I've finished reading a book by James Whittaker entitled, How Google Tests Software.
Whenever anyone asks where I work, the reaction is of amazement. "Wow yan! Naka tag-iya naka ug poste diha!" are words that follow right after. They've known I've worked here since I started... well, working. 10 years had passed since I graduated fresh from college. A post is not quite accurate, though. I don't own a post. It's an entire wall! :)
I joined Toastmasters Club because I love speaking in public. Making speeches is always a struggle but when I do find my motivation, I always end up high. Speaking in public gives me that high. I also like listening. I get to know of other people from the speeches they deliver. I get to know what they do for fun, what their principles are, who they are. I get to know them without getting too personal. It's just the way I like it. I also love how the speakers use the power of words and humor to entertain their audience. It amazes me every time.
I used to believe in this saying 100%. I realized now that it also has a flaw. This is applicable only to things that you, at the least, 80% like. If you take chances that you don't like, it might just be a reason to regret in the future. You'd "become the adult you don't' want to be". Therefore, this saying does not correlate to, "Take all the chances you can get".
This was presented during our Graduation Exam on October 3 year 2013 for our High Impact Presentation class. I am not the owner of the content of the speech. The objective is to only judge how well the message and goals were presented to the audience. The goal is to give a High Impact Presentation. At the end of the class, a Best Presenter was chosen. Guess who? Ehem! Ehem!... Thank you :)
I enjoyed the class very much. If you ever find one available, make sure to grab the opportunity and enroll.