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Club Meeting 23th October 2017

The meeting was started by our President, Leslie Bediade. In his opening speech, he explained how to vote throughout the meeting and “trained” us to say “Ago! Ame!”. “Ago” means “Listen” and “Ame” means “I am [we are] listening”. Everytime Leslie was on the stage this evening he was testing if we still know how to properly respond to the call.

After introducing the Timekeeper for the evening, it was time for Table Topics. The Table Topics is all about impromptu speaking. Ned, who was the Table Topic Master, prepared…

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Club Meeting 9th October 2017

The meeting was opened by our President, Leslie Bediade, who explained the importance of… clapping. If you ever attended any Toastmasters meeting, you definitely noticed that everyone claps. Leslie explained why clapping is an important part of a meeting and how it boosts energy and confidence.

The Word of the Day, chosen by Tom, the Grammarian of the meeting, was surreal. Surreal means:

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style; surrealistic.
  2. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic:

The challenge…

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CASS Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest – 25th September 2017

It’s this time of the year again!

Every Toastmasters club holds its own Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest. The club members compete

The contest looks different than normal meetings. First, only the club members are allowed to join the competition. Second, the competitors are being evaluated by judges, who are usually members of other clubs. The judges, however, do not share their evaluations with the speakers. Instead, they give their evaluation to the Chief Judge. Chief Judge then adds everything up and announces the winners.

The audience does not vote as at normal club meetings.…

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Club Meeting 11th September 2017


The meeting was opened by Beryl, our sergeant-at-arms. After welcoming everybody, Beryl introduced Leslie, our club president, who then explained what Toastmasters is.

Conrad was this evening’s Toastmaster. He explained the agenda and how the meeting will look like, and he introduced the theme of the meeting – Go Green.

Thiri was the timekeeper. She didn’t, however, make in time for the role introduction, so Helen stepped in and explained the role. After that, Thiri was on time.

As a Grammarian, Paul was paying special attention to the language used throughout the…

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