The meeting started with our President, Leslie, welcoming guests and members. Then Ian, the Toastmaster for the evening, took the stage to quickly explain the agenda and how the meeting will look like. Running a Toastmasters meeting is challenging so every Toastmaster has some helpers. Matt was the Timekeeper and his job was to track the time and make sure everyone fits in their allocated time slots. Conrad was the Grammarian. His job was to listen carefully to how people are using the language and pick the most interesting things people had said. A Grammarian also introduces the Word of the Day.…
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The meeting was kicked off by our President, Leslie, welcoming fellow members and guests to another meeting of CASS Toastmasters – the home of public speaking in London. After briefly explaining what Toastmasters is, Leslie invited Richard, the Toastmaster for the evening, to the stage. Richard did a round of high fives before explaining the agenda and the meeting will run.
Running a meeting is not an easy task. To make sure everything will run smoothly, Toastmaster has two helpers. The first one is the Timekeeper (Martin) whose job is to track how long each person speaks and make sure…
“Welcome to CASS Toastmasters, the hub of public speaking in London”
With these words, Leslie, our President, welcomed the members and guests to another CASS Toastmasters meeting. In his introductory speech, Leslie touched on the importance of clapping and handshakes as they build confidence in the person entering the stage.
Moez, the Toastmaster of the evening, then described the agenda and how the meeting will run and introduced his helpers – Timekeeper and Grammarian. The role of the timekeeper is to track time of each speech and make sure no one uses more time than…
This meeting was different. We were holding CASS Toastmasters International Speech and Evaluation Contest.
Each year, every Toastmaster can take part in International Speech and Evaluation Contest. The contest at our club was to decide who will represent CASS Toastmasters in the next stage and, hopefully, even further.
The contest was divided into two parts – Evaluation Contest and Speech Contest.
First on agenda was the Evaluation Contest. Each contestant listened to a speech given a mysterious speaker which then they had to evaluate. Dan from Croydon Communicators club…