Last week Valentine’s day came early. Zhanna, our Toastmaster, with a difference, appropriately dressed in red took us through the origin of St Valentine’s. As she introduced the speakers for the evening, her introductions were cushioned with love poems and amusing jokes.
Lewisham Speakers showed their resilience and creativity as Manoj stepped in last minute to act as timekeeper (even without our equipment) and Steve J. took up the mantle of Ah counter. Windy, as Grammarian provided the word of the day “Affection” in accordance with the theme “love” and Vivienne as the Table Topics evaluator managed to incorporate into her evaluation.
Michael, gave his CC No. 4 speech entitled “Illegal drugs should be legalised” . Michael took us around the world as his well researched speech covered drug issues in Mexico, America and Amsterdam. He finally gave a comparative view and well researched opinion.
Steve had us mesmerized with his 15 minute “Pro” speech on Web crimes and well deservedly won the best speech of the night.
Julie using visual aids gave us CC Speech No. 8 informing us about the techniques adopted for storytelling and how this affected her life.
Our effective evaluators Lucas, Serena and Flavia gave constructive feedback and Lucas, who has blossomed since recently joining Lewisham Speakers, won best evaluator of the evening.
Richard as Table Topic master gave us “Choices of professions” and many guests and Toastmasters took up the challenge with jest. Jim, one of the first members to join our club 3 and a half years ago took part and we do hope he will visit us again soon.
Chris D. won the Table Topics award with his entertaining and energetic answer, as a guest – at the end of the meeting he became a member! Welcome Chris!
Next meeting, the 15th of February, Chris will already have a role as a member.