Richard as Toastmaster brought in the New Year with a bang. With the enthusiasm of a firework display he effervesced and energised our first meeting for 2012.
Manoj gave his Project No. 7 CC speech entitled “Cache or Cookies” and told us about the importance of internet protection from potential hackers. Chris finished his evaluation of Manoj’s speech by saying “I am going home immediately to run my anti-virus”. It was a very effective speech.
Zhanna, an Advanced Toastmaster speaker, gave an very interesting folklore speech entitled “Family Folktale”, the video is already in our blog! Philip, in his usual lively manner, gave an excellent feedback in his evaluations.
After our social recess, Serena, for the first time, took on the role of Table Topics Master. She did a splendid job around the theme “End of year/New Year”. Zandria, using her storytelling skills, won best table topic as she discussed, with lots of humour, her imaginary homelessness and how she would acquire a new home.
Our General Evaluator for the evening was Helen who was visiting us from Brussels. Helen is a very experienced Toastmaster and has been the founder of three Toastmaster Clubs.
In the business part of the meeting, Manoj was voted on to the Committee as Secretary, replacing Steve, for the next six months.
In all it was an excellent beginning to the New Year for Lewisham Toastmasters.