第一次参加头马俱乐部演讲比赛(TOASTMASTERS’ Club Speech Contest)是怎样一种体验?

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如果不是因为做了 TMair 头马俱乐部的官员,面对各种当众登台的竞赛活动,相信博主一定会躲得远远的,充其量在家看看别人的比赛直播……

其实,经常在即兴演讲环节(Table Topic)收获惊喜的博主,也期待能借着即兴演讲主持人(TTM)的提问大开脑洞,与参会的人们交流各种奇思妙想。但一想到要参加比赛,就觉得压力山大……

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尽管如此,在主席和 VPE 大人的动员下,博主还是报名参加了即兴演讲比赛。

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【演讲稿】Organize Your Speech: Get Into Flow Experience

Opening

Just now, Sumeng had talked about how to get out of comfort zone, but what if you can not get back? (Slow down and watch the audience with evil smiles) What if you feel anxious or nervous, even lost your self-confidence? ——(Wait for 2 seconds)—— Don’t worry, Darwin will show you how to reassure yourself and get into flow experience.

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【演讲稿】The Ice Breaker: What is Motivating Our Work?

Opening

In my last prepared speech, I had introduced myself and told you why I became interested in thinking about happiness. Today I would like to talk about something more specific: the motivation behind our work.

Could you remember this kind of situation? You planned to finish an important work, either your graduate design, your research paper, a product marketing slides, or something like that… However, for some reason, you cannot pursuade yourself to do it right now. You delay it again and again, until the deadline is right ahead of you, you feel more and more anxious and pressured, but the work is still there…

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【演讲稿】The Ice Breaker: A Happy Thinker, Thinking About Happiness

Opening

When you were in childhood, did you remember being asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

In a past Table Topic Session I was requested to answer a similar question: “If you could make your life a story, what would you name it?” I didn’t hesitate for long and replied, “A Thinker’s Life”, because I am always curious about how our mind & emotions & consciousness could happen in this world, and how do they relate to our happiness & well-being.

Today I will talk about this a little further.

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第一次参与头马俱乐部(TOASTMASTERS)的活动是怎样一种体验?

周六的下午,在好友 Jason 的推荐下,博主终于来到了传说中的 头马俱乐部(TOASTMASTERS) 的活动现场,参加头马组织的英语演讲活动。

之所以这么说,是因为以前在一家外企工作时,听一位做商务英语培训的外教 David 提起过。David 来自英国,在中国创办了自己的培训公司。授课期间,他向我们分享了很多有趣的知识。有一次他神神秘秘地说:“有机会,我带你去参加一个叫做 TOASTMASTERS 的组织,在那里你会有不一样的体验!”,博主当时就产生了一探究竟的兴趣,只可惜阴差阳错一直未能成行…… 继续阅读“第一次参与头马俱乐部(TOASTMASTERS)的活动是怎样一种体验?”