Toastmasters Europe - Word Weavers Club       
   
Word Weavers Club
Toastmasters Europe 
Public url for this Club
http://word-weavers.tmclub.eu

Username:

Password:

 Remember me



I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE



easy-Speak Training


District 59 Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Monaco

District 95 Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden

District 107 Andorra, Portugal and Spain

District 108 Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

District 109 Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lichtenstein, FYR Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City

District 110 Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rep. of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine

District U Undistricted Clubs in Europe


Our Blog  (Word Weavers Club)     
blog
Our April 23rd Meeting

m_IMG_3885" title="Enjoying the Role" />

Although several members were off with Easter Vacation planes, Word Weavers had a memorable and fun evening last night.  In addition to the members present, my oldest daughter Anna was also there, so I was little proud to share the Toastmasters and Word Weavers experience with her.

We had speeches from Ingo and myself. Ingo did project #5 from the “Speaking to Inform” manual. His speech was called “Lifetime options” and in it he wove a path through the journey of his life. He seemed to be speaking directly to my daughter when he said that you should take as many of the opportunities that you have in life because you never know where you’ll be able to use them.  He started the speech describing the image of how when you’re young, all the career possibilities are like bubbles in the air, there are so many of them and they seem to be everywhere. I could see Anna and myself chasing after bubbles and watching them burst as we touch them and all the time wondering what bubbles will really pan out.  Thank you Ingo for sharing this with us. I also did project #5 from the “Speaking to Inform” manual. My speech title was “7 Billion People”.  In it I shared my concerns about how our planet can continue to support our exploding population. I told the audience about how Annie Leonard spent over two decades becoming an expert on trash and shared some information about the Material Economy from “The Story of Stuff”. I also mentioned the Robert Kennedy quote about GDP not being a good measurement of society. I told the audience about the “Steady State Economy” and encouraged everyone to look into both of these so that we don’t cross the point of no return and can ensure a good future for our kids, grandchildren, and future generations.

 

Bryan asked some stimulating Table Topics. He asked Gilbert about his educational goals within Word Weavers and Toastmasters for the rest of the year.  Gilbert told us that he is going to be working in the Netherlands for the next few months and wasn’t sure that he’d have time to give too many speeches. When asked what one thing he’d like to change about the club, Rainer said that he’d like to see that our meeting location is better equipped to use the beamer and to make presentations.  Rainer, we’ll see what we can do about that, thank you for the input. Martin was asked about his favorite speech and he told us it was a speech that he gave where he was selling a product.  He said that he had forgotten a lot of what he had planned to say but that the audience really liked it and this taught him that the audience often doesn’t see our speeches the same way that we do and when we’re overly critical about our performance, often the audience will like what we did, something for all of us to keep in mind.  Anna was asked about her feelings on Spring and she talked about how she enjoyed that the days are getting longer so that she can play outside longer. Maybe it runs in the family, but the amber light was on when she finished and she did a very good job for her first Table Topic

Bryan and Martin were the Evaluators and both of them provided some valuable tips that the speakers can. Anna was our timer and she really did a great job and had a lot of fun. I was the Toastmaster of the Evening. 

Next week we’re going to have an Open House with Rhetorik of Wiesbaden, there have been a lot of guests invited, so it would be good if we can have as many members as possible attend so that we can answer questions of the guests and show them what a fun group we are.  In addition to our regular meeting on May 14th, we also have our annual BBQ on May 21st, so we have some fun events on the horizon.

 

LABELS:  WORD WEAVERS,&sid=a51c1441765e3c8a173654f5f71b2be7  MEETING,&sid=a51c1441765e3c8a173654f5f71b2be7  TOASTMASTERS,&sid=a51c1441765e3c8a173654f5f71b2be7 ,&sid=a51c1441765e3c8a173654f5f71b2be7
Posted: Word Weavers Club, 24 Apr 14, 12:32 by DarrylH    Comments: 0


Home   Previous   Next
 

Toastmaster Automation v2.20 - Powered by easy-Speak   © 2005-19 MalW

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs and is only available to Toastmaster clubs. It is not financed or supported by Toastmasters International in any way.