Our club rocks!

October could not have started better, our meeting was a great one!

Congratulations to Shane for evaluating his first speech and to Ryan for taking on the grammarian role, you have done a great job.

Congratulations also to Andrew for best evaluator and Rachel for best table topic!

We are waiting to have you all at our next meeting on the 17th.

Our meeting last night!

Yesterday was our 2nd and last meeting of September and could not have been better!
Tom our president kicked of the evening encouraging members and guests to step outside their own circle, their comfort zone…and so we did!
Congratulations to Chris Wood and Peter Gordon for starting their journey on the CC manual, delivering their Ice breaker and Shane and Ryan for taking on their first role at the club. Exciting!
Best table topic goes to hilarious David, best evaluator to Damy and Best Speech goes to Chris Wood, speech titled ‘My strawberry Ice-cream’. He nailed it from beginning to end.
Thanks to everyone that participated and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on 3rd October.

Our Table Topic and Humours Speech Contest were a success!!

An evening to remember!!Congratulations to everyone that participated. It takes courage to go the extra mile in your toastmasters journey and you did an amazing job. Well done!

And a special congratulations goes to Felicitas, winner of the Table Topic contest and Stephanie, winner of the Humours Speech Contest!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Thanks also for the members that helped to organise the contest, the external judges and guests. You all made this event successful!

We see you on the 19th!

And August is coming to an end….

The last meeting of August could not have been any better. Thanks everyone for attending it.
Brad won best evaluator of the evening, Ankit won best table topic and Sue was the winner with her icebreaker speech title ‘Four Cities’. Extended congratulations also to Tim for delivering his Icebreaker speech as well.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on 5th September. It will be a jolly one with our Humorous Speech Contest and table Topic contest!

Our meeting on 15th August

Our meeting last Tuesday was great fun, very informative and with quite a few guests, which we love to have around as much as the members;)

What also made this evening very special was members delivering a role for the first time: Cristelle as Toastmasters, Charlene as Timekeeper, Tim as Sergeant at arms and Darren as Grammarian. Well done guys for putting yourself out there, you have done an excellent job!

We had a few Debate topics during the first half of the meeting and the winner was Sue who made great use of storytelling. Best evaluator went to Kirsty evaluating Daniel’s speech, and Daniel did an amazing job with his powerful ‘ You will get there’ speech and won the best speech of the evening.

Thanks everyone for participating and we are looking forward to seeing you on the 29th.

 

TABLE TOPICS AND HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST on 5th September

Hello fellow Toastmasters!

Are you ready to extend your skills even further and still have lots of fun? If your answer is YES and I hope it is, here is your chance!

On 5th September we will be holding our TABLE TOPICS AND HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST at our normal venue and it is going to be an entertaining evening!

There is no barrier to entry, as long as you are a member you can either participate or help out running the contest on the night.

You can participate in different ways:

1- By taking part of the context – You are free to enter both contests, in fact, we encourage it

TABLE TOPICS CONTEST

  1. As with a normal session of table topics, you will be given a random topic.
  2. Prior to the start of the contest, participants will be briefed on the rules and draw for the running order.
  3. All participants will be given the same topic.
  4. All participants will be asked to leave the room at the start of the contest and the topic will be given upon re-entry (so you don’t hear other speakers before your turn).
  5. The minimum time is 1min and 30secs and maximum permitted is 2min 30secs (there will be a timekeeper there, as usual, to signal – Green (1min), Amber (1.30min) and Red (2mins).

HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST

  1. Essentially a funny speech with your own content.
  2. Minimum time 4mins and 30secs and maximum permitted is 7mins 30secs (there will be a timekeeper there, as usual, to signal – Green (5mins), Amber (6mins) and Red (7mins).
  3. Prior to the start of the contest, participants will be briefed on the rules and draw for the running order.

The contest itself also showcases our club to the wider toastmasters community. There will be 5 external judges from other clubs (other toastmasters like our good selves), so the winner will be determined by very fair scoring criteria.

2- Helping to run the Contest

Please put yourself forward if you do not wish to enter the contest and want to help out on the night. There are a number of roles to fill. As follows:

  1. Contest Chair for one or both of the contests
  2. Chief judge
  3. A Tiebreaking judge
  4. Two counters
  5. Two Timers
  6. Sergeant at arms

Please note that you cannot participate in both contests if you have any functionary role in the evening. You can sign up for the roles or contest participation on Easyspeak or respond to this email and let us know your preference.

We are counting on you to make this evening a remarkable one!

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A summary of our 1st meeting in August 2017

We can’t get enough!Yet another incredible meeting 👏🏻👏🏻
We had a full agenda with 4 amazing speeches:
-Brad spoke on Easyspeaker, completing another advanced manual- congratulations!
-Charlotte informed us on open dialogue on mental health;
-Cristelle inspired everyone to be brave and step outside their comfort zone;
-and Tom touched our heart with his personal story- HIS SPEECH WAS THE WINNER, well done!
Congratulations also to Saloomeh for Best Table Topic speech on her male version and Michael and Hugh for sharing best evaluators!

Thanks everyone that took on a role – you were awesome!

Guests and members, we hope to see you all at our next meeting on the 15th August!

Fantastic meeting last night!

We had a great meeting last night, thanks everyone for attending it.

Tom our president had a great opening and made us think of how amazing is to have the opportunity to speak in public.

Then we had a pleasure of having Ga Lok Chung, K58 area director, at our meeting as the toastmaster of the evening.

This time we didn’t vote for the best speech as there were only 2 prepared speeches, but regardless of that Darren with his love history and Shamim interpreting a play have done a great job!

We had 2 winners for the table topic: Sue and Shane and other 2 winners on the evaluation: Stephanie and Rachel.

We of course finalised the evening with drinks and a good chat!

Our next meeting is on the 1st August and we hope to see you there.

Meeting Tuesday 4th July 17

Our  meeting was very special!
– Tom opened it up as the new president for 17/18 with a powerful message;
– Table topics had the most non-linguistic related ever topics and the winner was Tim;
– Darren has delivered his ice breaker speech 👏🏻😀🎉
– Best evaluation goes to Hugh
and…
The best speech goes To Stephanie, who inspired everyone to write down 3 things a day to be grateful for.

Thanks everyone for attending it!

Rachel De Cesaro, VP PR

Our newsletter is published

Hello everyone, the Toastmasters Year runs from July till June, so we’ve  now reached the end of the 2016-17 TM year !

It’s a been a busy time filled with meetings, contests and socials. We’ve published  the end of year newsletter that brings together the highlights; including photos, events and introducing your new committee that starts on 1st July 2017.

City of London Toastmasters Newsletter June 2017