A Look Back Over The Last Six Months
As the new toastmaster year began on the 1st of July last year, and I took on my role of President for the new toastmaster year, let’s take a look back at what’s been happening!
We have been delighted to have 7 new members to our Club: Outa, Natasha, Ali, Lucinda, Asiimwe, Peter, and Milen. Together they have joined us on our journey to improve our communication and leadership skills. It takes dedication, and hard work to achieve this, and Zhanna is example to us all in this regard when she achieve her Competant Communicator Silver award. I am pleased that this year I finished and secured my Competent Leader.
The Story Telling workshops have added a new dimension to our Toastmaster Sessions this year, and have been a real opportunity to explore different dimensions of public speaking. We also had a group visit to Canal Café Theatre, where people had the opportunity to tell their own personal stories in a public environment.
We had the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Competition, where everybody at club level had the opportunity to join in and have some serious fun, whilst pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones (that’s what it’s all about!!) Flavia and Steve did us proud as they both went through to the represent us at Area Level, and Steve even went on to Division Level too!
So what’s our vision for the next 6 months!! To encourage new guests to join our club and enjoy the benefits of Club Membership. To make sure that we nurture our existing club members so that as members we can all realise our public speaking and leadership goals that we set for ourselves.
We have an exciting agenda ahead for the rest of the year.
Further Story Telling Work Shop Sessions, culminating in a grand finale of returning to Canal Café in the spring. For the adrenalin seekers out there, this is definitely for you!! An opportunity to tell a personal story in a theatre in front of a public fee paying audience!!
We will be having a “debate session” too, which will be a slight change to the usual agenda on a date to be confirmed. An opportunity to test out and acquire new public speaking and leadership skills in a safe supportive environment.
Also on the agenda is the International Speech Competition,again an opportunity for all our members to enter, and have fun.
That’s it for now, and looking forward to seeing you at our next Toastmaster Evening. As always guest welcome, and bring your friends too.
TOGETHER WE WILL LIVE LEARN AND EVOLVE BY IMPROVING OUR COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS TOGETHER IN OUR FRIENDLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Katy Woolcott President Lewisham Speakers.