How I Overcame Fear When Speaking in Groups (In Chinese)

A write-up (in Chinese) on how I overcame my fear when speaking in front of a group.

在美国工作的最初几年,总感到自己在唇枪舌战的集体会议上无话可说。身边的同事基本都非常擅于表达自己的意见,管他对的错的,说出来再说。科技公司们也很鼓励这种氛围。我从小到大一直挺内向的,表达自己观点的机会不多,也不太习惯在众人面前表达,不太适应大家都积极发言的环境。可是,总不能总做个默默的观众吧?在美国的公司里,如果不能抓住时机表达自己的观点,那么我就会逐渐地被忽略了。我为这件事焦虑了很久,最终还是觉得不行动不行。

Give & Get Candid Feedback

radical candor

I enjoyed a great workshop with my coworkers on at work, how to be candid & helpful when give feedback, and how to better receive feedback. I really love the quote Russ ended the workshop with: “Feedback is not measured by your mouth; it is measured by the listener’s ear.”

Three Words to Make Up A Story

Jonathan, our Table Topics Master today at Toastmasters meeting, threw a really fun table topics party for us. He brought a bag of small pieces of paper, each with one word on it. Every table topics speaker picks three words, and use them to make up a story.

A Day @ TEDxMarin

a day at TEDxMarin

I truly felt proud when I was finally able to sit down and enjoy the show, I saw my name coming up as part of the volunteers on the screen.