Hosted by a first-time Toastmaster

On Monday evening 20th July, we had another great online meeting hosted by our wonderful Toastmaster for this evening- Debra who gracefully facilitated the session.  This was the first time that Debra had been the Toastmaster for the evening. She would be introducing all the speakers to the virtual stage and keep the evening running.  She looked like she had done this many times before and took control of the event brilliantly.

On the agenda we had 3 prepared speeches
1) ‘Crushing it’ by Amy who advised aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners how to best use social media.
2) ‘Zooming around the world’ by Costa who discussed how Toastmaster has quickly moved online across the globe in the current times of crisis. He highlighted that this provides a wonderful opportunity to take part in Toastmaster meetings with other clubs in other countries (such as his native South Africa) and meet new people.
3) ‘What a difference a year makes’ by John who shared how he has been applying the lessons learned in Toastmasters in his day to day life.

Constructive feedback was provided to them individually by Gary, Kat and Efra. This was followed by a very entertaining Table Topics session run by Alex who asked the participants to persuade the audience to buy random objects from his household within 2 min timeframe. This was in the context of a stranded car in the Brazilian jungle.

We were delighted that 8 new guest joined us for the evening and we are very much looking forward to welcome Howard, Abir, Mary, Alice, Fergus, Daniele, Jemzy and Mahad in the future meetings.

Best speech award went to Costa, best evaluation went to Gary and best table topics went to our guest Fergus who did a fantastic job.
Congratulations to you all!

Our next meeting will take place on August 3rd and Toastmaster for the evening is our fantastic Penny. This will be a great evening!