• March 8, 2016

Toastmasters speech #9: All in Good Time

“You are such a freak!” The words pierced my heart. I stood frozen in my spot while my friends laughed and moved on nonchalantly as if they hadn’t just shattered my heart. The reason they were calling me a freak? My hair. Dear madam toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen, have you ever gotten a very bad […]

  • February 11, 2016

Toastmasters speech #8: Almost Everything You Know About The World Is Wrong

When I decided to move to Australia 1.5 years ago, I broke the news to my closest friends in Geneva in an email titled “Guess where I am moving to?”, and I attached this picture: (slide) One of my friends, Mori, replied within a few minutes, with this: (slide) Now I have done my research […]

  • November 10, 2015

Toastmasters speech #7: It’s all in the stars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a giant star is going through the final stages of its life. It has been shining for 10 billion years, but now, it is running out of gas, and is slowly dying. The core of the star collapses under its own gravity. The force of […]

  • August 10, 2015

Toastmasters speech #6: Lost in Translation

Language. The oldest and most lasting form of human communication. The thing that sets us apart from other creatures roaming the face of Earth. Dear mister toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen, I love languages and today I would like to share with you why I love them. Thanks to my incredible fortune of being born in […]

The word TRUST carved into a stone wall. 3D render with HDRI lighting and raytraced textures.
  • August 2, 2015

Toastmasters speech #5: Falling in Trust

Dear mister toastmaster, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to start my speech by asking you a question. If I call you one day and asked for your credit card number to make a flight ticket purchase because I’ve just lost mine. And I promised that, of course, I would reimburse you the 2000 dollars. […]

  • March 26, 2015

Toastmasters speech #4: Your Biggest Fan

When I was 17 one day I went hiking with my then best friend, Leanne. We were walking and talking and before we knew it we were lost. We came to a cross road, the path on the left looked bright, wide and somewhat familiar, the other one looked dark, winding and wet. It was […]

  • December 15, 2014

Toastmasters speech #3: Love at Second Sight

We have all heard that story before. Boy enters room, catches sight of girl across a room full of people, their eyes meet, time slows down to a standstill, a romantic song starts to play, they fall in love and live happily ever after. “It was love at first sight. We were meant to be.” […]

  • October 15, 2014

Toastmasters speech #2: Lost and Found in Germany

One of the unexpected benefits I have gotten out of Toastmasters is it has given me an opportunity to reflect on my life, and condense bits of them into interesting stories worthy of an audience. Dear madam toastmaster, fellow toastmasters and guests, today I’d like to share with you a very important chapter of my […]

  • August 12, 2014

Toastmasters speech #1: The Crazy Antelope

Two weeks ago I went to this conference and I noticed something. Almost every speaker who went on stage had a formula: the five ways to achieve your goals. The top five myths about marketing. Five interesting facts about shoelaces, etc. I thought to myself, hey I could do that too. I don’t have a […]