Our meeting today was exciting and full of laughter with Toastmaster Selena taking full control of a smooth run, bringing the meeting to a timely end. Selena showed her leadership skills once again with charm and confidence.
First speaker Trevi gave a dynamic speech on the power of “positive thinking”. She emphasized how important it is to think positive taking control of one’s thoughts, words and actions which can have a tremendous impact on who you are. Trevi said this state of mind was influenced at the early age of 15 and has remained a part of her life ever since. She is now assisting young adults to deal with peer pressure. Trevi left her audience with the message to always think and take positive action in all areas of their life.
Second Speaker Bev gave a rich and informative speech titled “How long do they stay”. She began with the history of the Toastmaster organization, how long it have been established, 87 years in 117 countries says Bev. Surprising results from a well researched information showed that 47% of members leave the organization after the first year, why? because their original need had been met. Bev left her audience with the encouragement to stay on seeking help from other members, working with a mentor and going on to other leadership skills that the organization has to offer. It is important says Bev to set one’s own pace in achieving goals. There is no hurry.
Kudos to Ehsan for taking on the role of speech evaluator for the first time. Ehsan did an excellent job evaluating Trevi’s speech. He used what is known as the sandwich method very smoothly giving Trevi lots of positive feedback, a point to grow on and ending with more positive feedback. It was a pleasure listening to Ehsan.
Overall another inspiring meeting.
If you are in Winnipeg and are interested in dropping by and visiting our club, we meet Wednesdays from 12:05 – 12:55. We have currently “moved house” for the summer to room 125 St. John’s in the University of Manitoba but please do drop by and see what our members are up to next week.
If you're in Winnipeg and interested in sitting in on a club meeting to see if Toastmasters is right for you , please feel free to contact Dianne Winser at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 204-256-7550.
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