Humor: Expecting What You Were Not Expecting
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Humor: Expecting What You Were Not Expecting

“Jack (pronounced yaack) do you have a spare tire?” that was the beginning of a great speech presented by the second place winner of the 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking, Luisa Montalvo. She hosted a humor 101 workshop for Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters members. What a grand entry? Everybody was bewitched by her usage of...

How to Get the Most Out of A Mentorship?
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How to Get the Most Out of A Mentorship?

Last Friday I gave a workshop on “How to Get the Most Out of A Mentorship?” For those who could not attend the meeting but find the subject interesting, here are the slides and recording.  I personally have 12 mentors in my life. Each mentor is there for a different purpose. I have my public...

Impostor Syndrome: What Is It and How Can We Overcome?
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Impostor Syndrome: What Is It and How Can We Overcome?

What an eye-opening talk about impostor syndrome by Maureen Zappala in the Pop-up workshop.  Maureen shared with us an interesting tale of her early career journey, when she had joined the NASAJet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in 1983 as an aeronautical engineer. How many of us have dreamt to be one? She started with her “first...

How to Overcome the Self-Doubt of Impostor Syndrome
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How to Overcome the Self-Doubt of Impostor Syndrome

Do people think you are smarter than you really are? Do you second-guess your abilities, despite a long history of success and accomplishments? Do you hesitate to take on new challenges because they are unfamiliar to you? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are in the right place. Distinguished Toastmaster, Maureen Zappala, is...

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