Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle, 1855
Members of Public Speaking Northwest and Toastmasters clubs everywhere are connected to each other and society. We form a web of support for each other and our clubs. The training in leadership and public speaking help Toastmasters become strong threads in other webs, as well. Clearly, Toastmasters contribute.
Jean opened today's meeting with Lynne, Jan, Eugene, Karen, Joanne, Pierce,
Lynne, our Toastmaster, had been busy filling roles right up to the start of the meeting. Scheduling conflicts had sidelined some members leaving gaps in our agenda. One of our strong threads, Jan, stepped into the empty Ah-Counter role just as Lynne announced her GATE team.
Grammarian: Jean / Word of the Day ~ EXPOUND
Timer: Pat (first-time Timer)
SPEAKERS & EVALUATORS
In her first evaluation, Elaine praised Pierce's ability to present an unplanned talk and look
In her evaluation, Jean applauded Jamie's research and examples. She shared a suggestion that we all can use to help in the timing of our talks. On a 4x6 card write a key
NEWEST MEMBER NEWS! Welcome, Bernard. We look forward
|Bernard (center in red)|
to seeing you in the coming weeks. We especially look
forward to "hearing" from you.
OUR BLUE RIBBON WINNERS
Best Speaker ~ Pierce
Best Evaluator ~ Jean
Best Table Topic ~ Robert & Mara tied
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY
Karen's mobile phone camera took some spectacular pix today. Sadly, a technology hiccup blocked them from loading on this blog. This blogger hopes to someday figure it out and bring Karen's lovely shots to light. Thanks, Karen!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Speech-A-Thon coming May 21 ~ A Speech-a-Thon is what it sounds like – a speech marathon. On May 21 we will only be having speeches and evaluations; no table topics. There will be opportunities for at least 4 speakers, so if you are close to finishing your CC or other manual, consider signing up on the duty roster. We will also need supporting roles – speech evaluators, timer, um/ah counter, grammarian and a Toastmaster. These roles will also qualify in your CL manual so sign up on the duty roster under May 21.
Renewal dues collection continues for the membership period: April 1 - September 30. Please see your Treasurer, Joanne, with either cash or checks payable to Public Speaking Northwest. Many thanks!
Good news! One manual has been returned so far. Thank you (you know who you are). Please help all outstanding loaner CC and CL manuals find their way home. Bring them with you next week, or contact Joanne for alternate arrangements. Much gratitude!
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: Jean Tracy, JeanTracy@kidsdiscuss.com, 425.745.0022.