Meeting #010 – October 8, 2016

The fun thing about our club is that you never know what to expect … Though we have a defined structure and vision, we colour our meetings with lots of vibrancy and creativity, sometimes colouring within the lines, and sometimes … not. We are an advanced Toastmasters Group and we do what our members need. We are Beyond Words.

To help a few of our members prep for upcoming contests, we held another contest-style meeting, though this time more along the lines of a regular meeting.

Roberto Di Bennedetto did a formidable job as Toastmaster, addressing stage fright and how Darren Tay, 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, deals with it: 

Roberto Di Bennedetto, Toastmaster, look at that passion!

Roberto Di Benedetto, Toastmaster, delivering his message passionately!

David Galipeau then presented his very humorous speech “Toastmasters, a Memorable Experience.” Best laugh of the meeting was when he told us about his club serving “dollar store cookies” instead of lobster and caviar for his club’s 5th anniversary (Extra-Expressif in Trois-Rivières).

David Galipeau, "Toastmasters, a Memorable Experience"

David Galipeau, “Toastmasters, a Memorable Experience”

I was General Evaluator and led an informative Coaching session that had four contest-style evaluators:

  • Marie-Chantal Côté
  • Gaétane Ferland
  • Giridhar Raghunathan
  • Sapandeep Randhawa

David and all the evaluators received round-robin evaluations.

Michèle Ducharme, Division H Director, who was our distinguished visitor, contributed to our meeting as Advanced Timer … first foray into an advanced club, woohoo!

Most Enthusiastic went to David Galipeau.

Kudos to an amazing Toastmasters family, kudos to an amazing meeting. Can’t wait ’til the next one!

About Bonnie Mak

President, Beyond Words. All-round groovy girl ... just a tad impetuous, more than a little zany! I joined Toastmasters in February 2013 and it's been quite the exciting ride ...
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