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Speakers’ Club Online Mar. 21, 2020

I know that some of you are more worried about other things, but the coronavirus is a real thing. Since the government has shutdown schools at every age level, it’s better for us to meet virtually. If I have done everything correctly, the link below should take you to a meeting room where we can talk. (Just remember that everything you say or do on the Internet stays there forever.)

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Speakers’ Club, Dec. 2019: Twas the Night Before Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers:

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Satori School Oct 2019: Accents

People talking

Rules:

Chip and Dale Rescues Rangers:

The “Th” sound:

American Accents:

Texas Accent:

Boston Accent:

English Accents:

Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”:

Your accent: Imitate someone you like. Really imitate them. Overdo it.

John Wayne:

Matthew McConaughey:

Christopher Walken:

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Satori School October 2019: How to Get a Job in the U.S.

Rules:

Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers:

Get a Job, The Silhouettes:

The want ads: Monster.com, craigslist, just do a search – you’ll probably have to apply in person, unless you’re going for an upper level management position.

LinkedIn not available in Russia. (It’s servers are not located within the country.)

The Application: Places like McDonald’s often have applications that can replace the resume; you should still have a resume.

The Resume (CV): This is a listing of your work, education and other experiences. We don’t use the term CV; that’s used in Europe.

The Interview:

Tell me about yourself.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

What is your greatest weakness?

What is your greatest strength?

What motivates you?

Tell me about a time that you failed.

Why do you want to work here?

How many couches are there in America? (What? Seriously. But you still have to answer it.)