In the world of professional learning, distinguished guest speakers have become an integral part of the educational experience for students. This is because they expose students to real-world life experiences from the position of someone who has already been there. Thus, students get to see the insight and perspective of the guest speaker’s particular field and takeaway great lessons of life and learning.
To talk about the benefits, one can say that an important benefit which is derived from having a guest speaker is the enhancement of the students’ educational experience. Through this exposure, students essentially get a glimpse into the professional experience of the speaker, which they can’t get anywhere else. Yet another added benefit is the link that students get to make between what they learn in their textbooks and what they learn from the guest speaker. Research indicates that it helps students to build important connections between what they are learning and the real world.
At ABS, we clearly understand the significance of these guest lectures and make all efforts to bring community leaders from around the world to Asian Business School whose achievements have had national and/or international significance. As part of this academic feature, ABS recently hosted Sh. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express Group on Saturday, 27th April 2019 as a distinguished guest speaker on the occasion of the institute’s 6th Annual Convocation Ceremony wherein he delivered an enlightening address to the ABS PGDM students.
Sh. Prabhu Chawla reminded the students that today marked the beginning of their stepping into the corporate world and asked them to reflect on the meaning of each of the clause of the convocation oath that they promised to follow. Ruminating upon his own journey in life so far, he spoke about the importance of having a vision & mission in life and told the students how he had pursued his own ambition of becoming a writer and a journalist with single-minded concentration and focus; and at times, even against all odds. He also spoke about developing a team and setting principles. He further cautioned the students to “never promise what you cannot deliver but always deliver more than what you promised.”