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Exercises to hone public speaking skills inspired from Toastmasters

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Once, I had the opportunity to attend a sample club meeting of a Toastmasters Club.
Although I found such a meeting provides a platform to develop & hone our public speaking skills, I decided not to join immediately because I had other priorities at that moment.

However, whenever we have the opportunity (time & audience) to give a speech (e.g. to an audience of strangers), we should cherish it.

Below are some exercises to improve our communication skills, especially for giving public speeches / talks.

# Storytelling : You can tell a story to your (younger) family member, this activity nurtures companionship & communication. A friend’s Dad used to tell stories to her until the age of 10 – that is when her father died due to lung cancer, but to her, who chooses to believe in every cloud has a silver lining, her father lives forever in her heart.

I have also been telling stories to my baby from the lovely books written by others, but how I wish I could tell him more on personal stories, something related to him, his family members, the place where he was conceived & born. To many of us, the most meaningful stories are those that are personal or those that we can relate to personally.

# Prepare & practice : Remember the 10,000 hours of deliberate practice that the best in every field have diligently undertaken. When you practice more, your create new brain connections, you become smarter, stronger, & healthier.

# Count Ah : While you practice delivering your speech / giving a talk, record it. Then re-listen to your speech, count how many times you make the audible pauses such as "ah," "er," "um," "well," and "you know". Try to minimize it next time.

# Impromptu : Get a collection of common topics. Give a 1-2 minutes or 5 minute speech about it. This exercise trains your mind to think fast & clearly, to organize your thoughts well in a very short amout of time.

# Timer: Besides using timer to keep track and manage time while cooking, heating up food for your baby, you can also use timer to refine our speech, so that we do not over talk & give other people a chance to speak.

# Record & Review : You do not need an expensive gadget, you can simply use your mobile phone to make a video.

Bonus exercise:
# Listen to inspiring talks (e.g. TED talks, BBC documentaries), note down the main points, re-deliver the talk using your own words & illustrations (personal / local examples) & if you can, add your own reflections. Be innovative!

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August 29, 2013 at 8:13 am

Music: Heavy Rotation by AKB48 and JKT48 with lyrics + video

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On Valentine 2012, I am sharing Heavy Rotation for the 1st time @ the Blueroselady WordPress. Happy Valentine.
May you always LOVE and BE LOVED !

In autumn 2011, my Japanese friends (including guys dressing in girls’ high school costume) introduced me to the AKB48 by performing the dance for Heavy Rotation.
Since then, whenever I listen to the Heavy Rotation, I feel LOVE.
I am HAPPY.

On the 1st weekend of Feb 2012, my lover told me about JKT48.
I do not care if they are copycat of AKB48, I love their lovely and youthful features like I love those of AKB48.
They can be considered as “sisters”.
There are sister cities, why cannot be sister music bands?

Be LOVING, be HAPPY!

I do not care when my lover laughed @ me while I practice how to dance Heavy Rotation like AKB48 does. It is good for my body and emotion. Must practice the dance more.

Update as of spring 2013: my lover likes AKB48 now in spite of him laughing of me earlier on. He especially likes to kungfu-like energetic kicks. I am so happy that I feel like dancing again.

Here is my Valentine gift from me to you.

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Video of AKB48

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VIDEO OF JKT48

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LYRICS IN JAPANESE

1!2!3!4!

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
頭の中 ガンガン鳴ってるMUSIC (atama no naka gangan natteru MUSIC)
HEAVY ROTATION

POPCORN が弾けるように (ga hajikeru yoo ni)
「好き」という文字が踊る (‘suki’ toyuu moji ga odoru)
顔や声を思うだけで (kao ya koeo omou dake de)
いても立ってもいられない(ite mo tatte mo irarenai)
こんな気持ちになれるって (konna kimochi ni narerutte)
僕はついているね (boku wa tsuite iru ne)

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
君に会えて どんどん近づくその距離に

(kimi ni ae te dondon chikazuku sono kyori ni)
MAX HIGH TENSION

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
HEARTの奥 ジャンジャン溢れる 愛しさが

(no oku janjan afureru itoshi sa ga)
HEAVY ROTATION

人は誰も一生のうち (hito wa dare mo isshou no uchi)
何回愛せるのだろう(nan kai aiseru no darou)
たった一度忘れられない (tatta ichido wasurerarenai)
恋ができたら満足さ (koi ga deki tara manzoku sa)
そんなトキメキを感じて (sonna tokimeki wo kanji te)
花はほころぶのかな?(hana wa hokorobu no kana ?)

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
夢の中で だんだん大きくなってゆく

(yume no naka de dandan ookiku natte yuku)
僕のIMAGINATION (boku no)

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
この想いを ビンビン伝えて欲しいから

(kono omoi wo
binbin tsutaette hoshii kara)
HEAVY ROTATION

いつも聞いてた (itsumo kii te ta)
Favorite Song
あの曲のように (ano kyoku no you ni)
ずっと繰り返して24時間 (zutto kurikaeshite ni-juu-yon jikan)
君だけ REQUEST

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
君に会えて どんどん近づくその距離に

(kimi ni ae te
dondon chikazuku sono kyori ni)
MAX HIGH TENSION

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
HEARTの奥 ジャンジャン溢れる 愛しさが
(no oku janjan afureru itoshi sa ga)

HEAVY ROTATION
HEAVY ROTATION

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LYRICS IN BAHASA INDONESIA

One! Two! Three! Four!
I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
didalam benakku
keras berbunyi irama musikku
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Seperti popcorn yang meletup letup
kata kata suka menari nari
wajahmu suaramu selalu kuingat
membuatku menjadi tergila gila
oh senangnya miliki p’rasaan ini
ku sangat merasa beruntung

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
bertemu denganmu
semakin dekat jarak di antara kita
Maximum high tension

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
di lubuk hatiku
rasa sayang yang terus menerus meluap
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Dalam kehidupan setiap manusia
brapa kali bisa rasakan cinta
jika ada satu cinta tak terlupa ku
akan merasa sangat bahagia
mungkin seperti perasaan sekuntum bunga
saat dia akan mekar

I feel you! 2x
I touch you! 2x
I hold you! 2x
didalam mimpiku
angan anganku menjadi semakin besar
oh it’s my Imagination

I feel you! 2x
I touch you! 2x
I hold you! 2x
perasaan ini
ku sangat ingin mengutarakan padamu
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Yang slalu kudengarkan
Favorite song
seperti lagu yang ku suka
kuulang terus tanpa henti
twenty four hours a day

oh baby
the only request it’s you

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
bertemu denganmu
semakin dekat jarak di antara kita
maximum high tension

I want you 2x
I need you 2x
I love you 2x
di lubuk hatiku
rasa sayang yang terus menerus meluap
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

heavy rotation [slow hea-vy ro-ta=tion]

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February 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Commonwealth Vision Awards, Commonwealth Photographic Awards

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Deadline: 1st July 2010
Prize: GBP 1,000 each for 2 winners.

For mor information see: http://www.thercs.org/youth/visionawards

Would you like to receive up to £1,000 to produce a film? Would you like to see your film broadcast internationally and receive wide-spread recognition? Would you like to to win prize money of up to £2000? Would you like the chance to meet famous filmmakers from Commonwealth countries?

The Commonwealth Vision Awards promote excellence in filmmaking. Open to actual and prospective filmmakers from within the Commonwealth under the age of 30, the Vision Awards challenge filmmakers to make a short film, under 3 minutes long, on a developmental theme.

All shortlisted films receive widespread publicity and recognition across the Commonwealth through special events, screenings, film festivals and broadcasting of the award-winning entries on television stations. Full attribution is given to the filmmakers.

The theme in 2010 will be Science, Technology and Society.

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May 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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