Last Meeting & Annual Banquet

Happy 8th week! This will be our LAST general meeting of the quarter! Also a reminder that our annual banquet is on May 30th, 2015 from 6-9pm. Check out our Facebook Event and RVSP through the Punchbowl Invitation or through the link http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/8bf3605fb2582b624e17!   The topic for this week’s meeting is Imagery through Imagination. Creativity … [Read more…]

Week 7: Individual Debate

Happy Mother’s Day! The topic for week 7 meeting is individual debate. Most of us have learned to read and write. But how many of us have learned to speak? Not talk but really speak. Debate is one of the most important speaking skills that is applicable for any chosen path of life. With its … [Read more…]

Week 6: Mock Impromptu Speech Contest

This week’s meeting is on Monday, May 4, from 5:00-5:50 PM at Ackerman 3516. The topic this week is Mock Impromptu Speech Contest and there is an attractive prize for the winner! An impromptu speech will often unnerve even the best public speakers. One of the most daunting experiences a person can face is the … [Read more…]

Week 5: Engaging the Audience With Powerful Storytelling

This week’s meeting is on Monday, April 27, from 5:00-5:50 PM at Ackerman 3516. The topic this week is Engaging the Audience: Powerful Storytelling. Interesting speeches are often supported by personal stories or links. Some people have led dramatic lives, surviving near-death experiences, but most of us haven’t. That doesn’t mean you don’t have interesting and … [Read more…]

Week 4: Elevate Your Speech With Hand Gestures

I hope you all enjoyed the 5th Annual Bruin Speech Contest last Wednesday! This week’s meeting is on Monday, April 20, from 5:00-5:50 PM at Ackerman 3516. The topic this week is to Elevate Your Speech With Hand Gestures. Hand gestures are an important tool in public speaking as they can accentuate important points and … [Read more…]

Week 3: Self-Marketing For Your Dream Job

Great to see so many great presentations during the last meeting! Keep it up! Our next meeting is this Monday, April 13, still from 5:00-5:50 PM at Ackerman 3516. The topic this week is Self-Marketing For Your Dream Job. A compelling self-introduction is often considered very important for networking and interviews. Your self introduction should … [Read more…]

Welcome Back Returning Members!

  Welcome back! We hope that you enjoyed your Spring Break! Our first meeting is this Monday, April 6, from 5:00-5:50 PM at Ackerman 3516. The topic this week is Apps: Lens of User Experience. As usual, we will split into groups and each group will be assigned an app of their choice and analyze … [Read more…]

5th Annual Bruin Speech Contest

Do you want to put your public speaking skills to the test? Join IDEAL Leader’s 5th Annual Bruin Speech Contest! We encourage all skill levels to apply. The contest will be held in the first two weeks of Spring Quarter and this year’s prompt will be focusing on education and technology. Winners will receive prizes … [Read more…]

Week 8 Meeting: Networking

The topic of week 8’s meeting is Networking. It is a common misconception that networking is only for business people. In reality, networking occurs everywhere, both in formal or informal situations. It is about connecting with people of common interests. Networking may bring you job opportunities, friendships, and other collaborative connections. However, it is not … [Read more…]

Week 6: Link and Listen

The topic of week 6’s meeting is Link and Listen. a critical thinking and public speaking activity that requires 2 participants per group. The prompt comes in two parts and requires the second speaker to utilize content of the first speaker’s speech to construct his/her own speech. This activity emphasizes strict attention to detail in … [Read more…]