Meeting #020 – March 12, 2017

I can say without a doubt, but quite happily, that you never know what to expect at a Beyond Words meeting …

Our speakers were:

  • Gaétane Ferland – CC4, How to Say It – “Born this Way!” … very, very funny
  • David Galipeau – International contest speech – “Limited to Limitless” … gave us all something to think about

Then Pierre LeBlanc, Topicsmaster Extraordinaire, led us through an exciting THINK FAST! Session. He presented us with some situational improv games that he’d brought back from a recent trip to Ireland, where he’d watched a professional improv troupe strut their stuff.

Epitace Nobera, GE, led us into a succinct and valuable COACHING SESSION with our four insightful evaluators:

  • Marna Murray
  • Heysee Verdal
  • Sapandeep Randhawa
  • Daniel Plante

As always, the speech evaluators and the audience, during the round-robin evaluation, had such interesting things to say. Thanks also to our other amazing evaluators, Jon Pehleman, Grammarian, and Artem Ploujnikov, Advanced Timer.

Strong evaluation skills definitely builds strong communicators and leaders!

Bonnie Mak, Toastmaster, won Most Enthusiastic, one of her fave ribbons to win!

First speaker, Gaetane Ferland, “Born This Way!”

Listening to Gaétane’s speech

Pierre LeBlanc, Topicsmaster

Our excited visitor, Aziz Alromaih

Pierre explaining the improv game to our two players, Jon Pehleman & David Galipeau

Improv games … trying to stump the other player … Gaetane Ferland, Daniel Plante & Aziz Alromaih

Epitace Nobera, General Evaluator

Marna Murray, Content Evaluator, visiting from Vermont

Heysee Verdal, Delivery Evaluator

Sapandeep Randhawa, Content Evaluator

Jon Pehleman, Grammarian

Bonnie Mak, Toastmaster, won Most Enthusiastic, WOOHOO!

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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