Maybe I should consider more compelling headlines…

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..Especially considering Stephen Dean‘s blog entries. :)

Until then, here are some updates. :)

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Thank you for the Toastmaster’s comments! I really appreciate them, and to John – you should totally do it.

People there are warm, encouraging, and they want to see you succeed.

I had my first speech a couple weeks ago and it went GREAT. I got awesome feedback… the only thing I was told to work on was the fact that I talk super-quickly.

I kind of like talking quickly… :)… but I took the feedback and used it in my prepared joke the next week, and they said I delivered that with great timing.

Overall, not perfect yet, but definitely learning. :) And it’s been SO nice to surround myself with those kinds of people.

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Random: I’m taking an improv class on Saturdays soon. That’ll help with my extemporaneous Toastmaster’s speeches, and just be an overall awesome thing to do.

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I was talking to one of the guys at Toastmaster’s about the Myers-Briggs testing, and “feelers” versus “thinkers”.

I was telling him that Myers Briggs labels me as a feeler, but I feel like I’m more of a thinker.

Anyway, he asked if he could give me feedback. When he did, he pointed out that I always say “I feel” versus “I think” (i.e. “I feel like I’m more of a thinker.)

I thought that was pretty interesting. He says that within a few minutes, you can usually tell which one someone is, just by listening to how they start those opinion sentences.

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Last random thing, then I’m going to make a new blog entry and post-date it since I seem to only do blog posts every once in a while…

Jaime and I are both going to be here in June (if you decide to go, let me know!), so we’ve been super-conscious about eating healthy so we look good for the pool. :)

Since we’re doing calorie cycling, we had a cheat day on Thursday. We were so excited that we actually had our waiter take a picture of us eating the “bad” stuff:

The picture came out blurry, but here it is anyway:


Alright, time to make a new blog entry. :)

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0 thoughts on “Maybe I should consider more compelling headlines…”

  1. hey Rach,
    The MBTI is a self-report test, so it reflects how you see yourself, more than quantitatively measure how you really are.

    So there might be some cognitive dissonance if your self-report is coming out “F”, while you think you’re a “T”.

    Hit me up if you need anything else, especially since i was a psych major and i specialized in personality theory…

    You might want to check out the DISC profile if you want more ‘personality lite’ type profiles, else something like the MMPI (Minnesota Multi-Phasic Inventory) with 478 items (and internal consistency measures would give you a true picture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Multiphasic_Personality_Inventory

    Note: You’d likely be able to take this only through a psychologist/therapist

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