Epic was not just the Word of the Day encouraged to use by the Grammarian, Anahi, but it also perfectly describes the 319th meeting, The Art of Leadership. TMOD, Fouad Al Fares, opened the meeting with a note on the theme: “Every toastmaster is an artist. When we communicate, we lead and when we lead, we create a compelling connection. This ability to connect is a conglomeration of skills, mastery & passion that can inspire change, creativity and continuous development.”
Coming to the 1st session, Prepared Speeches, all three speakers delivered advanced speech projects. Nadim inspired us to face our fears. Leo entertained us with his “Benchmark of Success” and Kit equipped us with his technical talk on the Web Resources for Toastmasters. Nadim won as the Best Speaker.
For Table Topics, Philip gave the questions to 5 confident volunteers namely Jessie, Ganesh, Kavitha, Jan & Luis. Ganesh won the audience with his impeccable answer.
Finally, Viji led the Evaluation Session. For the evaluation of the prepared speeches, Dennis, Luis and Joseph gave valid points on the strengths and areas for improvement of the speakers and offered specific recommendations on how to improve. Joseph was awarded as the Best Evaluator. This was followed by the reports of the Table Topics Evaluator (Farooq), Timer (Jessie), Ah Counter (Jan) & Grammarian. Viji concluded it by commending the club with another fun and epic meeting!
Next meeting is on December 9, 2017. See you!