My International Women’s Day Celebration
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My International Women’s Day Celebration

Currently I am working on the Persuasive Influence Pathway. This path helps you build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader. My current project is Research and Present. This project addresses strategies for selecting a topic, suggestions for research and methods for producing a well-organized speech. Since my speech was on the last of...

Emotional Intelligence, the Ultimate Means of Exhibiting Empathy
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Emotional Intelligence, the Ultimate Means of Exhibiting Empathy

During our meeting on Wednesday, the theme was about Emotional Intelligence (EI).  EI is the act of recognizing your own emotion and those of others, discerning the differences, and labelling them appropriately in a given situation.  Using such  knowledge to the advantage of the individual is crucial to success in office and home environments. Women...

Developing Empathy
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Developing Empathy

A few years ago, I was having my “walking” 1-on-1 with my mentor at my office parking lot. As  we were walking and I was busy explaining the project issues and bottlenecks, we heard a loud honk behind us. We stopped and turned around to look at the driver when he rolled down his window...

Win Your Power Back
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Win Your Power Back

In 2016, I stumbled upon Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.    When I read the book, I developed my first understanding of emotional intelligence. It helped me understand the importance of controlling my impulses. It was a big revelation for me. Something I was not aware of. So, I...

How to A.C.E. Your Speech
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How to A.C.E. Your Speech

Last week, Lindy MacLaine, the Second-Runner-Up in the 2020 first ever Virtual Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, gave us a great workshop on “How To Become an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking.”  Take a look at the recording here:  I learned a lot from her one hour workshop. “A.C.E.” stands for Authenticity, Cameras dos and...

Five Things That Public Speaker Winner Lindy MacLanie Mastered
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Five Things That Public Speaker Winner Lindy MacLanie Mastered

It’s our honor to host another workshop, “How To Become an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking,” led by Lindy MacLaine, DTM, the Second-Runner-Up in the 2020 first ever Virtual Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, this Wednesday, Jan 13th, 7-8 pm PST.  I first heard about Lindy MacLaine last year. I was practicing my evaluation contest...

Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal
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Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal

A few months ago, I was searching for more meaning in life. I have plenty in life, but I wanted more. During that search, I took things for granted and was ungrateful for all that I have. So I tried writing a gratitude journal, like many of my self-help books suggested. I wrote five things...

Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists
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Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists

Last week, Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters hosted a panel on “Mastering Communication | Learn from the Stars of Public Speaking.” All three women had their unique speaking styles. I enjoyed Luisa’s southern Texan boldness, Maureen’s engineering detail-oriented way of painting her story, and Lindy’s compassion and vulnerability on screen. After hearing our panel, here are some...

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