Welcome to Chatterbox Live
“Have you ever wondered why it is easy to speak to a friend alone and it is absolutely fearful to go on a stage and give a speech? Speaking to a friend is also communication. You do not need to be trained….
Meet Our Team
A dynamic and highly skilled facilitator and public speaking trainer with over ten years of experience in the field. He is the founder of Chatterbox, a start-up that has made waves across India and Nepal with a stellar presence in over 14 cities. As a certified trainer for Round Table India, Dhiraj has helped over 10,000 professionals and students enhance their communication and public speaking skills.
With his expertise in coaching, Dhiraj has been instrumental in developing the oratory skills of thousands of children. He has conducted numerous workshops and leadership training programs for entrepreneurs in cities like- Siliguri, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kathmandu, and Guwahati, among others.
Dhiraj is an active member and Past President of Siliguri Toastmasters Club and has served as the Area Director of Toastmasters Club, Area 41. He is a Competent Communicator and a Competent Leader (CC,CL) in Toastmasters International and has completed numerous training workshops, including the Certified Dale Carnegie TTT programmes. He is also serving as the Secretary of Lions Club of Siliguri Greater.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dhiraj holds a BSc. in Economics (Honors) and is proficient in English, Hindi, Nepali, Marwari and Bengali.
Mrs. Vinita Banka is a valuable member of the Chatterbox board of directors, serving as the Director and Advisor. In addition to her leadership role, she has also taken charge of multiple tasks related to facilitation, marketing, and internship programs. As an alumna of the esteemed Modern High School, Mrs. Banka has a deep-rooted commitment to supporting the growth and development of individuals.
Not only is she a certified jeweler, but she is also a marathon runner, exemplifying her dedication and commitment to excellence in all aspects of her life. Mrs. Banka’s passion for imparting knowledge and skills in public speaking is evident in her tireless efforts towards empowering young individuals. Her immense contributions to Chatterbox make her an asset to the organization and a super mother to all those she mentors.
As a mentor/facilitator, Prajwal brings in a gamut of his own first hand experiences in public speaking, storytelling and leadership.
He is at the helm of Chatterbox, building and constantly innovating, one voice at a time.
When he turned 18, he presented himself with a lifetime Toastmasters International membership. He has served under various capacities from club president to area director;
Prajwal has represented his district in multiple contests and bagged accolades. He is the youngest district evaluation champion of District 124, serving parts of North-East India, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Prajwal has completed his under graduation from Symbiosis, Pune and marketing exchange program from Macquarie University, Sydney. Throughout his school and college life, he has actively participated and organized debating competitions, business fests and Model United Nations conferences from IIMs to MNCs.
He is into his family-run print media and printing business in Siliguri, West Bengal. He spearheads all the marketing activities and new-age media initiatives.
Prajwal loves to pair his early mornings with a small pot of freshly brewed Darjeeling tea, with a book on the side. He is a seeker for travel opportunities and aspires to explore every cuisine in the world.
With a head for business and a heart for the world, Aman is a young and passionate entrepreneur who has the innate zeal in him to bring about disruption through his ideas. He truly believes in the fact that effective communication is the most undervalued yet the best investment in today’s world. At Chatterbox, he is a strategist and an advisor on board, who brings his network and business insights that would enable the organization to grow exponentially.
At a personal level, he is director at Choudhury Group- his family business ventures into steel, tea and real estate. He is pursuing MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and has done his graduation in B.Com Honors from the esteemed Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. His academic accolades include recognitions from Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, IIT Delhi, IIM Bangalore among others. He has been an active debator and MUNner throughout his life with an experience of over 25+ MUNs.
He is an eminent member of Lions Club of Citizens Tarang, Young Indians and Don Bosco Alumini.
In a side note, he is extremely bullish on the Indian markets and the startup ecosystem and aspires to travel to every corner of the globe.
Courses of ChatterBox
This is a one month online course for kids from the age of 7-12 years
Chatterbox sessions are always fun Learning
Happiness is seeing all these children smiling while learning with Prerana ma’am!!Having fun while learning helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable.
Chatterbox has successfully conducted an online session on Public Speaking for Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, a premier institute of Kolkata with over 200 students attending multiple sessions on 4th March 2022.
This is a one month online course for kids from the age of 13-18 years
This is a one month online course for adults (18+ years)
Out of The Box
This is a one month online course for kids from the age of 13 -18 years on debating and Model United Nations (MUN)
This is a one month online course for kids from the age of 7-18 years. This is eligible only for those who have completed Level 1 of the Masterclass
This is a one month online course for anyone who wants to learn a foreign language (spanish, mandarin, german, french)
This is a one month online course for professionals of any industry. (18+ years)
3-day or 5-day program for entrepreneurs, professionals, homemakers, etc.
This is a golden opportunity for interns who want to get some experience before facing challenges of the corporate world (Age: 18 and above)
Spreading wings to different locations
A combination of Information, Ideas, Virtual Arguments, Messy Parliaments and a Lot of Experience.
Chatterbox is thrilled to announce the tie up with the prestigious DPS Jorhat.
This will bolster our presence in the education field and hugely benefit the children from this region. We appreciate the initiative taken by the school administration for incorporating PublicSpeaking as part of the curriculum.
DPS Jorhat is a wonderful addition to the other institutes we have been closely working with.
Chatterbox 1st Batch Aftermovie
The acid test of our course took place when we had the Grande Finale of our first batch. We were not sure what would be the outcome. Our success and failure depended on that day. As one by one the kids went to deliver their final speeches we sighed a breath of satisfaction that what we were doing was right. The parents were in tears seeing their children perform so well which they had never expected. The parents expectation was zero but what they were delivered was more than 100% if not more. Seeing the joy, enthusiasm and energy this whole event brought about we decided to continue with Chatterbox.
Latest Events of ChatterBox
An interactive workshop on public speaking and effective communication was organized by Marwari Yuwa Manch Sewa Sathi Sakha at Doon Heritage School, which was conducted by Chatterbox. It was a delightful experience for us to share our expertise on public speaking with the aspiring future leaders, and we feel pleased and proud to have done so.
During the workshop, we covered various aspects of public speaking, including how to overcome stage fright, how to structure a speech, and how to use body language and voice modulation to enhance the impact of the message. We also shared tips on how to engage and connect with the audience, and how to handle questions and feedback effectively.
The participants showed a lot of enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, and we were impressed by their willingness to step out of their comfort zones and practice their communication skills. It was gratifying to see the progress they made over the course of the workshop, and we believe that they have the potential to become confident and effective speakers in the future.
We are grateful to Marwari Yuwa Manch Sewa Sathi Sakha for giving us the opportunity to contribute to the development of the young minds, and we look forward to more such collaborations in the future.
Build Your Self-Confidence
Chatterbox first started when we realized the need to motivate youth to improve public speaking. We understand that public speaking and communication is not a very big part of school curriculum but an important one so we took initiative to teach our young generation to bring out best of their personalities. We don’t want our youth to suffer the way we did. Our aim is to shape future leaders.
What parents have to say
Thank you for such interesting sessions . Awantika really enjoyed . We loved to see the practice sessions of Awantika at home ( trying to do the HW quickly )
Thank you Mr Joseph and Dheeraj bhai for the fantastic session and learning for the kids. I am sure the learning will definitely help them out in the coming days to be more comfortable and confident . Mr. Dhiraj and Mr. Joseph are gentlemen. I have not seen any one connect with kids with such patience and have such commitment towards the little ones .Please let me know for more classes planned in the coming days and future. Will definitely like the kids to join and keep improving their skills.
Thank you Dhiraj and Joseph for coming up with an online training module in Public Speaking so quickly and effectively. It’s a wonderful platform especially for those kids in whose cities there may not be much of exposure for such Brilliant and professional courses ! I can see a lot of improvement in Siya already, in just a matter of 1 week! I sincerely request Chatterbox team to continue the same and come up with more and more till they reach a level of perfection !
After Chatterbox happened, kids have emerged more stage-confident. Parents may sometimes not notice such potential in their children. Chatterbox has helped bring out those qualities. Cheers to the Team Chatterbox… Dhiraj and Joseph for bringing such an initiative in Siliguri.
Dear mentors, My son Laksh sincerely enjoyed the time spent with you all !! He has become more verbal n creative..! He gained more confidence more courage n the desire to use his voice to express himself more!! Thanks for your commitment! “Chatterbox ” Power of public speaking for children !!
Rhangdol lacked confidence and was jittery with his public speaking skills before Chatterbox happened to him. We can feel a definite positive change in the way he poses and delivers his speeches…Chatterbox rocks.
Palash and Devash are my nephews and i have seen a sea change in them after attending your chatterbox classes. We are very eager on have a chatterbox classes in Durgapur and want to invite you to start the classes here. Can you pls mail us your franchise proposal so that we can circulate it among our friends and connect back soon with you all.
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