Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jun 27, 2006 Presentation Skills Training - Persuade with Power

My prepared speech today is entitled, "Jewels at the Podium" for the Persuade with Power speech project. The title is a play on words on a currently rating Korea-novela with the title "Jewels in the Palace". This speech is about tips in public speaking, hence it was quite relevant to the audience.

The audience was composed of engineers and management employees who were attending a presentation skills workshop. Many in the audience related well with the topic as shown by the visible interest on their faces.

The evaluator, Doc Noy, found the speech very appropriate to the audience. The outline is very clear. He also noted a beautiful quotation: "Relaxation in speech delivery happens during the actual presentation." It is a manifestation of a series of practice beforehand. Previously learned skills were incorporated in this project.

A praiseworthy comment I received for this speech was "You're a STAR of ON Semiconductor TMC!". It is rather ironic that this month, June, may be the last month that the club would remain "active" in TI's records. Regular meetings have stopped and it's unlikely the club will renew.

So sad and so anticlimactic.