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Toastmasters Speech 4: Satiety by Michael John Casipe

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Toastmasters Speech 4: Satiety

Bacolod – Barangay Chapter, Sugarland Hotel, March 28


I will be featuring a speech by a Toastmaster colleague – Michael John Casipe about living healthy. Hope everyone likes it. Ian B.


Last Sunday, I went to La Salle to attend my brother’s graduation. As a tradition, a baccalaureate mass must be held. Well, I can really compare the atmosphere between the baccalaureate mass and graduation. As I walked into the La Salle coliseum for the mass, I can vividly see the vacant seats, more or less 2/3, in the bleachers. Also, the faces of the students were not as colorful as I expect. Well, I’m talking about their makeup for that. But when graduation comes, I can hardly pass through the entrance. I literally squeezed myself amidst the crowd and, with awe; I can see the coliseum filled with the parents, friends and relatives of the graduates.

After the ceremony, the most awaited event is:


Filipinos Love to Eat!

Filipinos Love to Eat!

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Acceptance Speech of Erramon Aboitiz, CEO of Aboitiz Power & Aboitiz Equity Ventures

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Acceptance speech delivered by Erramon I. Aboitiz at MAP Man of the Year 2011.

Remember. you’ll be left with an empty feeling if you hit the finish line alone. But when you run a race as a Team, you’ll discover that much of the reward comes from hitting the tape together. You want to be surrounded not just by cheering onlookers but by a crowd of winners, celebrating as one.”

Erramon Aboitiz CEO of Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Erramon Aboitiz CEO of Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Victory is much more meaningful when it comes not just from the efforts of one person, but from the joint achievements of many. The euphoria is lasting when all participants lead with their hearts, winning not just for themselves but for one another. Success is sweetest when it’s shared.

“I thought I would start with this quote from Howard Schultz’s book on Starbucks – Pour Your Heart Into It – because it really says it all about today’s Continue reading

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Toastmasters Speech 10: Values of Interdependence

Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & DubaiValues of Interdependence: Toastmasters Speech Number 10: Inspire Your Audience

How many people do you meet in a lifetime?
10,000? 50,000? 100,000?

It depends. If your work is an isolated scientist doing experiments alone, you would meet 73,000 people. That is, if you meet 3 people a day for 67 years. Count 1 off those three, for the friends you meet at school for 10 or 11 years.

But I believe you meet more people especially if you work in PAGCOR or in Insurance. Say hi to me: you have added one more to your list. You are probably meeting 400,000 to 3 Million People in our own lifetimes.

It is crucial then that we communicate with people and collabrate with them. This is what I call Interdependence. It is no secret said Dale Carnegie, a writer on leadership, that people who are able to work happily and efficiently with other people are the most successful.

Interdependence is the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. Interdependence or Teamwork is a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance.

We can all work alone. But success in any endeavor is vitally linked to your ability to lead teams and empower them to become interdependent. We can see this in Football where the Azkals brought us to the semifinals. No person has ever won a World Cup alone. Even individual games like golf, need a person to relate with a mentor, his coach.

Tonight I will share with you 5 Values of Interdependence. But before a person can become Interdependent, he or she should know how to be independent, “know how to to care of himself.”

These are the 6 Values of Interdependence, Three of which are geared to towards Independence.

Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

Values of Interdependence:

1. Self Starting.
Being proactive means taking initiative, not waiting for others to act first, and being responsible for what you do. The opposite of proactive is reactive. Reactive people react to what goes on around them. Proactive people act based on principles.

Circle of Influence
Imagine a circle within a circle. The inner circle is your circle of influence and the outer circle is your circle of concern. This means that many things which you are concerned about you cannot influence. Yet there are many things which you are concerned about which you can influence. Reactive people focus on their circle of concern. Proactive people focus on their circle of influence. Being proactive also increases your circle of influence.

2. Goal Setting.
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Toastmaster Speech 5: Motivate Me

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Motivate Me: Startling Truths about Human Motivation
Toastmasters Speech Number 5: “Your body Speaks”
“Why do you work?”


“Why do you work?”

Tonight I am going to show you some scientific studies and research that will shock you about the biggest thing you know about work.

This- if driven by Dollars

This- if driven by Dollars

If you are Driven by Pesos :)

If you are Driven by Pesos 🙂

I. Our Assumption: Money
It starts from this Assumption that most of us have. We assume that people work for Money, first and then for a lot many other reasons, such as passion, family etc. But it all boils down to money.
Psychologists in the 1940s believe that “Men are motivated by Continue reading

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Toastmaster Speech Project 4: The Big D

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The Big D: Steps to Debt Free Living
Toastmasters Speech Number 4: “How to Say it”

<I guess my good introduction have bad SEO, no Debt and Finances mentioned in the first 2 Sentences. ☺ >

Among the constellations, the Big Dipper lies glimmering in the Northern Sky of a dark cold night. The brightest stars include Alkaid, Mizar, Alioth and Megrez. Constellations make us think deeply about the World and wonder; but never as deep as your current Credit Card Debt.

Yes! The Billing on your next Credit Card makes you think deeply because it is as big as the Constellations!

The Big debt

The Big debt

What is Debt?
Before we operate on your empty pockets, it would help to know what debt is. Debt, simply stated is any “money owed to anyone for anything.” That description includes everything from the Jeepney fare you owed to your best buddy to the Indian guy who keeps you covered up-and-tip-toe in your office. Continue reading