Preparing a Prepared Speech
November 30, 2021
The contents of this article was originally presented as a workshop in a regular meeting of the Chung Chi College Toastmasters Club on November 27, 2021. Project speeches are the bread and butter of any Toastmasters club. They provide members with the opportunity to flex their writing muscles, discover public speaking skills that they already have, and learn about what skills they need to improve upon. However, writing a project speech, aka a “prepared speech”, can seem like a very daunting task to newer members.
The Random Writing Rodeo
September 25, 2020
I recently met up with a new friend for dinner. During the course of the conversation they confessed that they were very passionate about Philosophy. They were intrigued about the “realism” and “logic” of the world, and how it operated. They talked about various different philosophers, their theories, and perspectives about how to perceive the world. As my friend put it, “this is what I think about while on the bus.
Picking up Something New
September 11, 2020
A friend of mine recently shared this article. Google has started offering multiple online “Career Certificate” programs on Coursera, and has stated that they will “consider [the] new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree.” This wasn’t all too surprising. Having done several technical online courses myself (learning AWS, Machine Learning, ElasticSearch), I personally saw that online courses can be very effective in helping people acquire additional technical and software skills.