Meeting #1010, January 28, 2015 (View pictures here)
Toastmaster and Chairperson, Geoff Smith, chose THE MAGICAL POWER OF WORDS as the theme and EPITOME as the word of the day. Table Topic Master Jaze Bordeaux asked participants to tell a personal story about random items found in a grocery store.
Angela Cheung was the first speaker of the evening, and gave her icebreaker speech from the Competent Communicators Manual entitled “Discovery through Travel”. She shared how travel has shaped her cultural outlook on life, particularly the churches of Ethiopia and Japan. Elizabeth Hibbert evaluated Angela’s speech.
The second speaker was Jean Yang who gave Speech #4 from the Competent Communicators Manual (How to say it), and provided tips on “how to make a great sales pitch to venture capitalists”. Sharvan Salooja evaluated Jean’s speech.
Meaghan Johns was our third speaker who gave Speech #6 from the Competent Communicators Manual (Vocal Variety). Called “Print books carry weight”, Meaghan made the case that print books were far superior to e-books. Noelle Hamersley evaluated Meaghan’s speech.
The final speaker of the night was Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, who gave her 8th speech from Competent Communicators Manual (Get comfortable with visual aids). She used a variety of props, including a hammer and a bag of prescription drugs, to explain what economic evaluations were and why they were important in today’s health care debate. Jeff Hecker evaluated Wanrudee’s speech.
Kendrick Doll was the General Evaluator, Josh Wang was the Timer, Javier Fernandez was Quizmaster, Naomi Hamersley was Grammarian and Alia Chang was Vote Counter.
Meeting #1009, January 14, 2015 (View pictures here and a video of the highlights here)
Omayma Haq chaired our first meeting of the new year and her theme for the day was CHOOSE HAPPINESS, and the word of the day was INSPIRATION. Table Topic Master Janine Chin asked participants to fill in blanks of random sentences.
The first speaker was Cici Xu, who gave her icebreaker speech from the Competent Communicators Manual entitled “My Friends”. She described the friends in primary school, secondary school and university who made a significant impact on her life. Geoff Smith evaluated Cici’s speech.
Alia Zhang gave Speech #2 from the Competent Communicators Manual (Organize your speech) entitled “Traditional Chinese Spring Festival”. She told the original story of the festival and described how it’s celebrated in China and Canada. Noelle Hamersley evaluated Alia’s speech.
The third speaker of the night was Elizabeth Hibbert who also gave Speech#2 from the Competent Communicators Manual (Organize your speech). In “New World Through a Lens”, she described how the smartphone camera has revolutionized media, politics and made the world more democratic. Nadine Ricketts evaluated Elizabeth’s speech.
The final speaker of the night was Shirley Li, who gave her 6th speech from Competent Communicators Manual (Vocal Variety) in which she gave an “Introduction to Voice Variety”, demonstrating how changing the voice can be used effectively in a speech. Jaze Bordeaux evaluated Shirley’s speech.
Naomi Hamersley was the General Evaluator, Sharvan Salooja was the Timer and Angela Cheung was the Quizmaster.