Agenda for Tuesday March 26, 2019
Toast Master: Zoe
Theme: April Fool
Joke Master: Larry
Word-of the Day: Chris
Speaking Tip: Chris
Awardmaster: Mary Jo
General Evaluator: Christine
Evaluator 1 Taiwo
Evaluator 2 Larry
Evaluator 3 Alyce
Table Topics: Janna
Speaker 1 Mary Jo
Speaker 2 Norma
Speaker 3 Jon
March 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Jon, the president, started the meeting and introduced the TM, Larry. The Theme was Robots. Larry made sure all roles were filled.
The Word-of-the Day was given by Janna which was Contraption. Janna give the meaning of it as a device or Gadget.
Ron gave the speaking tip. He talked about the fear of speaking loud enough to be heard. Suggest speak to be heard. Adjust the voice to the size of the room.
Mary Jo, General Evaluator, confirmed the speakers and evaluators. She also were confirmed speakers had given feedback forms to the evaluators.
The joke as also given by Mary Jo where she related an old saying” Never Criticize a person until you walk a mile in their boots”.
Alyce was the first speaker. She share some common concepts about Robots, the meeting theme. She also related a personal experience she had with a Robot.
The second speaker was Taiwo. He gave a talk about how to vote for a president. His focus was the “Electoral l College” He explained how the electrical college works. His in-depth presentation was informative giving details of the Electoral Colleges and things about it that should be changed.
The third speaker Grace. The title of her speech was “TM Oracles: Leadership Digging a Little Deeper”. The speech was about leadership. She began by giving a scenario about What We can do to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Toastmasters. She engaged group in a discussion of planting a tree as an idea for the celebration. The goal was to emphasize the importance of leaders and the role they in a situation.
Zoe lead the Table Topics
Interesting topics were presented based on Robots.
Mary Jo introduced the evaluators.
Janna provided feedback to Alyce for her speech about Robots. She pointed out how well the topic was presented and the sharing of personal experience about Robots. Janna commended her for an interesting and well-presented speech.
Ron evaluated Taiwo‘s speech. Ron indicated the speech was full of knowledge and valuable information about the Electrical College.
Christine evaluated Grace’s speech. Leadership, Digging a Little Deeper. According to Christine, the speech motivated the audience’s to use their imagination to think about the importance of leadership and the role of a leader in planning and managing events.
Reports were given each to include: Word-of-the day, Ah-Counter, Timing and joke.
Chris gave the Rooney. It was about how the Post Office did not delivery the mail to here in Santa Ynez when the main road was closed.
Table Topics: Chris
ToastMaster: Larry Theme is Robots
Joke Master: Mary Jo
Speaking Tip: Ron
Speaker 1: Alyce Speaker 2: Taiwo Speaker 3: Grace
Table Topics: Zoe
General Evaluator: Mary Jo
Evaluator 1: Jenna Evaluator 2: Ron Evaluator 3: Christina
Ah Counter: Al
Award Master: Al
Toastmasters Meeting Minutes March 12, 2019 Meeting
The meeting started on time (5:50) with Ron as Toastmaster assuring all roles were filled.
Zoe gave the Word-Of-the Day “Flummox”, meaning baffled, confused, strong and complex, etc.
The speaking tip was given by Grace. Grace invited use to think about the impact pronouns have in a speech. She explained the difference between certain pronouns. For example the meaning conveyed between They, Me and Ours gives a different impact on how it is used.
Al gave a joke a funny joke about “Green.
Mary Jo gave a speech about Comfort Food. She indicated that Comfort Food makes one feel good and maybe a remainder of people you have known. She listed ten favorite Comfort Foods based on research. She added humor to the speech by asking people to name their favorite Comfort Food. Some of the top ten Comfort Foods were: Tomato Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Soup and Cheap Tacos. She concluded the speech by suggesting that everyone should know their favorite Comfort Food.
Noma, the second speaker, gave a speech entitled “I Am Scared, Do I Outgrow It”. She used the title to related the experience of how each of her four children faced starting school. Her advice was if there is fear, overcome it by facing it. “Just Do It”.
Janna’s speech “The Way Out”. She began with a quote by Jerry Seinfeld; “Peoples number one fear is Public Speaking. She indicated that research shows more one respond to fear, the more the body will overcome it. She related a personal experience in overcoming fear on a trip to Santa Cruz Island. She challenged us to by stating that “The Way Out of Fear is to Go Through”.
Were given Christina based on the Meeting Theme Green.
The Evaluators were introduced by the General Evaluator, Larry.
Zoe gave helpful comments to Mary Jo about her funny, insightful speech. Overall it was a great speech inviting us to know our Comfort Food.
Zoe evaluated Mary Jo’ Speech.
Alyce gave feedback to Norm. She added some much energy to the experience it made the experience seem real.
Grace gave feedback to Jenna. She cited the four stories of fear. She like how she detailed the stories of the fears and provided suggestions for another way to organize the information to give more strength to the speech.
The timer gave the time for each participants.
Other reports were given by the Ah-Counter and Word-of-the Day.
Al gave the Rooney. He talked about the problem of changing oil.
Table Topics: Taiwo