The one with Sign Language

The one with sign language!! 04 Aug 2021

Our Sergeant at Arms, Enroy, was experiencing technical difficulties as he couldn’t get his sound to work!  In a double role as Timer, the club supported him by trying to interpret his sign language, facial expression and eventually through the zoom chat function.  Well done, Enroy, there was much celebration when you finally got the sound back at the end of the meeting.

But back to the beginning. Our first speaker was Ollie, and he was talking about inspiration, he went from the huge numbers in the size of the solar system to the dulcet tones of Edina Menzel, Defying Gravity.  I’m not going to give you anymore, if you missed it, you missed a treat.

Our second presentation was a masterclass in speechcraft from the very experienced and capable, John, who regaled us with the things he didn’t know before Toastmasters.  This speech saw modulation in Johns voice that I haven’t seen him use before and it was laced with humour, hugely entertaining.

Competition time is nearly upon us again, love it or hate it, it’s the best way to improve and I hope those of you reading this will take part, either as a competitor or as one of the roles that make the competition happen.  If you haven’t been for a while, we would still love to see you and get you involved.

Our Evaluators were fantastic this week, the energy and great structure employed by Venice was complimented by the considered insights of Deborah.

Table Topics was populated with great questions by Helen, she offered us Olympics as a topic and her questions made you want to go, pick me, pick me! Through Table Topics, Lynne gave us new sports, both of which I could challenge her for gold in!! Donna our guest got involved and gave a confident and engaging story about and Olympian in her family, she had us all rapt!

Enrico gave a good account of all our Ums and Ahs, of which several were mine, without making us feel too bad.

If you fancy attending the next meeting, we are going to try doing an in-person, outside meeting, depending on the weather. More details to follow but we are aiming to hold it in my garden in Willian.  If you haven’t been for an age, come and see us, have a drink (tea or wine) and a bit of social interaction.  We would love to see you, no pressure to join in or re-join, just a chance to reconnect.

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