large dataset of visual deepfakes we’ve produced that has been incorporated into the Technical University of Munich and the University Federico II of Naples’ new FaceForensics benchmark, an effort that Google co-sponsors. The incorporation of these data into the FaceForensics video benchmark is in partnership with leading researchers, including Prof. Matthias NiessnerProf. Luisa Verdoliva and the FaceForensics teamYou can download the data on the FaceForensics github page.

A sample of videos from Google’s contribution to the FaceForensics benchmark. To generate these, pairs of actors were selected randomly and deep neural networks swapped the face of one actor onto the head of another.

To make this dataset, over the past year we worked with paid and consenting actors to record hundreds of videos. Using publicly available deepfake generation methods, we then created thousands of deepfakes from these videos. The resulting videos, real and fake, comprise our contribution, which we created to directly support deepfake detection efforts. As part of the FaceForensics benchmark, this dataset is now available, free to the research community, for use in developing synthetic video detection methods.

Actors were filmed in a variety of scenes. Some of these actors are pictured here (top) with an example deepfake (bottom), which can be a subtle or drastic change, depending on the other actor used to create them.

Since the field is moving quickly, we’ll add to this dataset as deepfake technology evolves over time, and we’ll continue to work with partners in this space. We firmly believe in supporting a thriving research community around mitigating potential harms from misuses of synthetic media, and today’s release of our deepfake dataset in the FaceForensics benchmark is an important step in that direction.

Acknowledgements
Special thanks to all our team members and collaborators who work on this project with us: Daisy Stanton, Per Karlsson, Alexey Victor Vorobyov, Thomas Leung, Jeremiah “Spudde” Childs, Christoph Bregler, Andreas Roessler, Davide Cozzolino, Justus Thies, Luisa Verdoliva, Matthias Niessner, and the hard-working actors and film crew who helped make this dataset possible.

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United States: Quad/Graphics to pay $9.9 mln to settle U.S. bribery charges tied to Peru, China
Sep 27, 2019 08:00 pm

Quad/Graphics Inc, a Wisconsin-based marketing and printing services company, will pay $9.9 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges it engaged in bribery schemes in Peru and China, the regulator said on Thursday. The company will pay a…
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Mexico: Mexican ex-prosecutor who took bribes from powerful drug cartel gets 20 years in prison
Sep 27, 2019 07:30 pm

A Mexican ex-prosecutor – who once declared himself a law-and-order candidate – was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for using his position as attorney general to help protect a violent drug cartel, the Justice Department announced. Speaking in…
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Brazil: Brazil’s Supreme Court approves ruling that may overturn corruption convictions
Sep 27, 2019 07:00 pm

Brazilian Supreme Court justices approved late on Thursday a ruling that may overturn corruption convictions in the country’s largest ever corruption probe. The majority of the Supreme Court ruled that defendants mentioned in plea deals by witnesses also accused of…
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Malaysia: Vietnamese businesswoman jailed three years, fined RM1.75m for offering bribes to Johor MMEA officer
Sep 27, 2019 06:30 pm

A Vietnamese businesswoman with the honorific title ‘Datuk’ was sentenced to three years jail and fined RM1.75 million by the Sessions Court for offering bribes amounting to RM350,000 to a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officer. She was found guilty…
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Indonesia: After protests, Indonesia president considers dropping anti-graft law
Sep 27, 2019 06:00 pm

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday (Sep 26) he is considering revoking a new law governing the country’s anti-corruption agency, which has alarmed activists and helped drive the biggest student protests in decades. In a televised address, Widodo said…
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China: Former senior provincial political advisor sentenced 15 years in prison for bribery
Sep 27, 2019 05:30 pm

A former senior political advisor of central China’s Henan Province was sentenced 15 years in prison for taking bribes by the Intermediate People’s Court of Jinan in east China’s Shandong Province Thursday. Jin Suidong, former vice chairman of the Henan…
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One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches

O.M.P.M. 3 (One-Minute Power Mentoring)

Hello.

If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling,

If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be ‘Off-listed’

if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills – I shall help you both.

I am Jay Parkhe.

I am a Startup and C-Suite Mentor, An Author, Global Speaker, Toastmaster, and Global Goodwill Ambassador.

I am starting a New YouTube Channel.

It will be a video for about a Minute per day.
There will be one Theme Word or a combination of two words like I chose “Wishful Thinking” day before yesterday.

Today let us go a bit philosophical and discuss the word DEATH

Here, today, it just means TRANSFORMATION!

MEANING:
The word Death does not literally mean death.

It means the death of situations,
relationships, friendships, businesses and so on.

But more importantly,

it means new beginnings.

This is a time of transformation.

Embrace it and move forward

to new and better things.

Your guides and angels want to help you bring this into your experience!

Do what you need to do to help you feel that it is already done! It is already done. Believe it and you will manifest it!

If you would like to interact with me about Mentoring

you can write to me at parkhe@gmail.com

and I shall send you a Free Mini-ebook which will tell

you all about my 11 Key Mentoring Practices I deploy

with my mentees.

Thank you.

DhananjayParkhe

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Erudite
er-ə-dīt
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Middle English, 14th century
1

Possessing knowledge as a result of study

2

Learned

Examples of Erudite in a sentence

“You can go a long way in life if you can study hard and become an erudite student.”

“She developed a reputation as an erudite scholar who was passionate about her field of study.”

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Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Elvis Presley Day? In 1956, Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis’ hometown) declared September 26 as Elvis Presley Day. Elvis’ parents watched as he performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there were 100 National Guardsmen surrounding the stage to control the crowds of excited fans!

~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Remember, most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone.”

— Author Unknown

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One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches

O.M.P.M. 2 (One-Minute Power Mentoring)

Hello.

If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling,

If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be ‘Off-listed’

if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills – I shall help you both.

I am Jay Parkhe.

I am a Startup and C-Suite Mentor, An Author, Global Speaker, Toastmaster, and Global Goodwill Ambassador.
I am starting a New YouTube Channel.

It will be a video for about a Minute per day.
There will be one Theme Word or a combination of two words like I chose “Wishful Thinking” a couple of days ago.
Today’s Word is ACCEPTANCE

We must accept ourselves and our life as it is before we can move forward and heal.

Acceptance is the key to moving ahead,

for we cannot go forward while looking backward.

We don’t Drive the Car watching only in the REARVIEW mirror – We Drive by looking ahead.

It is time to finally heal our life by accepting our journey for all that it is and all that it is not.

No, things may not have turned out as planned,
but they turned out as they needed,
whether you see that or not.
Right now, at this moment, hold your heart and say aloud,

“I love you. I accept you. I honor you.”

Let these words permeate throughout your body and your life, as you move forward with acceptance and gratitude.

ADDITIONAL MEANINGS of ACCEPTANCE ARE:

  1. Accept yourself as you are

2.Be accepting of others

3.This is a time of healing

4.Express your gratitude
Your guides and angels want to help you bring this into your experience!

Do what you need to do to help you feel that it is already done! It is already done.

Believe it and you will manifest it!

If you would like to interact with me about Mentoring

you can write to me at parkhe@gmail.com

and I shall send you a Free Mini-ebook which will tell

you all about my 11 Key Mentoring Practices I deploy

with my mentees.

Thank you.

DhananjayParkhe

Forget the past

Forget the past and make the most of the present. Keep your own hearts clean. Learn to love each other first before you tell others about my love for one and all.

Give love, receive love, gather love; everything else is dissolved eventually in the truth of divine love.

“Let your own life of love for Baba be the message of Baba’s love for one and all.”

Listen Humanity, e-book, p 73-74
By Meher Baba
Copyright AMBPPCT

DhananjayParkhe

Prayers

All prayers of different religions such as Hinduism, Islam and Christianity have a reference to the Creator.

Creation is the greatest mystery with which all creatures, including human beings, are faced.

The mystery cannot be unraveled or fulfilled unless and until man consciously becomes united with the Creator and realizes himself as being one with God, who is both the Creator and creation in one, at once including and transcending both in His infinite being.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[From:- Beams from Meher Baba on the Spiritual Panorama, © Copyright 1958 by Sufism Reoriented, Inc., U.S.A. All Rights Reserved Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-59805]

DhananjayParkhe

My speech at Toastmasters Table Topics: BODY PARTS AS VERBS ✋😁💪🏿👅

Many parts of the body can be used as verbs in either a physical or a metaphorical sense.

You can head a company, but if things go wrong you’ll have to shoulder the blame, or face your investors.

So keep your head while speaking.

Shoulder responsibility and maintain a smiling face.

A good leader backs his employees, but if you don’t toe the line you might get skinned.

Never go back on your word as a boss or a leader – fulfill promises.
if someone dies not tie your line just don’t crush it.

skinning alive is a cannibals trait not a right thinking convincing persuasive person.

Did you muscle your way into that job?

Using muscle is not persuasion it is dominance and manipulation.

You might eye someone suspiciously,

But give a sympathetic look when persuading.

or wait for the police to finger a suspect.

Never finger people as three fingers will point at you.

But if you need to get out of town, try thumbing a ride.

giving and taking lift is not bad. if your thumbing is not persuasive, you won’t get a lift

You can ride with me if you can stomach the thought.

empathise. people may not be ready to digest what you say.

I don’t always sing along to the radio, but you might see me mouthing the words.

DhananjayParkhe

One-Minute Power Mentoring 1- Jay Parkhe: My speeches

O.M.P.M. 1. (One-Minute Power Mentoring)

Hello.

If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling, If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be ‘Off-listed’ if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills – I shall help you both. I am a Startup and C-Suite Mentor, An Author, Global Speaker, Toastmaster, and Global Goodwill Ambassador.

I am Jay Parkhe.

I am starting a New YouTube Channel.

It will be a video for about a Minute per day.
There will be one Theme Word or a combination of two words like I chose “Wishful Thinking” for today.

Wishful thinking is not the same as manifesting that which you desire.

You are on the right track.

Continue to use your imagination to inspire you, and to let all your dreams unfold.

Don’t get wishful thinking confused with the law of attraction.

The difference between wishful thinking and actually manifesting is this:

wishful thinking uses words such as “I hope”, “maybe someday”, “I can’t wait until”, or “I hope I can make this happen”.

If this is what you are doing, it is a good start, but it is not enough to manifest what you desire.

Trust me, when I say this, you can have what you want,
but you are going to have to match the frequency of already having it before you can experience it.
So, today, take the time to feel it as already done. That is the key!

My Speech Mentor once told me to make a practice video. Listen to it and after internalizing, speak again.
This way, he said, As you have done the speech in the past – the Future looks more solid and Do-Able.
Think, It is already done. Feel the satisfaction of knowing it is here now, not out there somewhere else.

You can have what you are asking for!

Your guides and angels want to help you bring this into your experience! Do what you need to do to help you feel that it is already done! It is already done. Believe it and you will manifest it!

If you would like to interact with me about Mentoring you can write to me at parkhe@gmail.com and I shall send you a Free Mini-ebook which will tell you all about my 11 Key Mentoring Practices I deploy with my mentees.

Thank you.

DhananjayParkhe

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Crepuscular
krə-pəs-kyə-ler
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
1

Of or pertaining to twilight

2

Active in twilight or evening, as with certain animals

Examples of Crepuscular in a sentence

“Crepuscular animals tend to move around in the period between day and night.”

“The crepuscular hour is my favorite, when the sky turns deep red and purple and the noise of the day quiets to a whisper.”

DhananjayParkhe

My speeches at Toastmasters: Persuasion: Would be father-in-law. Humorous speech

You PIERCE My Soul.
I am Half Agony,
Half Hope
I have Loved NONE
but You!
I was in Love and
she was non-committal
would-be far-in-law very furious
I had tried every persuasive Trick in my repertoire and
Lost my Sweeart!
Mom wasn’t a Help
A School Head-Mistress
and a widow
she was a tough lady.
When would-be-far-in-law
tried to make a Pass –
she gave him a Punch in face
and broke his front teeth and Jaw!
I was heartbroken!

Fellow Toastmasters and Guests.
It was Aristotle, who broke down essential elements of persuasion into three parts:

(1) logos or logic
(2) ethos or ethic, and
(3) pathos or emotion.
Logos refers to logic, words, and reasons in your argument. “our narrative must fit toger like links in a chain or pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a coherent statement or argument.

Think, plan talk,
we organize points in a sequence from general
to particular, from start to conclusion,
with each point building on each previous point to form a persuasive argument.”

second aspect of persuasion—ethos—
refers to your character, ethics, and our believability when we speak. Increase credibility with our audience before and after our speech increases likelihood that listeners will accept our arguments and take action on our recommendations.

Pathos is emotional content of our presentation and most important.
When we move people at an emotional level
n we can motivate m to change ir thoughts and take a particular action..
My Mom said she’ll FIX it.
She’ll ARRANGE a marriage for me.
We sat on a Plane for first time.
My Pilot was Rajiv Gandhi.
Excited, we reached by Cab from Bhopal to Indore to see a Prospective Bride.

I was a Field Officer in a Fertilizer company.
Would be far in law was a bank manager.
He probed about my job and concluded
” It’s a Thankless job, you do! ”

I did not want to manipulate,
I told him Truth.
I left a bank job because of I felt that was thankless!
Needless to say, I remained 7 star Sales Person won all honors in company but..
I did not get married n with that Girl
who agreed with her far.
I did not want to manipulate,
Let me give you another example: Have you Ever Resigned from a Job?

I have..
I resigned 6 times.
No one leaves a good company.
We all leave bad bosses.
As a Recruiter, Boss and Leader I recruited. Thousands of people in 25 years…
I was both, good and bad boss .
and accepted. hundreds of resignations, .
Before I sent people to HR for Exit interviews I would ask m
Have you finally, decided to quit after a logical, rational thought?
If answer was a firm yes, I would let people GO with a heavy heart but I would respect ir decision and told m so
If answer was non-definite I would ask m if y wanted help or decision support from me?
I would tell m if you still reach a decision to quit after my counsel. –
I will respect decision.
Many people stayed back.
I persuaded. well.
last example, I was a salesman at 12.
I had medical reps much elder to me as my friends.
Mr. Rao was 40, Bald and energetic. (Don’t look at TMOD! OR GE please ! )
He represented Warner Hindustan and always gifted us sample bottles of Waterbury’s compound.
He tried hard to convince Top doctor in city
who was my uncle and never prescribed Waterbury’s compound.
He tried all tricks in his book which were ethical, logical and emotional – all. persuasive types.
One day, he found my uncle ready to sit in car,ready to go home and he asked him.
Doctor, I . tried every trick I learned in past 20 years with you for past 3 years but why. have I not succeded to convince you.
May. I now surrender before you and ask you -= How to convince a Top Doctor like you.
My Uncle laughed his 7 story Laugh. His ego satisfied, inflated. He drove away. Did not say a word.
But he prescribed Waterbury’s compound reafter to one and sundry.
Now that’s power of persuasion.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Never lose heart and manipulate ors – Persuade. It takes longer but we succeed.
To end, let me give you a Quote –
How quick comes reason to approve what we care about?
Let us Persuade, Convince,
Understand ors first before ors understand us,
and Win Victories and friends for life.
Over to you, ToastMaster.

Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Blatherskite
bla-thər-skīt
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Scottish English, 17th century
1

Nonsense

2

A person who is prone to speaking nonsense

Examples of Blatherskite in a sentence

“I don’t want to hear your blatherskite — I need you to speak clearly about things that really matter.”

“The teacher had great insights, but he was such a blatherskite that his students never understood them.”

DhananjayParkhe

Random Phrases of the day

  1. Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing.
  2. Not the Sharpest Tool in the ShedMeaning: Someone who isn’t witty or sharp, but rather, they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless.
  3. Elvis Has Left The BuildingMeaning: Something that is all over.
DhananjayParkhe

Did you know…

… that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of singer Debby Boone, who sang the hit song “You Light Up My Life,” light up someone’s life. Do something special for them. Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, at Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debby!

~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivation

My speeches at Toastmasters

5A’s of my latent Needs.

My Path completion speech at Toatmasters for Presentation Mastery Path.

Do you know the Uniqueness of yours name?

Do you see something Different in my Name?

I noticed that I have 5 A’s in my English Spelt Name.
Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished

guests.

About an year ago, at a Toastmasters Club I heard a term – it was called “Smedley’s CURSE!. Yes. You heard it right. CURSE. And How.

It was explained that the club which does not applaud its speakers get the Smedley’s Curse.

But jokes apart there is a saying by Dale Carnegie which says “Applause is a Receipt, it is not a Bill” .

I realised that I have an APPLAUSE FACTOR. Now when you add Factor to the word applause it becomes a deficiency, a psychological phenomenon.

This is my 1st A and it made me to COMMIT with Toastmasters journey rather than FLIRT by coming for some meeting and absenting in others.

It made me think – Why is it a psychological phenomenon – it is a LATENT NEED like food, shelter and clothing.

We see its origins in the 2nd A which I call as need for AFFIRMATION. ‘

Acclaim, Approval by others. Acknowledgement and Appreciation by others.

Did I already give you all my 5 A’s ?
AFFIRM, ACCLAIM, APPROVE, ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, APPLAUD.

Interesting isn’t it? See what you find from your name?

An year ago, I won my 1st Table Topics Best Speaker Ribbon. I posted the picture in Facebook today as the 2nd Path Presentation Mastery taught me to become STRONGER IN MY STRONGEST SPOT that is Social Media. So I found to my surprise, I had received 5.2 Lakh over Half a Million views on my two blogs and acquired 50000+ followers across networks like Linkedin , Facebook Twitter and I am a Quasi – Celebrity already !

Now that’s what the learning at Toastmasters does to us and we should all crave for – using what we learn here outside, in society, in public life.
What did I learn in the Presentation Mastery path that I remember most.

• 1. Ice Breaker
• 2. Evaluation and Feedback
• 3. Researching and Presenting

Level 2 – Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Understanding Your Communication Style
• 2. Effective Body Language
• 3. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Level 3 – Total Speeches: 3 Done 4
• 1. Persuasive Speaking
• 2. Using Presentation Software
• 3. Make Connections Through Networking
• 4. Extra: Managing a Difficult Audience
Level 4 – Total 3
• 1. Managing a Difficult Audience
• 2. Building a Social Media Presence
• 3. Level 4 Completion]

Level 5: Total Items: 3 Done 4
• 1. Prepare to Speak – Professional Speaking
• 2. Lessons Learned
• 3. Level 5 Completion—Presentation Mastery
• 4. Path Completion—Presentation Mastery
TRUTH is some of the toughest learning and speaking experiences were:

Role-Playing, Cross-Cultural speech – in front of Kazakh, Polish, Russian audiences

Interview, Panel and Difficult audiences were tough assignments and I enjoyed them.

‘Global exposure was great experience.

It motivated me to keep building my Social Media followers on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Youtube.

I gave KeyNote addresses in schools and colleges appeared in Trade associations, Global conferences as Panel Chairman.

‘I gained opportunities to enhance Toastmasters learning in personal and professional life.

Difficult is what takes longer. Presentation Mastery was the toughest path I found as it took longer. I began with the Icebreaker in November 2018 and could complete this month.

My biggest take from two paths is I can use the skills learned outside of Toastmasters.

Like everyone here who wishes to learn must complete the path. It is a great value addition to ourselves and society.

Thank you.

OVER TO YOU, TOASTMASTER.

DhananjayParkhe

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the Festival of Latest Novelties? Celebrate the latest novelty, celebrity, or other latest rage. You never know how long it’s going to last, so get your celebrating in early. 😉

~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”

— Mandy Hale

DhananjayParkhe

Random Phrase Generator

  1. Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing.
  2. Beating Around the BushMeaning: Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point.
  3. Fight Fire With FireMeaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.
DhananjayParkhe

Random Phrase Generator

  1. What Am I, Chopped Liver?Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else.
  2. Lovey DoveyMeaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.
  3. High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.
DhananjayParkhe

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Eponymous
ə-pah-nə-məs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, 19th century
1

Relating to the name of something

2

Describing an item named after a subject in question

Examples of Eponymous in a sentence

“Her eponymous album was a hit, and now everyone knows her name.”

“The biggest stars have names that draw wide audiences, which is why they get eponymous TV shows.”

DhananjayParkhe

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Cantankerous
kan-tang-kə-rəs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Unknown, 18th century
1

Contentious

2

Uncooperative

Examples of Cantankerous in a sentence

“Our cantankerous mule has never been very cooperative, but he’s only gotten worse with age.”

“My grandfather was known to be cantankerous, though he did have a kind side as well.”

Motivation

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs

 

 

Completion of Path Speech – Presentation Mastery Path

Speech Title : 5A’s – My latent needs as a speaker

Do you know the Uniqueness of your name?

Do you see something Different in my Name?

I noticed that I have 5 A’s in my English Spelt Name.
Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished

guests.

About an year ago, at a Toastmasters Club I heard a term – it was called “Smedley’s CURSE!. Yes. You heard it right. CURSE. And How.

It was explained that the club which does not applaud its speakers get the Smedley’s Curse.

But jokes apart there is a saying by Dale Carnegie which says “Applause is a Receipt, it is not a Bill” .

I realised that I have an APPLAUSE FACTOR. Now when you add Factor to the word applause it becomes a deficiency, a psychological phenomenon.

This is my 1st A and it made me to COMMIT with Toastmasters journey rather than FLIRT by coming for some meeting and absenting in others.

It made me think – Why is it a psychological phenomenon – it is a LATENT NEED like food, shelter and clothing.

We see its origins in the 2nd A which I call as need for AFFIRMATION. ‘

Acclaim, Approval by others. Acknowledgement and Appreciation by others.

Did I already give you all my 5 A’s ?
AFFIRM, ACCLAIM, APPROVE, ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, APPLAUD.

Interesting isn’t it? See what you find from your name?

An year ago, I won my 1st Table Topics Best Speaker Ribbon. I posted the picture in Facebook today as the 2nd Path Presentation Mastery taught me to become STRONGER IN MY STRONGEST SPOT that is Social Media. So I found to my surprise, I had received 5.2 Lakh over Half a Million views on my two blogs and acquired 50000+ followers across networks like Linkedin , Facebook Twitter and I am a Quasi – Celebrity already !

Now that’s what the learning at Toastmasters does to us and we should all crave for – using what we learn here outside, in society, in public life.
What did I learn in the Presentation Mastery path that I remember most.

• 1. Ice Breaker
• 2. Evaluation and Feedback
• 3. Researching and Presenting

Level 2 – Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Understanding Your Communication Style
• 2. Effective Body Language
• 3. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Level 3 – Total Speeches: 3 Done 4
• 1. Persuasive Speaking
• 2. Using Presentation Software
• 3. Make Connections Through Networking
• 4. Extra: Managing a Difficult Audience
Level 4 – Total 3
• 1. Managing a Difficult Audience
• 2. Building a Social Media Presence
• 3. Level 4 Completion]

Level 5: Total Items: 3 Done 4
• 1. Prepare to Speak – Professional Speaking
• 2. Lessons Learned
• 3. Level 5 Completion—Presentation Mastery
• 4. Path Completion—Presentation Mastery
TRUTH is some of the toughest learning and speaking experiences were:

Role-Playing, Cross-Cultural speech – in front of Kazakh, Polish, Russian audiences

Interview, Panel and Difficult audiences were tough assignments and I enjoyed them.

‘Global exposure was great experience.

It motivated me to keep building my Social Media followers on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Youtube.

I gave KeyNote addresses in schools and colleges appeared in Trade associations, Global conferences as Panel Chairman.

‘I gained opportunities to enhance Toastmasters learning in personal and professional life.

Difficult is what takes longer. Presentation Mastery was the toughest path I found as it took longer. I began with the Icebreaker in November 2018 and could complete this month.

My biggest take from two paths is I can use the skills learned outside of Toastmasters.

Like everyone here who wishes to learn must complete the path. It is a great value addition to ourselves and society.

Thank you.

OVER TO YOU, TOASTMASTER.

DhananjayParkhe

Quotes for the week

John Irving

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2Ia4dhr September 16, 2019 at 10:39AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/john-irving-quotes


Paul Tournier

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2ObSX7Y September 17, 2019 at 10:39AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/paul-tournier-quotes


Jack Kerouac

“If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2O94Ag0 September 18, 2019 at 10:35AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jack-kerouac-quotes


Theodore Roosevelt

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/30u1cyP September 19, 2019 at 10:36AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/theodore-roosevelt-quotes


William Wordsworth


Dale Carnegie

“Applause is a receipt, not a bill.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/350FOow September 21, 2019 at 10:37AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/dale-carnegie-quotes


Thomas Fuller

“Care and diligence bring luck.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2TRX8H0 September 22, 2019 at 10:44AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/thomas-fuller-quotes

DhananjayParkhe

Starting my Engaging Humor path level 2 in Toastmasters

Who else to get support from ? WhatsApp University Gysn. Of course 😀😀😀

Dating by hot-air-balloon travel.

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me Sir, can you help me? I promised a friend, I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.” The man below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees
north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

”You must be an engineer,” said the lady balloonist.

“I am”, replied the man. ‘How did you know?’

”Well”, answered the lady in the balloon, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip even more.”

The engineer below responded, “You must be in Top Management.”
”I am”, replied the lady balloonist, “but, how did you know?”
“Well,” said the Engineer,
“You don’t know where you are, or where you’re going. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you, to solve your problems!”

😅

DhananjayParkhe

Did you know…

… that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of singer Debby Boone, who sang the hit song “You Light Up My Life,” light up someone’s life. Do something special for them. Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, at Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debby!

~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivation

New Blogger Award Starting October 2019,… Suggestions welcome

Blogger Award Mentors Choice

I gift the MENTOR’s Choice © Blogger Award to ………. for ……………………………………………………..with regards ……………………and for ……………and ……………..and ………………..l, not to forget ……….. dedication, passion, determination, integrity, honesty with and towards us all.

Jay Parkhe©

Suggestions Welcome.

Rules:

1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!)

3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated

4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award

5.) Comment on your nominee’s most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated them

6.) Have fun!


Questions:

1.) What started you off on the Blogging Journey?

2.) Would you someday Monetise and make it a Business Blog?

3.) Which is your Niche’?  Which posts you like to read?

4.) What do you like to share by way of posts, links, Reblogs on your Blog?

5.) Do you understand the Impact, Influence, and Interests you bring for your followers/ Readers and Casual viewers?

6.) Do you have a Support System, A-Team,  A group of friends, Your Family who support what you Blog?

7.) Your Best piece of Advice for New Bloggers?

8.) If you were to re-start Blogging, what would you begin with and what would you change?

9.) What is your Top Tip for Hyper Scaling your Blog Success?

10.) Do you use Scheduler for your posts?  How many average daily posts you post?

To anyone reading, consider yourself nominated, and you can be absolutely sure this is your first time getting nominated for this award!  Feel free to join in and answer the questions posed here (because I’m terrible at thinking up my own questions)! 🙂 

DhananjayParkhe

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs

Starting a new series : My speeches given at the Toastmasters clubs.

As I learn about Video recording/ PodCasting – in due course I shall also publish them on my YouTube Channel.

This speech is for Level 5 Completion – Path Presentation Mastery.

 

L.I.F.T.
LINE

“If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean,

then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach.

If he wants the pearl, he should try his hardest to plunge to the bottom of the ocean to get it.”
Fellow Toastmasters and guests. ]

Those who have high and wonderful dream, they face the toughest tests too.

ख़्वाब जिनके ऊंचे और मस्त होते हैं, इम्तेहान भी उनके ज़बरदस्त होते हैं !!

INTEGRITY –
·Say what you will do, and do what you said. m

I promised my Granddaughter who gave her maiden speech in the school that I will complete this path.

Had to struggle due to non-availability of spots, health, club changes, international travel.

I did Online speeches in two Online clubs I was a member of.

One in Singapore onsite club.

One in Bangalore’s first online club.
FEET
is the moments when the bee in our bonnet gives negative messages and dissuades us from our path.

Positivity and a sense of purpose keep us focused.

I learned Pronounciations, minor grammatical errors,
Body language, Pitch, Projection, Inflections and Pace in Voice. Gesture controls.

John Wolfgang said, ” Mastery often passes for Egotism” In all humility and humbleness

Fellow Toastmasters and Guests, I share with you my thoughts

On my 2nd Path completion

The Pathways Path – Presentation Mastery a total of 17 speeches which I gave over a span of 6 months. I wanted to complete by April 30th but got delayed.
Level 1- Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Ice Breaker
• 2. Evaluation and Feedback
• 3. Researching and Presenting
• 4. Level 1 Completion
Level 2 – Total Speeches: 4
• 1. Understanding Your Communication StyleStatus:
• 2. Effective Body Language
• 3. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
• 4. Level 2 Completion
Level 3 – Total Speeches: 3 Done 4
• 1. Persuasive Speaking
• 2. Using Presentation Software
• 3. Make Connections Through Networking
• 4. Extra: Managing a Difficult Audience
Level 4 – Total 3
• 1. Managing a Difficult Audience
• 2. Building a Social Media Presence
• 3. Level 4 Completion]
Level 5 : Total Items: 3 Done 4
• 1. Prepare to Speak – Professional Speaking
• 2. Lessons Learned
• 3. Level 5 Completion—Presentation Mastery
• 4. Path Completion—Presentation Mastery
TRUTH
is some of the toughest learning and speaking experiences were:

Role-Playing, Cross-Cultural speech – in front of Kazakh, Polish, Russian audiences

Interview, Panel and Difficult audiences were tough assignments and I enjoyed them.

‘Global exposure was great experience.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s own ignorance—CONFUCIUS

It motivated me to keep building my Social Media followers on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Youtube.

I have now have 5 Lakh views on my two blogs, over 50000 followers on all channels.

I gave KeyNote addresses in schools and colleges appeared in Trade associations, Global conferences as Panel Chairman.

‘I gained opportunities to enhance Toastmasters learning in personal and professional life.

LINE
Difficult is what takes longer. Presentation Mastery was the toughest path I found as it took longer. I began with the Icebreaker in November 2018 and could complete this month.

My biggest take from two paths is I can use the skills learned outside of Toastmasters.

Like everyone here who wishes to learn must complete the path. It is a great value addition to ourselves and society.

Thank you.

OVER TO YOU, TOASTMASTER.

DhananjayParkhe

Cross-Cultures and Communication: My Toastmasters experience

My friend from Thailand Online Toastmasters posted this on Facebook “Anusorn Swasdee to Thailand Online Toastmasters Club

Minute of Thailand Online Toastmasters Club meeting #21 on Saturday 21st September 2019, 22:00-23:07 ICT (Bangkok Time).

22:00:06 President, DTM Anusorn, opened the meeting.

22:00:38 Toastmaster of the night, DTM Anusorn explained about the meeting and gave the theme, “Nature.”

22:02:26 AD VPE Samarn gave the word of the day, “sacrify.”

22:06:33 Table Topics master, DTM Anusorn, started impromptu session.

22:24:05 Prepared speeches session started.

22:25:45 1st speaker, DTM Suphot, delivered a speech, about how people sacrify nature.

22:34:36 2nd speaker, TM Jay delivered a speech, Reflection on 2nd path, Presentation Mastery.

22:50:08 General Evaluator, Secretary Trirat, started the evaluation session.

22:51:18 1st personal evaluator and time keeper, DTM Pim, gave the observation.

22:55:32 2nd personal evaluator, AD VPE Samarn, gave the observation.

23:00:05 General Evaluator, Secretary Trirat, gave the observation.

23:03:07 Our guest, TM Jay, gave feedbacks.

23:07:48 President, DTM Anusorn, closed the meeting.

Today, we have 6 members and a guest.

Members: District 84 PQD DTM Pim, AD VPE DL5 CL Samarn Siasakul, Secretary IP3 EH1 Trirat Petchsingh, VPPR TM Sita Khawsuwan, District 97 Network Ambassador DTM Suphot Hutayana, President DTM Anusorn Swasdee

Guest: TM Dhananjay Parkhe from Bangalore, India.

Our agenda: https://easy-speak.org/view_meeting.php?t=355764

Our local time for everyone: https://bit.ly/2lYH2yu

Our place of meeting (online): https://zoom.us/j/7328529000” .

I was delighted to see the mention of my nick name 🙂

More than that the idea of learning Cross-cultures which attracts me to Online clubs and how well they receive you when you visit them as guests is a memorable experience indeed.

Years Ago, on Ecademy social network, I made friends with Dr.Paul Melessen who was ex-Superintendent of Amsterdam Police and become a Cross Cultural Trainer.  It was marvellous, learning experience I had making friends with him.

Last year as I joined Toastmasters – I knew my weakness was AUDIENCE AWARENESS and if I had to be a successful Global Speaker – this is a critical ingredient of creating influence, impact and ease of communication.

While talking at different Toastmasters Online platforms as Table topic speaker, Prepared Speech speaker or a role player as Toastmaster of the day or General evaluator, Speech evaluator, ISC Contest Judge/ Tie breaker judge the difference and my lack of understanding of Audiences became a stark reality.   Great mentors, friendly, hospitable toastmasters helped me along the way as rushed thru few clubs and became a member of two clubs.

Giving a Pathways speech for practice, impromptu and speak for 10-12 minutes /. getting evaluated by a worthy DTM from Thailand and his wonderful feedback ” You don’t have to thank in a Toastmaster pathways speech,  as you lost precious 30 seconds twice which you could have used to share your wonderful message even better.  DTM Tirat Thank you. I shall always remember this while giving Pathways speeches.

We learn with each interaction.  We OBSERVE A LOT just by watching others closely.  I am learning and the Cross cultural learning experience is my take from visits to Toastmast clubs worldwide.

DhananjayParkhe

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Magnanimous
maɡ-nan-ə-məs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

Quick and willing to forgive

2

Noble and fair, as in a ruler or leader

Examples of Magnanimous in a sentence

“The magnanimous king abolished taxes and was beloved throughout the land.”

“The battle was over when the king off