I told my local Toastmasters club the story of changing my path from studying computer science to designing.
Yanbin gave his second speech at the Toastmasters club on “stereotypes”. It is a tough topic to expand upon, and I think he did a beautiful job.
To many people, art is a mystery. It seems like, if you want to be an artist, you have to be creative and artistic. What if I say, there is a simple way to get into the world of art, with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors?
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.
How to evaluate and what makes an effective evaluation.
An incredible mentor helped me get through my first three speeches and make me become more confident.
I started many ambitions that ended up nowhere. I’ve started many dairy books, but none of them had more than two weeks of notes. Well, I finally found one. So far, it has been one of the few things I can proudly say that I succeed in doing with persistence.
I just finished the book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” written by Barbara Ehrenreich. It was about her research project how what lives were like for low wage workers in the US. I appreciate her observations and evaluations, and I think many of her evaluations are still valid even in 2015. I found how to improve people living on minimum wage is a practically complicated issue, it’s not as simple as raising minimum wage and force rent to be lower (which could potentially crash the economy), and I’m not even knowledgeable to make valid comments on it, but I believe this has to be addressed. So I’d like to share her book with you, to provoke thoughts and spark new ideas. Discussions are welcomed.
In this short speech, I talked about why and how I got into karate.
Recently, I started a personal project to review and evaluate iPhone Apps and gave a short speech about it to my Toastmasters club.
I felt great after I put together the content: apparently for this technical topic, I did a great job “de-technicalize” it for my audience — my fellow Toastmasters, who come from a variety of backgrounds. After I gave a speech and gathered my evaluations, I know this speech has so much more room to improve.