The following was posted by Satheesh, from Trichy, TN. He is a member of Tamil Super Speakers Whatsapp Group. He is now perusing MBA at Madurai. He doesn’t have a facility to attend SHG meeting.
But once he had visited Chennai Stammering Care Centre in the month of May’2014,stayed there for 3 days, learned speech therapy and attended one SHG meeting. That’s all. He become whatsapp member from May’2014 onwards.
The following message was posted by him to the whatsapp group on 12.01.2015. The purpose of posting the message in this blog was to show the other PWS that there are lot of ways to achieve our goal. IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY.
Following is Satheesh’s post.
12-01-15 Yesterday is an unforgettable day in my life.
Yes I made it...
First time I have spoken in a mike in front of about 100 audience.
It a speech competition. Names were shortlisted based on business plan I submitted one month before.They selected me and they sent a mail on 3 tropics, from which I have to speak any one for 5-7 min.
I choose the following topic
1. My achievements has brought in constructive change
You would have achieved a lot in your life, kudos !
But now its time to express those achievement that brought in constructive change in the society.
So I have planned to speak about stammering and also planned to talk about how others may tease me in child like this I try prepare for this. I also asked Mani sir for how to speak about stammering it is right to speak in public, like this I cleared all my doubts with Mani sir.
While I think of preparing this speech and think about my childhood days, I cried for 2-3 times. Then I finally prepared what to speak in the stage .I typed full about my speech in a notepad.
Speech competition was held in JJ college in Trichy
While I traveling inthe bus also I thought not to cry in stage and have to I control myself.
Then I finally entered into auditorium. I waited for my turn for 1 hour. .Then the moment has come.
They announced in the mike
"Now I call upon Satheesh to speech"
When I stood and moved towards the stage, all audience were seeing me only. It was really a great moment for me.
Then I started speaking about my childhood days.
I mentioned some point about my speech--
I said about how I had been teassed my all friends. Then told about my cry in bathroom daily evenings.
I thought one day that my only problem was stammering, but I was very good at studies and and decided to make all my friends to turn back to me on my getting good marks.. I studied really hard in the 12th standard and scored 1120/1200 and stood school third.
When I said this, all the audience and judge stood up and clap...
It was really a great moment and didn't believe that it happened in my life.
Then I also said that now I was practicing speech therapy for the 6 months .Iit really helped me to control my stammering .I also said if any person having this problem, please visit www.Chennaistammering.com website and learn speech therapy in Chennai centre. It is fully free of cost.
Then 7 minutes ,no one stopped me from speaking. After 8 minutes, no one stopped my speech..
I finally concluded my speech on my own after 11 minutes.
I also said the following:
"please friend,s don't tease others by their disability only you realize their pain when you have that problem"
There is no short cut for stammering problem.
Keep practice regularly
Surely success knock your door...
While I was speaking, I stammering on some words. But now I was having so much confidence that I could speak without stammering within 6 month period..
on the behalf of Satheesh.