Toastmaster’s Takeaways: Musca Domestica
Mystery Toastmaster here, reporting on our zoom meeting on Wednesday 16 July.
We had another very enjoyable evening on Zoom with lots of inventiveness on show. Lynne our new Club President welcomed everyone in her debut meeting in that role 💥
Oliver, VP Education, stepped into our Grammarian role at the last minute and displayed his word for the day “Ominous” on a sign around his neck – made a nice change from a virtual background.
We had two great prepared speeches from Dorothy and Maria from whom we learned even more about mentoring and how to get the best out of it – an area we are keen on developing further at North Herts Speakers. They offered different perspectives about mentoring which proved very insightful and entertaining.
Then for something really different, we had a speech from Enroy about Musca Domestica (otherwise known as the Common Housefly) given in his inimitable and entertaining style – none of us will ever look at cheesecake in the same way now!
Unusually, we had a few technical hitches with Zoom but as good Toastmasters -especially, in social distancing times- we have learned to keep calm and carry on, especially Maria who re-started her speech with aplomb and charm ⭐
The Star of the night was Pat, Lynne’s guest, who visited us for the first time and delivered a textbook impromptu speech in our table topic round – she regaled us with a true story about the antics of baboons on a trip to India. A deserved winner of best Table Topic speech of the evening.
We are delighted to welcome Mike to our Club Officer Committee as our new VP of Membership.
Well done to Dorothy for completing Level 2 of her Pathways education programme and Enroy who has completed his speeches for his Level 1 Award.