Posts Tagged with "public speaking"

Speaking: It’s Not About You.

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Speaking: It’s Not About You.

“Why do I keep putting myself through this?” I asked, a drop of hysteria in my voice. It was 2 hours before I was due to step on stage. “I don’t even enjoy speaking very much, and it just causes me so much anxiety, for like months, leading up to it…” My friend Jason turned […]

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

Monday, May 27, 2013

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

A few months ago I was at a Toastmasters meeting and I came up against my worst nightmare. There’s a portion of every meeting called Table Topics. The way Table Topics works is they give you a topic on the spot and you then stand up and give an impromptu 1-2 minute speech on that […]

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The Time I Spoke to 90 Teenagers…

Monday, January 21, 2013

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The Time I Spoke to 90 Teenagers…

The problem with putting your most personal content in your weekly emails is that sometimes you want to link back to a piece you wrote, and can’t. In a sense, the ephemeral nature of the personal mass email is really nice. You can experiment with new ideas you’ve been pondering, get some thoughtful feedback, but […]

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What Lies about Yourself have You Made True by Believing?

Monday, October 22, 2012

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What Lies about Yourself have You Made True by Believing?

Greetings Multipotentialites! First, some exciting news. Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23, we’re going to be opening up the doors of the Puttytribe and welcoming in a new group of 50 Puttypeep. The spots usually fill up very fast, so make sure to get on it if you’d like to join our multipotentialite playground. We’ve got a […]

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Are Multipotentialites Driven by Discomfort?

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Are Multipotentialites Driven by Discomfort?

I just got back from an amazing week at Cammac. I used to go for a week every summer with my family. I went from about the ages of 5 to 17. They’ve got a kids program and an adult program, so there’s something for everyone. As a kid, Cammac was a magical place where […]

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Big Plans Ahead, and How To Design a Wildly Inspiring To-Do List

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Big Plans Ahead, and How To Design a Wildly Inspiring To-Do List

Like many multipotentialites, I am an avid list maker. Completely obsessed with getting ideas out of my head and onto paper. I’m a fan of crossing things off, keeping my Cs apart, and keeping track of my small wins. I take my creative output very seriously. Lately however, the majority of items on my To-Do […]

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The Discomfort of Becoming a “Public Person”

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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The Discomfort of Becoming a “Public Person”

Back when I started Puttylike, one of the biggest fears I had to overcome was the fear of becoming a “public person.” I remember thinking that there’s this distinction– some people are “public people,” and the rest of us are, well… everybody else. Of course, this whole paradigm has shifted in recent years, with everyone […]

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Paralyzed by Perfectionism – Episode 8 of Undeclared for Life

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Paralyzed by Perfectionism – Episode 8 of Undeclared for Life

WOW! Thanks to everyone for sharing your spectacular failures these last few days. It seems the topic of failure is one that we all know intimately. It’s certainly reassuring to feel like we’re all in this together, isn’t it? The Twitter feed (#failweek) has been buzzing all week as you guys posted replies on your […]

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