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Dr. Sandesha Rayapa-Garbiyal

Assistant Professor

Sandesha Rayapa-Garbiyal, Assistant Professor at JNU’s Linguistic Empowerment Cell, specializes in the area of English Language Teaching. With a PhD focusing on Syllabus Design for Communication Skills, she aims to use her experience for running positive, focused and energised classes. For over a decade, she has gained experience in planning and developing curriculum in both ‘English as a Second Language’ as well as ‘English as a Foreign Language’ scenarios. By clubbing both her passion for teaching and assisting people across all age groups and strata, she intends to let her students experience a whole new positive twist to their learning of the English language, especially the LSRW skills. She is confident that her pupils will gain from her exposure as a voice and accent trainer and as a reporter. Having worked with various language lab softwares at both IITD and JNU, she understands the need of the hour in combining technology with traditional teaching methods. She is also the Project Investigator of the first project between JNU & ONGC on the area of ‘Documentation and Preservation of Indigenous Endangered Languages and Cultures’. Apart from conducting various Teachers training and Communication Skills workshops, she has also prepared candidates for various examinations such as IELTS, GMAT and CAT. Nothing gives this Sagittarian more happiness than seeing her students gain confidence by attaining their maximum potential.

Abstract of Speech

So what makes a presentation an effective one? Ever tried evaluating oneself with an evaluation sheet on Oral Presentation Skills? Well these are questions that most scientists and researchers need to ask themselves during their research years as they present their findings and results to a varied array of audience members. Dr. Rayapa-Garbiyal’s talk aims to emphasize on a compilation of essential points that will assist researchers into becoming effective presenters during the three stages of presenting: Pre-Presentation, Presentation and Post Presentation. The five steps concentrating on: (i) the importance of being organized: time & management, (ii) adapting to an audience and the surrounding, (iii) adjusting one’s body language: IC, GP, TP (iv) the power and correct usage of audio-visual aids: choice and placement and (v) response to feedback and queries; will be elaborated on during the talk.