Sunday with Kuriocity, Charmaine and Andre

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Planet J in its continued mission of bringing value to its readers organised a workshop on grooming and etiquette on July 26 at Dempo House, Panaji. Open to the age group of 16 to 23, the workshop aimed at giving Goan youngsters some important tips on grooming, social graces and etiquette. Seventy two youngsters participated in the half day workshop conducted by Charmaine Shakleton Godinho and Andre Shakleton of Chrysalis Trainers.

Andre worked on the conditioning of their minds and what the participants needed to do to develop the requisite skills to groom themselves and then present themselves to the world. He used some very innovative exercises to introduce the participants to how their mind works. In an exercise with dots and lines Andre indicated the need for out of the box thinking to face a challenge and the fastest way of resolving the same was also revealed through a dance sequence. This had the youth engrossed and entertained at the same time. In a competitive spirit the participants pushed themselves to do the best they could.

Charmaine on the other hand gave out some very valuable and practical tips on what to wear, what to say and how to behave when presenting one’s self. Her examples and stories had the group hanging on to every word she said and this was evident from some very intriguing questions being asked on social behaviour. Charmaine not being one to stand on stage or behind a podium was down in the middle of the audience demonstrating what poise and posture meant and teams were made to experiment with the same to much laughter and enthusiasm. The participants eagerly absorbed all that was said and demonstrated.

The workshop ended with participants receiving certificates of participation from the trainers.\


It was difficult waking up on a Sunday morning for a workshop but the experience was totally worth it.

-Ruchika Yadav, St Xaviers, Mapusa


It was a good interactive workshop and met with all my expectations. All my queries were also answered.

-Laila Fernandes, Sharada Mandir, HSS, Miramar


The workshop was excellent as it will help develop our personality.

-Prachi Deshpande, Chartered Accountant


The workshop taught us how not be crass and different etiquettes that we should follow.

-Sanika Bharne, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panaji


It was a fun-filled workshop and we learnt a lot and enjoyed the activities. We also learnt a new dance. It was a brilliant workshop.

-Stephanie DeSousa, student


It was an amazing workshop and I had a great time. Please have more workshops.

-Divya Usapkar, Government College, Marcel


In four hour I gathered a lot of knowledge that will help me for the next thirty to forty years, actually for the rest of my life.

-Aparna A P, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panaji


It was amazing and fun. I now feel more confident about myself.

-Raveena Deshpande, People’s Higher Secondary School, Panaji


It was a very knowledgeable workshop and couldn’t be more fun. I shall try and put what I have learnt into practice. Thanks Planet J and Ms Godinho.

-Vishesh Kulkarni, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panaji


The workshop has taught me a few tips in how to become polished and feel not only confident but also good about myself.

-Rosita Sousa, St Xaviers, Mapusa


I learnt a lot and the instructors were very efficient and friendly. Thanks Planet J for organising such a wonderful workshop.

-Sagar H, Dempo’s Higher Secondary School, Cujira


It was a Sunday really well spent and the experience was amazing. Thanks to Ms Godinho and Mr Shackleton and of course Planet J.

-Disha Sawant, St Xaviers, Mapusa


Feel the confidence level already shooting up after the workshop. Thanks to the trainers for the invaluable contributions.

-Apurva Haldankar, St Xaviers, Mapusa


The workshop helped me to recognise my abilities and be spontaneous.

-Melissa Dias, V M Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar


The workshop made me feel very good about myself and I also feel more confident.

-Sangeeta Sidhgavli, St Xaviers, Mapusa


Indeed a wonderful workshop. Thanks a ton Planet J for organising it. Found a lot of precious tips and it was fabulous.

-Krupa Naik, Government College, Marcel


Thank you for a super workshop. Hope you have many more.

-Sarvang Bandodkar, Agnel Institute of Design, Assagao


Thank you Planet J for organising such a wonderful workshop and to the trainers for conducting it so well.

-Siya Wadji, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna


Since I study in Bangalore, this was my first Planet J workshop and I must say it was very interesting. Thanks to the trainers for imparting quality training to us. Hope to attend many more.

-Abhijit Bandikatte, Sir MVIT College, Bangalore


It was action-packed and very interesting. Would love to also express my appreciation to Navhind Times.

-Melanie De Sousa, St Xaviers, Mapusa


The workshop was enlightening and has added plus points to my personality.

-Rajat Kerkar, Agnel Institute of Design, Assagao


It was an awesome workshop and I learnt many great and new things.

-Heramb Karpe, TN University


The workshop was an amazing experience for me. A big thank you to Planet J for organising the workshop and to Charmaine and Andre for their time and generosity.

-Supriya Pereira, Dhempe College, Miramar


The workshop helped in making us aware of many small things which we need to do in our day to day life. I also had fun and it was very entertaining.

-Charmaine Dourado, V M Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar


It was a great experience and a cool workshop. Thanks Planet J.

-Riviera Luis, St Andrew’s College, Vasco


Charmaine and Andre were fun and it was a unique experience learning from some of the best.

-Tanushree Chandavarkar, Goa University

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