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#talkthestageCOLLOQUY by Gitikka Ganju Dhar

Is a series of musings & epiphanies that I started to write on the 13th of April, 2015. These revolve around the craft of anchoring and are born from experiences on the job.

27April, 2016

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Posted on April 27, 2016.

It is Mistress of Ceremonies‪

23April, 2016

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Posted on April 23, 2016.

If your credibility does not climb with you to the top, your stay at the top will be short.‪

14April, 2016

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Posted on April 14, 2016.

And then there are ‪#‎events‬ that are beyond important. With no room for imperfection.
You drive yourself harder than hardest. And begin to tire.
And then comes a point, just before those steps up the stage, when you handover-to the star above, and hope it will 🌞 ting for you.
And that is why I say, events are ‪#‎magic‬. Because, beyond a point, it is not in your hands.
But to come to that point- ‪#‎DoYourBest‬‪

28March,2016

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Posted on March 28, 2016.

it on. Lo & behold-it ‪#‎fit‬!!
Hmmm ‪#‎Whatever‬, my shoulders shrugged.
‪#‎SizeDoesMatter‬ BUT ‪#‎SizeShouldNOTMatter‬
‪#‎TalentShould‬
Time to evolve. ‪#‎MindsetChangeForAll‬‪

15November,2015

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Posted on November 15, 2015.

It is the impossible stories that tell the longest.‪

12November,2015

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Posted on November 12, 2015.

Traditionally, for an ‪#‎anchor‬, it was important to read everyday. To read on a wide range of topics.
Nowadays, it is also important to view content on various media.
And to travel to experience.
It is what goes in, that comes out.‪

25October,2015

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Posted on October 25th, 2015.

25% of what I say on events comes from listening to the speakers, sitting backstage.
For a live host, to listen is as important an ability, as is the ability to speak. ‪

20October,2015

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Posted on October 20, 2015.

We all get this urge. To burst our brilliance onto stage. To show-off, our talent.
I try and remember..there is the brand, the product, the chief-guest and all, all who must seem bigger than me, the host.
To curtail a bit, to hold back a bit, to stem a bit. For the real purpose of the show is them, not me. ‪

13October,2015

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Posted on October 13, 2015.

Yes, footwear can sometimes be a heel-deal breaker on stage.
If I cannot have a natural stance while walking around, talking on stage, half the fun is gone.
‪#‎Practical‬ over ‪#‎style‬ every single time.‬

26September,2015

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Posted on September 26th, 2015.

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax. -Abraham Lincoln

14July,2015

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Posted on 14th July,2015

Do small things with great love.

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29June,2015

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Posted on June 29th, 2015.

Keep the door to learning, always open. There is always another, who knows more than you. Be greedy for this gift.

26May,2015

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Posted on May 26th, 2015.

Is the ‪#‎MC‬, male or female, supposed to primarily be eye-candy for the audience?‬
I have often given it a thought.
And then, I listen to ‪#‎RoshanAbbas‬ talk. Ofcourse, he is good-looking. But am I looking, or am I just listening..with rapt attention.‬
If the audience is more ears than eyes, you will talk till you stand.

18May,2015

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Posted on May 18th, 2015.

Write to be understood, speak to be heard & read to grow. – Lawrence Clark Powell.

8May,2015

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Posted on May 8th, 2015.‬

"An anchor is the ‪#‎anchor‬ of a ship named-event. It is a huge responsibility, a delicious opportunity & a magical live experience.‬
I am fortunate to be entrusted with some very important babies, that I try to take to pride rock and present with true passion to an awaiting audience."

19April,2015

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Posted on April 19th, 2015.‬

The microphone is a great buffer between an anchor & the audience. You talk, it translates your sound into magical waves. It is this exaggerated projection that is an anchor's biggest support.
Try speaking to a room full of people, sans mikey, make-up & margarita. Sans the projection. It is as basic as it gets. And the only anchor you have there is you.

16April,2015

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Posted on April 16th, 2015

More than the commercials of travel, stay & fees, the reason the same anchor is preferred to host 2/3 days of a multi-day event is the bond that is forged between the host & the audience.
The first step to forging this bond is that they must feel respect for your work, whether humour, straight-speak or random tittle-tattle. Affection for the host, bonhomie, only then, automatically follows & is authentic. ‪#‎talkthestageCOLLOQUY

13April,2015

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Posted on April 13th, 2015.

For the first time ever ☆
People spend years and years creating a body of work. A reputation. It is the sacred duty of a ‪#‎host‬ to introduce them in words worthy of their achievements. Research is mandatory. Every introduction must be approached with respect. ‪#‎formalforum‬‬‬

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