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Salary negotiation:

  The following are some notes I took in an unemployment workshop. Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. After you receive a firm offer, give a range between salary figures of what you open to. Someone gives … Continue reading

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How to tell fresh fish for cooking:

Here are a couple of notes, compliments of a video by chef Todd MOhr. Fish should have clear eyes. The clearer the eye the fresher the fish. The flesh under the gills needs to be redder than older fish. The … Continue reading

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Earthquake preparedness:

In light of the flooding in Houston, I asked Toastmasters this question for table topics: how would you prepare for a major earthquake? Have backpack with cooking stuff, 72 hours of food, water, sleeping bag.  How prepared am I?  Where … Continue reading

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Advice to America:

At toast masters, I was assigned topic master and asked attendees this question: What advice would you give the people of America today. The best kind of meal is a buffet. Meat, sausage, casserole, drinks, a repertoire of experiences is … Continue reading

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Good fences make good neighbors:

This is from a Toastmaster’s speech that had some good observations about neighbors good and bad. Quote from Robert Frost poem Mending Fences “good fences make good neighbors”. One neighbor thought fences were pointless, but the other relied on their … Continue reading

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Marketing for small businesses:

This was a presentation at Toastmasters. Notes are complements of the secretary. This speech is meant for small business owners or people with traditional businesses trying to get into business online. People talk about traditional methods such as TV and … Continue reading

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Virtues of learning another language:

Here are notes from Toastmasters presentation: Personal benefit.  Wires your brain in a different way.  Working memory changed when learning a language.  Creates neural pathways and connections.  Math proofs are an example.  They are horrible but very important.  Mathematicians have … Continue reading

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Get prepared for your campsite:

I attended a preparedness conference. Here are my notes from John Garrison. This is a list of useful things to have at a camp site. Any inaccuracies are the fault of the note taker. Drying racks. Use bath water for … Continue reading

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Prejudice and pride:

I took notes on this presentation for Toastmasters, Lisa (the presenter) felt I did not present everything accurately, so she provided some updated notes. Here they are: On June 28, 1969, several patrons were at a bar in New York’s … Continue reading

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Herbs used for healing:

I went to a preparedness conference and these are the notes I took on this presentation.  Any misinformation is the fault of the note taker. Abrasion: a surface of the skin and where most nerves reside. Bleeding: your oh, shepherds … Continue reading

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