Week 4: Elevate Your Speech With Hand Gestures

MLKI 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 make your speech powerful and natural. However, do you know what are effective hand gestures? Do you know that weak or awkward hand gestures and body language can distract your audience? It is extremely important to have deliberate, strong hand gestures to convey confidence while speaking.

 

In this week’s activity, you will get an opportunity to practice and start forming the habit of utilizing effective hand gestures in speeches. Come join us for a 50-minute training and practice!

 

Topic: Elevate Your Speech With Hand Gestures

Location: Ackerman 3516

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 5:00-5:50 PM

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 succinctly describe your interests, goals, and skills that fit into your desired position at a company.

In this week’s session, each person will present a self introduction during a mock interview for your dream job. This introduction should convince the interviewers why you are appropriate for the position as you explain your qualifications. These qualifications may include but are not limited to personal qualities, past achievements, and past/current positions at companies or clubs. Come learn how to make a speech that grabs the interviewer’s attention!

Topic: Self-Marketing For Your Dream Job
Location: Ackerman 3516
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 5:00-5:50 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome Back Returning Members!

 

apps-imageWelcome 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 ways to improve it. Then you will give a speech about it. The speech will need to include an introduction about the app’s functions, its unique features, and its shortcomings and how to improve them.

 

Presentation skills are of vital importance in classes, workplaces, and interpersonal interactions. It is not easy to present a widely known product in a creative way. In this meeting, you will have an opportunity to practice and receive feedbacks from others. So come join us for a fun 50-minute public speaking exercise!

 

Topic: Apps: Lens of User Experience

Location: Ackerman 3516

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015

Time: 5:00-5:50 PM

 

 

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 worth up to $175.

Apply by paying the entrance fee and filling out the application at goo.gL/qsz9sk

For more information, please check out: Bruin Speech Contest Introduction.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email to idealleaders@gmail.com.

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Week 8 Meeting: Networking

networking_1The 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 easy to pick up quickly on the one you network with. In this week’s meeting, we will talk about the general elevator speech tips in different networking situations. Come to our meeting to practice together with us!

 

Topic: Networking

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Monday, February 23, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Week 6: Link and Listen

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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 both speech building and listening process. It will be a great opportunity to practice your impromptu and listening skills. Come to our meeting and practice together with us!

 

Topic: Link and Listen

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Week 5: Debater’s Guild

121017_romeny_obama_debate-point-rtrs_605The topic for week 5 meeting is Debate! Debate is a useful skill for any chosen path of life. With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and teamwork, it teaches skills that serve us well in school, in the workplace and in life. So come to our meeting to practice your debating skills together with us!

 

Members will be divided into two teams: one group will take the pros stand, the other will take the con stand. Each participant must give a brief presentation defending their stand and rebutting their opponents. Everyone will be given a chance to speak. Detailed rule will be explained during the meeting.

 

Topic: Debater’s Guild

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Week 4: Stand out in Career Fairs!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe topic for week 4 meeting is Stand out in Career Fairs! Attending a career fair is the first step to securing an internship or a job. It is an excellent opportunity to explore the firms of your interests, to network with professionals, and to win an interview invitation. However, are you aware of the many dos and don’ts in the career fairs? Let us help you!

This meeting will first touch on the necessary preparations and actions before, during, and after the career fairs and networking events. Then, we will hold a mock career fair to help you become comfortable with speaking about yourself and your qualifications during the actual event.

 

Topic: Stand out in Career Fairs!

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Important Announcement:  On February 14th, we will be having a Challenge Course Event at Sunset Recreation on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10 am – 2 pm. The cost is $10 per person, and food will be provided. If you would like to go, please contact Cameron Wu at cameronwu2011@gmail.com to RSVP. More information is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1606366276260989/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Week 2: Team Debate

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Hi all! Hope all of you have a fulfilling and fun first week! The topic for week 2 meeting is team debate. Most of us have learned to read and write. But how many of us have learned to speak? Not talk but really speak. We aim to improve your speaking skill because it is invaluable in any chosen path of life.

For this meeting, we will assign a debate topic on the spot and divide you into two teams. Each team is expected to deliver an opening, a closing, and a 6-minute free debate. Debaters are required to refute their opponents’ argument and defend and elaborate on their points. Detailed rule will be explained during the meeting.

 

Topic: British Parliament Debate

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Monday, January 12, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Week 7: Personal Delivery

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We will have our last meeting for this quarter on Wednesday, November 19th! For this week’s activity, we will focus on personal delivery. When presenting a speech, conveying your personality helps the audience see that your speech is more than the sum of its words, but the collective thoughts and opinions of a person. They will also judge you, to see if you are personable, if you are knowledgeable, if you are credible.  Our main activity will help you practice expressing your personality in your speeches. We will focus on how you can integrate your character and personal beliefs into your speech through body gesture, tone, pacing and audience interaction. At the end, we will give a short recap on this quarter’s activities and gather feedback from you to prepare next quarter’s curriculum. Please come to this week’s meeting to let your personality shine!

 

Topic: Personal Delivery

Location: Ackerman 3508

Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm