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Posts from — July 2008

Is authenticity vital today?

Is authenticity vital today?

Yes, and if so, even more important in today’s context.

What is authenticity? Authenticity, one of the VIA‘s strengths, is defined as “owning one’s personal experiences, be they thoughts, emotions, needs, preferences, or beliefs, processes captured by the injunction to know oneself” and “behaving in accordance with the true self” (Harter, 2002, p. 382). In essence, authenticity is being real and true to yourself.

Definitely, authenticity is vital in the extrapersonal (dealing with groups of individuals), interpersonal (dealing on a one-on-one basis) and intrapersonal (dealing with yourself) domains. However, the crux of the issue lies not in being authentic, but in daring to be authentic.

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July 24, 2008   No Comments

Free Specialty Speeches series: Shan’s surprise! (Awarded Best Speaker!)

My beloved friends,

Running concurrently with my Stories-Alive! series, my Specialty Speeches series promises to excite you at every twist and turn!

Do you find that in conversations, we are called upon to talk about various topics under the sun? How do some of us speak so knowledgeably on so many topics? Be inspired and learn for yourself how to tackle a challenging topic with eloquence and ease!

I invite you to the first of my Specialty Speeches series in Singapore. Details as follows:

  • Title: Shan’s surprise!
  • Venue: ITMA Toastmasters, NUSS Suntec City Guild House, Suntec City Mall 05-001, Singapore
  • Date: 18 July 2008
  • Time: 7-10pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
Pei Shan

July 15, 2008   1 Comment

Words of wisdom: the juxtaposition of speaking and listening

Without listeners, there would be no speakers – Yip Pei Shan

This proverb was inspired by my conversation with Jack many evenings ago. We were on the subject that most people who joined Toastmasters loved to talk. I told Jack, “The most important thing about Toastmasters is listening.”

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July 1, 2008   1 Comment