Communication Workshops

November 13, 14 and 15th
By renowned media celebrity Mr. Siraj Syed of Mumbai.
Organized by and at Banjara, RT Nagar.

Overview of communication : Thu 12th Nov: 4:30- 6:30 Fees: Rs. 100/-
Professional Speaking Skills : Fri 13th : 10 am to 4:00 pm
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Speaking before Live Audiences
Fees: Rs. 900/-
Theatre workshop : Fri 13th : 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Genres of Drama : Historical, Mythological, Contemporary, Abstract, Tragedy, Comedy, Farce
  • Facial Expression
  • Eye-contact
  • Body Language
  • Movement
Fees: Rs. 500/-
Voice modulation and diction : Sat 14th : 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Voice and Speech
  • Pitch and Timbre
  • What’s a good voice?
  • Language
  • Accent
  • Diction
  • Stress
  • Modulation
Fees: Rs. 900/-

Open house and discussion, free for all: Sun 15th : 10 to 11 a.m.

For all workshops put together, fees is Rs. 2,000/-

Mr. Siraj Syed

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Phone : 09820709768, 02226427110

Trained by the best-known Indian broadcaster Mr. Ameen Sayani, Mr. Siraj has been the first male newsreader on Bombay Doordarshan. After serving as the Editor of India’s first music magazine, Playback, and India’s only TV magazine, TV& Video World, he moved to Singapore for 9 years to set-up the Hindi service of ESPN and also lectured on Radio and TV at prestigious institutes there. A linguist, he speaks nine languages. Till date, he has been associated with over 5,200 radio and TV programmes.

At 57, Siraj lectures at several media and communication institutes in Mumbai and Pune, freelances as a copywriter, writes scripts for radio-TV-video, attends film festivals regularly, acts as master of ceremonies at various events and writes the occasional column for local and international publications.

In 2008, he was honoured by the President of Italy with the Order of the Star of Solidarity with Italy. He is a confirmed bachelor and lives in Mumbai.He is a film critic and Vice-President fo the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is editor and director of the film “Prabhoo Ke Pyare Ram Dulare” currently shooting with Kader Khan and Anupam Kher and Tiku Talsania, with music by Bappi Lahiri, cinematography.

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