We had a speech marathon, with 9 of us telling stories, and 9 evaluations, for the third Wednesday of month.
From Dee, our latest member, already using it as her Icebreaker, to Steve R one who had been Toastmaster for the most time, we listened to riveting stories, also from Vivienne, Katy, Richard, Flavia, Manoj, Windy and Julie.
Between us, 5 will go out to tell those stories at the Canal Café Theatre, and the others, will follow. Our Personal Storytelling workshop showcase went very well, indeed.
Flavia was voted best speaker, and Damian VPE from Meridan Speakers, best evaluator. Liz, joined our club! Welcome! We had also between us Jenny, President of Bromley, masterfully evaluating Flavia.
Joanna Yates, the producer of Spark London came to our meeting directly from the Airport, from Edinburgh, and gave at the end a wonderful Evaluation of all storytellers. Learning, never stops, for all of us, whether we are new or advanced speakers.
Learning to speak using stories, prepares us also better for the upcoming speech contests.