As many of you know I have a background that is rooted in public speaking. I was a debater in high school and have continued to stay in the judging pool for tournaments since collage for state and regional qualifying tournaments. I have always been told how well-spoken I am and many times complimented in interviews this as well. In the last year many have advised they believe I should be doing...
Surfers aren't known for their smarts, but you might be surprised. Surf magazines are filled with the most poignant imagery and poetic devotion. And a surfer under threat musters intellect to save the waves they love.
Yesterday a world-class surf break was under threat of demolition, a sacrifice for an unnecessary toll road. San Diego surfers congregated at the California Regional Water Quality...
A powerful hook that would work in a debate
I have to write an informative speech about anything I want, but I have no idea what topic to talk about! Someone please give me any ideas or tips?!
Hi prospective student! It's important to be well-prepared for your first session.
First, let's talk on the phone to address your needs and then:
Make sure you bring your writing with you! I know that may sound silly, but sometimes we walk out of the house and forget the keys.
Make sure your writing is printed on a clean copy with 1 - 1.5 inch margins, double-spaced...
Imagine the audience in their underwear!
This is an old tip from who-knows-where. Has it ever helped reduce your public speaking anxiety? I'm going to take a wild guess and say your answer is "no". If you're happy with this underwear envisioning tip, then carry on. If you feel you need something more to help with your public speaking anxiety, read on!
A lot of people don't connect clear speaking with writing skills, but I've noticed that lots of students, from elementary school through college make errors in spelling and grammar because of the influence of hearing others pronounce words incorrectly. For example, "I don't know weather I'm going" or "Could you be quite, please? or "Me and my friend are...." The...
Here's my intro video to learn more about how I teach, train and tutor people. Its all about building competency and confidence.
Do you have a friend you want to officially beat in a debate? Are my fees too high? Do you like showing off in front of people?
If this sounds like you then bringing a friend is the perfect solution! More people means a judge and maybe an audience. Every judge is a different and being judged is great practice!
And we can have debates!
Although I am rarely asked to organize...
Can you believe 2014 is already 1/4 over? Wow! Besides freezing and shoveling snow, what have you done so far this year?
It's never too late to learn!
Maybe you always wanted to blog but didn't know how
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Public Speaking- From Fear to Fierce
I went to a high school that put great emphasis on classical skills: Logic, Latin, and Rhetoric. The term “rhetoric” has a bad reputation in today’s society that is completely undeserved. The word “rhetoric” simply referred to the art of communication, often in public speaking or in discussion format.
That discussion aside, I loved the methods...
I used to be a quiet person who didn't like to talk in front of a group of people for fear of making a mistake and having them laugh at me. Luckily, I learned from my high school basketball coach that making mistakes is a good thing, and nothing to be ashamed about. "How can it be a good thing?" I wondered.
She told me that my fear of making mistakes...
Philosophy of Education for M.J. T.
To me the purpose of education is threefold:
(1) provide students with a basis of knowledge,
(2) teach students how to reason so that they can continue their education throughout their lives, and
(3) instill in them a life-long excitement about and love of learning.
Students must acquire a basis of knowledge, a framework on which to sort...
My cousin once asked, "Where do you get your confidence?” Before I had time to consider the idea, the response came out, "I've made mistakes, and I'm not afraid to make mistakes in the future.” In public speaking, writing, and publishing; the speaker or writer must be confident. Confidence builders for me always include preparation. Here are ways I prepare to write and to present.
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I have 8 years of language teaching experience. I taught for 7 years at Princeton University and 1 year at the University of Notre Dame. It is truly a joy for me to help people reach their academic and personal goals. Please contact me as soon as possible to inquire about scheduling a tutoring session with me. I specialize in language arts, particularly...
As a communications professional for more than 28 years, I have served several times as a media relations representative - as communications director for a health care service, as a public relations firm account manager, as media relations specialist for a political party and as a campaign manager for a city council candidate. For an aspiring media relations specialist, education is key, but the...
Q WyzAnt wants to know
If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of academic or professional advice, what would it be?
My greatest piece of advice to my younger self would be to have more courage in following your true passions. For example, I knew very early on that I loved writing but was fearful that my writing "wasn't good enough" and that I...