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The Place Where Friends Help Friends Succeed!
“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. ~ Mark Twain
Our toastmaster meeting included greetings from Prema our Sgt. at Arms, our President, Barbara, and our Toastmaster of the Day, Ken.
Our guest, Jerry Hughes, chose to become a member by the end of the meeting. Welcome Jerry!
Jan Zhao gave a stunning presentation on the Chinese New Year. She spoke of a Variety TV Show which her family watched when she was a little girl in China. On the eve of the New Year her family turned on their TV and then took turns to hold the antenna up because of poor reception. Her mother said, "Looks like we should hang a piece of meat on it!" Jan ended her presentation with a poem that touched her heart because it reminded her of what the Chinese New Year reallys means. Beautifully done, Jan!
Jean gave an impromptu speech entitled, "Help! I'm Not Funny!" She showed how a humorous story told in the beginning can lead into a presentation with a point from the story. Jean included the audience by asking, "What point from the story I just told can you weave into a speech you might give?" Many members shared their ideas. They realized you don't have to be a comedian to catch the audience's attention right from the beginning and delight them too.
Emery evaluated Jan's talk and Pierce evaluated Jean's.
Prema got us thinking with her impromtu table topics question: What significant challenge in your life did you learn and grow from?
Blue ribbons went to Jan, Emery, and our new member, Jerry.
Our next meeting on February 7th will welcome our Area Governor, Lesley Hobbs, who will present on being a Distinguished Club. Guests are always welcome!
One more thing, don't forget ~
COME TO OUR CONTEST and OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
12 Noon to 1:00 PM
Seattle Times Building in Bothell
19200 120th Avenue N.E.
Bothell, WA 98011
Tasty Snacks Provided!
With warm wishes to all,
Jean Tracy, DTM