Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 4,2014 Theme: The Oscars

Elaine was our Toastmaster today. She chose The Oscars as the theme.  She shared interresting trivia about the Oscars including how the trophy received its name. The creator said it looked like his uncle Oscar. Elaine also spoke of how Matthew McConaughey's speech was as example of Toastmasters. Once we reach one goal we set another. Life is a work in progress.

Our first speaker today was Lynne. She completed project 5 in the CCM series. The title of her speech was In the Beginning. Lynne used fictional friend Elroy to show us how to make a strong opening for our speeches. Criteria for a successful opening include:getting the attention and explaining why the audience should be interested. Along with establishing a rapport with the audience. Lynne gave us several techniques to use to create a successful opening. Elroy and our members learned how to improve our openings.

Kathy was our second speaker today. The tittle of her speech was The Ten Essentials of Hiking.  Kathy used humor to give us an educational presentation about how to be prepared when hiking. Kathy listed the ten essentials and explained why they were important. Kathy's use of humor kept our attention focused the valuable lesson. The ten essentials are: map and compass, water,extra food, extra clothes, first aid kit, fire starter, flashlight with spare batteries, sunscreen, extra shelter and tool kit. With these essentials we can have a laughing good time as we hike.


  1. Elaine always does a great job as Toastmaster. Both Lynne & Kathy gave the best speeches I've ever heard them give. It's so much fun to share our progress.

  2. Elaine always goes the extra mile as Toastmaster...she even brought the "Red Carpet"!! Kathy's speech made me smile.

  3. Thank you for the great blog post