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!
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.
Last Banyandah Meeting saw new member Jai deliver her Icebreaker Speech- the first from the Competent Communicator Manual. Jai had been a member previously in Korea, so no doubt this assisted with her outstanding delivery. Come, watch and learn from other members new and old, in their quest to develop wonderful public speaking skills!
On the 25th of March Banyandah Toastmasters hosted its International Speech and Evaluation contests. Club contests are scheduled twice a year and give members the opportunity to practice public speaking in a competitive environment.
International Speech Contest
Contest Chair Anita hosted the night’s initial competition, the International Speech Contest. In the International Speech Contest, each contestant must present a substantially original speech of 5 to 7 minutes.
There were two contestants, Ross followed by Trevor. After a nervous wait, Trevor was announced as the winner and presented with the winning certificate.
After supper, Joe chaired the Evaluation Contest. Speech evaluations are very important in Toastmasters with the standard club meeting containing several evaluation roles. In the Evaluation Contest, the contestants must evaluate the same test speech. To stop latter contestants from gaining an advantage, they are kept out of the contest room for the earlier evaluations.
Area Governor and guest Charles Fisher presented the test speech “A Dark Story about Chocolate”, an informative talk about the exploitation behind some of the chocolate produced. Matt was the first contestant and Adam the second. Following the tallying of the judges’ votes, Matt was adjudged the winner.
Congratulations club contest winners Trevor and Matt – they will be representing Banyandah at the N24 Area Contest on Saturday 16 March at the Dianella Community Centre.
A very special thanks to N24 Area Governor Charles Fisher and Ellenbrook Toastmasters Peter, Ray and Malley for visiting and assisting Banyandah with the evening. As a thank you for their efforts, each of our guests went home with a bottle of wine presented by our Club President Ross Hinscliff.