Fear of Public Speaking

Toastmasters observation: sometimes peeps overspend on “planning” and underspend on “doing.” There’s no substitute for falling down and getting back up. Tonight’s (Sept 9th) public speaking demo takeaway when addressing what to do when you “go blank” during a presentation – and you’re very scientifically minded: Develop a methodology, a framework, and test different techniques … Read more

Speech Writing – Foundational Phrase

In my mind, the term Foundational Phrase comes from the Toastmasters 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, Craig Valentine. I discovered Craig’s wealth of wisdom as I entered the Toastmasters 2013 International Speech Contest and competed at the Semi-finals level. Now, in 2019, I’m revisiting how to craft a Foundational Phrase. Here are the resources … Read more

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 … Read more

WIP 009 - MUSCLE MILK, ADAM WEIL, TOASTMASTERS

WIP 009 – MUSCLE MILK, ADAM WEIL, TOASTMASTERS

Popping in to Philz Coffee (hi Jessica Aliganga) & Insight Coffee Roasters (hi Avolyn Fisher) in Sacramento, CA. Packing a Muscle Milk ready-to-drink protein shake as part of the daily routine. Transferring CDs to the Mac. Interview with Websauce Studio owner Adam Weil. Getting stopped by Black Lives Matter protesters in front of the California State Capitol. … Read more