Spring is around the corner and it's time to change your clocks again! Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on March 9, 2014.
Flora is Oakland’s premiere art deco bistro and bar. With a nod to the good old days of speakeasies and classy cocktails, Flora’s interior harkens back to this era beautifully, delighting the eyes as well as the taste buds. The weekend brunch at Flora is a can’t miss. Grilled chicken liver and hearts on toast is an uncommon way to get your lazy weekend rolling, while the chive scrambled eggs with apple wood smoked bacon and fingerling potatoes is a more common, yet just as tasty, preparation. Of course Flora has dinner covered as well with dishes like grilled ribeye and chicken breast stuffed with sausage. For dessert the sea salt caramel pudding cannot be denied, and the chocolate peanut butter brownie blends beautifully with a nice glass of port. In addition to Flora’s stellar wine selection prepare to be wowed by its bartender devised custom cocktails. All this and more awaits you at Flora.
Have to give a big presentation? Terrified of speaking in front of groups? These confidence-boosting tips will help soothe your public speaking fears and help you to get your point across effectively.
- Know your material. The more familiar you are with the subject, the less anxious you’ll feel when it comes time to step in front of a crowd.
- Keep notes short and concise. Writing a detailed script and following it exactly can lead you to speak in a stilted way. Instead, use concise notes to help jog your memory as you talk.
- Don’t apologize. If you feel like you sound nervous or you stumble over a word or two, don’t apologize; it’s likely that the crowd didn’t notice nearly as much as you did.
- Speak slowly. Even if if feels better to rush through your remarks, you should aim to speak slowly so that your audience can understand your words.