The Perks of Being a Public Speaker: How To Not Suck

I’m a teacher; a new one, at that. But, even I know that the ability to speak well in public is a big “pro” in life, at school, at work, and especially during interviews! As University students, we’ve all been through the occasional oral presentation. I’ve never been one to be nervous about speaking in front of others, but I do understand the butterfly-feeling in your stomach before you go up to give a talk. I get it. It’s hard. Societal pressures make it even harder. Is my hair tied up right? Do I look okay? Oh, gosh…these pants make me look fat. Am I wearing the right shoes? Will I forget any of my lines? Oh, crap…I hope I didn’t forget to print something. What if I can’t keep eye contact with the audience? Are people judging me? These are just some of the questions that may go through your mind before you get up there to do your presentation. (more…)

Pursuit: on marshmallows, marketing, and conclusions first

 Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the monthly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

This is my last post with McGill Caps! Today, you’ll read about three really different things: (1) Marshmallows: I got to interview the founder of a quirky marshmallow company in California. She is an incredibly warm lady. I really like the way she goes about doing “business.” (2) Marketing: Some thoughts on marketing and arts education. (3) Conclusions First: an interesting way for (gals) to get their point across quicker and with more weight. (If you’ve enjoyed hearing my thoughts I will be blogging here: http://divyapahwa.com/)

On Marshmallows:

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Pursuit: You can’t ignore this

Listen up gals, we (well, many of us) have a bad habit….

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