Viewing entries posted in April 2015

April 20th Meeting

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Life is a wayfaring journey with many destinations along the way. Once we land in one destination, life continues and we have to plan for the next destination. If you’re not doing what you love then learn to love what you do because life is a journey.

If you couldn’t tell “Life – The Journey” was the theme for tonight’s meeting. We had a packed room tonight full of members and guests. The word of the day (WOTD), “wayfaring [wey-fair-ing] – traveling, especially on foot” was very appropriate and the word was used brilliantly throughout the evening.

Our helpers were on top of their game tonight. Sameera used an especially fitting quote for her listener role. The quote was from Stephen Covey who said:

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply…”  - Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (pub. 1989)

Also tonight we were privileged enough to have three new applicants who were voted in as members. Special congratulations to our three newest members voted in tonight!!! Congratulations and welcome to the best club in town (or anywhere)!

As you can see (read), here at Preston Pursuaders we learn and grow into decorated, experienced speakers and leaders.

Ribbon Winners

5 Star Helper: Sameera
Best Evaluator: Jeff
Best Table Topics: Eileen
Best of Big 3: Chris
Best Speaker: Paree
Sparkplug: Mark

April 13th Meeting

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Another fantastic meeting tonight with lots of guests. The theme was "taxation" and hopefully everyone had a better experience than I did with your taxes, LOL!

Our speakers were Don, Alpa and Ann. The word of the day (WOTD), “onus” – used to refer to something that is one's duty or responsibility.

Toastmasters is a invaluable program to improve not only your public speaking but also overall communications and leadership skill. Here you will gain the tools and knowledge to succeed in anything, at any organization.

Our helpers will assist you in identifying opportunity areas and recommend ways to improve or take advantage of your existing strengths.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting Monday (4/20).

Ribbon Winners

5 Star Helper: Sheri
Best Evaluator: Jyo
Best Table Topics: Eileen
Best of the Big 3: Max
Best Speaker: Ann
Sparkplug: Susan