I was invited to do a presentation to students at my alma mater (SVCE, Pennalur). The occasion was a day-long event today organized by the ECE department’s Alumni Association & IEEE Chapter. I decided against a technical topic for fear of boring the students, instead, I made a talk on “Entrepreneurship for Engineers”. Following what “George Bernard Shaw” said “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation“, I started by quoting myself “There has never been a better time in Indian History for becoming an Entrepreneur”.
I tried my best to make the session very lively and at the end when I counted only a few heads were sleeping out of nearly 100 students in the hall. And in the 90 minutes, I heard no “Boos” or “Whistles” which itself I think was an achievement in itself. Download – Entrepreneurship for Engineers v2.0.pdf (292.67 KB).
In the evening I presented one more session. This time it was at Vishwak for our weekly Friday sessions organized by our team members as a forum to share knowledge and best practices. Here again, I went against a technical topic as I didn’t have the time in advance to prepare on any of the latest or upcoming topics, and if I presented on any of the existing technologies then my team knows more than me :-). The topic I talked was on “Presentation Skills” and as a way of demonstrating, I did the talk without any presentation aids (No PowerPoint and no Projector).