Monthly Archives: November 2015

17th Nov meeting highlights and upcoming workshop

It’s the post Autumn conference meeting, Paul, the President opened the meeting with the latest club updates.

A welcome return from Christine as Toastmaster for the meeting; she also reminded everyone of the upcoming evolution workshop with Freddie Daniels hosted by the Data Science speakers club on Mon 23rd Nov. Booking and information can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freddie-daniels-exception-evaluations-a-toastmasters-international-workshop-tickets-19264256911

Dimos was our timekeeper; providing his own special stage presence.

Ga Lok as Grammarian, introduced the word of the day “Solidarity” following events in Paris.

Leigh was our Table Topics Master, taking highlights from the as the basis for impromptu speaking for our members and guests; and he provided feedback for everyone who took part.

Kylie; introduced our new guests for the evening.

We had 3 great speeches tonight (their speech evaluators in brackets):

  • Scott– His icebreaker: Stars, Sharks and Haircuts (Tian)
  • Ga Lok– The House Always Wins (Dami)
  • Paul– Negotiation techniques (Leanne)

It was thunderous meeting to match the weather; congratulations to Scott for delivering his Icebreaker speech, Ga Lok winning best speech, Leanne winning best evaluator and Tom who won best table topic.

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Next meeting on Tues 1st December, we are planning a club Christmas part and details will be sent out by the end of next week.

We still have roles for the next meeting, please sign up online or get in touch with VPEs Rachel and Leigh.

Post Halloween meeting results

Everyone has survived Halloween and we had another great meeting

Paul, the President opened the meeting and gave an update on the Toastmasters Autumn conference in Swindon this weekend. More information can be found at: http://greatwesternconf.toastmasterclub.org

Hugh as Toastmaster welcomed everyone and gave a humorous introduction to public speaking.

Charlotte was our timekeeper; reminding us the importance of time, particularly for interviews and the growth of video conferences.

Blanka was a visiting Toastmaster and Grammarian, with her word of the day “Perplexed”.

Dami was our Table Topics Master, using unusual choices as the basis for impromptu speaking for our members and guests.

Ga Lok was our Topics Evaluator; giving encouragement and feedback to all 10 table topics.

Marcelo; introduced our new guests for the evening.

We had 4 great speeches tonight (their speech evaluators in brackets):

  • Kylie– Her icebreaker: I keep scaring myself, but it just might help someone (Chris)
  • Noor– How to have great relationships (Rachel)
  • Marcelo– How to break the internet (Andy)
  • Dimos – Discover The World Of Walking (Paul)

It was a likely and action packed meeting; congratulations to Kylie for delivering her Icebreaker speech, Marcelo winning best speech, Paul winning best evaluator and Dimos who won best table topic.

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Next meeting on Tues 17th November, have a great fireworks night this weekend in the meantime. We still have speaking slots and roles for the next meeting, please sign up online or get in touch with VPEs Rachel and Leigh.