Simple Rules

Donald Sull’s brilliant Google Talk has garnered only 2,545 views since it was posted on Youtube (8/24/2015). This is just criminal. For one thing, who has ever matched his icebreaker? It hasn’t happened, and it probably never will.

CogEd & Public Speaking?

Barbara Arrowsmith Young has a wonderful TED on Neuroplasticity, which you may or may not be interested in watching – although I highly recommend it. This video is of students at her school for people with learning “disabilities” (not just kids) who have moved magically beyond their handicaps. Left them in the dust, in fact.

But wait! You are NOT going to believe this:

Low and behold, a woman on the panel, using the Clocks exercise, found that it turned her into a great public speaker! From Tongue Tied and Twisted to Sermon on the Mount Charismatic. What a surprise! Zoom forward to 35:47 if you want the bull’s eye first. Too goofy!

We have a tendency to believe that if we want to get really good at something, we need to massively practice that specific thing — but apparently not.

Great product placement for Lenovo.



Open House Season again!

Come practice your public speaking! Tuesday Toastmasters at MIT will hold an open house meeting. It will be more casual and social so that visitors and members can connect over free food and drink. Please feel free to bring friends and family with you to our open house onTuesday, April 28th in E51-057 (Tang Center, room 057) from 6:30pm to 8pm.