Toastmasters

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

  • Posted on: 9 June 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

Doesn’t it feel like summer? Summer actually doesn’t start til the 20th but it’s sunny in Albuquerque and has felt like summer for several weeks now.

What kind of things do you like to do in summer? Go on vacation? Swimming? Play video games?

When I was a kid, I looked forward to summer so much. I can remember sitting in 6th grade class and looking out the door to the California grass bordering the school yard, wanting to escape and for the school year to end.

Toastmasters Your Way

  • Posted on: 12 February 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Once upon a time, my partner John was married to a woman named Sonia. They set up housekeeping in a small house in Austin. Sonia was a full blown hippie, and John noticed she was not that good with the dishes. The way she did it was kind of chaotic.

The Powerful Combination of Toastmasters and Blogging

  • Posted on: 22 January 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Introduction

If you're looking for a job, setting up a business, or just looking to express your opinion, a website or a blog is a good place to start. But many people start with great energy and enthusiasm, only to find ideas and web posts petering out until months or years have gone by and you have a stale website.

Has this happened to you?

As a web designer, the most frequent question I get is "How can I make my website show up in Google"?

Listen, The Secret to Your Success Is...

  • Posted on: 10 July 2016
  • By: lyanabu

How can being a good listener help you be happier, make others happy, maybe even contribute to world peace?

Listening Well Can Make You Happier

Psychologists have long understood that people are terrible at predicting what will make them happy. If you say, “I will be happy if I … win the lottery, become famous, buy a fancy car”. Even if you achieve that goal, when you look back to assess, most people find they are not as happy as they thought they would be.

The Invisible Wind: A Metaphor for Racism in America

  • Posted on: 5 January 2016
  • By: lyanabu

It seems like race is in the news a lot these days with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Abigail Fisher UT Austin Supreme Court case, and protests against racism at colleges and universities across the country this fall.

Many people are reluctant to talk about race, but it’s a perennial subject because it is so relevant, and also always changing.

Get Your Degree for Free

  • Posted on: 27 August 2015
  • By: lyanabu

“You get What you Pay For”

“The Best Things in Life are Free”

These two statements are seemingly contradictory, but when it comes to Graduate School, they are somehow both true.

If you:

  • Are already in graduate school
  • Are thinking about getting a graduate degree
  • Know someone – a friend, a child, a mentee – who may one day consider going to graduate school

It is important to know that there are ways to get a graduate degree for free.

It is important because: