This was the second speech of this pathway project. It was based on the first speech but improved with feedback from the evaluator. How the Pandemic Has Transformed Me “Jason, any plan for the weekend? Wanna try this new barbecue place?” “No thanks. I’ll just stay at home.” “Jason, do you want to go hiking at Bukit Timah during the holidays?” “No thanks. I’ll just stay at home.” “Jason, how about coming to my place to play Nintendo Switch together?
How the Pandemic Has Transformed Me It was 11 in the morning. I was just up and madly digging through my messy closet, disgruntled at how fast I had run out of clean clothes. It didn’t take long before I had to admit defeat. After throwing on a smelly T-shirt I had worn the day before, I rushed out of my 10 square-metre room with a basket of smellier T-shirts, slamming the door behind me.
I will record my Toastmasters speech scripts on this blog. “PM1” in the title means that this is for project I of the Presentation Mastery pathway. Shared below is the first prepared speech I’ve delivered at NUS Toastmasters. I also wrote about the experience in this post. Good evening, fellow toastmasters of NUS! If you don’t know me yet, my name is Jason. I came from China to Singapore in 2019 to pursue a PhD degree in computer science.
On Tuesday I finally delivered my first speech at the NUS Toastmasters Club. Preparation This first speech (or “project” in the Toastmasters jargon) was supposed to be an ice breaker. The goal was to introduce myself to the fellow Toastmasters. Needless to say, the first thing that came to my mind was something akin to a simple “standard” self introduction where one mentions his or her name, background, hobbies, etc. But that would be problematic.