Note: The following is the basis of my first (Icebreaker) speech that I gave to the Staples Toastmasters club on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. I did fairly well, and received a lot of encouragement, although I know I need to work on not reading my notes, project my voice to reach the back of the room, keep my hands at my sides, and, most importantly, to give myself more time for preparation. Continue reading