Delivering on The Big Stage
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Delivering on The Big Stage

Whether you are promoting yourself at an interview, your pitch to investors, or recruitment for your favorite cause, you want to communicate effectively, with a winning argument that inspires others to action, or, at least, to agreement. One day you will find yourself on stage before a large audience promoting your project or passion.  You...

Overcome The Fear of Change
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Overcome The Fear of Change

“The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist.” Will Smith says in the movie, After Earth, “That is near insanity. […] Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice. We...

Work In Progress
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Work In Progress

Last week, I did an ice-breaker speech for Women L.E.A.D Toastmasters demo meeting. The Ice Breaker speech is a speech to introduce yourself – something about your life, your job, your hobbies, your unique interests, your family, or any combination of these. I used my ice-breaker to talk about my hobby, career, and toastmasters journey, and hope to...

SEE YOU On Oct 14th 7-8pm PT!
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SEE YOU On Oct 14th 7-8pm PT!

Guess what?! We are ready for our first meeting! The monthly theme we selected for this meeting is “The Journey of Technical Women Leaders”. We will have two experienced speakers to share with us their journey of being technical leaders in their industries. Renee Yao will share with us her journey of finding herself in...

Women L.E.A.D. Themes
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Women L.E.A.D. Themes

Here are the themes for our bi-weekly toastmasters’ meetings: Women Leaders in history – ongoing Journey of Technical Women Leaders – Oct 14th, 2020 Managing Change – Oct 28th, 2020 Pay it Forward – Nov 25th, 2020 Grit – Dec 9th, 2020 Learn From Experience – Dec 23rd, 2020 New Beginnings – Jan 6, 2021 Radical Candor...

Women L.E.A.D Toastmasters
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Women L.E.A.D Toastmasters

Statistics indicate the representation of women in management and technology decreases as they move through the ranks of the corporate ladder. Studies have shown that women have a hard time “advocating” for their own accomplishments. They often hold themselves to higher standards, critique and second-guess themselves, this phenomenon is known as “Imposter Syndrome”. In the...