Club Meeting – 25th August 2015

David, our Toastmaster for the evening started the meeting with a version of a Mexican wave. Each member of the audience had to stand up in turn with their arms in the air and shout “Mind the gap”. It was a great way to break the ice and raise energy levels.
Arathi McIntosh took the next step in her Toastmasters journey by delivering her Icebreaker speech. These speeches are an opportunity to get to know our new members and an important first step to completing the Competent Communicator Manual. Arathi shared her story of persistence to land her dream job and after 3 Years of hard work and overcoming various challenges she has finally been successful – congratulations to Arathi for her career success and for a fantastic first speech.
Brendan McCormack then delivered his number 2 speech explaining how, why and when the agile approach to software development is used. Brendan performed strongly on the speech objectives delivering a clear outline, logical progression and strong transitions so the audience were easily able to follow his explanation.
Jake O’Gorman also delivered his Ice Breaker speech – as one of our newest members Jake did a fantastic job of entertaining us with his story of memory development and how he had just won the World Memory Cup the day before. It must have been a good omen because Jake was also voted the best speaker of the night – well done Jake!!!


A massive thank you goes to Joanna Szoska of London Public Speakers who was our General Evaluator for her valuable and insightful feedback. Much appreciated by all of us!

We look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting on the 8th September!  This will be our Table Topics and Humorous Speech competition – members please contact Lucas our Vice President of Education for your space on the programme!

NB: The tube unions have been kind enough to schedule another potential strike on 8th September – as most of our members are able to make it to our meeting even if there is a strike we will be proceeding with the contest no matter what!!!


Posted by Dudley 26.08.15
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