Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Improve your Public Speaking and Communication Skills

Public speaking and communication skills can be enhanced in the summer holidays.  In today’s world, partnership and collaboration and group projects and activities are on the rise.  It has contributed to some of the greatest leaps in creative endeavors in all fields from science and technology to the arts.  You must have heard the saying, “Individually, we are one drop, but together, we are an ocean.”   Public speaking and communication skills include speech, presentation and debating skills.  They form an important part of soft skill enhancement. They are necessary to navigate this complex and intriguing world with confidence and thoughtfulness. It also helps you to find your voice and assert yourself in the face of injustice and also helps you to join movements tirelessly working for a better future. The following are a few suggestions to improve your public speaking … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Improve your Creative Writing Skills

Summer holidays give students ample time to improve their creative writing skills.  You must include it in the things to do in the summer holidays if you enjoy or want to improve your creative writing skills.  Creative writing has facets which can only be enhanced by practice and with the help of good mentors.  There are various technical nuances of writing which need to be learnt if one wants to become a good creative writer.  It is also a fun activity for students with strong communication, imagination and language skills.  These skills can also be developed over time if one has the passion.  All human beings like to imagine and daydream.  Creative writing helps to channel one’s gift of imagination to dizzying heights.  Writing sharpens one’s power of observation.  It also helps one to look at life with deeper sensitivity … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Maintain a Summer Holiday Diary

Maintaining a summer holiday diary can be an awesome way to cherish summer holidays and other holiday memories in the years to come.  You can do this in a usual diary-like format and add memorable pictures.  You can also add little souvenirs of places you visited like fallen leaves, a tiny handicraft item, etc.  You can also include a summer holiday section in your own personal diary if you are already maintaining one.  In this way, your holiday experience will become even more enhanced and vivid. You will be able to write down your deepest thoughts and express your heartfelt emotions and feelings in the summer holiday diary.  If you enjoy writing poems, you can even write a few poems about any experience that moved or inspired you.  Maintaining a summer holiday diary will help you become more involved in … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Read and Enjoy the World of Books

The summer holidays will give you endless hours to read and enjoy the world of books.  Do include it in your list of things to do in the summer holidays whether you are an avid reader or just beginning to read books like the Harry Potter series. Books can leave you spellbound and make you a more sensitive and deep thinker.  It can also broaden your mind and give you food for thought.  It can help increase your creative skills.  Books help expose you to a wide variety of thoughts, themes and experiences and can heighten your senses.  It can also help you to empathize with different characters and the conditions and situations that they are facing.  Books also help to increase your expressive skills, vocabulary and depth of knowledge and imaginative power.   The following is a lovely quote on … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Learn Dancing

Learning to dance is a fun way to spend the summer holidays.  If you are keen about learning to dance, why not learn some dance steps this summer.  You may already have practiced a few dance steps by watching dance performances.  The summer holidays are a good time to take your dancing skills to new heights.  You should include learning to dance in the list of things to do in the summer holidays.  If you are passionate or dream about trying out some dance steps, then do not let the summer holidays pass by without learning to dance.  Apart from being an enjoyable activity, you will stay fit and also meet new friends who share this interest.  It is also a creative endeavor.  You can also learn to choreograph your own unique dance moves.  Dancing can leave you mesmerized at … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer Holidays: Travelling and Visiting Places

In your list of things to do in the summer holidays, travelling and visiting places may occupy prominence.  We are all generally curious about the world around us and beyond.  Travelling and visiting different places will expand your horizons.  It will also leave you with memorable experiences and moments spent with your family and friends.  You will realize what a small world it is after travelling and also maybe become a little wiser.  You will witness different cultures.  You will also meet other fellow human beings living on this planet and be mesmerized by natural scenery, flora and fauna, museums, heritage sites, etc.  Travelling is not only an enjoyable experience but can also make you thoughtful.  It will give you practical education of things which you may have read about in textbooks or heard in the classroom.  The following are … Continue reading

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