New member Gopal Lama gave his Icebreaker speech Me and My Faith.
Zahra Yarosan completed CC3 with a speech A Desire for Appreciation.
And Aideen O’Malley talked about community spirit in her CC6 speech An Irish Funeral.
Evaluators were Eileen Scott, Kevin Miller, and Paul Bailey.
Brian Duffy led the table topics session, and Patrick Bundy evaluated, awarding the best TT ribbon to new member John Wood.
I was Toastmaster of the Evening and to help me were role players – new member Isla Craig in her first role – Ah Counter; Timekeeper was Fil Simondi; and Wordmaster/Grammarian was Ritchie Brown.
Declan Colgan was the Invocator and added an original twist the role by quoting some of his favourite quotations, and here they are:
Gloria Steinman American feminist on public speaking:
Years of actually getting up in front of people have taught me three lessons. One, you don’t die. Two, there is no right way to speak-only your way. Three, its worth it.
Jimmy Buffettan, American songwriter on humour:
Humour has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humour, creativity with follow. With luck, success comes too.
Dale Carnegie, American author of self- help and personal development books, on fear: Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer your fear do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
This amusing one is from Zig Ziglar an American motivational speaker:
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
The entire evening was evaluated by Graeme Buck.
Post written by Moira Beaton DTM
Vice President Public Relations