04 Mar 2020
Self Development, Communication Skill
Debajit Saikia is a communication skills trainer based in Mumbai. He believes that appropriate training in communication skills with a focus on behavioural aspects can contribute immensely towards an individual’s success in professional and social life. With a Masters degree in English with specialization in phonetics, Debajit has taken a keen interest in understanding the human speech mechanism, and has developed unique ways of improving one’s speech quality. His training and experience as a professional voice artist has helped him to optimally use one’s voice for expressive and effective communication. He also holds a Masters Diploma in Training (2018) from the Indian Academy of Training and Development, based in Chennai. Through his various roles in the corporate world for two decades, Debajit has keenly observed the crucial aspects of interpersonal communication, and has used this learning to help individuals improve the quality of their interactions – at work as well as in personal life. Here are a few highlights of Debajit’s training career of 10 years: ? Debajit has trained over 600 employees of NSEIT (National Stock Exchange Information Technology) to develop their communication and behavioural skills between 2009 and 2016. The training areas included spoken, written and non-verbal communication, customer relations, presentation skills, phone and email etiquette, and stress management. ? In 2017, Debajit conducted a 40-hour graded training programme for managers of DiTech Process Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai to enhance their business communication skills for international correspondence. ? In July-September 2019, he conducted a series of training sessions in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru for 325 employees of Childline India Foundation (under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India) in the areas of voice modulation, interpersonal communication, stress management and professional growth. ? In the academic arena, Debajit has taught articulation and voice modulation skills for students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication at Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai from 2003 to 2013. Debajit’s prime focus as a trainer is to assist individuals in utilizing their true potential by guiding them in the simple ways of effective communication so that their lives become more meaningful.