Elections, peace, birds, dogs, and a tongueless chef!

Wrap-up from last week’s meeting (10 May 2017)
With the theme of ‘elections’ and word-of-the-day ‘peace’, the meeting was Chaired very proficiently and smoothly by Aaron. We welcomed two new members Yooree and Taban, and were inspired by a chef without a tongue (thanks Ursula)!
With five prepared speeches, we learnt about bird-based personality types and the wonderful benefits of dogs and their incredible sniffing powers (very interesting thanks Utku and Dilara)! Yokebeth spoke about being ‘disconnected’ in this social media crazed world, and Michael gave a humbling speech about Deng Adut, a refugee lawyer with an incredible story. Here’s a link to the powerful short video (a Uni advertisement) that Michael mentioned. I focused on the KeepCup for my “sell a product” speech – go on, you know you want one!
As a reminder, our club election is next meeting, and we encourage every current member to consider this as an opportunity to put themselves forward for a leadership role. If you’re potentially interested but have questions or concerns, chat with any of our current committee members. We’ll be candid!
We next meet on Wednesday 24 May 2017. Visitors are always welcome – feel free to get in touch with any questions!
Bye for now
Belinda
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Article: Snackification of Communication

Like a healthy diet, social interactions in our digital age should be balanced. What are the pros and cons of bite-sized digital conversations? Do you need to disconnect to reconnect with friends and family? Watch this fun, short video and learn more in the “Snackification of Communication” article in this month’s Toastmaster magazine.

 

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The Treasurer’s Thoughts

Wrap-up of last week’s meeting, by Aaron (Club Treasurer)

What a busy little meeting we had on Wednesday night. With our numbers down there were lots of members doing multiple roles and our newer members jumping to fulfill roles they hadn’t yet done. Well done to our new members.

Margrit was our chairman. We had a wonderful speech from a visitor and a great interactive speech by our president David Fisher. Here is our newest Club member, Dilara receiving her certificate. [Photo in members-only Facebook group]

Well done to all our members who participated in such a great meeting. Can’t wait for the next one…

 

Article: Repeat repeat repeat

Keen to learn how you can use purposeful repetition in speeches? Here’s an interesting article by Paula Fuchsberg (a corporate communications expert):

What You Say May Bear Repeating

How do you plan on including repetition in your next speech?

 

Two very high profile speakers. Two interesting evaluations.

US politics has long been considered the benchmark of oratory and body language.

LA Times spoke to two famous Toastmasters – the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking, and the current International President – for their evaluation of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at their recent National Conventions.

Two interesting evaluations we can learn from: