8 Tips to “Conquer the Fear of PUBLIC SPEAKING”

A fear of public speaking is common for people of all ages. During high school, giving presentations and talking in front of groups becomes a regular activity. And it happens even more when you get to college.

If you’re a student struggling with nervousness about public speaking, here are a few things you can do to overcoming those fears and rock your next presentation:

1. Know Your Audience : A big part of public speaking is connecting with your audience, and you can’t really connect with your audience if you don’t know something about the people in it. Are you presenting in front of other students, teachers, etc. Spend some time thinking about the people in your audience and what they may want to hear.

2. Get Comfortable with Your Environment : Check out the stage before presentation. Even if it’s a classroom you’ve spent countless hours in, you still may not be used to being in the teacher’s spot. Stand at the front or at the podium and get a sense of the room’s acoustics, as well as the layout, from this new view. It will help you feel more comfortable.

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3. Know Your Purpose : There’s always a reason for giving a speech. It’s important to reflect the purpose during your presentation so that you can deliver your message.

4. Practice…and Practice More : Knowing your material well will make it easier to remember and stay on point. If you can manage it, avoid reading word-for-word from a paper. This gets pretty boring for listeners.

5. Encourage Yourself and Stay Positive : Much of the nervousness of public speaking comes from a fear that you might say something wrong or disappoint the audience. This is just your inner-voice, which is putting you down. Try telling yourself that you are capable and you will do a good job.

6.  Show Confidence and Don’t Stress : When you’re actually giving the speech, you may feel nervous. But the best thing you can do is to show confidence, whether you feel it or not. Even if you make a mistake or lose your train of thought, recover and keep on going. The truth is, what you may see as a major mistake in your delivery may only come across as a momentary pause or may go completely unnoticed. Don’t stress.

7. Share Your Personality : Be Natural. Smile. Make eye contact. Let some personality show through when you’re talking. People are naturally drawn to someone who is genuine and can be himself/herself, even if it means being a little less technically perfect.

8. Let Mistakes Go : Despite following all these great tips, you may still forget an important point or make a blunder. If you made any mistake during presentation, let it go and just tell yourself that each presentation is a new opportunity, a blank canvas.

SMARTPHONE Addiction – A Dangerous Habit

“I am addicted to my smartphone and wasting too much energy and time on it.”

Some of us accept this and some of us never thought about it, because we are so busy using our smartphone.

According to a study, a normal person spends 8-10 hours in a day on their smartphone. We got only 24 hours in a day and we are giving 33% of it to just one activity and that too is mostly unproductive.

What we usually do on a smartphone? Constantly testing (such as SMS or WhatsApp), reading jokes, surfing internet, sending emails, using different apps or playing games. And most of these activities are unproductive which can reduce quality of personal relationships and lack of productivity in life.

While a smartphone is an essential daily gadget in today’s world, it’s not something that one should get addicted.

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Let’s see, what can be done to get rid of this dangerous habit.

  1. Avoid Cellphone for first 30 minute of wakeup: Checking phone before getting out of bed is serious problem. The first 30 minutes upon awakening should be dedicated to creating a good start to your day. This means getting out of bed, freshening up, doing meditation, stretching up. Start your day doing healthy, positive things to build your inner fortitude to take on the day ahead.
  2.  Limit Cellphone usage: Now by this, it doesn’t mean that one should decide to not check their smartphones more than 20 times a day. But we should of course limit it. For instance, it’s advisable to keep smartphones away during meals, social gatherings and while doing most productive things.
  3. Remove unnecessary apps (all unproductive): Social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter are not absolutely essential on smartphones. This may sound like an impossible idea, but you can really do without them. You’ll still be able to access social media sites through your phone’s Internet browser. This will help you into utilizing time in better way. Delete every application, which you don’t use.
  4. Turn off notifications: The lesser notifications you receive, the less likely you are to check your smartphone. You don’t need to know right away if someone “likes” your status update, follows you on Instagram, or sends you an email.
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  5.  TURN PHONE OFF before going to bed : Most of us are not practicing it. Switch off the phone before going to sleep. It’s as simple as that. At least keep it away from your reach and put in silent mode. Put the setting, when alarm clock can make sound even in silent mode. It will help you sleep better and relax your mind.

JEE Main 2017: Result Declared

CBSE has declared the result of JEE Main 2017 conducted on 02 April 2017. Results are made available in website jeemain.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in.

Students can check their result after entering application number, date of birth and security pin.


Students those who clears JEE main will be allowed to appear for the JEE(Advanced) for admission in IITs.

JEE(Main) 2017: ADMIT CARD RELEASED

CBSE has released the admit card of JEE(Main) 2017. Aspiring candidates can download their admit card from jeemain.nic.in.

STEPS TO DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD

  1. Fill the required field.
  2. Click on LOGIN
  3. Your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Take a print out of the Admit Card.

The examination will be conducted on 02 April 2017.

CBSE: Discontinuation of Additional and Vocational Subjects

According to the notice issued by CBSE on 09 March 2017, some additional and vocational subjects are withdrawn with effect from the session 2017-18. Withdrawn subjects are listed below:

ACADEMIC ELECTIVES AT THE SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL

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VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL

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Schools are advised not to offer withdrawn subjects to class 12 students for the forthcoming session of 2017-18. However, the students pursuing these subjects currently in class 11 can continue with them in class 12 in the session 2017-18 and shall appear in the same subject in class 12 examinations  as per the Senior Secondary Curriculum for the session 2017-18.

 

Source: cbse.nic.in

NEET 2017: ADMISSION NOTIFICATION RELEASED

CBSE has issued a notification of NEET 2017 going to be held on 07 May 2017. Aspiring candidates can fill online application from 31 January 2017 onwards in official website http://cbseneet.nic.in/.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Fill the online application form and note down the registration number. To submit online application CLICK HERE or visit cbseneet.nic.in 
  2. Upload photo and signature.
  3. Make payment of Fee by prescribed modes.
  4. Print confirmation page after remittance of fee.

IMPORTANT DATES

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FEE DETAILS

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CBSE: CLASS 10 AND 12 EXAMINATIONS RESCHEDULED

CBSE has changed the examination dates of few subjects of class 10 and 12.

Dates of 3 papers of class 10 –Tamil (006), Gurung (132), National Cadet Cops (076) and 4 papers of class 12 – Theatre Studies (078), Tanghkul (193), Physical Education (048), Sociology (039) and Food Service (736) have been changed.

CHECK REVISED DATE HERE

Date Sheet Released! CBSE Board Exams, Class 10 and 12, 2017 to Begin From March 09

CBSE has released the date sheet of class 10 and class 12 Board exam to be conducted on 2017. This is available in the official website of cbse i.e cbse.nic.in

This year Senior School Certification Examination (Class 12) will commence from 9th March 2017 and last on 29th April 2017.

CLASS 12 DATE SHEET FOR BOARD EXAM 2017

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For detailed date sheet CLICK HERE

And Secondary School Examination (Class 10) will commence from 9th March 2017 and last on 10th April 2017.

CLASS 10 DATE SHEET FOR BOARD EXAM 2017

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For detailed date sheet CLICK HERE

CBSE: LAST DATE FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS OF JEE(Main) 2017 EXTENDED

CBSE has extended the last date for online submission of application forms of JEE(Main) 2017 till 16 January 2017 (11:59 PM). Earlier, it was 02 January 2017.

The fee may be paid by the candidates till 17 January 2017(11:59 PM).

Other terms and conditions for filling online application will remain same.

UGC NET 2017: ADMIT CARD RELEASED

CBSE LOGO CCBSE has released the admit card for UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) 2017 which will be conducted on 22 January 2017. Aspiring candidates can download their admit card from the official website cbsenet.nic.in Or CLICK HERE .

UGC NET is conducted twice in a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for the posts of assistant professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates who have scored at least 55% in the master’s degree are eligible for the test.