by Alex Elfenbein |
Toastmaster Melanie R. led an inspiring meeting about the intrinsic value of members and toastmasters. We heard three speeches over a range of topics. Toastmaster Janak P. spoke about his experiences at the state fair including: seeing the brand new Corvette Stingray, eating fried butter and nutella, and watching an ostrich race crash. Toastmaster Mark R. shared the value of recording your speeches and watching them later to evaluate or share with family and friends. Competent communicator Alex E. shared a folktale from Ireland with three advices including honesty is the best policy.
The table topics section hosted by toastmaster Susan B. coincidentally brought out great answers about the intrinsic value of certain people and which values were most important. As always, we received great feedback from our evaluators about using the stage and easing away from the podium. Our general evaluator, competent communicator, competent leader, Allison B. reminded us that we can request to be buzzed for "ahs" during speeches, if we want to. The night closed out with feedback from our guest and ribbons awarded to the best of the night.