Welcome to Seek to Speak’s podcast where we aim to empower people to express themselves through speech.
I’m Aissa and in each episode, we will seek to speak about ways to better verbalise ourselves and our stories. We will have topical interview sessions with special guests and share select speaking tips, useful for the casual and competitive speaker.
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S3E17 Malaysian Speaking Fails 2 - Jokes about rape? MPs debate challenge? Drinking women in parliament? (With Mas, Vishal, and Aissa)
The final episode of the season welcomes back our community members discussing Malaysia's biggest speaking fails! Why do we keep joking about rape? What happens when a member of parliament challenged another to a debate? What do we do about religious sensitivities?
Here, we discuss 3 recent speaking fails and deconstruct what happened, why did it happen and what do we do from here. We also provide our views on other speaking fails that did not quite make the list but were worth mentioning.
Speaking fails discussed:
Segment 1: Actor and hosts jokes about a movie rape scene on national television. Who is to blame? Who should be accountable?
Segment 2: Member of parliament in the sitting government challenges an opposition member to a debate on the cabotage policy. Is this a good thing? Do people care?
Segment 3: Locally produced, award-winning whiskey brand name enrages many quarters of society and politicians are quick to respond. What precedent does this set? Are they justified in their reaction?
Bonus lightning round discussion:
1) Lahabau Melaka, let's vote! Misguided use of slang.
2) Communications minister tweets on future video quality. But 1080p already exists?
3) Harassment of a journalist by PAS leaders. Why attack my family and the language I use?
S3E16 Behind Seek to Speak - A Year in Review (with Founder and Community Member)
This episode is all about Seek to Speak's journey through 2021 in the form of reflections, lessons learned, and hopes for the future. Explore our story through the lens of our Founder, Ain Aissa, and community member, Maslin Roslan, as we bring you through the challenges and joys that we face along the way. What we will be discussing in the episode would be:
Challenges faced throughout the yearHow Seek to Speak has changed usRegrets or Lessons learnedHopes and dreams for the future
S3E15 Speech Sessions with Abigail and Sasha - Discussing our Favourite Purpose and Passion Speeches
Welcome to our 2nd Speech Session where we highlight amazing speeches based on a theme. This episode’s theme is Purpose & Passion and along with our community members, Sasha and Abigail, we have curated a list of our top Purpose and Passion speeches. So what we will do is introduce the speech, play our chosen snippet, talk about the context of the speech, and the speaker’s style. There are some you may know and others may enjoy discovering as we go through the episode.
Chadwick Boseman - Howard University Commencement Speech 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIHZypMyQ2sLady Gaga's speech at ELLE's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event (2018): https://youtu.be/14KX7xOJsqEBeyoncé Knowles, Dear Class of 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLo5XMjIJD8Denzel Washington - University of Pennsylvania (2011) Commencement speech: https://youtu.be/JEFbfwg9dekTaylor Swift accepting the Woman of the Decade Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVpkFb9-ftsElizabeth Gilbert's TedTalk on Success, failure and the drive to keep creating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_waBFUg_oT8
S3E14 Halloween Special - My Spooky Story / Cerita Hantu Malaysia (Part 2)
Welcome to Part 2 of our cerita hantu special in conjunction with Halloween, which happened on the 31st of October. You are about to hear another 6 spooky encounters with the unknown. From sleep paralysis to room disturbances, to unexplainable sightings. These are things that were heard, seen, or felt but still remain a mystery to them.
Thank you for listening. We hope this spooky special kept you up at night.
Morning paralysis - AlisonHouse Hauntings - CassIs that you Nizam? - ZulOtw home - ArishaWhat was that sound? - AnonymousJungle Possession - Ikram
Music from Dirges of the Undead:
S3E13 Halloween Special - My Spooky Story / Cerita Hantu Malaysia (Part 1)
Welcome to Part 1 of our cerita hantu special in conjunction with Halloween, which is happening on the 31st of October. You are about to hear from 6 real people telling you about their spooky encounters with the unknown. From a near-death experience to house hauntings to an unearthly possession. All 6 of these individuals swear by the things they had seen or felt, and I hope you feel a bit of their fear and horror as they tell you their stories.
Be sure to tune in to Part 2 next week to hear more Malaysian spooky tales. Until then, enjoy.
I almost died - AriannaSekolah Asrama - ZulLibrary Possession - AlisonI can't Move - AimanWhat was that? - AifaNew house, new visitors - Ikram
Music from Dirges of the Undead:
S3E12 Mental Health Special 4: Mental Health Hacks - Easy DIY Remedies to improve our Mental Health at Home
Welcome to the very last installment of our 4 part mental health special in conjunction with World Mental Health Day which happened on 10 of October. This week, we discuss our favourite or least favourite Mental Health Hacks - simple home remedies that we can all try at home! Joining us today are our lovely community members, Jaspreet, Sasha, and Abigail.
The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is 'Mental health in an unequal world'. While the pandemic has affected everyone's mental health and close to one billion people have a mental disorder - the gap between the demand for mental health services and supply remains substantial. Relatively few people around the world have access to quality mental health services.
While we are no experts in mental health care, we thought to share with you some easy and inexpensive ways to feel better. Of course, there is no real substitute for medication or psychotherapy for those who need them, but some of these practices may work for those interested in some quick mood boosters.
Segments in the Episode:
Segment 1 - Things we've tried but didn't work/like (Closer: Can you relate?)Segment 2 - Things we love and have worked for us (Closer: Underrated or Overrated?)Segment 3 - Things we want to explore and try in the future (Closer: Do you believe in this?)
Things we discussed during the episode include:
Exercise and eating wellMeditation and mindfulnessScheduling and habit makingCleaning and lighting candlesJournaling and self-reflectionSelf-help and self-developmentYoga, talking to someone, taking it slowFeng Shui, Astrology, Law of Attraction
Abigail's Highly Recommended Scented Candles:
Bern Candles - https://www.instagram.com/berncandles/
Thank you! Love it!
Thanks for the tips!
Please keep it up!!! :D
Good for beginners
Simple but effective tips!