Week 3- Impromptu Speech

ImpromptuAre you all excited for our Week 3 activity? This week we will hone your skills for impromptu speeches! We will start off with a fun icebreaker: each one of us will contribute a word/sentence to make an interesting story together! Will there be action? Will there be romance? Or will it end up being a humorous mess?

After our fun little storytelling, we will then give you a run-down on the key aspects of an impromptu speech to provide you the confidence and skills you need to present one. So, for our main activity, every one of you will be given an opportunity to present your very own impromptu speech to your fellow members. Constructive feedbacks will be given after your speech to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so that you will become an awesome speaker!

Lastly, we will be having an optional dinner together and head towards our board game night, that is from 7:00- 9:00 pm at Rolfe 3105! Let us have some fun before midterms come!

 

Topic: Impromptu Speech

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Wednesday, October 22th

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Board Game Night

Location: Rolfe 3105

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Join us to practice delivering speech on the spot and get valuable feedback! We are really looking forward to see you all at Ackerman 3508, 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 22th!

Week 2: Presentation of Speech

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Have you ever felt frustrated by delivering a speech poorly when you know you could have done it better? Are you unsure about or unaware of your hand gestures and posture while speaking? Come to our meeting to learn how to use your voice and body language effectively for a more dynamic speech! In our Week 2 activity, we will watch and analyze an inspiring TED talk video to understand the art of public speaking. Afterwards, each of you will have an opportunity to act out a short speech and present in a way that demonstrates your personal style. Join us to practice your presentation skills and get valuable feedback!

Topic: Presentation of Speech
Location: Ackerman 3508
Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Week 1: Introductions

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The IDEAL Leaders Association would like to welcome you, both prospective and returning members, to the new academic year. To start the year, we will be having an orientation meeting introducing what our organization is all about: building leadership through public speaking, teamwork, and critical thinking. We will also discuss the exciting social events we have planned for you for the quarter!

To kick off our very first meeting of the year, this week’s workshop will focus on the very appropriate topic of introductions. We believe a good icebreaker involves learning more than someone’s name, major, and favorite hobby. So instead, be prepared for an hour of engaging stories, interesting people, and hopefully new friends! Come join us to find out more!

Topic: Introductions

Location: Ackerman 3508

Date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Orientation 2014

To those who received our flyers during the summer freshman orientation, welcome incoming Class of 2018. However, if you’re not a freshman, but you happen to be a current UCLA student, welcome anyways. I hope you enjoy what you see on this website and this convinces you to join our organization for the upcoming school year. If you happen to lose that flyer we handed out, below is the link.

Fall Flyer 2014

Week 8: A Story to Tell

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Welcome to Week 8! Prepare to say goodbye to our general meetings, especially our graduating members, as this Monday is our LAST session this quarter (free food will be provided)! Be sure to come and finish off the year with a fun, exciting workshop: how to become a better storyteller!

Storytelling is a key but oft-forgotten component in speeches, interviews, class discussions, or even personal conversations. Strong points and presentation won’t hold your audience’s attention forever unless they have a good story to follow too. Join us at tomorrow’s meeting to challenge your creative thinking while applying all the skills that you have gained this year!

General Meeting
Topic: A Story to Tell
Location: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room
Date: Monday, May 19th, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

We hope to see you there.

Week 5: Presentation Paraphernalia

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Welcome to Week 5 of Spring Quarter! In this week’s workshop, we will introduce several tools and resources that can help improve your presentations. As great as your public speaking skills may be, something lively and colorful to complement your presentation never hurts. Pictures are worth a thousand words and a single image can sometimes even convey ideas more effectively than words. Anything that can give your audience a clearer understanding of your speech, even if just bullets in a PowerPoint slide, can be invaluable if used appropriately. Join us at our coming meeting to learn more about the tools beyond public speaking that we at the IDEAL Leaders Association recommend!

For more information on our meeting, here’s the following:

General Meeting
Topic: Presentation Paraphernalia
Location: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room
Date: Monday, April 28th, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

We hope to see you there.

Week 4: Impressive Introduction

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Welcome to Week 4 of Spring Quarter! Monday’s workshop will be about attracting your audience with memorable, attention-grabbing introductions. We often take for granted that introductions not only convey an idea, they also give the audience an impression of who you are as a speaker. So if you are interested in familiarizing yourself with the tricks, skills, and thought processes in making an impressive introduction for your speeches, you won’t want to miss this week’s meeting!

For more information on our meeting, here’s the following:
General Meeting
Topic: Impressive Introduction
Location: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room
Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
We hope to see you there.

Week 3: Tackling Difficulties

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Welcome to Week 3 of Spring Quarter! For Monday’s workshop, we will be focusing on improving your personal weaknesses in public speaking. Perhaps you can think up a great speech, but unfortunately, its potentially wonderful presentation may have been hampered by your personal weaknesses. These personal weaknesses may be your awkward pacing, abnormal hand gestures, quiet voice, or unnecessary repetition. To overcome them would improve your public speaking exponentially and you will soon become the eminent speaker you deserve to be. So, come to Monday’s workshop to eliminate the weaknesses that have been hindering your potential.

For more information on our meeting, here’s the following:

General Meeting
Topic: Tackling Difficulties
Location: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room
Date: Monday, April 14th, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

We hope to see you there.