Category: Public Speaking

Global Goodwill Ambassador

A month ago, I was acknowledged. I was validated. I was honoured for some pretty intense [humanitarian] work. About a year ago, I decided to turn into my pain and confront a troubled relationship. During the process, I was able to identify who was…

#MeToo – sharing my story at open mic night in Chicago

My intention for the night was simply to take a break from my writing. To be invisible amongst a crowd of strangers. Take a break from my journey by supporting others… I hesitantly joined an event in the city with a trusted friend. A…

Hubbard High School (Chicago)

Visits home are typically spent with family and minimal amount of time to see friends. This trip, I was VERY fortunate to be invited to speak with high schoolers about my experiences in Asia. We covered a bunch of topics related to infrastructure, starting…

Open Mic (Singapore)

You know you’re obsessed when you find every opportunity to jump on a stage to work on your public speaking skills! Tonight’s ‘performance’ was testing my improv skills. My story-telling skills… It was an open mic night at a local bar in Singapore. The…

Fine Tuning a New Skillset…public speaking

A month into my public speaking journey and I started winning awards… I was runner-up for table talks at Toastmasters Club Singapore. The Challenge: Debate style. Positives and Negatives of having a direct boss. I had to argue the positives. “I associate directness with…

Getting Comfortable with being Uncomfortable

I think I missed my calling as professional goofball! I started my public speaking journey by visiting various ToastMasters groups in Singapore. This was one of my first table talks. I flung myself into the deep end… The challenge was to be a Pokemon…

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