Monday, December 10, 2012

My Speech Experience

I felt that my speech went well in terms of meeting the requirements of the speech. I was able to meet the time limit and I felt rather calm presenting my idea. The most difficult part was generating ideas as I spoke in order to meet the time limit, but my story was in fact true (not made up) so I was able to recall how I felt and support my idea that way. Overall, it was challenging to meet all of the criteria but I met my expectation.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

“You can either be a big fish in a little pond, or a little fish in a big pond” - Kim Satterfield

- (I am quoting my previous baseball coach here) To me, this quote represents a very strong message of willpower and effort. I view this quote as a representation of ignorance versus determination, in that one can be satisfied with mediocrity and accept it as something better than what it really is (represents ignorance; “big fish in a little pond”) or one can have a constant pursuit to better themselves in what they do (represents determination; “little fish in a big pond”). I find this quote very motivational and I like to apply it to my own efforts in order to ensure that I always strive to better myself.