Ready, Get set, Go! I start running. I am really fast. After a few seconds, some people pass by. I am still running. Then some more people pass by. I am still running. Then some of them reach the finish line, and I am still running. Then ALL of them reach the finish line, and believe me, I am still running. It was just a 100 metre race, f…Ramya Vasudevan
Speeches delivered as part of Toastmasters international and at public speaking forums. Slightly autobiographical, these speeches will help you create and deliver powerful content.
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. I was reading Jack Welch's autobiograpy titled, 'Straight from the Gut' where Mr.Welch mentions that right from his initial days at GE (General Electric), he has had this urge to get out of the pile - to be different. So he did! Out of the 40 years he sp…Ramya Vasudevan
I feel public speaking is an art as well as a science. It's a skill that can be mastered with practice. I know this because I read about communication theory - the theory behind public speaking. With a keen interest in public speaking, I first started out by taking an online course. Yes, an online course on public speaking! In fact, it t…Ramya Vasudevan
A lot of us grapple with the issue of constantly comparing ourselves with others. As a Toastmaster, I myself fall victim to this once in a while, thinking along these lines: How come so-and-so speaks so well and I am not even close! Now, there are 2 implications to this kind of thinking: We end up being so depressed that we almost give up…Ramya Vasudevan
My experience with Chinese tea started rather accidentally! Almost 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Indonesia for a 2-month long internship. While I was there, my colleagues took me to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Note that this is a place where there is not even a single spoon or a fork in sight; everyone's eating with chop…Ramya Vasudevan