17th May Meeting highlights

A slightly delayed post as we’ve been busy as the Toastmasters year begins to close and a new committee elections will be happening soon.

Ga Lok standing in as President and was Toastmaster for the evening opened the meeting, reflecting on his 8 years in Toastmasters, and winning the District title to become D91 Speech Evaluation Champion 2016.

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Time was split between two members, Rachel in the first half and Brad in the second half.

Leigh was our Grammarian with the word of the day: Auspicious

Swati was our Table Topics Master, using the theme of continuing stories as the basis for impromptu speaking for our members and guests.

Brad was our Topics Evaluator; giving encouragement and feedback to all 7 table topics! Brad is an experienced Toastmaster across 3 continents and we welcome him as a new member to the club.

Marcelo; introduced our new guests for the evening.

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

  • Ruby – “Remembering my childhood” – an Icebreaker speech that introduced Ruby’s background and the culture change coming to the UK (Leanne)
  • Rachel – “Do what you say you will do” – A #4 speech project exploring the will power to quit smoking (Charlotte)
  • Shamim – “Keep Calm and Start Supporting” – A #9 persuasive speech project on the junior doctor strikes (Christoph)

Branko, from 1st London Toastmasters was our General Evaluator who gave a fantastic analysis of the meeting.

It was a thoughtful and warm May meeting; congratulations to Ga Lok winning best Table Topic and Leanne who won best Evaluator.

Congratulations to Ruby for completing her ice-breaker speech. Well done to Ann-Madeline Best Table Topic; Leanne and Charlotte who tied for Best Evaluator and Rachel with her magnificent speech to with Best Speaker of the evening.

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Next meeting, it’s 2 for the price of 3 meetings in a month as it will be the 5th Tuesday. See you on 31st May, usual time and venue.

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