Monday, June 13, 2016

June 7th 2016 Theme – You were meant for greatness

“The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.”~~ Peabo Bryson

Welcome to the first meeting in June.

Julie was the toastmaster of the day. Her GAT(e) team comprised of : Grammarian -  Chizuko (meticulous), Ah-Counter – Jessica and Timer – Nancy.

Warren was the 1st speaker of the day. He completed Project #10 from the CC Manual – Inspire your Audience. The title of his talk was “Are You Living to Work or Working to Live?” which he completed within 11 minutes.
Through his talk, Warren inspired us to create a work life balance by providing 3 principles to achieve the same. They are as follows –
1.  Understand your roles as a spouse, employee, friend etc. and act accordingly.
2.  Keep investing in your relationship bank account.
3.  Discriminate between important/ non-important, urgent/ non-urgent tasks. Take actions by prioritizing what’s important and urgent.  

He highly recommends the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which changed his life and habits for the better.

By finishing the 10th speech of his CC Manual, Warren has given our club the last point which makes us a President’s Distinguished Club - the highest award any club can get in Toastmasters. Thank You Warren!

Anisha was his evaluator. She commended Warren for meticulously crafted uplifting and motivating speech. With an engaging delivery style and the use of visual aids, Warren very well conveyed a solid message to the audience which could be used right away.

Tobias was the 2nd speaker of the day. He completed
Project #5 from the CC Manual – Your Body Speaks. Title of his talk - “Who is the real king of the dance floor – Michael Jackson or Prince?” which he completed within 5 minutes.

Through his talk, Tobias brought to our attention 2 iconic entertainers of the music industry. With the help of visual aids, he walked us through the styles of the 2 artists coming to the conclusion that each was wonderful in their own style, each made a lasting impact in the music industry.

Lynne was his evaluator. She appreciated the humorous beginning of Tobias’s talk which he tied in with the use of visual aids throughout his speech. His message that gestures will help the speakers connect with audience was well-received. As a suggestion, Lynne offered him to work a little bit on the organization aspect of the speech.

Both Lynne and Tobias were voted best in their categories.

Jan was our table topics master. She had few sheets filled with colorful pictures and quotes accompanying each picture. The table topics speaker was encouraged to pick one of those quotes and speak. Anisha, Jean and Jessica took part with Jean taking the best Table Topics award.

Robert shared a joke with us which ended the meeting on a funny note. 

We had 1 guest (one of our former members - Jessica D.) and 13 members in attendance.

Member attendees were: Amritha, Anisha, Barb, Chizuko, Jan, Jean, Jim, Julie, Lynne, Nancy, Robert, Tobias and Warren.

Respectfully Submitted,
Amritha Imandi, Secretary

Public Speaking Northwest #9406.

1 comment:

  1. Amritha,you obviously do your best to show how each speaker deserves our praise. You add tons to our very excellent club with your comprehensive minutes. Thank you so much.