Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Talking his way into record books

A MAN has talked his way into the Guinness Book of Records by giving a speech that lasted for six days and five nights.

Jayasimha Ravirala, previously of the Indian Air Force, lectured on Personality Development Concepts for 111 hours. He left his job with the Air Force because he had dreamed of giving motivational lectures to students and business people

"The idea of delivering a speech was always there in my mind ... Because I am in this field and that is the reason I thought if I was a good speaker and planned to take up this field, I must do something which would inspire everybody," said Ravirala, who clearly never uses one word where 20 will do.

Mr Ravirala spoke on a variety of subjects, including leadership, parenting, employment and interviews, Daily India website reported.

Mr Ravirala was allowed only a 30-second pause by the judges during his marathon speech.

Daily India reported that event was well attended and the audience found the marathon lecture "quite stimulating and useful".

Mr Ravirala revealed that controlling his sleep cycle was the key to be able to remain awake for five nights on the trot.

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