P5 - Iff Tomorrow comes

Body language is an important part of speaking because it enhances your message and gives you more
credibility. It also helps release any nervousness you may feel. Stance, movement, gestures, facial
expressions, and eye contact help communicate your message and achieve your speech’s purpose. Body
language should be smooth, natural, and convey the same message that your listeners hear.
Objectives:

  • Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact to express tour message and achieve your speech’s purpose.
  • Make your body language smooth and natural.
  • Focus on methods of delivery, but do not overlook speech content.


    The video is missing. However here is the script:

    When I was a child my mother told me a story of Ravan. Ravan: the deca-headed demigod and the original inventor of the phrase “Impossible is nothing”.
    Ravan discovered the path to the heaven and decided to build stairs to heaven, so that anyone, even a mere mortal being like you and me can go to heaven, without dying, of course. He called for the best architect – Vishwakarma. Clever Viswakarma did not want to go against the law of the naturebut knew that no one says ‘No’ to Ravan. So he came up with a solution. He told Ravan “ Oh great lord! I shall make the stairs to heaven but I would start the work Tomorrow”. Everyday he would appear in front of Ravan and say that he would start the service ‘Tomorrow’. Ravan used to accept it every day for some reason and the result was, we still have to die to go to heaven. The moral of the story was: ‘‘Tomorrow’ never comes’.
    Tomorrow is a wonderful scientific and geographical invention of God, which Humankind got as serendipity. Anything that we are not ready to take up would happen tomorrow. We would start going to the Gym ‘tomorrow’; during engineering course, we used to start studying ‘tomorrow’; We would fill up our appraisals ‘tomorrow’.
    If a team mate came with an uncomfortable or a complex inter-personal issue: “Oh! I am a bit stuck up today; can we take it up tomorrow?”
    While doing this we all know that the work would be done if and only if tomorrow comes; and that tomorrow never comes.
    The word tomorrow in fact has been a very powerful term, inspiring many a professions and poets
    First and foremost the astrologer, whose professional existence is based on, expected arrival of tomorrow. The parrot has to pay the price for it by being caged and every time a new person comes, dear Mithu (as most of the parrots are named) has to get out of the cage and pick a card. Imagine the fate of the poor bird, if only he could fly from there, its today would have been worth living. Poor Mithu has to sacrifice his todays to guess what your tomorrow would be and imagine how big a fool we are who believe a parrot would know about our tomorrow more than us. But the problem is this word tomorrow is a seductive word.
    Another industry, which runs due to ‘tomorrow’ is insurance. The insurance agents would prepare their subjects for tomorrow by scaring them of the unpredictability of tomorrow. In most of these cases, you get the money when you can’t utilize it and as long as you are alive, you keep on paying for ‘a better tomorrow’ of your loved ones. And imagine if you outlive your loved ones, the money is utilized by the insurance company. Why can’t we do some planning so that the money is available for us and our loved ones while we are still on earth instead of at the place which Ravan could not make stairs to. The answer lies in just one attitude: We would do that tomorrow. Let me ask you something:

    • How many of you thought of investing in PPF or something similar?
    • How many of you indeed did that?

    Well, isn’t it clear that the ‘Tomorrow never comes’?

    Now let me put it slightly different: Tomorrow does come but when the day arrives that you are now calling "tomorrow," you will call that day "today" and the baton of “tomorrow” would be passed on to a different day. So if you are not in a habit of taking care of our todays, we would definitely miss the arrival of tomorrow. We would keep on waiting for tomorrow if we are not disciplined for today.

    Now let me ask you one more question: If you go to a conference and you are offered, during break, a chance to have fruits or chocolates, how many of you would like to eat healthy fruits over chocolates? How many of you end up eating chocolates in spite of planning to eat fruits?

    That, my dear friends, summarizes why we fail to take care of our tomorrows when it comes as today. I would like to end up with a couplet from one of the greatest poets of our land : Kabir

    “काल करे सो आज कर, आज करे सो अब”

    If you want to do something tomorrow, do it today, if today, do it now for the life is small, you may not get a chance.

    Thank you.

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