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International Speech and Tabletopics Contest – Feb 21st

International Speech and Tabletopics Contest – Feb 21st

Great news!  You have something to look forward to when carnival 2015 is all over.
What: International Speech and TableTopics Club Contests of Talk Fluor So and Dynamics Speakers.  2 contests/2 Clubs/1 event!
Where: NALIS P.O.S.
Date: Feb 21st, 2015
Time: 3:59 pm (This is the correct time. Ignore other times you may have heard)
Who can participate in the contests: TFS and DS members only.
Who can attend, learn and have fun: Good looking people.  Need not be Toastmasters but only potential Toastmasters.
There will be two separate club contests held on this date. Each club will have members participating in the international Speech Contest and the TableTopics Contest.
Reason: More efficient for us to execute, and more fun, entertainment, and inspiration for you.

Dynamic Speakers carded for both contests (Speech and Tabletopics):

  1. Dianne Charles
  2. Colvin Blaize
This means for example that both Dianne and Colvin will give a prepared speech as well as participate in the Tabletopics contest.

TFS speakers carded for both contests:

  1. Anthony Jones
  2. Brent Barry
  3. Brian Stone
  4. Elizabeth Walcott
  5. Kendell Garcia
Not too late for any TFS and DS club members to throw hats into the ring, especially for the Tabletopics contest which requires no preparation apart from a good night’s sleep and a willingness to dance on your feet.
Hope to see you there.
Be happy and well.
Don’t ask permission to call on TableTopics speakers

Don’t ask permission to call on TableTopics speakers

We are a polite people and we don’t want to embarrass anyone or put someone on the spot.  Yet this is the purpose of TableTopics: not to embarrass anyone but to give people practice for when they are put on the spot. For Toastmasters this is clear, but what happens when we have guests? What… Continue Reading

Agenda Nov 6th 2014

Here’s the agenda for this Thursday.  Friends and family welcome. Meeting Agenda Thursday 06th November 2014 5:29 – 7:05 PM   Theme of Meeting: Dress for the Occasion   Word of the Day:     Felicitous – adjective \fi-lis-i-tuh s\   Definition:                  1. Well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner or expression, as a person.                        … Continue Reading

Agenda for Oct 16, 2014

Meeting Agenda Thursday 16th October 2014 5:29 – 6:51 PM   Theme of Meeting: Breaking the Ice   Word of the Day:Initiate –[v. ih-nish-ee-eyt; adj., n. ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt] Definition:          Verb:                         1. to begin, set going or originate. Adjective:             2. admitted into an organization or group, secret knowledge, etc. Noun:                         3. a beginner novice.   Usage:“The Toastmaster will initiate a discussion.”    … Continue Reading

Agenda for Aug 21, 2014

Theme of Meeting: Three Weeks to Live   Word of the Day: valediction(va-lə-ˈdik-shən) (noun)   Definition – an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message, or the act of saying parting words whether brief or extensive   Usage -I bid you all a fond valediction, but I… Continue Reading

An Evaluations “How-to” (courtesy the SEC RoughRiders)

Talk Fluor So’s club meetings follow the format of the SEC Roughriders, one of the oldest (1956) and most advanced Toastmasters clubs in New York city. Here is a 27 minute video of the Evaluations portion of a typical SEC Roughriders meeting. Some things to note: The General Evaluator is introduced only once.  The Master… Continue Reading

Agenda Jan 24th, 2013

Theme of Meeting: Disappointment Word of the day: effusive, ef-fu-sive (adjective) expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner Usage: “ an effusive welcome”   AGENDA     5:29(:05) Call to order Welcome, Topic of Thought: Brent Barry Presiding Officer       5:34(:03) Introduction to the Meeting Peter Anthony… Continue Reading