First Official Meeting – June 4, 2016

Woohoo, Beyond Words Advanced Toastmasters is officially alive and kicking! Meeting #001 was held recently on June 4 and it was a blast. Let me cover some highlights, a picture paints a thousand words …

(Special thanks to Philippe Augustin for the amazing creative shots, I think you can tell which ones!)

Gaetane Ferland, Chairperson

Gaetane Ferland, Chairperson

Ganesh Santhar Selvaraj, Advanced Timer

Ganesh Santhar Selvaraj, Advanced Timer

Bonnie Mak, Toastmaster who also presented the poem "Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face"

Bonnie Mak, Toastmaster, who also presented the poem “Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face”

Pierre LeBlanc, first speaker, presenting his humorous speech "Canadian Abroad"

Pierre LeBlanc, first speaker, presenting his humorous speech “Canadian Abroad”

Sapandeep Randhawa & Bonnie Mak, both captivated by Pierre's speech

Sapandeep Randhawa & Bonnie Mak, both captivated by Pierre’s speech

Vitaly Terekhov, second speaker, presenting his inspirational speech "Art for Everybody" ... hoping to rewrite this speech for his contest speech next spring!

Vitaly Terekhov, second speaker, presenting his inspirational speech “Art for Everybody” … hoping to rewrite this speech for his contest speech next spring!

Richard Chandler, GE & Estelle Ross, Grammarian & Speech 1 Content Evaluator, both listening with super power hearing

Richard Chandler, GE, and Estelle Ross, Grammarian & Content Evaluator for Pierre’s speech, both listening diligently with super power hearing

Rick Chandler, 2016 District Table Topics Winner, giving a hilarious Table Topic based on suggested words from the audience ... he even worked in parts of Pierre's speech, brilliant!

Rick Chandler, 2016 District Table Topics Winner, giving a brilliant Table Topic speech based on suggested words from the audience … he even worked in parts of Pierre’s speech!

Isabelle Simoes gives a hilarious spin to her Sergeant-at-Arms presentation for PowerPoint Karaoke, a super fun improv game led by Artem Ploujnikov, Topicsmaster

Isabel Lafaia gives a hilarious spin to her Sergeant-at-Arms presentation during PowerPoint Karaoke, a super fun improv game led by Artem Ploujnikov, Topicsmaster

Rick Chandler, GE, leading the Coaching Session

Rick Chandler, GE, leading the Coaching Session

Marie-Chantal Côté, Content Evaluator for Vitaly's speech

Marie-Chantal Côté, Content Evaluator for Vitaly’s speech

Karla Nievas, Delivery Evaluator for Vitaly's speech

Karla Nievas, Delivery Evaluator for Vitaly’s speech

Rick won Most Enthusiastic, woohoo!

Rick won Most Enthusiastic, woohoo!

Rick making us all laugh during our group shot, see you next week!

Rick making us all laugh during our group shot. We all had a blast, especially Deer TM … see you next week! And NOPE, Pierre did NOT meet his speech objectives according to his evaluators, Estelle and Isabel! An advanced club is meant to challenge you!

And NOPE, Pierre did NOT meet his speech objectives according to his evaluators, Estelle and Isabel! An advanced club is meant to challenge you!

Thanks to everyone who came out, including DeerTM, Toastmasters District 61 mascot. See you soon at our next meeting, June 18 …

Bonnie Mak

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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