Toastmaster- 181120 Ice breaker: Why I am here (The first time I get in…
181120 Ice breaker: Why I am here
The first time I get in touch in Toastmaster when I was in university.
I always feel here is so weired
Compliment just like a greeting here
And the applause just like a background
The first step: Introduction is so boring, and annoying
As an Asian person, I feel so uncomfortable to introduce myself
If I say something great, it seems I am too self-complacent
If I say something bad, it seems i am not worth to know.
But, now, I enjoy in Toastmaster, even though I need to adapt to a totally new professional-sales. I need more time to get used in Hsinchiu this cold place, also I need to change my mother club.
I still willing to devote my time here.
English is important, but communication is more importand
I thought I never be a ginius to get ah-ha moment, I know i can do it as long as I do it.
I hate introduction, Now, I will use my whole life to do it
Keep to doing something, insist to doing somthing.the meaning of it is not insist, it let surprise happen.
Why I am here, I just want to let surprise happen
There must is a why
Second, I believe lots of Taiwanese join Toastamsters, because they want to learn English, so do I.
When I joined, I found lots foreigner whose mother language is already English here
After a while, I start realize toastmaster is more than English.
Few days ago, I read an article, it wrote by a Taiwan girl who work in Singapore, And the Topic is " Singaporean surprised that Taiwanese is too hard on studying English", in the article, that Taiwan girl even got lots of sarcasm "I know you will learn English again.
The point is not English
After joining toastmaster, they are not good at English, but whenever they go on the stage, every audience just so happy and laugh from the begining to the end.
British,Andrew said " If you cannot understand me, it's my problem, not your.
The point is not lauguage
It's how you communicate.
First, Let's talk about our first project-Ice breaker.
Rather than hating Ice breaker, I love it so much now!
Remember when I in CGTC, we hold study group to discuss CC manual every other week.
Senior member ask at the beginning: Have you faced a problem that, when the first time you need to use 5-6 min to introduce yourself, but you don;t have any idea? You are the only one accompany yourself 24h, but you even cannot figure out 5 min to introduce yourself.
I am 60 years old know, but i don't realize that i don't now myself till I need to deliver Ice breaker.
Ice breaker-also we can say introduce yourself, It's not only for sale yourself, but let you know more about yorself.
Just like Sam said, If ambition is a GPS to lead you, but the first step, you need to know where you are.
I set a goal to complete CC
It;s not about talent, not about ah-ha moment
It's about if you willing to do
I become a doer, NOT A philisoper