Friday, October 8, 2010

An honor indeed

The Institute of Practical Accountancy [IPA]  is a registered educational society which trains the commerce students to acquire employable skills to work on computer based Accountancy packages. IPA Awards are presented in Hyderabad, India every year to the Entrepreneurs, Lecturers and Commerce Practicing Professionals [CA, CMA & CS] during its Annual Day celebrations. I was nominated for the IPA Proficiency Award 2009 - Practicing Company Secretary. The function supposed to take place in 2009 was postponed due to disturbances in Hyderabad city.
However, the IPA Proficiency Award was presented to me during the 17th Anniversary Celebrations of the Institute of Practical Accountancy [IPA] on 8th October, 2010.
What impressed me and my wife Lakshmi who accompanied me was that the receiving the guests and reception on arrival of Awardees. This well attended function was started well within the scheduled time, the presentation of Awards as the masters of ceremony  narrate the citation of the Awardee. I felt it highly honored of receiving from the dignitaries, the Award + Certificate + Shawl + Garland + An Eco friendly bag to keep the things received. All most all  Awardees  were given an opportunity to make acceptance speeches. In my brief acknowledgment, I have informed the audience about my impressions on nominating me for this award which reminds me and reiterates from time to time my obligation to keep-up and upkeep professional ethics and proficiency in rendering my professional services as Practicing Company Secretary. 
The entire proceeding were well planned and conducted with a professional touch. While the festive flavor prevailed in the Auditorium, the Chief Guest Justice Dr Y Bhaskar Rao, Former Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka in his very effective speech appreciated the concept of recognizing the commerce professionals who have been demonstrating professional excellence with service bent of mind.
I congratulate and compliment Shri Prakash, Director IPA who has been brain behind initiation this sort of Awards and the Committee for organizing a function in a grand scale.
I thank you and all my well wishers, friends and relatives for  eMessages or SMS greetings or Tele-wishes or graced the function with physical presense. 


Please view the photos at: http://picasaweb.google.co.in/surya342/IPA2009Award?feat=directlink

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New(s) On My Social Networks

I have been using the web-based social-networking services for developing professional and business networking opportunities for (re)connecting. Here are my recent updates on my LinkedIn and Twitter accounts:
LinkedIn  http://www.suryanarayana.in  
Latest Profile:
The user-friendly web-profile on LinkedIn is an effective extension to my virtual Business Card. To view or download or print my latest profile Click : http://www.linkedin.com/in/suryanarayana


I'm using LinkedIn to continue my existing personal or business contacts and look for new introductions. The list is growing further with  professional and business community friends from all over the world. You too can join to get connected and include your recommendation about me. See how it works at  http://www.linkedin.com/in/suryanarayana
Contacts 530+
 
Presentation Tips Group :

This is a Group created by me  to share thoughts and ideas for better Presentation. To start participating in the new tips or discussions, click Group PresentationTips at  

Members:  130+

Active Poll: 

Poll Question: What is your preferred Attention-Getter before a Speech or Presentation?
 Take poll: http://polls.linkedin.com/p/87646/ttbnn  View results at http://polls.linkedin.com/poll-results/87646/ttbnn 
 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/suryanarayanasv



Twitter is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. Twitter  always asks the question, "What are you doing?"  Each answer to that question is considered a Twitter status update which is displayed on Twitter badge embedded to my website and blog .
Look at my Tweets from time to time on my blog and website to find what I am doing. 
You can also  follow me to keep in touch with me by signing in Twitter at https://twitter.com
 Followers:  188+

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/suryanarayanasv
 I have just  joined this social utility that connects me with friends and others who work, study and live around them. I  use Facebook to keep up with my well-wishers. I would be glad if you could join me as my friend on Facebook.
Friends: 90+

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day April 22 Checklist

World Earth Day is A Day to Celebrate Earth on April 22. It is very important to observe Earth Day as it encourages us to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! On the eve of this 40th anniversary of the Earth Day, I have set the following agenda to be a little more eco-conscious than usual:

To Do List
  • Plant few trees 
  • Try to pay bills on-line 
  • Take a re-usable carry bag 
  • Gift plants instead of flowers 
  • Use energy saving equipment  
  • Work on laptop instead of desktop 
  • Take print-outs only when necessary 
  • Not to work on computers all the day 
  • Keep car engine idle at traffic junctions 
  • Switch off appliances & lights when leaving rooms 
  • Not to buy “snack packs” wrapped in cardboard & plastic 
  • Conserve water –Turn-off taps & attend to leaking water taps

Events: 
  1. Conducting  "Let Us Take Online Pledge" an interactive live web session  at 5-00 pm on April 22: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/302785-earth-day-let-us-take-online-pledge  [ I invite you to join this FREE session by clicking the above link ] 
  2. Attending a meeting at Hyderabad, India on "Green Earth & Sustainable Development" an address by my friend Dr. PVS Jagan Mohan Rao, Past President of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The meeting will be followed by Green Snacks !!
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Key To Experience Success

We have heard people liberally using "Failure is the steppingstone to success". In my opinion success comes as a result of applying essential key factors.  Here are TEN principles generally practiced by successful people.
  1. Vision: Successful people will have a clear picture of what exactly they want to achieve or become. They Keep this picture at the top of their mind at all the times.
  2. Belief: They believe that they will succeed.  Success oriented persons stay away from negative influences (people, books/articles, anything negative), which make them doubt their ability to succeed.
  3. Responsibility: Successful people realize that they alone are responsible for the outcome of their efforts and their future. 
  4. Affirm: They make it as a habit of saying out loud what they hope to achieve. Success tip for them is to speak of it in the present tense, e.g., 'I am fit and trim', as opposed to 'I will be fit and trim'. Another tip they apply is to write down the affirmation and then look at it (or better still, rewrite it) several times each day. This helps their mind stay focused on the goal.
  5. Commitment: They make a firm commitment to action, decide to take steps to achievegoals then honour the commitments.
  6. SMART goal:   Successful persons keep their  goal to be Specific, Measurable and Motivational, Attainable and Attractive, Realistic   and Timed.
  7. Plan & Take Action: They Work out a plan of action. Break down the plan into baby steps. Take a step or two each day, reminding yourself that each step is bringing you closer to your goal. 
  8. Persistence: Successful persons do not give up until they have achieved what they desire. 
  9. Gratitude: They maintain an attitude of gratitude, knowing that their dream is about to become a reality.  
  10. Become a giver. In their relationships, they always think in terms of what they can do for the others.They tend to be kind and generous to all .
I keep trying to follow these principles consistently. Are you also applying to your life situations?  This key WILL guarantee you to experience success in any endeavor.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heading For Patient-Friendly Hospital(ity)

Today's health care environment makes the hospitals recognize the importance of interactions with patient's family members for speedy recovery and improve patient well-being. Hospital stays are shorter, medical care is more technologically complex, resources are constrained, and there is a growing need for patients and families to have more information about, and involvement in, care decisions. A trusting relationship with patients and their families can be built on open but  honest communication by the Hospital staff.
This is what I exactly experienced recently.
Due to a severe pain in abdomen, I was to be shifted to Hospital on Sunday, the 21st March early hours.  Thanks to the quick arrival of 1-0-8  Ambulance which rushed me to Apollo Hospital, Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad. What I admired most is the free services of 1-0-8 with fair handling by its staff that too graciously denying the tips offered by my family members.
The treatment at Apollo was par excellent with patient-friendly focused philosophy. The 12 hour treatment including arrangements and care taken by the Hospital to move me over to Apollo Jubilee Hills Hospital to get myself undergo Ultra Sonography [Scanning abdomen]  were well handled with professional touch. I wish this tribe of Family Friendly Hospitals to adopt the following aspects also:
  1. Recognize the vital role of family members in ensuring health and well-being of the patient.
  2. Guide the attendants of patients in respect of claiming insurance or taking Health Insurance policy to bring important strengths to meet their health care experiences.
  3. Respect patient and family choices, their values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds.
  4. Promote sharing of information among patients, families and health care staff.
  5. Encourage families to educate themselves about diagnostic tests, treatments and  vital  aspects of post hospitalization health care.
  6. Educate about billing system, terminology used in bills. [ The bills given at the time of discharge at Apollo were not printed properly and the stationery belonging to the clinic of a different location. Discharge report was not provided in spite of my appeal to prefer insurance claim].
  7. Solicit feedback from patients and families on all services at Hospital.
  8. Incorporate family-centered care principles in every aspect of the hospital from having easy-to-read signs to training receptionists on how best to interact with patients and families.
  9. Avoid Chit chatting and usage of Mobile phones near patients.
The patient-friendly measures adopted by hospitals and clinics should become popular with patients as it helps them conquer their fear.
Doctors are the life saviors who work relentlessly to cure the ailments of the patients. On the occasion of Doctor's Day 30 March, as a patient, consultant for corporate hospitals and as a well-wisher, I express my  gratitude and appreciation for  all those Doctors  who help keep me in robust good health. My eGreetings web page: 
http://www.123greetings.com/aff-bin/subcategory/1551/emar_doctorsday

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Power Of Communication

12 Essentials To Improve Communication Skills  was the subject during an all day training session I was taking  as part of the newly introduced Management Skills Orientation Programme -a Training Programme conducted by the Hyderabad Chapter of Company Secretaries for the final passed students of Company Secretaryship course. This was my 48th batch of training on same on the same topic since 1991, the only change was the duration of  the session extended to full day from the erstwhile half-day session. To make it more effective, I have restructured the modules with a refinement and enhanced add ons like exercises and games.  After completion of the session, few participants approached me to get their performance evaluated and doubts clarified. Though I have guided them with some techniques, the following inputs help these 50+ participants to hone their communication skills:
  1. Good communication skills have a significant impact on your career. Your ability to speak well will make you popular. You will be able to impress your higher ups with your confidence, initiative and creative ideas. Isn’t it a great way to propel your career to dizzy heights with better communication skills?
  2. Though some people have an innate ability to speak well, it is always possible to develop communication skills with a bit of hard work. Preparation and practice are best ways to overcome nervousness.
  3. To succeed in your career you must present yourself with confidence. Your messages should have both content and style that makes a good impression on the listeners. Only practice and more practice can help you develop these qualities. So make it a point to devote enough time to master communication skills.
  4. Be prepared to go that extra mile - Attend seminars, interactive sessions and discussions to improve your communication skills. You can also take advantage of training programms organized by professional bodies.
  5. Good communication skills have to go hand-in-hand with talent, ability and knowledge. Let others know your talent with your better communication.
In all, this session was well received as indicated in the written feedback given by the attendees.Here are the thoughts and impressions by few participants in their written feedback:
  • What I have liked best in this session was the opportunity given to everyone to speak. "Flight In Bhopal" was my topic when I was invited to speak. - Ms.Tulsi Agrawal, Hyderabad.
  • My memorable experience was when I received feedback from the Faculty on my trail speech about my happiest day when my sistercleared her MA (Sanskrit) Exam. - Mr. Anandteerth.V Hippasayi, Hyderabad.
  • I rate this session as Excellent. I didn't feel tired -Mr. Avinash Kumar Singh, Hyderabad.
  • Oh! He is Awesome! My memorable experience was when I was called on to the stage to speak. - Ms. Padma Agarwal, Secunderabad.
  • Super session !!!. I would like to have the previlage of attending such session again in future. -Mr.Rahul Jain, Hyderabad.
  • Illustrating and clarifying the points was excellent. I learnt the way to deliver the speech. -Mr. Bimal Prasad Patnaik, Puri, Orissa State.
  • Interaction with participants was the best I lkied. -Mr. Rabindra Kumar, Visakhapatnam.
  • More time must be allotted to the participants' speech. My memorable moment in the session was the Faculty sample speech. -Mr. Satyabrata Padhi, Cuttack.
  • I suggest the Faculty to extend this session to two days. I liked the maintenance of friendly and helpful approach by the Faculty. - Mr Rammohan D, Hyderabad.
  • Making every participant to speak from the dias and waiting for my turn to come so that I can speak were my memorable experiences. More practical examples were required. Ms. Yogita, Hyderabad.
  • The session was very much beneficial. I felt that one more sesion is necessary for improvement of skills, Mr. Nagabhushanam, Lecturer in Law, Bhimavaram
  • I learnt techniques of communication. The Faculty was really excellent. - Mr. Lucky A Popli, Nagpur

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome The Telugu New Year - 16 March

Every Indian festival has its own purpose with a significance and known for celebrating in style and grand manner. They could symbolise seasonal change, a new year, signify a value or stand for a great occasion.
Ugadi - the Telugu New Year Day, is observed on Chaitra Shuddha Padyami of the Hindu calendar.  There is a great significance and cultural importance behind celebrating Telugu New Year on March 16, Tuesday. The word Ugadi is derived from Sanskrit, which means beginning of a new year. (Yuga – era, aadi – beginning) and this day marks the beginning of the new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit. The 60-year cycle brings us the new year by name  ‘Vikruti’ samvatsara this year.
It also heralds the onset of the spring – synonymous with ushering in of new life on earth. Spring is considered as the first season of the year indicating a new beginning. The trees shed old leaves paving way for the new one. The occasion signifies commencement of a new phase in life with renewed vigour and energy, past the defeats and unpleasant moments of the bygone year.
Various rituals mark the ushering in of the new era.Temples and homes are decorated on this day. The entrances are decorated with fresh mango leaves.[like the image embeded on top of this blog.] The “Ugadi Pachadi”  - a special item to be consumed during early hours, is prepared with neem leaves, jaggery, raw mango, tamarind juice, green chilli and a pinch of salt. The ingredients symbolise six tastes – bitterness, sweet, tang, sourness, heat and saltiness corresponding to six experiences of anger, happiness, disgust, sadness, fear and surprise. 
Ugadi, a celebration of life, thus announces the beginning of all that is new under the sun.
On this occassion I am launching "Statrtup 1 Blog" - Live classes and online eCourse to create and maintain personal Blog by any body.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

A Tribute To Women

Commemoration of women's rights and achievements was initiated in The United States in 1909. In this year, during some great demonstrations that were being held in the name of the struggle for civil, economic and political rights of women, celebrations were held. A year later two advocates for women's rights, Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai, proposed an official International Day for Women. It was organized on March 19th, 1911 with celebrations held across Europe and America.
In 1913 International Women's Day was moved to March 8 and over the years it has come to represent many other issues, including justice, peace and development. Today it is a national holiday in many countries, and is also celebrated in India.
Wishing & Greetings to all the Women Achievers world over.
Here is a link to send eGreetings to your friends and well wishers on this eve:
http://www.123greetings.com/aff-bin/home/1551

Friday, March 5, 2010

Apply Six Thinking Hats

I have taken a Training Session for the semi-qualified Company Secretaries during the 1st Executive Development Programme organized  by the Hyderabad Chapter of Company Secretaries. It was also a challenge to me to design this new subject for a Training session of this nature. The session went off with the best involvement of 53 boys and girls. I admire their patience to follow and understand the new concept of Thinking. I have a satisfaction, though flaws occurred in the flow, the youngsters effectively involved in solving the exercise given on the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar [recently broke the world record with 200 runs in  One Day International Cricket]. 

I have also compiled a leaflet to distribute to the participants. Download link: http://suryanarayana.com/resources/training/ApplySixThinkingHatsLeaflet.pdf

I am looking forward for all the 9 teams Blue Hat Leaders to submit their report in the comments box of this Blog on following assignment for my evaluation:
PROPOSAL: Your Company proposes YOU to participate in Corporate Social Responsibility project to renovate a School costing Rupees 25,000 with in one day in a Village 50 Km from Hyderabad.What Is Your Team Decision To Implement This Project.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Startup1Blog - Online Classes & Courses

I have designed and created a new Blog "Startup1Blog to post FREE online and live Classes & courses conducted by me on WiZiQ educational web platform. The main features of this Blog include forthcoming Classes Schedule, info about proposed Online course & Testimonials. Please Visit, subscribe and follow this Blog at http://startup1blog.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Benefit From Newspaper Reading To Blog Writing

This was the subject of my orientation today [24 Feb 2010] during a 4 hour training session as part of the Student Induction Programme conducted by the Hyderabad Chapter of Company Secretaries for the students just joined the professional course. As an avid reader and blog savvy, it was challenge to me to make my audience understand the importance of traditional habit of Newspaper reading and telling how Blogs benefit them. The 50+ aspirants effectively participated in Newspaper reading Game. Photo included in this Blog shows how seriously the participants carefully listening and jotting down unfamiliar words to refer dictionary. What attracted the audience is the top for reading a Newspaper by net savvy people:
1. Newspaper never crashes or flashed animated ads.
2. It follows me without laptop or a wireless connection or a PDA.
3. One can read while standing, while eating, while riding a bus.
4. An item or portion of Newspaper can be cut out and preserved.
5. No need to sign in or customize or register 
6. Newspaper has high-resolution picutres and type on large pages that load almost instantly, making it easy to browse and enjoy.
7. It is cheap, disposable and easy to replace. If it's lost or stolen, it's no big deal.
8. Newspaper is not made of unrecyclable toxic materials.
9. If Newspaper makes a mistake, the corrigendum is posted with an explanation. 
10. One can read newspaper sitting outside on a nice day in the sun, even if a breeze is blowing, It also protects from sun and rain.


Here are the thoughts and impressions by few participants in their written feedback: 
  • This session ignited my mind to read Newspaper daily.It also enhanced my knowledge about Blog creation. -Mr.Venkatesh Challa, Hyderabad 
  • In this session, I could meet new people. I have read The Hindu Newspaper item " Tiger Attacks in Sunderbans". Though participated  in gruop, I prefer to do something individually also. -Ms.Divya Bordia, Secunderabad 
  • Changing places during this session helped me to interact with co-participants - Mr Venkata Rama Rao, Amalapuram 
  • Career tips were good. But time allotted to this session was less. - Ms. Kalyani, Hyderabad 
  • First Listen and then Speak was the best advise given by the Faculty by keeping the audience deciplined. - Ms. Praveena, Hyderabd.
  • Whenever Globe image appeared on screen, I was learning something more as to how to become tech-savvy. - Sampath Kumar Devatha, Hyderabad 
  • I liked this session as we were asked to change seats frequently that helped to get introduced to our own collegues with whom we have not talked earlier. Another session on Writing Skills will also be helpful to us. -Srikamalam K, Secunderabad 
  • Handling Newspaper 'Gently' was an eye opener for me. - Aditya Guha Roy, Hyderabad 
  • My memorable experience was to listining to the faculty who was instilling values to become successful Company Secretary. - Neetih Paticia 
  • Good encouragement given by the faculty and his voice resembles Sri (late) Thirumalasetty Sriramulu - Famus Telugu Regional News Reader - Mr. paladugu Venkata Subba Rao, Hyderabad 
  • Faculty was  systematic presentation, powerful in teaching with wealth of knowledge inculcated in the students the need of  discipline and dedication. - Chaitanya T, Hyderabad

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Free Webinar - Signup & Serve As A Rotary International Volunteer


To commemorate the 105th anniversary of Rotary International, a FREE Webinar [online live Seminar] will be Moderated by me on behalf of Rotary District 3150, India on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 4:00 PM Indian Standard Time (GMT +05:30) for one hour on
Sign Up & Serve As A Rotary International Volunteer.


The Webinar will familiarize participants about the Rotary Volunteers programme, which is one of Rotary International's structured programs designed to help Rotary Clubs & Rotary Districts to achieve their service goals. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact live with me as  our  District Chair, Rotary Volunteers, [I served as a Rotary Volunteer in Australia for 30 days]  and also act as the Moderator.


Rotarians, Rotaractors, Inner Wheel members and even Non-Rotarians and friends from any part of world can take part in this Webinar.

The participants' registration is FREE and one can attend this program without payment of any fee.

You can view the Program Brochure at :
http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/55237-Webinar-Sign-up-amp-Serve-As-Rotary-International-Volunteer
and
Download
a copy at:
http://suryanarayana.com/rotary/Rotary3150WebinarBrochure.pdf

Please Register your name online at:
http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/252011-webinar-sign-up-serve-as-rotary-international-volunteer

This advance registration is essential in view of limited number of seats, and for participants to receive pre-webinar communications.
Kindly also forward this blog announcement [with CC to: rotary3150webinar@gmail.com] to your friends and well wishers and motivate them to avail of this opportunity. Link to forward : http://www.freetellafriend.com/tell/?option=manual&u=5910

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Enrich With Young Minds

I have been a Trainer for the Rotaract District 3150 -youth wing of Rotary Clubs of Rotary International, comprising 42 Rotaract Clubs in Andhra Pradesh, India. I am designated as the Rotaract District Trainer 2009-2010.
Rotaract District Conference is an annual event conducted on 13 and 14th February, 2010 in Hyderabad with a participation of over 200 youngsters from different parts of the State. My role was to guide, train and assist the organizing team headed by Rtn Thansen District Rotaract Representative [incharge of 42 Clubs] and 20 active Members of the host organizers Rotaract Club of Hyderabad East. Here are highlights I cherish in associating myself with this event:
  1. I could meet &  invite my admirer and whom I know since several years, Shri M. Gopalakrishna (Retired from Indian Administrative Services) as the Chief Guest of this conference. It was yet another occassion to listen to his dexterity in English & Telugu language vocabulary bundled in spell bound talk telling the youth ranging from values to vision.
  2. Swamy Anupamananda, Director of Vivekananda Institute of Languages, is known for his eloquent messages to youth. I invited him on earlier two occassions for similar Youth events and experienced his lectures as well as the finest feedback given by the participants. At my instance, Swamyji readily accepted to be the Guest of Honour for validictory session of this conference despite his pre-scheduled Sunday talks in Ramakrishna Mission. It proved "when there is a wll there is a way", Swamiji [even though last minute invitation was accorded], was kind and addressed the delegates on "You Are The Future".
  3. Mr. Venu Bhawan -my contemperor in training - a life coach with flair for creativity was an adde flavour with his illustrious talk on "Ignite The Fire Within". His examples in telugu with a nerration in English attracted the young minds who applauded several rounds during his 45 minutes talk.
  4. Rotaract Awards for Vocational Excellence and Vocational Service were presented during this conference to Mr. Venu [Trainer] and Mrs. Lynne Voggu [who cares for AIDS orphans]. The receipiants had expressed their appreciation for this honour and their respective citations prepared by me.
  5. I have presented a session on "Apply Six Thinking Hats" for about an hour telling the youngsters the purpose, benefits and the ways to fine tune thinking of the team mates. I have distributed one page writeup to the participants. Use this link to download: http://www.suryanarayana.com/resources/training/Apply Six Thinking Hats - Leaflet.pdf
  6. What delighted me was, some of the participants requested me to repeat this session or takeup any topic of interst to Youth in their Clubs while the DRR of Rotaract District 3060 invited me to thier conference in Dhone 200 km from Hyderabad. Good topic generates good networking.
  7. One of the participants Rtr.Vijay Kanth [ magicvijaykarnth@gmail.com ] introduced himself with his magic card. First of its I kind I came accross such a novel idea to use business card to reflect his passion.
  8. Rotaract Leaders who took my cues were: Rtr.Phani Pawan, Rtr. Hari Kishan, Rtr. Varenya, Rtr. Rupesh, Rtr.Veda & Rtr. Krutika in District Council Rtr Ravi, Rtr Sruthi, Rtr Akbar Ali, Rtr. Kedari, Rtr. Srimanth & Rtr.Amrutha of host club. They have demonstrated their excellence in handling several aspects of this conference. Kudos to you all.
  9. Rtr.Thansen -a wonder Rotaract Leader - in a befitting manner honoured me and acknowledged my services to Rotaract activities & this conference [ photo added in this blog ]
Working With Youth, though not a tough job, I am enriched with these young minds.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Personal Blog Benifits More - Attend online FREE live sesson

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Date: Monday, 8th February, 2010
Time: 9:00 PM ((GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi)
Duration: 30 minutes
Session Link: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/250668-personal-blog-benifits-more

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Celebrating India Republic Day

January 26, 1950 marked the transition of India from a British Dominion to a Republic and adopted the Constitution which came into force on this day although our Great Country was declared independent on 15th August, 1947. Hence every year on January 26, a grand parade is held in New Delhi, Capital of India. The President of India who is the Commander-in Chief of the armed forces, takes the salute from different regiments of the Army, Navy and Air Force that march past in all their official splendour. This day makes so special to all of us in many ways.
What I specially like on this eve:
1. The Indian National Flag in Tricolour that inspires patriotic feelings in us. The saffron colour on the Flag top signifies courage & sacrifice, the white in the middle for peace & truth, the deep blue chakra [a wheel ] that simbolises progress, equality, fraternity and justice ] and the green stands for agricultural abundance.
2. The children -National Bravery Award winners - astride the elephants is one of the best cheered sections of the Republic Day parade.
3. The Republic Day celebration is a three day extravanganza with NCC cadets display various breath-taking performances and drill, beating the retreat etc, all this we can watch on TV.
4. The Government of India announces the country's highest civilian awards on the occassion of this Republic Day.
(A) Bharat Ratna [Jewel of India or Gem of India] is India's highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as "recognition of public service of the highest order."
(B) Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.
(C) Padma Bhushan award is an Indian civilian decoration awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.
(D) Padma Shri (also spelled Padma Shree, Padmashree, Padma Sree and Padma Sri) is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and public life.
This year the Awards for B, C & D have been announced to be presented by President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil in March / April. I congratulate the following personalities from Hyderabad whom met on different occassions and admire them of their achievements:
  • Professor Nookala China Satyanarayana [87] Carnatic vocal maestro who was conferred the prestigeous Padma Bhushan Award (I listened to his talk & talented voice in one of our meeting in Rotary Club).
  • Shri A V S Raju -an industrialist who composed more than 24,000 poems and entered Guinness Book of Records for penning the largest single volume biography of Sri Satya Saibaba of Puttaparthy. He was awarded Padma Sri. ( I met him few years back in my professional capacity ). Shri Raju is also conferred with Life Time Achievement Award by IPA during a forthcoming function in which I will be taking part as receipiant of the IPA Proficiency Award -Practising Company Secretary 2009.
Wishing You & Your Family A Very Happy Republic Day - 26 January.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Get Ahead With Personal Blog - Online Live Class


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A Blog is an excellent way to network with people or professionals in our field, to get exposure & visibility to our work, to become a better communicator and to build a powerful Brand!
Blogs are becoming part of our daily routine as we get best benefits from this unique mode of online presence.

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Class Title:
Get Ahead With Personal Blog
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Class Time:
9:00 PM [(GMT+05:30)  Indian Standard Time]
Class Duration:
30 minutes
Price: Free
I also request you to forward this announcement eMail to your known contacts & well wishers who may also avail this opportunity. 
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http://suryanarayanasv.blogspot.com

With Best Wishes,


Suryanarayana SV
Suryanarayana S V
Director I Consultant I Trainer I eAuthor I Social-Networker I Rotarian
Hyderabad-India

Telephones:
040-23700368;  Mobile: +91 98480 80080

email: info@suryanarayana.com  email2: surya342@gmail.com


  

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Now Conducting Online Live Classes

Internet enabled technologies, tools and platforms are revolutionizing the way of our life. A variety of virtual classrooms, web conferencing solutions,  online tests platforms, content sharing, blogging softwares, document editing solutions and networking websites are empowering many a teachers like me to use these powerful mediums to connect with learners. These new online avenues have become convenient, cost effective and creative. Now my passion is to become full-fledged eTeacher, ePresenter & eTrainer.
I have searched and researched before I have selected WiZiQ to further pursue my e-savvy skills.  I am now a premium member of WiZiQ  which is a web learning platform that connects and provides a channel of communication between learners and teachers accross the world. WiZiQ provided me the state-of-the-art virtual classroom which is equipped with live audio, video, whiteboard and text chat elements. It now facilitates me to  produce content online and convert it in a sharable format, teach / train in my own methodology and even allows payments for my offering. One of the wonderful aspects is that all my sessions on WiZiQ  are automatically recorded so that they can be revisited and retrieved anytime. 
View my WiZiQ profile and activities at:  http:// www.wiziq.com/surya
I have lined-up Free Public sessions to introduce a variety of topics. Eventually, I will be soon offering Private Online Certified Courses on specified subjects.  To start with, please follow these steps:
  1. Click the following link to find  more details about my maiden live class designed for 30 minutes scheduled at 9-00pm [Indian Standard Time] on Monday, the 18th January, 2010: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/240357-how-to-create-maintain-personal-blog-an-introduction
  2. You can then  proceed with system & device checks. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection.
  3. Click "Join the Class" button. [You will be required to sign up FREE on WiZiQ before joining the class. Or sign in if you are already a member]
  4. Just before the scheduled time of class, click the "Launch Class" button to get into my virtual class room [ Registered members will receive reminder eMail & SMS]
So just hook on to your PC and get set learning this new way!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kite Surfing Signify Sankranti Festival


Sankranthi is a festival celebrated  in India on 14 January. It is also know as Pongal that reminds us of our close associations with Nature and Life. More info was posted in my blog in last year: SANKRANTI - a festival of Pongal delights http://suryanarayanasv.blogspot.com/2009/01/sankranti-festival-of-pongal-delights.html
Sankranti means transition. So, what happens to a harvest festival in an urban areas like Hyderabad? Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as Kite festival. Kite flying is fun and I look forward to this season of Sankranti every year as it reminds me of my childhood days. The skies of the cities are dotted with beautifully designed colorful kites as it happens every year during Sankranti Festival. 
All eyes on kites
Multi-coloured kites of different shapes and sizes kiss the city’s sky during the Sankranti days. A variety of new kites particularly diamond-shaped kites made of paper or PVC  attract the attention of kite enthusiasts during  this festival season. Kites sale pickup momentum in the Hyderabad Old City, especially in the famous kite market at Gulzar Houz. Colorful kites are showcased in the shops of this largest kite market in the state. People   come to this 100-year-old market, which has over 200 shops selling a wide variety of kites selling at a cost ranging between Rs.20 to Rs 1000.  I have read in Newspapers that   kites with pictures of the hero or heroins  of the popular movies /  television serials, recorded the maximum sales. Kites featuring film stars, tricolour and members of the Indian cricket team, soar the sky as the sun slowly sets over the horizon. Unlike paper kites, the Chinese ones are made of nylon parachute cloth to withstand strong breeze in open areas. Kites come in various colours, shaped like aeroplanes, fighter jets, birds and superheroes - what not!  Such kites can also be preserved for a whole year and can be flown anytime. Apart from regular kites, most kite enthusiasts buy these to fly them during the ‘off’ season,”
With Sankranti just a day away, streets here in Hyderabad are abuzz with shopping activity. Womenfolk and girls seen bargaining with pushcart vendors for Rangoli powders over prices, while men throng the kite stalls asking `manjas' - a special thread used for kite flying and new designs of kites. During this season the sky gets dotted with kites, the earth is adorned with Rangoli designs laid in front yard of houses, locally called`muthyala muggulu' in Telugu language.
Kite flying tones-up health
Sun rays are very good for health in winter season. Kite flying is a good way to get direct sun rays. This Kite festival encourages people to go to the roof tops or to the open grounds to get exposed to sun. People involved in kite festival keep their back to the sun. This saves their eyes and face from direct sun rays. Kite flying also strengthens arm muscles and a good exercise for legs and eyes. People keep their eyes on the flying kite (Patang) constantly. It enhances their vision and strengthen their eyes. All these have a positive effect on health.
This must be the reason one can see crowd in the roof tops of Hyderabad during Makar Sankranti to indulge in friendly kite festival [Patang utsav] competition and have loads of fun.

Wish You & Your Family A Very Happy Sankranti.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

All about YOU - Be it Resume or CV or Biodata or Profile

I have received an eMail asking me to send my CV to introduce me to the audience in a conference. Sometime back I was  asked to send my Biodata to the organizers of a Career Event. Recently I was requested to provide my Resume for citation of an award to me. A social networking site required me to post my Profile to get myself registered. We come accross and use the words Resume, CV,  Biodata and Profile interchangeably for a document highlighting skills, education, experience and talents to make others known about us. Though they mean almost the same, there is a fine distinction. The documents are named as per the purpose for which they are used. Here are few thoughts and tips:
RESUME
It is a French word meaning "summary", and true to the word meaning, signifies a summary of one's employment, education, and other skills, used in applying for an employment. A resume is suggested to be a shorter, more focused account of  relevant skills and achievements, work experience, professional affiliations, computer skills and education. Prospective employers would like to see a  resume on one side of an A4 sheet.  Resume must highlight the specific skills and areas of strength or industry expertise in keywords customized to target the job profile in question. A resume is better to be broken into bullet points and written in the third person [He / She] to appear objective and formal. The content should aim at providing the reader a balance of responsibilities and accomplishments for each position. This allow the prospective employer to scan through the document visually or electronically,  to see if the career aspirant skills match their expectations and available positions.
CV
Curriculum Vitae is a Latin word meaning "course of life". It is also simply called a vitae or curriculum vita.  A CV is more detailed than a resume, generally 2 to 3 pages, but can run even longer as per the requirement. It can list out  skills, jobs, degrees, and professional affiliations the applicant has acquired, usually in chronological order. A CV may display general talent rather than specific skills for any specific positions. A CV  is   preferred option for fresh graduates, people looking for a career change, those applying for academic positions in a college or university, authors, researchers, professors and other experts in a particular field. Personal information such as age, sex, religion and hobbies  can also be included  in the CV One of the main objectives to prepare and present a CV is  to stand out from the crowd.
BIO DATA
Biodata is the short form for Biographical Data, is the old-fashioned terminology for Resume or CV. The emphasis in a bio data is on personal particulars like date of birth, religion, sex, race, nationality, residence, martial status, and the like. Next comes a chronological listing of education and experience.  Bio-data may also includes applications made in specified formats as required by the recruiting organization.The term bio-data is mostly used while applying to Government jobs, or when applying for research grants and other situations where one has to submit descriptive essays. Biodata is a commonly used psychology term for biographical data. Biodata form is an application form  created by the employer to collect information from job applicants. It may include much of the same information as a resume, but it is organized as per the convenience of the employer.
PROFILE
A profile could be said as a description of things or a source of information about a person. Personal profiles, especially online profiles, are an excellent way to distill information about us into a digestible and interesting format. A profile is a scrapbook of our life in words. The goal is to create a cross-section of our life and self that will generate interest in the reader.  Whether we are creating a profile in order to look for jobs, relationships or as a form of advertisement for
your vocation or business, it must be presented in a structured manner. An outline format is easier to read than a narrative format. Profile may refer to a person's personal feelings, thoughts and   charateristics. Just check whether the content in profile gives a snapshot view of a person's background. Profile is generally used by authors, speakers in meetings & conferences, professionals, CEOs and working executives. Online profiles must be frequently updated to enable web & blog search engines to give fresh look.

Lookup my Profiles with different approaches / purposes:
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/suryanarayana
Teacher http://www.wiziq.com/surya
EzineArticleshttp://ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=Suryanarayana_S_V
BlogAdda http://www.blogadda.com/blogs/My_Blog_www_suryanarayana_com-surya342

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Art Of Stress Management - Yandamoori's Novel Way

The present generation knows Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath as a Personality Development guru, counsellor and columnist with his more popular writings in The Hindu -National English Daily on Mondays. This kind of listeners or readers surely need some elaboration on the niche Mr Yandamoori has created for himself in fiction literature and the craze generated by his 50+ novels in the yester years. For the not-so-young, it is needless to recall the fascination  witnessed in the market when his novels or the weeklies carrying his serials hit the stands. After penning several novels and directing films based on his own works, this `fiction mater' has switched over to render personality development lectures, write books on tips to success mostly intended for the youth.
Today, Rotary International District 3150 [comprising 83 Rotary Clubs in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India] organized a Seminar on Leadership. Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath was invited to present post lunch session on "Stress Management".  This lively one-and-a-half hour session covered  various aspects of stress in life and tips to manage the situations. A  handout distributed containing 6 points was an added bonus to the participants. He explained the purpose of life and stress, How stress occurs, Types of worry, Stress due to anger or inferiority complex, Emotions due to stress. We finally drove home the point that one could get rid of stress by managing the moods. Visit his website http://www.yandamoori.com to know more about him and you can also download free resources.
I first time met Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath, Chartered Accountant when both of us were working in Andhra Bank in 1984. I was working in its branch  in Gannavaram, where Airport of  Vijayawada is located. I used stay with my parents in Vijayawada and daily commute by state owned bus for 40 km. Mr Yandamoori, Audit officer in Andhra Bank at that time was deputed to inspect our Bank branch. He stayed in a Hotel in Vijayawada and was kind to accommodate me in his car to & fro Gannavaram daily for about two weeks. I gathered lot of knowledge during our discussions. I fondly remember his saying  "Speech is silver, silence is gold" said a philosopher. But talking right with a right purpose is platinum." 
It was a jubiliant moment for me today to meet and listen to him again during the Rotary Seminar. I thank my fellow Rotarian Anil who clicked a photo [ Mr. Yandamoori in gold colour shirt] added in this blog.