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 6: Application

Dear IDEALers, Thanks for everyone who came to our speaker event last week! Hope you all are inspired by Ms. Blandizzi’s excellent speech. Week 6 is the time to check how much you gained from IDEAL this quarter. The general meeting this week will focus on the application of what we went through about teamwork … [Read more…]

Week 4: Conflict Resolution

Dear IDEALers, Thanks for everyone who came to our group dinner last week! It’s nice to hang out with so many good friends.   However, even the best friends may have disagreements sometimes. How do you react to conflicts, and how do you manage to reach consensuses? Come to this week’s general meeting to discover … [Read more…]

Week 1: The Individual

Dear IDEALers, Welcome back from spring break! While IDEAL will continue to work on public speaking and critical thinking, this quarter the meetings will be more focused on another pillar of IDEAL–teamwork. The IDEAL Leaders Association General Meeting (Week 1) Theme: Introduction- The Individual Date: Tuesday, April 2nd Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: … [Read more…]