Our last meeting was on January 19th and the content of the speeches was very varied. Something for everyone.
Almost controversially, we began with a speech about European Trade by Dorothy Molloy. I say controversially because at Toastmasters we avoid talking about Politics or religion. We don’t like to frighten the horses! However this speech was not about Brexit, although topical, it was just the facts about Europe and who trades with who and attempted to demystify some of the terms we hear nearly every day at the moment!
Free as a Bird
If you want to know about how aeroplanes work then why not listen to Eddie Asquith who was a commercial pilot for many years. Who would have thought that he could have us laughing so much whilst explaining how a plane stays in the air!
The Mystery of Marketing
Rose Saliba told us about her exasperation with all the forms of marketing that we are told we need to do these days. This was her 7th speech from the Competent Communicator manual. Not long until she has completed the whole level. Congratulations!
When Life gives you Limes
Bradley Peters really took the challenge of this project and ran with it. The challenge of speech number 8 is to get comfortable with Visual Aids and Bradley used both a projector and … limes, soda water, sugar and a cocktail mixer! He was very calm as he made use of all of these things to explain how to make a Mojito, the favourite drink of Ernest Hemingway which he drank often at one of his favourite bars, La Bodeguita del Medio, in Havana, Cuba.
Best Speaker: Eddie Asquith
Best Evaluator: Ben Osborne
Best Table Topics: Karen Harris
Wow! First time at Toastmasters and she has won the Table Topics! Great improptu speaking Karen!