Wednesday 7 March 2012

Our meeting on Wednesday was a really great evening, we had two excellent speeches given by Richard and Phillip. Richard told us about life in his dad’s firm and how he broke away to find pastures greener. We are waiting for the next episode where he is going to tell us as to how we can make millions!! Phillip also gave us a great presentation on pensions, and made it nice and simple for us to understand. I really liked the use of the water and the bottles of wine and champagne, just a pity we couldn’t drink it too!!

There was a little topsy turvying about the roles, but Manoj, our Toastmaster for the evening, was on the ball and had it all sorted. It was a good test of his agility as life doesn’t always go to plan, and he showed his strengths in this regard. Flavia got us all warmed up, in answering the warm up question “What puts a smile on your face?” She had a big smile on her face and made us all feel welcomed. Our evaluators Chris and John both gave excellent evaluations. Windy kept us on the ball on the time front. Flavia gave a very well balanced General Evaluation for the evening, and gave us some good feed back tips. Dee, one of our newest members, took up the mantle of Grammarian and Ah counter and did a splendid job.

Julie, our President excelled herself she undertook her teamwork shop. It was a really good educational exercise because she killed two birds with one stone. She secured her Competent Communicator Gold. Well done Julie, and also we all got to learn about the Committee roles available in Toastmasters, and each member and guest!! had the opportunity to contribute
1. How they could help out in the club; 2. In their view how could the club improve, so all in all a refreshing and inspiring evening for all members and guests in attendance.

Our table topic contestants and evaluators all conducted themselves admirably, including our guest Lorraine.

Katy Woolcott

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