We had an amazing meeting last night at East Herts Speakers. We’ve heard beautiful speeches and had creative table topics & helpful evaluations in friendly and supportive environment.
John, our president opened the meeting with warm welcome and shared his passion about Pathways and club’s target to get everyone enrolled, so far 85% of our members are enrolled on Pathways – we need to get to 100%! Our meeting continued with our Jokemaster, Donia who shared a funny story and set the fun tone for the meeting. Donia used a lot of humour and energy.
We heard four outstanding speeches. Akos spoke about her passion for life and eyes – the speech was delivered with confidence, warm smile and authenticity. In her speech Akos described the symptoms of glaucoma and treatments for the condition. Paul gave a fascinating speech on betting, he managed to describe in simple way a very complex topic. Paul captured everyone’s attention from the beginning of the speech with engaging slides, great examples and humour. Tamara completed level 1 on Pathways with beautiful speech about Mother’s Day. Tamara didn’t get breakfast in bed on the Mother’s Day but she wouldn’t have it any other way! It was an excellent speech with lots of humour and interesting facts. Our last speaker Liz shared her life journey and compared it with a box of chocolate. Liz is very creative speaker and we could all learn from her how to perfectly write and deliver a speech!
Mariela carried out her first Table Topics session with a theme on Time Travel, five fabulous contestants took part Adrian, Stuart W., Argentina, Donia and John. All the evaluations were encouraging and inspiring from John, Mark, Stuart L., Donia and Kevin. Stuart W. counted our Ahs and Ums, as Grammarian I encouraged everyone to use the word of the day “valiant” meaning brave. Chris did a great job keeping time and Ekong provided helpful observations and tips for people performing roles as our general evaluator. Finally, Stephen was very amusing and had a brilliant performance as Toastmaster of the evening.
Our best speaker award went to Liz, our best evaluator was Kevin and our best Table Topics speaker was Stuart W.
I cannot wait for the next meeting on 16th of April!