The One with Five People

Small but perfectly formed 21st July 2021

Well, that was a compact and bijou meeting!! There were only four Toastmasters and one excellent guest who just went with it!

Our Timer and Sergeant at Arms was the fabulous Enroy, whose dulcet tones are a welcome addition to any meeting.  Our Grammarian was Bev A who gave us a great word of the day ‘Ameliorate’ which we had fun dropping into our conversations.

There was only one speech, which was delivered by me and was about the Public Relations for the Club and what we can achieve. 

We are working on securing our eight new members, the PR will contribute this year by having you all supporting Venice and the club, by providing content, and disseminating far and wide the posts and info we produce.

With no Table Topics Master, we decided to improvise, and took it in turns to ask each other a Table Topics question!! Lynne gave us an evocative two minutes about the summer of 1976 and the flies on the white and yellow cars! Enroy told us about his favourite holiday food which was jack fruit and sugar cane and his descriptions had us all entranced.

Bev A told us about what she would do if she were on a plane surrounded by people coughing though I don’t think her plan to spend 9 hours in the loo would have made her popular with the other passengers. Nick, our most welcome guest, told us about, what sounded like a fantastic holiday to Mauritius and the visual picture he painted had us all lamenting our lack of holidays recently.

As we were completely off script, we then did open evaluations on both the initial speech about PR and the Table Topics speeches.  It was and excellent idea as the evaluations fed off each other and new perspectives were proposed, as we discussed what we had seen and heard as a group.

I would like to thank those that came along for a, jovial, energetic, and insightful evening.

See you on the 4th of August where we have our first theme which will be Olympics! I look forward to seeing your backgrounds and your stories of meeting Seb Coe or Nicola Adams, failing at sports day or getting an Olympic medal!!

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