Easter Monday night’s themed Toastmasters meeting included the ghost who walks, heroic parents and a fair dinkum Aussie.
Dave hosted the evening and Marinko’s ‘genesis’ was word of the day. In their project speeches, Liz acknowledged generous quilters, Marcus persuaded and Amanda improved her water-skiing presentation. In turn, Lachlan, Liz and Marinko gave speech evaluations.
Joe presented hero-themed table topics to unsuspecting audience members for Marcus and Mitch to evaluate.
Markus as hark master creatively tested our listening and recall while Marinko highlighted interesting uses of grammar. Chloe captured dozens of ums and ers and Saveta timed everyone.
The evening ended with Kym evaluating everyone yet to be evaluated and presenting the president’s report. Congratulations to Mitch, our newest member!
Our next Banyandah Toastmasters meeting is Monday the 6th of May, 6:45 for a 7pm start. Hope you can make it!
Last night’s Banyandah Toastmasters meeting was packed with extra tables required to seat everybody. Thank you to all guests and members for participating, making a dynamic meeting with Joe as our Toastmaster.
Saveta conducted our warmup- a first for her. Well done Saveta. Chloe excelled in her first time role as time keeper. Mitch had a first too, with his word of the day- good job Mitch. It was a humorous report too. Not easy to do!
Amazing Amanda gave us part 1 of Water Skiing and how she does this- a great speech Amanda! Kym gave an excellent presentation on starting a business and also received her Dynamic Leadership Level 4 – congratulations Kym!
As Craig Challen, now our West Australian of the Year takes on a more prominent role, the public speaking skills he honed at Banyandah Toastmasters. With a naturally relaxed and understated style, his public speaking skills are being used on potentially a daily basis. Craig was heard being interviewed on ABC 720 on 31 October speaking eruditely on his and Dr Richard Harris’s experience rescuing the 12 Thai boys from a cave in the north of Thailand. The language he used was colourful and evocative truly describing the experiences of himself and his team.
You never know who you will meet at Banyandah Toastmasters!
You never know where your public speaking journey will take you!
Train with us.
Never be nervous again? No, but you WILL be prepared!
Banyandah Toastmasters held one of its two competitions on Monday 8 September. The Humorous Speaking and Table Topics Competitions were held. Pictured are runner up Ross Hinscliff and winner Lucy Leland with club president Kym Godfrey. Congratulations to both of you for your efforts! A great night was held with members from Maylands and Noranda Clubs in attendance.
Former Banyandah Toastmasters treasurer & member Craig Challen was dive partner to Dr Richard Harris and both were critical in helping to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a cave north of Chang Rai in Northern Thailand. In this link, Craig is interviewed about the mission and discusses the incredible challenges that were encountered in this spectacularly difficult rescue. Craig Challen Interview