WIP 012 - T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN

WIP 012 – T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN

YouTube thumbnails, t-shirt designs using Affinity Designer, Muscle Milk, rockin’ the scene with Philz Coffee Barista RJ, Capital City Toastmasters club meeting, and a meeting with Toastmasters club members Jonathan Faridian and Jaytika Nand to do a little speech contest coaching.

Helena Rhim's First Toastmasters Speech Kicked Ass!

Since I evaluated Helena Rhim’s Toastmasters speech, I asked her what she was physically experiencing while she was speaking:

  • My body was shaking
  • When I paused I could feel my face turning red
  • I felt the vein in neck throbbing
  • My hands were clammy

Even though she was nervous and experienced all of these symptoms, we the audience, could not tell. She looked great! She presented a smooth and easy-to-follow story. Her speaking was well-paced. She had good eye contact, hand gestures, and vocal variety.

NO “ums” or “ahs.” And NO notes.

I chatted with her at the end of the meeting and asked her about her writing and rehearsal process. “All-in-all I probably rehearsed my speech 30 times,” she said.

When she mentioned all of the physical symptoms she experienced, I said, “Yes! That’s awesome.” She mustered through, and now has one speech under her belt. That’s the courage it takes to grow!

Helena was impressive with her purposeful use of pauses instead of the normal filler-words like “ums” or “ahs.” I could see her actively being mindful by forcing a pause before her next line – and it looked natural. This is an advanced technique that she told me she’s been working hard on for the past few weeks. “I practiced not saying “ums” and “ahs” when I was out and about during my daily routine,” she said. “I forced myself to be mindful of it and practiced stopping myself from saying “ums” when interacting with people during the day.”

Bravo!

Items for improvement:

  • Present speech in front of the podium/lectern
  • Break up the standing-still pose by taking one or two purposeful steps to the left and right

Club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA (Facebook Page)
Date: April 9, 2018

WIP 010 - Coffeehouses, Sacramento Mural, Mom's Shoes, Toastmasters Jonathan Faridian, Thyroid Meds

WIP 010 – Coffeehouses, Sacramento Mural, Mom’s Shoes, Toastmasters Jonathan Faridian, Thyroid Meds

Work in Progress (WIP) 010

  • Spotted my brother, Lance, out and about
  • Modeling workbook
  • Crowd at Philz Coffee at Ice Blocks in Midtown Sacramento, CA
  • Muscle Milk
  • Fuller Poles public art (16th & Q in Sacramento, CA)
  • Building mural by Drew Merritt (alley side of 2020 J St, Sacramento, CA)
  • My Mom (known as Mrs.Walley to her fans) teaches me a little French, and raves about her new aqua shoes
  • Nighttime laser lights
  • Insight Coffee Roasters on 16th Street in Sacramento, CA
  • Meeting RJ, Barista at Philz Coffee at Ice Blocks in Midtown Sacramento, CA
  • Jonathan Faridian practicing his 2018 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speech, and receiving club member’s feedback, at Capital City Toastmasters #142
  • Reebok dumbbells
  • Zen War Kanji t-shirt designs
  • Thyroid medication at Safeway

2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest

Reid Walley – 2nd-place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest.
Aug 22, 2013, Toastmasters Convention, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH.
District 39. Home club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA.

2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest. District 39. Capital City Toastmasters #142 in Sacramento, CA.
Reid Walley – 2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest. District 39. Home club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA.

1st-place Reid Walley – 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner

1st-place Reid Walley – 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner! Saturday, May 17-18, 2013, at the Hilton Stockton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA. Billed as the “Triple Crown Toastmaster Elegance” 2013 Spring Conference. Eight contestants and a room of almost 200 in the audience. It was a whole bunch of fun!

1st-place Reid Walley - 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner
1st-place Reid Walley – 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner

On behalf of Capital City Toastmasters, we wish to congratulate you for winning the speech competition at the District 39 Conference last night. You delivered a heartfelt and dynamic speech which engaged the audience right from the beginning to the very end! It proved to be a challenging competition with 8 participants, but you did it!!

Reid, we are so proud of you and wish you success at the International Conference in Cincinnati in August. You have our support and we will be cheering you on!

Best,
Ceci Perez Dunn
President, Capital City Toastmasters #142

Life Coach Reid Walley – Toastmasters Speech 6 – Designing Happiness (Marriage 101)

Event: Toastmasters District 39, Area 51 International Speech and Evaluation Contests
Role: Model/target speaker
Speech title: “Designing Happiness” (Marriage 101)
April 1, 2010. Toastmasters speech #6 (5-7 min)
Official qualifying time: 5:45
Toastmaster: Kevin Hrim
Evaluators: Tracy Starkey, Darien De Lu, Daniel Pastores, Arnold Kunst, Edward Hurff
Toastmasters club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA
Location: Sutter General Hospital/Buhler Building, Sacramento, CA
Audience attendance: approx 20
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Note: This was a totally cool experience. I spoke to a crowd of 20 strangers, with no podium and without notes. I was evaluated by a panel of 5 Toastmasters. Before my speech, my chin shivered uncontrollably a few times, my handwriting was shaky and my knees were knocking together. It was so cool!!!