How to Handle Nagging Part One: Extended Family and Social Events

I remember growing up and being real conscious of my looks– just like everyone else was in their teens. Eventually I came to terms with the face that stared back at me in the mirror, probably thanks to anime. For me, it was a proud moment… that was short-lived because my Mom just couldn’t getContinue reading “How to Handle Nagging Part One: Extended Family and Social Events”

Public Speaking: Mohammed Qahtani Case Study

When I came back from teaching in Japan, for a short while I joined the Hi-Noon Toastmasters in Little Rock. The group was a real welcoming bunch, and I liked the format and atmosphere. But with a club format, it’s very procedural. While it provided a great environment for the intimidated to really practice and hone their speech craft, itContinue reading “Public Speaking: Mohammed Qahtani Case Study”

Critique: ATV 2015 Miss Asia (Boston) Grand Final

Last time, I gave you insight on Coco’s journey through the ATV 2015 Miss Asia (Boston) Grand Final. In that vlog, I highlighted the importance of stage presence, pacing, transitions, and composure when it comes to the realm of public speaking. In this post, I wanted to review about the event itself. There’s three main points to touch on.Continue reading “Critique: ATV 2015 Miss Asia (Boston) Grand Final”