Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 Theme: The Emerald

Elaine was our Toastmaster today.  She chose The Emerald as the theme. Elaine compared Toastmasters to emeralds. Both start out with rough edges in a rock, but with hard work become refined and turn into a jewel. Emeralds are fragile and precious. An emerald of equivalent size to a diamond is often more valuable.

Robert was our first speaker today.  He completed project five in the CC manual.  The tittle of his presentation was I Improvise and Sometimes I Do Improv.  In 1977 Robert took an improv class.  This class taught him that he could make a fool out of himself and survive. For five years he was part of a group called None of the Above.  Robert shared three techniques with us which were: Emotional Symphony, Freeze Tag and Status Games. Robert gave us humorous examples of all these techniques.

Barb was our second speaker. She completed project three in the Advanced Communication manual. The tittle of Barb's speech was Catherine. Barb gave a very humorous presentation about her beloved grandmother-in-law Catherine. Barb spoke with a little Irish brogue as she shared tales about Catherine. Amongst the jokes and stories it was evident that Catherine brought joy to her world.

Today we had three guests join us.  Bernie and Roy found us from their web search. Barb's son Patrick joined us as well.  Roy and Patrick joined the fun and participated in Table Topics. Whether you want to participate or just observe, know that you are always welcome.


  1. It was another fun meeting.

  2. I'm sorry I missed the meeting...sounds like it was a lot of fun. Great job in summarizing, Kate.

  3. Thank you Kate for posting everything! You are awesome!!

  4. Elaine has such style for leading the meeting as Toastmaster! She prepares well to make the meeting fun for all.
    Robert gave his best speech ever and Barb spoke from the humorous manual with her family stories.
    Coming to Toastmasters is like coming to a party each week.