Public speaking and leadership training are the goals of toastmasters. That’s why we agree with Bill Gates who said,
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
At Public Speaking Northwest we empower each member to be a good leader and speaker. They, in turn, empower others.
Barb, our President, opened the meeting with Jan S., Barbara, Yanhong, Ken, Kate, Juliet, John, Tammy (Our Area Governor) Jean, Kyle, and Casey.
Our two guests were Tracy and Sam.
Jan, as the toastmaster of the meeting, set the theme: “Life Is Bountiful.” Jan presented a fine agenda and interspersed inspiring comments throughout meeting about the theme.
Our first speaker, Yanhong, entitled her presentation: “Joys in Summer.” Yanhong described wonderful trips in Alaska, Canada, and on the Oregon coast with her family and her parents-in-law from China. Thanks, Yanhong, for reminding us of the beauty surrounding us.
Our second speaker, Ken, gave his talk, “Luck Favors the Prepared.” His formula, “If you have an intention, you need a method to get results. He used the acronym, SMART, meaning your method must be Specific, Measurable,Attainable,Relevant, and Timed. Thanks for this great leadership presentation, Ken.
Jean, as Table Topics Master, gave members quotes from famous toastmasters like the founder of Mrs. Field’s Cookies and the founder of Coors Brewing Company. Juliet, Casey, and Pierce took the challenge.
Pierce also evaluated Yanhong’s speech with specific praise and a few suggestions.
Jean evaluated the meeting as a whole. She had very little suggestions for improvement because this dynamic meeting was filled with positive energy.
The Blue Ribbon Winners:
Best Speaker ~ Ken
Best Table Topics ~ Pierce
Best Evaluator ~ Ana
Congratulations to all!
News You Can Use:
1. Our Division E Contest will be on Thursday, October 18th at the Redmond Library. Kate, our Area Contest winner will represent our club for Table Topics. Let’s be there to support her.
2. Our District 2 Fall Conference will be on Saturday, November 10th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. District conferences are always exciting, fun, and educational.
3. Our guests, Sam and Tracy became members today. Welcome Sam and Tracy!
*****Today's photographer was Mihaela. Thank you Mihaela!
Picture of the day ~ Yanhong.
If you'd like to join us for polishing your presentations, developing leadership skills, and making friends, we welcome you.
We meet every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 PM. You'll find us at the Seattle Times Building in Bothell, Washington ~ 19200 120th Avenue NE. Feel free to bring your lunch.
To find out more contact: Emery Jordan at: firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 235-1356
Jean Tracy, DTM