Winners 1st August

On Sat 4th Aug 2018 by Karen Lee Turner

Winners 1st August

Well what a great meeting we had on Wednesday with our 'Holiday-yay' theme! Many thanks to our Toastmaster of the evening, Kate, for this theme and for helping the night run so smoothly.

We started off the night with the holiday themed table topics introduced by Susan. (For those new to Toastmaster's these are where you get asked a random question and have to come up to the front to talk for between 1-2 minutes on this.) This can be quite a daunting task and it was fantastic to have some of our guests take the plunge and join in- very well done to all and a special congratulations to Christina who was voted 'Best Table Topic' and was awarded her first ribbon.

We then had the speeches part of the night where Christene gave an inspiring talk about the the power of now and living in the moment. Christene had also recently completed her Advanced Speaker's Gold Award this week, an incredible achievement- very well done! Karen Lee then kept us engaged and laughing with her talk about grey hairs, followed by Catherine who did her first speech at Toastmaster's. A member's first speech is called their 'Icebreaker' and Catherine gave us a wonderful account of her background, delivered in a really confident manner. Catherine's speech impressed us all so much that she took home the ribbon for 'Best Speaker', congratulations!

A big thank you too to our Evaluators and a special mention to Owen who won the 'Best Evaluator' ribbon. Thank you also to our Sergeant at Arms (Siva), The Grammarian (Osman), The Ah Counter (Geoff) and the Time Keeper (Tim) for helping the night to go so well. Tim picked up a ribbon as it was his first time doing a role at a meeting- nice one!

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 15 August at 7.30pm at the Village Hotel in Cheadle. Guests are welcome at every event; we'd love to have you attend and meet our Didsbury Speakers family. 

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