Are You Ready for Success

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This presentation is about skills & qualities we need to succeed in professional & personal life.


  • Are You Ready to Succeed in Life? Presented BY: The English Academy 91 88666 80407 Visit us at: Corporate Training Personality Development Mentoring Hand Holding
  • We spend 18-20 years studying; but 45-50 years of our lives working !
  • Hence; shouldnt we develop skills required to succeed in our lives?
  • Employers look for two types of skills in prospective employees:
  • 1.Technical Skills (marks in case of fresh candidates) &
  • 2. Other skills like 1. Honesty, 2. Dedication, 3. Flexibility, 4. Hard working, 5. Team Working, 6. Leadership Qualities, 7. Willing to take initiative, 8. Willing to learn& un-learn, 9. Technical knowledge; etc. ,etc. 10.Willing for additional responsibilities, & above all
  • Positive Attitude + Communication Skills (verbal & non verbal) These are two most desirable skills by all employers!
  • All these skills except Technical Skills are also called SOFT SKILLS or INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  • Where is your emphasis? Soft Skill Building/ Technical Skills Building Or Neither?
  • Unfortunately for most of us answer is NEITHER or only Technical skills building
  • It is so because of our mistaken view that Technical Skills Or Good Academic Performance determines our success in job/life!
  • vs.
  • Before answering this question; consider these 20 students of class 12. They are from all over India. & are academically bright.
  • Times Scholars 20 Best Class 12 Students chosen by The Times of India from 45,000 contestants after all India evaluation
  • 1. Akhila Jayram School: St. Joseph Boys High School, Bangalore Extra Curricular Activities: School Compeer, she volunteers at an NGO, Has interned at Nimhans
  • 2. Anmol Sahoo: School: RN Podar School, Mumbai Extra Curricular Activities: Bass guitar Designing video games.
  • 3. Anshul Gupta School: The Shri Ram School ,Gurgaon Extra Curricular Activities: Won best -Singapore's Nan yang Tech Universities' Model UN. Has applied for a patent for his invention to cut emissions from car exhausts.
  • 4. Annay Kulshretha School: DPS, Dwarka, Delhi Extra Curricular Activities: Has won over 10 debate competitions heads School's Quiz & Maths Clubs.
  • 5. Aruj Shah School: Navrachana Higher Secondary School- Vadodara Extra Curricular Activities: Winner of State Level Chess Tournaments Plays the tabla Has directed a short film
  • 6. Athith Krishna School: Shri Kumar Children's Home, Banglore Extra Curricular Activities: Karate champion Quizzer Guitarist Has won laurels at Model UN meets
  • 7. Ayush Chaudhari School: Meridian School for Boys & Girls Hyderabad Extra Curricular Activities: Compeer Poet Debater & was Editor of school's Magazine
  • 8. Barun Patra School: DPS RK Puram- Delhi Extra Curricular Activities: Plays cricket Plays football Plays basketball Heads school's computer lab
  • 9. Gurrein Madan School: DPS Amritsar Extra Curricular Activities: Tennis layer, has won awards for her oratorical skills. Plays the violin.
  • 10. Mamta Menon: School: Deogiri College- Aurangabad Extra Curricular Activities: State level Archer, The Bharatnatyam Dancer A keen debater
  • 11. Mangesh Sonawane School: Kendriya Vidyalaya ; INS Mandovi Verem, Goa Extra Curricular Activities: Pursues martial arts Plays TT Has participated in global science fairs of Google & Nasa
  • 12. Manu Chopra School: GD Goenka School, Rohini; Delhi Extra Curricular Activities: Passionate about debating & theatre. Holds a patent for inventing anti-molestation device for women.
  • 13. Nandini Bharadwaj School: National Hill View Public School; Banglore Extra Curricular Activities : Learns Bharatnatayam Loves footbal Is a the winning sprinter Has won awards in academics , Sports, Elocution & Dance
  • 14. Shounak Ghosh School: DPS Ruby Park; Kolkata Extra Curricular Activities; President of School's Interact Club Seeks a career in academics :
  • 15. Shreya Vardhan School: DPS, RK Puram Delhi Extra Curricular Activities: Writer, School Head Girl Tennis champ Has written for leading papers Taught software development at a special school.
  • 16. Sneha Nandi School: R N Poddar School, Santakruz Mumbai Extra Curricular Activities: Has won Silver Medal at a Young Scientist's Exhibition. Has also won debates.
  • 17. Ujjwal Dahuja School: The Doon School, Dehradun Extra Curricular Activities: Plays chess at National level Captain of School Cricket Team
  • 18. Vaishnavi Ramaswamy School: Chennai Extra Curricular Activities: Artist, Passionate about designing posters Has won many debates
  • 19. Vibhaalaxmi Sivaraman School: DAV Girls High School Chennai Extra Curricular Activities: Captain of school basketball team Proficient Bharatnatayam Dancer Plays chess & TT School Vice Captain School magazine editor
  • 20. Vibhu Parcha School: St. Joseph Academy Dehradun Extra Curricular Activities: keen quizzer has also won several debating competitions.
  • These are 20 Best Class 12 Students selected by The Times of India from 45,000 contestants from all over India after many written tests & interviews!
  • Now; Your Turn! In which way did their extra-curricular activities affect their studies? Page 1
  • Again; Your Turn! Will they get better jobs then their friends who are just academically good? Page 1
  • Your Turn Again! How successful will be these students in their lives? Page 1
  • vs. Page 1
  • Harvard Business School says share of Technical Skills-vs.-Soft skills in our progress is: 15 Technical Skills 85 Soft Skills
  • Stanford research Institute says share of Technical Skills-vs.-Soft skills in our progress is: 12.5 Technical Skills 87.5 Soft Skills
  • Its so because:, technical skills only determine how well we do our job; But; Soft skills determine how far we will go in your life! (both professionally & personally)
  • How much time, effort & money do you spend on acquiring technical skills? Compare this with How much time, effort, & money do you spend to develop soft skills?
  • Think about following: Page 1
  • 1. What you do from 5pm to 9am is more important than what you do between 9am to 5pm!
  • 2. Your attitude (soft skills) Determine Your altitude!
  • Are You Ready to Succeed in Life? Presented BY: The English Academy 91 88666 80407 Visit us at: Corporate Training Personality Development Mentoring Hand Holding