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Learning to Give Effective Speeches

Learning to Give Effective Speeches

Posted on Feb 5, 2006 in Weblog | 6 comments

My list of personal goals has grown ever since I graduated: one of them, public speaking. And, as I’m typing this on BART, I should brainstorm what my real motivations are behind pursuing public speaking. Getting up in front of a crowd wracks the nerves, so why do something outside my comfort zone?

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Organizing life in a pocket notebook

Organizing life in a pocket notebook

Posted on Dec 4, 2005 in Weblog | 5 comments

Last month, I tried using a pocket notebook to organize my time and my life, inspired by the productivity blog 43 Folders. They obsessively post about things to help keep life organized, heavily inspired by David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity book. Some of them are obsessed with a particular notebook, called the Moleskine notebook (illustrated here), useful for not only keeping track of life, but as a haven for creative ideas, an exercise log, engineering ideas, storyboards for animations or even storyboards for one’s personal day in lieu of a more formal task list. I thought I would give this a try too.

I had a beautiful set-up: a black bound notebook with …

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