Welcome back everyone from your Bank holiday break. It’s the 5th Tuesday of the month and therefore an extra Toastmasters meeting !!!
Rachel opened up the meeting as Club President, welcoming people back from their Summer breaks.
Our Toastmaster this evening was Leanne, she stepped into the role at late notice and stewarded the meeting with great success.
Time was monitored by Ga Lok, who mentioned the impatience you might feel when becoming a Londoner.
Simonetta, a new member taking on her first functionary role at the club was our Grammarian, choosing “Bravery” as the word of the day and offering a refreshing summary of well chosen words, plus a count of ums and ahhs.
Dami introduced our new guests for the evening as well as sharing his own experience in becoming a member of Toastmasters.
Due to constraints on time with a packed agenda, there were no table topics tonight but they will return in our next meeting !
We had 4 great speeches tonight at the start of the second half (their speech evaluators in brackets):
- Ana – “Ben Nevis” – A project #8 detailing her love of hiking, her boots and her trip to Ben Nevis (Christine)
- Brad – “Video killed the radio star” – An advanced speech detailing the importance of recording yourself to become a better speaker (Dami)
- Amy – “A night to remember” – Visiting from Sheffield Speakers, her fact filled speech about the Titanic (Rachel)
- Shibesh – “24 hours city” – Visiting from PMI Speakers, his project #2 speech on the night tube opening up (Leanne)
We also had Tomasz, the Area 58 Director providing feedback on the whole meeting as General Evaluator.
Congratulations this evening to Amy, winning best speaker with her confession that she is a “Titani-rac”. She heads back up North at the end of the Summer and we wish her well.
Our next meeting is on Tues 6th September. Don’t forget that the annual membership fees are due plus we have the Humorous speech coming up on 20th September. We are also planning our Autumn social to celebrate another of year of renewals, all suggestions on location are welcome.
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Have a great week.