..Especially considering Stephen Dean‘s blog entries. :)
Until then, here are some updates. :)
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.
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.
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.
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. :)