Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 26th August 2015 - Cyber Security

The meeting on August 26, 2015 started on time with the order by Agnes. Colin served as the toastmaster and chose “making balance” for the theme of the meeting. Nicole as grammarian presented the “Quagmire” for the word of the day and most members used the theme and the word in their introduction. One of the great things about the meeting was that three guest attended the meeting and state interest to join the club.  There were two speeches by June and Agnes; they did a great job and showed well prepared on delivering their talk; Daniel and Charith provided the feedback and growth points. At the end reports were presented and Pouria as general evaluator gave the gold star to Daniel who as a new member has performed in different roles in a short time. In announcement, June informed the club about the change in the place for the next meeting. Meeting was ordered to close by Agnus. Overall it was another success for learning, sharing and practicing communication and leadership skills in toastmaster club of U of Manitoba.

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UM Masters Meeting 5th August 2015 - Cyber Security

This week, I was a guest at this Toastmaster's club, having attended meetings at the Grace club on Henderson previously.  Colin was our Toastmaster for the day, and he gave us the theme of cyber security, certainly an important topic.

Charith brought us "Clunky" as our word of the day, and he was our speaker for the meeting, he presented a very informative presentation on what can be known about UFOs.  While I am extremely familiar with this topic, I thought it was accessible and entertaining, but didn't really surprise me.

Our table topics session was led by Agnes, who also provided our joke today.  We practiced impromptu speaking, with a clever dice game to select our topics.  I enjoyed participating, and my take on it was that everyone else did as well.

I must say that this was a great introduction to this particular Toastmaster's club, and I plan to continue coming.  All of the evaluators, especially June, the general evaluator, gave meaningful and useful advice.  Thanks to all!

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