The Mokokchung College of Teacher Education (MCTE), Yimyu, Mokokchung, observed a one-day workshop on soft skills on April 5 under the theme “The Etiquette Edge: Developing a Winning Personality and Professional Demeanour” with Ms. Imsurenla Longkumer, who has a diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition, M. Sc in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, and a Bachelor in Tourism Studies, as the resource person.

The programme commenced with a welcome address from Ms. Imtimenla Jamir, Assistant Professor, MCTE, followed by a formal expression of goodwill by MCTE principal Dr. T. Alemla Longkumer. The first session of the workshop started off with an interactive session where the resource person emphasised the importance of cultivating a positive attitude and fostering a respectful personality.

The second session continued on the topic of personal hygiene and grooming. Followed by the topic of body language and gesture, which highlighted points such as the speaker’s posture, the listener’s posture, stance, and eye contacts. The third session stressed the importance of etiquette and how to deal with people in different situations. Furthermore, the resource person, Ms. Imsurenla Longkumer, also elucidated on the significance of effective communication skills. Lastly, the 24 carats of the winner’s personality were shared in order to develop the desired personality in every individual.

The event was attended by both the 2nd and 4th semester student-teachers and the teaching faculty and non-teaching staff of the college. Quoting, “You never get a chance to make a first impression, the workshop focused on imparting knowledge on soft skills, which are required for effective teaching and learning during internship programmes and social events. The workshop culminated with reflections from the 2nd and 4th semester student-teachers, respectively, followed by a note of appreciation from Mr. Kerilhusa Peseyie, Assistant Professor MCTE.