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.

Week 2: What’s Happening?!

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Greetings, IDEAL’ers! For Week 2′s workshop, we will be enhancing your improvisational skill. Have you ever lost your train of thought at a crucial moment, such as the middle of a presentation or interview? Encountered an unexpected question or happenstance? Learn to respond quickly and effectively to such situations in very little time by improving your thought processes and reaction times. Come to our workshop to excel and impromptu speaking!

Topic: What’s Happening?!
Location: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room (Same Floor as Ackerman Textbook Store)
Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

We hope to see you there!

Week 8: Make Your Shortcomings Shine

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Happy 8th week, everyone! Tomorrow’s general meeting will be the last of this quarter, so what better topic to conclude with than learning to turn our weaknesses into strengths?

During interviews, candidates will oftentime be asked about their weaknesses. Many will answer with “none” in fear of appearing inferior. In actuality, an honest and clever response is far more memorable than a macho facade. It is important to know how and why weaknesses can lead to self-improvement, thus becoming their own advantages. On top of that, interviewers might even be swayed by your analytical and optimistic personality.

In full-circle fashion, our final workshop will once again focus on interviews, but in a way we have never done before. Come to our last meeting and learn to transform your insecurities into excellence. Information for our meeting is as follows:

Topic: Make Your Shortcomings Shine
Date: February 24, 2014
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: MS 3915H

We hope to see you there!

2014 Spring Retreat

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Hello IDEAL’ers. Are you tired of buildings and buildings everywhere? Sick of breathing in the toxic city air? In other words, do you want to see more trees, waters, birds, anything that is nature? Well, you’re in luck. The IDEAL Leaders Association is planning an awesome 3-day beach retreat party this year.

The retreat will be at Refugio State Beach. You will get to see the tall palm trees, the azure sky, the beautiful orange sunset, the cute seagulls, and the blue ocean. Pretty much everything around you will be nature. This is pretty much an ideal location to relax and unwind yourself from the stresses and problems going on in your life. Also, you will be hanging out with your fellow friends from IDEAL. That means sand fight, barbequing, and scary campfire stories while roasting marshmallows. All of this will only cost $15 since we will be providing you food and rides. So, please come and join us in this wonderful camping experience.

If you are interested in attending, please print out this waiver and return this to us as soon as possible.
Waiver Form

Also, here are important supplies to bring to the trip:
Supply List

General Information:
Location: Refugio State Beach
Date: April 4, 2014-April 6, 2014 (first weekend of Spring Quarter)
Time of Pickup: TBA
Cost: $15

Facebook Event Page

Social Event: Board Game Night

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Are you guys tired of midterms right now? Are you lacking a social life because you’re that extremely busy? Do you guys need some fun and enthusiasm to brighten your lives to move forward with a positive energy? Then join us for Board Game Night this Friday.

This Friday, we will have a board game night where we will chat and have fun with our fellow members of IDEAL. We will be playing various board games, from UNO to Monopoly to Settlers of Catan. But before that, we will have a nice dinner at Westwood to start off the night. So, please join us this Friday to socialize and to bond with the friends you just made from IDEAL. It will be a great night.

Also, please bring your favorite board game to play.

General Information
Date: 2/21/2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bruin Bear

Click here to Join: Facebook Event

Nobody’s Listening — How to Capture Your Audience’s Attention

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It’s sixth week and life couldn’t possibly be busier–people to see, midterms to cram for, classes to doze in, club meetings to attend. Who has the time or energy to listen to a speech?

This week’s workshop is all about hooking your audience with your very first words–and refusing to let them forget your last. The first and last impressions you make are crucial to establishing your character and worth to a skeptical audience that’s hard to impress, be it a group of peers or a panel of interviewers. Don’t understimate the power of a strong introduction and conclusion. Join Chris and Cameron’s IFam at this week’s meeting and learn how to be unforgettable!

Topic: Nobody’s Listening — How to Capture Your Audience’s Attention
Location: MS 3915H
Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!