Jaipuria, Noida recently organized its first communications conclave with the theme “Corporate Communication: Do you see what I see?” The event, held on the 31st of January, 2015 was organized by faculty coordinators of the institute, and it aimed to drill home the importance of Business communications amongst future managers. Through panel discussions that brought together some of the sharpest and experienced minds in the field, it managed to do just that.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Lavleen Raheja, CEO & Chairman, Franklin Covey began the proceedings with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. It was followed by the welcome address by Dr. Poonam Sharma, who talked about the likes of Mr. Barack Obama and Mr. Narendra Modi, who have been consistently “touching people’s hearts” with their inimitable communication skills. She also stressed the importance of effective communications in a range of areas, including sales and marketing.
Mr. Raheja then gave a presentation on “7 Habits of High Effectiveness”. His ability to articulate complex ideas had the audience hooked from the first word. One of the important points he made was the significance of trust; for this topic, he used the example of GE, which has used trust as its driving marketing strategy to reach out to customers. He also added, “There is a growing demand for the art of communication amongst corporate companies and it has to be followed with actions.”
The panel discussion titled “Effective Communication, A tool for communication without authority” brought many prominent industry leaders together. This included Capt. Ved Prakash Singh, Corporate Head – HR, Jamna Auto Industries Ltd; Ms. Ira Aggarwal, Director Mission, I AM; Col. M.S Vilkhu, Advanced Communicator, Toastmaster International; and Ms. Mridula Lawrence, India Communications lead, CSC. Building upon their business experience, the panellists highlighted the importance of effective communication within teams, in cross functional teams and among people across all age groups.
The second panel titled “INSERT TITLE OF PANEL” brought together even more luminaries from the corporate world, including Mr. K.D Singh VP, Corporate Services, Maruti Suzuki Ltd, Ms. Poonam Jain, Founder President, Suprayas and DTM Toastmasters International, and Ms. Urvashi Sareen, Senior Manager, HR Tech, Mahindra. Sharing anecdotes and experiences with their own big name brands, the experts focussed on barriers in effective communications. They also offered ways to mitigate these barriers, which was quite helpful to future managers in attendance. Overall, the event offered participants an insight into corporate communications, which in many ways is the backbone of successful organizations.