The One with lots of Laughing
North Herts Speakers 15/09/2021
Meet the members
The meeting was compact and bijou, as it has been for a few weeks, and we look forward to welcoming back all those who have been busy over the summer. Compact or not, those who attended the meeting on the 15th Sept certainly knew how to enjoy themselves!
The theme of the meeting was ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ and we started as we meant to go on, as members of the group discovered filters for the first time on their Zoom screens and became pirates and unicorns! It set the tone for an exciting and entertaining evening.
We had a new member to welcome, Ulynda, who blew us away with her skill in her Ice Breaker speech. It was her first meeting too! A courageous start to what I’m sure will be a rewarding experience with the group.
Our wonderful Grammarian, Chris, she gave us a challenge, and rather than a word of the day, we were challenged to use collective nouns and we could make them up, and we did!
Deborah stepped into the breech and was our Timer as well as an Evaluator and will be the Toastmaster of the evening at the next meeting. Deborah is speeding along in her confidence and speaking skills and the club is really benefitting.
It was a welcome return for Mike who has had a busy summer. He came straight back in as an Evaluator and showed he hadn’t forgotten anything!
We were fortunate to have three speeches for the evening and Bev showed that she had really listened to the feedback from her last speech as she did a wonderful job. Though we had heard the speech before she brought us in a second time, no problem.
John gave us a speech about travelling and how we managed to navigate car journeys before the advent of the sat nav. He reminded us of those historic arguments that could ensue when the navigator or driver are going rogue and doing their own thing!!!! Much laughter with some not so happy memories.
Table Topics or a ‘challenge’ of Table Topics if you are giving it the collective noun; was presided over by Mike, who asked some great questions which elicited some very funny answers. From farting and blaming the dog, to hiding behind bushes dressed as a blueberry, I cannot divulge the context as what happens at North Herts Speakers, stays at North Herts Speakers!
Our awards for the evening went to Ulynda for Best Speech, Maria for Table Topics and Venice for an awesome evaluation of Johns speech. Until next time!!!!