Tag Archive: international extemporaneous speaking

May 21

All The Things I’ve Stopped (Part 3 of 9)

things that i've stopped

For the third part in this series, I’m going to evaluate my 50 blog post topics list. I wrote this list so I wouldn’t get stuck with writer’s block and stop blogging. I didn’t like the blog post ideas that I was coming up with just so I could get a post up, so I …

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Sep 20

50 Topics to Write about for the Next 50 Posts

100 blog post ideas

My brain has been mush for several weeks, putting this blog in jeopardy and any other chance I have to build a substantial, professional, worthwhile online presence that could lead to something better down the road. I need to stop dragging my heels when I’m staring at the blank screen, have my mind together, and …

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Aug 26

This Week’s Questions Absolutely Suck

the questions are questionable

It’s probably a little fortuitous that I didn’t answer any questions from last week because this week’s questions are absolutely abysmal. Some of the US questions are out of left field, the international questions are somewhat interesting, but incredibly difficult to tackle if you don’t know anything about what’s going on. Which I don’t, so …

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Aug 19

Goals, Updates, and What I’m Capable Of

goals for this week

My parents say I shouldn’t be so negative on this blog, referring to my previous post on how I’m so horrible at this new niche (and considering that I haven’t written a single post this week, I’m still very horrible). However, I say that it’s important to be open and to be honest about these …

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Aug 13

I’m Not Doing Too Well at this New Niche

not doing too well

Of the four questions I planned to do last week, I only did one of the four on the obscure topic of the national horse slaughter ban. The post did rather well for this blog, but I failed to keep the momentum going and to offer insight on a more mainstream topic. I also think …

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Aug 05

This is Why It’s Awesome to be a Night Owl!

I have been so excited for my new niche this weekend! I’ve been wanting to get started so badly that I kept going to the site looking for the new questions, but new questions are released every Monday. I didn’t want to prepare a question for last week for this week. I want to keep …

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Aug 04

I Figured Out a Niche

I figured it out!

I know I’ve gone through this whole charade before (and I totally did when thinking about my news show and before settling on identity capital), but I’ve figured out a niche for real this time. After thinking about my niche, I’ve come to a decision and I think it’s a good one. I’m going to …

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Jun 09

How Speech and Debate Has Been Crucial to My Career

research skills

I just finished a trial article for a potential client, a Boston non-profit that works with public and private partners to improve the parks and green spaces in the city. The client wanted an article about Portland, Ore. park system, and how they handle public and private partnerships. I’ve never been to Boston, and have …

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