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Club Meeting – 10 December 2018

Our theme from tonight’s evening was ‘Christmas presents’. Tom led the impromptu speaking session with some Christmas themed questions in which volunteers had up to two minutes to provide a short speech without any previous planning. This really demands on-the-spot thinking skills, which is useful to develop for situations such as job interviews, dating, conversation starters, difficult questions during meetings and any other situations where a quick answer is needed!

Robin began his toastmasters journey by delivering his Icebreaker speech. We wish the best of luck

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Club Meeting – 12 November 2018

We decided to mix things up at Toastmasters this evening, where we ran an extended Tabletopics session. Tabletopics is a great way to practice impromptu speaking. Members and guests speak for 1-2 minutes on a question presented to them. This is an effective way to practice for those situations where you need to think on your feet, such as a job interview, date, tough question from a manager. Etc. 6 people took part in this, including one of our guests. Well done to Richard for winning ‘Best Tabletopics Speaker’.

Hadrian gave a thoroughly engrossing planned speech during the second half of the

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Cass Toastmasters – 8 October 2018

Our Tabletopics session had a slightly different approach this evening. The theme of the day was ‘technology’, so Moez, our Tabletopics Master asked members to conduct a short sales pitch for a past product. A picture of the product was given to the speaker as they took the stage. Each item was a 80-90s product that was a flop when it was released. These included a DeLorean and a Sinclair C5. Participants did not have time to prepare their sales pitches prior to being chosen.

Well done to Richard who took the prize for ‘Best Tabletopics Speaker’.

The Grammarian decides on the ‘word of the…

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Humorous Speech Contest – 24 September 2018

This evening was different to our usual club meeting as it was our Humorous Speech Contest. Alice was the contest chair and organiser. Contest judges also joined us from nearby clubs. It was their job to brief other judges and ballot counters and to assess speeches on a range of criteria.

Four contestants took to the stage for their pre-planned speeches. Each speech lasted for 5-7 minutes and subjects covered a range of subjects such as travel, friendship, humour and workplace pranks!

Congratulations to Ned who took 1st place and will be representing Cass Toastmasters at the regional contest …

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