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December 13, 2006

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maya

I am still not done with the paper, FYI. I'll try to finish before noon.

As for toastmasters, I was thinking about this last night and I have a plan, which I will post soon.

Wende

Yay you on the project. Just think... you're almost there... can you taste it yet? :D

As for toastmasters... I have a friend who loved it. Said it made all the difference in the world (he was using it to help with his preaching). If that helps.

Dan

I don't know from Toastmasters. I've heard some good stuff about it from friends. Nothing weird. It's strange, but a long time ago, when I was right out of high school, I had a couple of presentations to make to high school creative writing classes. Big groups. Scary. What I discovered then still seems true today (most recent experience: Last week, leading a political volunteers' meeting): I always feel a little awkward with a big group until I get them to laugh. After that, I'm usually able to just plow on through.

That after-school thing sounds like Arnold's first initiative, when the governorship was still just a gleam in his eye.

pam

Dan: it was! Prop 49 provided the big funding for the creation of after school programs. Now SB 638 (Torlakson) has added the layer of bureaucracy needed to qualify for the funds.

Savvy

I was paying attention!! I think toastmasters would be great - I plan on taking the course when school is done!

holly

Toastmasters is an awesome organization! Take advantage if you have the opportunity. I've enjoyed every minute of it. The only skull & bones weirdness is they make you say the Pledge of Allegience...and wow! I hadn't said that regularly since elementary school. Much help with the public speaking though...getting over nervousness, unfortunately, is a practice makes perfect kind of situation.

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