Subject: Personality Development Programme - II

Assignment: TA (Compulsory)
Part I: An Anthology of Programmes on Personality Development

1. Prepare a brief self-portrait of yourself for a professional career. Ans. "I was born in Canton, Ohio and attended Lincoln High School. Ever since I was a teenager, I tinkered with computers. It was my hobby, my passion, and my way of learning. Like most kids I enjoyed computer games. When my folks gave me a computer as a reward for making honor roll my sophomore year, I mastered DOS, Windows, and WordPerfect within six months. I then went on to teach myself programming basics. By the time I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to study programming. From that point on, everything fell into place. My life revolved around computing. By my junior year at Syracuse, I decided I wanted to work for a major software manufacturer. That is why I had an internship last summer at FastTrack Software. I now want to work for a major player so I can be at the forefront of breaking trends and new technology. When my college roommate told me about his start in your department, I hounded him until he helped me get a referral, which brought me here today. I am prepared to answer any questions you may have about my education and experience."

2. List out your short term (1 to 2 years) & long term professional goals (after 5 years). Ans. "In five years I hope to be working with an employer in an increasingly responsible position, that enables me to utilize my talents and work closely with my colleagues in solving important problems. I see myself taking on new and exciting challenges in an enjoyable environment and hopefully this will be with your company."

3. Prepare a self-improvement plan for one of your goals. Plan for one of your goals giving details of an Action Plan along with time frame for achievement. Ans. These are the self – improvement plan with details of Action plan . My goal it to be entrepreneur with in a one year and I m doing work direction of this goal. I m looking to self –improve for this post .There are some action plans for that :-

1) First of all, make sure it is YOUR goal. Do not attempt to do something just because someone else wants you do. Success comes from owning the process and wanting the outcome. Just because your spouse wants you to work at home does not mean that it’s your cup of tea and that you will be successful. Your heart has to be in it all the way. Goals without buy-in are simply wishes. 2) Don’t call it a goal. You have to treat it as a done-deal. You know that most people do not keep their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s because they see them as aspirational, not mandatory. A definite business goal is different. Never forget that success is a mindset. If you Think it, and Believe it, you will Do it. Some people prefer to call goals Promises because studies have shown that people tend to keep promises. As Yoda said, “There is no try. Either you do or you don’t.” 3)Clearly identify your steps to achieve your outcome and write it down. A common methodology for goal-setting is represented by the moniker S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Time-Specific). Each and every goal should have at least these five elements. Vague generalities are not goals. Wanting to do something is different from planning to do something. When we say goals need to be specific, it needs to have as much detail as you can imagine. Measurable means that it has to have some way to determine whether or not you are making progress or have achieved the desired outcome. Actionable means that you have to be able to “do” something to make it happen. Realistic is important. If you set a goal that you cannot possibly attain, it’s a wish. Goals are realistic and then they build on each other. The last element is time-specific. You must set a deadline so you can determine if you are on track toward success. Learning to set SMART goals will make success become almost automatic. 4) Identify things or people who motivate you. The motivation can either be positive (you are happy when you think about achieving it) or negative (the thing or person makes you mad and you want to succeed to spite them). When your confidence is lacking, look to your motivators to keep you focused and on track. For instance, if you are feeling down and don’t want to tackle that next project on your to-do list, reward yourself with a positive motivator when you complete your task. 5) Create a Plan for success. Your plan should include a written statement of your objectives, your timeline, your ultimate outcome, and what steps you need to take today to put the plan into action. As time goes on, your plan will change and you will be able to identify the next step. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t identify every step immediately. Just plan to go as far as you can and adjust along the way. Knowing “why” you want to achieve what you are aiming at is important. If it’s in writing, you can limit “goal slippage” and keep yourself focused on what your objectives. 6) Review your Plan every day. Use visual reminders, index cards, posters, photos, — whatever works for you. Keep it in front of you daily. Put a copy in your car, on the breakfast table, on the bathroom mirror — anywhere you will be forced to look at it. Make reviewing your goals and your plans a habit as automatic as brushing your teeth every day. The more you review, the more you will be convinced that it can be achieved. Do something every day to move toward your goal. Small progress adds up to big results. If you can spend 5 to 10 minutes each day thinking about your next step, and then putting that step into action your goal will get closer and closer to reality.

Peer pressure can be a wonderful motivator. A person who is growing is becoming more of the person they were put on this earth to be.. and your journey to success starts with deciding what you want to achieve and setting a path to get there. It’s more fun that way. Read it to yourself out loud!) The most basic thing to write a bio-data are the following important items and aspects: 1st . it makes it much more likely to be achieved. The concepts are good. when is the best time to set a goal? … NOW! Procrastination will not create results. 4. I stop reading them. If they are not supportive. When a team of people all focus on one goal and everyone’s success. Just go for it. but it could be written between a minimum of 3 or a maximum of 5 sentences.. Self-talk. Its work could have a great impact into the fields of computer and communications networks. Telling others makes you accountable. (I didn't get very far reading the listing below before I would have tossed it if it was actually a bio. etc 2nd. If your goals are secret and no one else knows whether you succeed or fail. or more anything. stretching yourself beyond where you are is growth. turn it around and think of all you have to be grateful for. . Don’t dream small — dream BIG. Any time you feel worried or doubt that you can achieve what you have set out to do.. but please use spell check and grammar check on what you submit. The most important item is to make sure that you have correct spelling and grammar. you’re right.The ideal number of sentences would be 4. do not look to them for support. Prepare a concise & comprehensive Bio-Data of yourself for a job. and you just might surprise yourself and make it. Surround yourself with positive people and look for people who will support your goals. So don’t sell yourself short.” The size of the success is determined by the size of the belief. you’ve lost all opportunity for peer pressure and community support. or more money.7) Tell yourself you will succeed. After all. Ans. Many places will toss the resume or bio on the first spelling error. Every journey starts with one step. There’s no reason to wait because you never know what tomorrow brings. If you can recruit others to help you. 8) Tell others of your plan. You are working toward a better life and you should be proud of yourself. 9) Envision the result and see the conclusion. Reaching for a goal. But caution: stay away from nay-sayers. Henry Ford was right: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t. It doesn’t take more brains. Everyone has within them the power and ability to achieve almost anything if they truly want it and believe in themselves.For example if you would like to describe you recient work you must write something like: Charles Brown is developing skills in Voice over IP and WiMAX in the security data protocols. so much the better. There will never be a “right” time. 10) Get started today. a “perfect” moment to change your life. so you must use an appropiate way of writing with clear expressions. self-affirmation works. or more talent..

etc.Be concise and do not be very vainglorious you itself. training programs. Preparing for a job Interview breeds CONFIDENCE. Why is preparation for a interview so important – Preparation is a critical component for anything and everything you intend to excel at. Confidence is one of the most attractive human characteristics.A good shape picture would be fine to let people recognize you. 5. performance. List out your knowledge. Finding your best ways of Preparing for a job Interview are critical for your success. 4th..3rd. Prepare a detailed Preparation Plan for a job interview. By properly preparing for a job interview your confidence will increase. You may not believe that by simply being confident and enthusiastic you can be so close to getting the job – The interview has barely started! This is what’s known as “Making a great First Impression” Confidence + Enthusiasm = Very Likable! 6. . Warning – Over confidence can become arrogance – arrogance is not attractive. skills & experience which may help you to get selected for a job. rather be humble but proud of your work. Add ENTHUSIASUM to your confidence and you are 75% of the way to securing interview success. it happens. The reason Interview Preparation is so important is that preparation breeds confidence. This is so important I’ve got to repeat it. Practice and preparation will increase your confidence – I Guarantee it.. a) Education:-Degree working towards. We are all attracted to confident people. courses taken. Ans. maybe some companies are waiting for you to do some work. obtained. Ans.

qualifications and requirements of the position. a strength 3. its employees and the specific job that you want. an area of little experience / training 1. 8. Ans. Step4 Get a good night's sleep the night before the interview. Be sure to eat a good meal before you head to the interview. . Step6 Bring supplies. Before you can say that you want the job you need to be clear on your own interests and career goals. Prepare a time log for a week of how you are utilizing your time and put down your reactions to your utilization of time. Ans. Review the job ad for the description.Generally competent. proficient 2.Limited competence. You should blend in but also be sure the outfit is your style so that you will feel comfortable. Outstanding competence 4. Step2 Clarify your objectives. an area of difficulty .what I learnt and / or can do now as a result of the above experince .Minimal competence. Plan out your answers to some standard questions. During the interview you should be prepared to explain why you want the job and why you thing that you would be a good fit. c) Skill Level Rating: . Step1 Do your research. Step5 Dress professionally.Highly skilled. and area of no experience / training 7. definite problem area . paper and multiple copies of your resume with you. Step3 Read interviewing tips books on to find common interview questions. Learn about the company history. Plan out a strategy to make a good impression on your job. 5. You will want to dress appropriately for the industry.Use the scale below to select the number that best represents your assessment of yourself on each item.Exceptionally skilled.b) Experience: . Have a pen.

Is language enough to be good in Communication? Why? Ans. Discuss the importance of each one of them Ans . Appropriate use of linking devices to connect sentences within a paragraph. There are some other things that cannot be communicated using language such as drawings where by to explain to someone you need a real drawing for him/her to understand.9. • • In the world today there so many languages which even the best linguist cannot interpret. . Use of appropriate vocabulary. Part II: Effective Communication 1.If speaking was the only way of communication. use of correct punctuation. Prepare a Time Commitment Plan for the semester (8 + 8 = 16 weeks) to achieve your goal of acquiring knowledge and good success in your studies. 2. In the previous unit you learnt that some of the sub skills of writing are:1.Different societies have different languages they communicate so that they can be able to understand each other. 4. 2. 7. this shows that language alone cannot effect communication for people who communicate different languages. The ability to write syntactically correct sentences. Grammatical accuracy. Ability to handle a variety of sentence structures. Mention the different sub skills of writing. 3. The ability to arrange the sentences in a paragraph in the correct order . then it would not be possible for most people of different races to interact. 8. Ans. Writing cohesively and so on. 6. A language means a set of words that can be used to mean or to define something by a society of people. 5.

A businessperson's manner of speaking is of utmost importance. How can we improve our speaking ability? Ans. dropping endings and talking through one's teeth. it is necessary to practice good diction. Also. Those who wear deadpan or gloomy expressions appear to be prophets of doom. Mala-prop comedians get laughs when using wrong words. so it's best to express yourself in as few words as possible. This includes facial expressions as well as tone of voice. listening to those who are well-known for correct pronunciation is even better. exciting. The prime object of speaking is still to convey information. These words are then used when appropriate. The dictionary is full of synonyms and antonyms. Wordiness can bury thoughts. Cultivating our ability to speak well requires effort. It has become one of the most popular inventions. If speech is monotonous or too difficult. Write a paragraph on the influence of television on children. for use in different circumstances. . Ans. enthusiasm is a necessity. but anyone else could offend listeners and lose clarity. With it Children have been able to watch shows designed specifically for children and also historical moments. Correct words. but it is important that others grasp your meaning. Words and expressions can have personality . Here again. friendly or hostile. Some words are similar with slightly different meanings. descriptive words can be added. The greatest influence on children of today is television. a dictionary helps. They can be bitter or sweet. help make speech stimulating. Write the second and third drafts of the same pointing out the changes made on each occasion. before they go to bed. for color. Since a friendly manner and a warm smile attract pepople. That means an open mouth and distinct enunciation. When this becomes easy. others will not understand you. television is becoming more and more relevant in the lives of children. Selecting the right word can be vitally important. It's not necessary to impress people with complex speech and long words. up-building or demoralizing. So as television has saturated our lives it has be 4. However. not hopeful. By looking up words when reading. variety and shades of meaning. to entertain guest. not dull. Different expressions have the same meanings or different shades of meaning. Mouths are not really as wide open as they feel.3. Though we recognize many words we don't use. Being needlessly technical with those who do not normally know your technical vocabulary is counterproductive. They watch television while they eat. To avoid slurring words together. your vocabulary is enlarged. the object is to use words until they are well-known. soft or hard. As time progresses. and to play video games. which are easily understood. Historical moments like when men first walked on the moon or Chicago having it's first black mayor. pronunciation must be correct.

Look at yourself in the mirror and practice. See it as an opportunity to improve. Do not take criticism negatively. greasy food and consumption of very chilled water. Plain speaking. Set a tone and pitch at which you will talk. highlight it by either raising your voice. Appreciate the natural voice you have. If you find your voice to be hoarse or rough. To improve speaking skills. Be comfortable with the voice you have. your body posture and so on. however. Begin by setting a tone and style of speaking.5. Watch the recording and mark areas where you need to improve. When you are making points of importance. taking a pause or by using your body language. Watching yourself and honestly judging your performance is important for the exercise to be meaningful. take better care of your voice by gargling. This will add grace to your speech. your hand movement. some have to hone their skills. Do not speak in a monotonous tone. practice and rehearsal are very important. Speaking is an easy way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. but maintain the pitch and tone. the level of eye contact. does not attract attention and interest. Take a smaller pause when there is a comma. Be enthusiastic when you are talking. Imagine how you would write those sentences using exact punctuation and exclamation marks. You may also take help of honest friends or relatives who can suggest the places where you need to improve. . Alternatively. What do you do to improve your speaking ability? Ans. Enlist the significant qualities needed for a good personality and note down your positive qualities and your shortcomings which you feel need improvement. rather than trying to ape somebody’s voice. improvise and learn methods to improve their speaking/oral communication skills. Jot down the points or make a mental note of the points you will speak about and practice it. Some people are naturally great speakers. spicy. avoiding oily. Do not go on talking constantly. You can use a microphone in large gatherings to be heard well. Take pause when a sentence ends. however. It could be the way you speak. you could record yourself using a digital camera or using your mobile phone. Assignment: TB (Compulsory) Part I: An Anthology of Programmes on Personality Development 1. and convert your speech in the same style.

reading the questions following each of the qualities should help you to decide. Do you plan your own work? Can you work by yourself when there are no other people around? AMBITIOUS. Good QUALITIES CHECK LIST The following checklist has been developed to help you evaluate personal qualities. Do you do an honest day’s work for a day’s pay? Can you name some unpleasant task you have done because it had to be done and no one else would do it? COOPERATIVE. Do you work well with others? Have you served on committees at school? At work? In the community? CONSCIENTIOUS. which might be significant to an employer. Check those qualities that you feel apply to you. Do you keep up with the current literature in the area of work you do? Do you take on extra assignments that will help you get ahead? Do you plan your career advancement? ANALYTICAL. Do you undertake challenges readily? Have you ever had to stand firm on your principles despite opposition? DECISIVE. Are you able to make clear-cut decisions under pressure? Do you stand behind them later? Have you ever had to take a firm stand and accept responsibility for . If you are not sure. ABLE TO WORK ALONE.Ans. Do you always do your part in a team assignment? Do you often volunteer to help? COURAGEOUS. Do you perceive relationships easily? Have you ever solved a problem that had baffled others? COMPETENT. Are you able to meet deadlines? Is your work generally accepted “as is”? Have you ever accomplished some feat of speed or skill in your chosen field? CONGENIAL.

Do people willingly follow your suggestions? Have you held positions of responsibility at work? In school? In clubs or community activities? LEVEL-HEADED.it? DIPLOMATIC. which proved both workable and profitable? INDUSTRIOUS. Are you interested in your work? Or studies? Do you inspire others with your own interests? Have you ever done extra work because of your interest? HONEST. Have you ever served as the treasurer of an organization? Been bonded? Are you careful with trade secrets? School or company property and supplies? Do you pass along praise when credit belongs elsewhere? Accept blame for your own mistakes? IMAGINATIVE. Do you often or occasionally come up with new ideas? Have you ever contributed an idea. Can you set aside petty grievances to get a job done? Have you ever been in a situation where you stayed with a project or organization because of a sense of responsibility despite disagreement? . Do you plan you time well? Do you consciously try to improve your work habits? ENTHUSIASTIC. Do you feel in control of yourself most of the time? Can other people count on your day-to-day mood to be generally agreeable? Do you generally feel good will toward other people? LOYAL. Can you cope with difficult situations involving other people? Have you restored harmony where there was friction? Settled a difficult personnel problem? DISCREET. Are you able to keep a secret? Do you guard confidential material carefully? Do you respect other people’s right to privacy? EFFICIENT. Can you be your own self-starter? Do you work steadily on a task until it is done? Do you resist interruptions whenever possible? LEADERSHIP ABILITIES.

Do you keep things where they belong? Have a knack for arranging things in a logical way? Enjoy detail work? PATIENT. There are some qualities :- . Do you try to understand the problems of others? Do people confide in you often? Do you help them? 2. Do you see what needs to be done and do it without being told? Do you explore every possible means of solving a problem? Have you ever worked your way out of an impossible situation? SINCERE. Can you stick to a task even when your enthusiasm and patience are thin? Have you ever accomplished something in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles? PERSUASIVE. Ans. Are you honest in your attitude toward yourself and other people? Wholehearted in your expressed interests and enthusiasms? SYMPATHETIC. Can you keep your temper? Are you able to train other workers calmly even when you have to explain some procedures over and over again? PERSISTENT. Do you remember names easily? Places? Do you recall facts and figures accurately? Find your way in a new locale? OPEN-MINDED. Are you able to accept ideas contrary to your own? Do you adapt well to change? ORDERLY. Indicate your good qualities pertaining to Human Engineering. Do you consistently arrive on time? RESOURCEFUL.OBSERVANT. Are you successful in bringing others to your point of view? In selling things and ideas? PUNCTUAL.

Forgiveness towards others for theirs selfish and hurtful acts. Prepare an action plan for improvement. which may have disturbed you. Trust people you love more openly and watch the difference in your life! The more you develop the ability to trust people. the more complete you would feel! Having faith in a person and building up the trust between people would surely give a whole new meaning to one’s life. Sense of Humility: To be humble is a virtue and knowing about this fine human quality and practicing the same in your everyday life would help you to reach a sense of fulfillment. we are taught to be sympathetic towards. Having your sense of ethics intact would always make you a more responsible human being. Often in this rat race. Showing empathy towards a person would require you to be open minded and compassionate enough to experience the pain of what somebody else is going through. Morality: To be a good human being you would also need to have your sense of morality intact. However. this is yet another quality which is often forgotten in our daily lives. you would need to let go of your own selfish needs and pay attention to someone else’s suffering as if it were your own. Humility means being humble towards others no matter the proportions of your wealth or your achievements. Empathy: Having empathy for others is a great human quality you can have.Sympathy: One of the most important of all human qualities is sympathy. we lose our ability to trust people for our own personal fears. Being sympathetic towards a person in difficult time would help to lend that emotional support needed in that period. A humble person is known by the greatness of his/her acts in helping people rather than harping about materialistic achievements in life. Sympathy for others would mean sharing one’s feeling of sorrow. To have the quality of morality would make you capable of distinguishing between what is good and evil. it would always be better to forgive a person to keep you happy from within. which will go a long way. Forgiveness: To forgive someone’s mistake would take a lot of courage and open mindedness from your side. List out the qualities in you that need improvement from the point of view of Man Management skills. It is about practicing the right ethics in your personal as well as professional life. 3. To instill this quality in you. Right from our school days. if a person would ask for forgiveness. Besides. is a very fine human quality one can have. A sympathetic word or a kind act will help a person to build courage. Trust: To love someone is to trust someone. There are some Qualities :- . To forgive such people would give you complete peace of mind instead of nurturing ill feelings towards that particular person. Ans. This great human quality would help you to establish a deeper connection with people who really need your love and support.

and more attractive to be around. effective action depends on the ability to focus your attention where it is needed most. Networking Networking is not only for finding jobs or clients. and a strong sense of discipline are needed to keep yourself on track. 2. and relate it to other information is crucial – and woefully under-taught. Writing Writing well offers many of the same advantages that speaking well offers: good writers are better at selling products. effective productivity habits. of course. when it is needed most. Critical Thinking We are exposed to hundreds. 5. sort the potentially valuable from the trivial. The interactions those relationships make possible give rise to innovation and creativity – and provide the support to nurture new ideas until they can be realized. Being able to take in the scene and respond quickly and effectively is what separates the doers from the wannabes.1. ideas. Good critical thinking skills immediately distinguish you from the mass of people these days. more confident. persuasively. Given the huge amount of text generated by almost every transaction – from court briefs and legislation running into the thousands of pages to those foot-long receipts you get when you buy gum these days – a person who is a master of the written word can expect doors to open in just about every field. ties one into not just a body of people but a body of relationships. carefully cultivated. And yourself – which means more opportunities for career advancement. Strong organizational skills. A large network. if not thousands. so too can overanalyzing. Being able to evaluate that information. 3. Public Speaking The ability to speak clearly. or waiting for more information before making a decision. 6. and themselves than poor writers. bigger clients. Decision-Making The bridge that leads from analysis to action is effective decision-making – knowing what to do based on the information available. of times more information on a daily basis than our great-grandparents were. Being able to speak effectively means you can sell anything – products. and forcefully in front of an audience – whether an audience of 1 or of thousands – is one of the most important skills anyone can develop. networking creates the channel through which ideas flow and in which new ideas are created. Self-Management If success depends on effective action. . People who are effective speakers come across as more comfortable with themselves. Learning to write well involves not just mastery of grammar but the development of the ability to organize one’s thoughts into a coherent form and target it to an audience in the most effective way possible. ideologies. While not being critical can be dangerous. 4. or business funding. worldviews. analyze its relevance and meaning. and those relationships are more than just the sum of their parts. In an economy dominated by ideas and innovation. but also ideas.

Ans. or even a tiny fraction of everything. . Identify the significant things which you are using at home or office and indicate some improvement or new ideas that would make them better. 9. That means learning to use the Internet effectively. the ability to quickly work with figures in your head. and learning how to leverage your network of contacts – and what kinds of research are going to work best in any given situation. and poor socialization. However. isn’t really “success”. you knock out at least three of the skills in this list – and really more. it leads to poor decision-making. It’s obsession. Plus. Being able to face even the most pressing crises with your wits about you and in the most productive way is possibly the most important thing on this list. like hugging your child. Knowing how to track and record your expenses and income is important just to survive. Make a note some of the important etiquette pertaining to telephone and cell communication.7. working yourself to death in order to keep up. 4. time. learning to read productively. let alone to thrive. and to understand things like compound interest and basic statistics gives you a big lead on most people. and effort. to make rough but fairly accurate estimates. Research Nobody can be expected to know everything. Relaxation Stress will not only kill you. 10. and not having any time to enjoy the fruits of your work. poor thinking. learning to use a library. Even the simple pleasures in life. chances are there’s far more that you don’t know than you do know. the principles of accounting apply more widely to things like tracking the time you spend on a project or determining whether the value of an action outweighs the costs in money. It’s a shame that basic accounting isn’t a required part of the core K-12 curriculum. You don’t have to know everything – but you should be able to quickly and painlessly find out what you need to know. Even within your field. But more than that. All of these skills will help you to analyze data more effectively – and more quickly – and to make better decisions based on it. So be failing to relax. 5. Math You don’t have to be able to integrate polynomials to be successful. 8. Basic Accounting It is a simple fact in our society that money is necessary. ultimately need money – or you’re not going to survive to hug for very long.

* Calling a business at or very near closing time is to say the least un-thoughtful.Ans. movies. * State your name when placing a call. apologize. and not others in the room Don't Distract : Avoid talking where you may be distracting to others. Guests are generally offered a refreshment depending on the season and the time of visit. * When speaking to anyone who is working and time is of the essence. seminars. . etc . Permission : Often. worship. It is frustrating to just get to the telephone and hear a dial tone. but don't want to disturb others.Switching it Off : Know when to turn it off or vibrate it. you will be heard by the caller. Be Brief : When you get a call and you're with friends. However. Arriving at meal times might result in an invitation to the meal. Cell Communication Ettiquetes:. promptly and hang-up. Mention any eight etiquette and manners of Indian culture. Ans. * If you dial a number that is wrong. additional food may be offered multiple times. These are generally second and third "rounds" and it is not considered rude to decline them. eg meetings. The word "drink" as a noun almost always refers to alcohol in Indian English. *Dial carefully and in proper lighting to avoid calling a wrong number and in-conveniencing others. do not delay them. Telephone etiquette’s:. The game of "guess who this is" may not play very well to a busy friend. after a long day. 1.* Let the telephone ring a reasonable length of time. make your call informative and short. While dining. When it is time to go home. Vibrate mode when in places where you can take a call. Be Polite : Don't scream : speak in a lower-than-normal voice. it is correct etiquette to inform others at the beginning of the meeting that you are expecting an important call and get their permission. 2. Driving : It is not only very dangerous. keep the call short. but also unlawful in most countries ( even India ) to drive & talk on your cell Phone 6. at times this is just a polite offer and sometimes can be a faux pas.

Indian hospitality requires the host to insist their guests eat well and gently protest that they haven't had enough. Driving : It is not only very dangerous. Permission : Often. In some situations. it is correct etiquette to inform others at the beginning of the meeting that you are expecting an important call and get their permission. remember that some Hindu households follow a vegetarian diet and do not consume alcohol. etc . as most Indians dislike unnecessary waste and would not like to see food being uneaten. such as a handshake. 6. using both hands together is a sign of respect. Be Brief : When you get a call and you're with friends. Many Indian households expect visitors to leave their footwear at the main door of their house. 8. as most do not drink at home or in the presence of elders of the family. It is considered immature and boorish to open a gift in front of the person who has given it. For those who do. but don't want to disturb others. worship. Cell Phone Etiquette:. eg meetings. beef and beef products [such as gelatin and rennet] are strictly against their religious beliefs so avoid food items that may have these additives such as jelly. Be Polite : Don't scream : speak in a lower-than-normal voice. and not others in the room Don't Distract : Avoid talking where you may be distracting to others. you will be heard by the caller. When taking a gift for your Hindu hosts who invite a person to their home. In such a situation it would be possible to leave the excess food on the plate but to simply insist that you are full is a much better option. but also unlawful in most countries ( even India ) to drive & talk on your cell Phone . offering a gift or giving something in the temple. Gifts are opened in private. If the host follows a non-vegetarian diet. It would be rude to decline by stating you're watching your diet or are trying to lose weight. 4. keep the call short. It is polite to offer refreshments and this custom has been carried by Indians outside of India as well. marshmallows or cheese (if made of rennet). Vibrate mode when in places where you can take a call. it is usually safer to avoid bringing in alcohol. accepting goods or making payments with the left hand can be a faux pas (as it is associated with hygiene and cleanliness . Skittles. movies. seminars.Switching it Off : Know when to turn it off or vibrate it. 7.left hand is unclean).) 5. Eating.3.

List out the important qualities needed to be a good team player. Team members quickly lose interest in a project if they feel they have no real input. Todays' workers do not have the automatic respect for authority that workers exhibited in the past. There are some qualities needed to be a good team player . hours. It is hard to keep a group of people motivated over a long period of time if they can't see progress along the way. The days of "do as I say. What steps are to be required to build a well-knit team? Ans. Here is what I think is important: First and foremost. It is important to keep everyone informed on the step by step progress. 8. I think it is also important that a leader be a good listener. As a leader. Always play with the team spirit. 1. 2. I assume that you mean a team of people with a common goal to work toward. Breaking the big goal into a series of short term goals will do the trick. 3 . it will be up to you to instill a sense of pride in a job well done. It will be up to you to set goals and then outline a plan on how you expect the team to reach them. In my experience. it is best to break it up into smaller time units. Must be a dedicated person. and not as I do" are long over. For example. It is also important to spread the credit around. when it is the people under them that do all of the work. Always respects to other payers . this quickly destroys any sense of teamwork. responsible and humble. You can't expect them to have positive attitudes if your attitude is negative. Ans. 5. Must be loyal . Coordinate with the team and with the payers. Too many bosses/managers/leaders take all of the credit themselves.7. you will quickly destroy your teams morale if you require them to work long hours if you do not work the same. 4. Building a team is all about leadership. . or longer. I also assume that since you are asking this question. If you have a long range goal that you expect to reach in a year. you are the leader of the team. you must set a good example.

Profession. 4) You can communicate if you are far away from a person. The ten successful traits for IT.These thoughts will go a long way toward ensuring that you have a successful team in whatever endeavor you find yourself. Good health . The person can see but not hear you. List the advantages and disadvantages of non-verbal communication. Part II: Effective Communication 1. 2) You can communicate at place where you are supposed to maintain silence. Ans . Ans. . Be a eternal student . 3) You can communicate something which you don't want others to hear or listen to. 5. Self motivation . 9. goal setting and calculate risk setting . 2. 8. 1. Good time management . The advantages of non-verbal communication are: 1) You can communicate with someone who is hard of hearing of deaf. 5) Non-verbal communication makes conversation short and brief. 4 . Effective communication skills. Stress management ability . List out the traits needed to be successful in the IT-Profession. Leadership and team work. Extrovert and travel . 3. Human engineering skills. Self learning ability . 10. 7. 9. 6.

Although some written genres such as texts and e-mails are very similar to spoken language. 4) Can not be used as a public tool for communication. because the reader cannot ask the writer for clarification. provide background information etc. Comment on the organization pattern of the body of an official letter. The main difference is that most written language is intended to be read by someone who is separated from the writer in space and time. ''yeah?'') The spoken language is composed of symbols. Ans. The disadvantages of non-verbal communication are: 1) You can not have long conversation. it has to be a lot more explicit than spoken language used in a face to face conversation.6) You can save on time and use it as a tool to communicate with poeple who don't understand your language. This is a big area. because there's no dividing line between spoken and written really . Capitalise the first word of the text (even if the salutation ends with a comma). The text is left-justified and a blank line is put after each paragraph. 2. Content • • first paragraph: introduction and reason for writing following paragraphs: explain your reasons for writing in more detail. 6) Less influential and can not be used everywhere. ''like''. . 8) Can not create an impression upon people/listeners. What are the differences between spoken and written languages? Ans. 7) Not everybody prefers to communicate through non-verbal communication. It is not common to indent the first line of a paragraph. 2) Can not discuss the particulars of your message 3) Difficult to understand and requires a lot of repetitions. speeches) 3. The difference between spoken language and written language is that one is spoke through your mouth and the other is written on paper. because you can have unprepared written language (notes. Therefore to communicate successfully. in general written language is more dense (more content words in a smaller space) uses more subordinate clauses and has less redundancy (words like ''sort of''. ''you know''.it's more helpful to think of prepared versus spontaneous language. e-mails) and prepared spoken (lectures.

That has really helped her as the leadoff hitter. and the team’s GPA reflects that. Coach McGinnis feels this group of seniors has experienced more excitement on the field than any other group of seniors for JSU Softball. because she handles the bat well. A: Chrissy O’Neal plays leftfield and bats leadoff. She has power and can get a lot of doubles and home runs for us. GA. She was recruited our of Dallas. Last year. both on and off the field. this group of ladies has won the conference. She also shows a great example of selflessness. Q: Tell us about another senior. A conversation with Coach Jana McGinnis We recently had an opportunity to speak with Jacksonville State’s softball coach. We’ll cover 2 today and 2 tomorrow. Q: Tell us about Chrissy O’Neal. Chrissy bats leadoff for us.• last paragraph: summarise your reason for writing again and make clear what you want the recipient to do 4. She’s a marketing major. Chrissy has developed patience and discipline as a hitter. but she’s not the typical leadoff hitter. we needed her to move to leftfield. we want them to be able to look back to their freshman year and say “I just thought I was good back then”. We started watching her as a 10th grader. she can bunt or hit with power. We want them to be accountable and responsible. She does a great job as the #2 hitter. The past two years. Chrissy brings a tough attitude to the team. Academics are stressed. Hillary has one of the best arms I’ve seen. Hillary is a great student. She’s really matured. and did a great job. She is a team player. . Q: What does Chrissy bring to the team? A: First of all. Write a dialogue between a player and a coach in the playground. on the field and off. Jana McGinnis. what do you see? A: We want them to develop both on and off the field. Hillary Downs. The first year they were here. Since coming to JSU. and is working on her Masters now. Also. about the four seniors on the team. As an outfielder. which makes her successful. She really helps us out in the field. She accepted the move because it was best for the team. On the field. Depending on the situation. Looking back at their career. She’s already got her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. Here are some questions and answers with Coach McGinnis: Q: You’ve got four seniors this year. from where they began to now. the competed for the OVC Championship. Chrissy played centerfield for us her first two years. Chrissy is a go-getter. Coach McGinnis works to develop her team. You can see her attitude at the plate and in the field. A: Hillary plays centerfield for us and bats second in the lineup. Ans.

a first draft is written first and then this draft is revised twice or even trice till the final version.. for that metter . 5. It is not a one time product.. Bringing in a player like Hillary really helps because she brings with her experience and maturity. Even the final product is called only a final ‘draft’. More to come about the JSU softball team tomorrow. . one abandons writing at the end and not rally revise it to perfection. a first . Hillary was in the running for the Junior College Player of the Year her sophomore year. She played at Central Alabama Community College. Writing is a process activity. In fact. Most of us. She fit in immediately and played in every game. reports or even important personal letters. Ans. In this sense writing is a continuous process rather than a one time product. write once and then leave it at that . we look for someone with good credentials. perhaps . What do you understand by the process approach to writing? Explain. proposals.But while writing important documents such as thesis.Q: How did Hillary end up at JSU? A: Of our four seniors. When we look at potential transfers from a junior college. This implies that it is possible to further improve this final draft. Hillary is the only one that is a junior college transfer.