Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters May 19, 2015 Meeting

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The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,803rd meeting will be “Drought.” Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up). Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.
Toastmaster: Larry
Joke: Fred
Speaking Tip: Grace
Speakers: Christine, Mary Jo, Liz
Table Topics: Cindy
General Evaluator: Ron
Evaluators: Kristina, Lili, Grace
Word of the Day: Ron
Ah Counter: Annie
Timer: Holly
Awardmaster: Wayne
Rooney: Holly
May 12, 2015 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was “May Flowers”  Mary Jo was the presiding officer, there were 9 people at the meeting including guest Rich.
Toastmaster: Cindy
Speaking Tip: Lili’s speaking tip reminded us that when you will be speaking in front of a crowd, arrive at the venue early to “claim your space.” Familiarize yourself with the area, mingle with attendees and make the stage space your own. It will give you confidence going into your speech!
Word of the Day: Cindy gave us “Burgeon,” which means to bloom, or to grow and expand rapidly.
  • Wayne gave the club some new ideas about ways to organize a speech in “Cloud Theory – A Way to Organize Your Speech.” The concept is to brainstorm first and write down everything you can think of on a topic, then segment those ideas into three main concepts that you want to convey (in keeping with the “rule of 3”), and finally, distill those three concepts into an outline for a speech.
  • In the speech, “Robot Inequality” Larry talked about the evolution of technology over the last 40 years or so, and how this evolution has impacted jobs, social structure and ultimately people’s perception of income inequality. Larry then posed the question to the audience: ” How do we handle employment in the coming “age of the robot” to maintain employment and mitigate turmoil in society. 
  • Kristina’s speech, “Mind the Gap,” gave us food for thought when we think about the gap between where we are today and where we want to be.  Our attitudes can color the way we get across that gap and attain our goals. Keeping a positive attitude and a focus on the end game can help us cross those gaps more easily.

Awardmaster: Rich

Best Speaker went to Kristina for her speech about keeping a positive attitude and your eye on the prize when working towards a particular goal.

Holly received the award for Best Evaluator for her evaluation of Kristina’s speech.

In her Rooney, Mary Jo talked about her realization after 20+ years living in California that it’s dusty here and dark cars show dust – she has a dark blue car that always looks dirty. Her next car, which she will be getting soon, will be silver AND will get 40 MPG – saving water and gas!!! Good job Mary Jo!


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