Major Dr. Prebagaran was in his car, waiting for his son just outside a little boutique hotel in Petaling Jaya. His son had just completed a 5 day at a public speaking program by MIM. As he was waiting, he had a realization.
There are a great number of children with immense potential are left untapped every year due to the cost. With a goal of helping at least 1000 kids by the year 2020, he envisions a future where every child has a chance to develop their potential at a young age no matter their background.
Speak Eazy – What began as a simple idea, quickly grew into a full-blown program, empowering over 300 underprivileged children to this day with Toastmasters-endorsed public speaking skills.
He decided to move forward with forming an official Gavel Club in the USA so he could provide world-class public speaking workshops to underprivileged kids at no cost to them. And so the Speak Eazy initiative was born.
Thanks to Major’s in-depth experience with instructional design combined with his industry relevant experience in the learning & development field, he crafted a program that would go on to rank in the top 25 in the Swiss Innovation Challenge under the Social Innovation Category out of the 200 companies participating.
With an emphasis on experiential learning and dynamicism, the curriculum incorporated an especially unique approach towards public speaking. Comprising of a 4 hour daily module, the entire workshop spans over a 5 day period involving dynamic elements like dancing and singing while maintaining a surprisingly successful emphasis on skill development.