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…]

Week 5: Debater’s Guild

The 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 … [Read more…]

Week 1: Introductions

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 … [Read more…]

Week 5: Presentation Paraphernalia

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 … [Read more…]

Week 4: Impressive Introduction

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 … [Read more…]

Week 3: Tackling Difficulties

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, … [Read more…]

Week 2: What’s Happening?!

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 … [Read more…]

Week 8: Make Your Shortcomings Shine

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 … [Read more…]