We live in a world that is changing at ever-increasing speed. Change is the new normal. News are popping out of our WeChat, Toutiao, Weibo and other Apps. Change often leads to negative feelings and anxiety in our lives, but does it have to be a bad thing? Is there any chance that we can understand, embrace and even take advantage of change?
Warm Up Questions
- How much have you changed in the past 10 years?
- Is growing old a good change or a bad change, can you share your opinions?
Level Up Questions
- If for some reasons you had to leave your company and re-apply for a new job, how would you cope with it?
- If you had to live in another city for some years because of work, what would you think and how would you make your plan?
- When facing sudden changes in your life, how do you free yourself from anxiety?
- In a world of unprecedented changes, how can we not just survive but thrive?
- If life’s changes were too hard for you, whom/where would you seek for support from?
- How much is your impression of Toastmasters Club changed since you first joined it?
- What kind of changes do you wish to happen around/on you, why?
- Have you ever taken advantage of a change to benefit your life?
Hi everyone. Have you ever encountered this kind of situation? You sit down and try to do today’s most important work. However, after a few minutes, you begin changing your sitting positions, or organizing documents in your computer, in summary —— doing irrelevant things to feel relaxed.
Sometimes, two conflicting voices appears in your mind ——The Angel Voice tell you: My dear friend, please be focused. you could miss your deadline! On the contrary, the devil voice tell you: Come on! it’s no big deal. if you are uncomfortable, you cannot work efficiently.
If you were in this situation, which one would you listen? After all, each voice has its points and both of them are telling some truth. I have read many books and tried many methods but none of them really change this situation… 继续阅读“【演讲稿】How to Say It: What Do I Learn from 10-Day Meditation Course?”
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……
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。
继续阅读“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？”
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.
继续阅读“【演讲稿】Organize Your Speech: Get Into Flow Experience”
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…
继续阅读“【演讲稿】The Ice Breaker: What is Motivating Our Work?”
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.
继续阅读“【演讲稿】The Ice Breaker: A Happy Thinker, Thinking About Happiness”
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？”