Meeting #002 – June 18, 2016

Always an exciting meeting … we were a small but very fun group of intrepid Toastmasters members!

Highlights:

  1. Majeda Haidar as Chairperson describing the vision of Beyond Words. She actually went through our entire website and read the blog posts for her research … now THAT is how to prepare for a role!
  2. Two great presentations followed by in-depth evaluations:
    1. Bonnie Mak  gave a workshop, “The Toastmasters Education Program,” from The Better Club Series … very informative for all with lots of Q&A. Did you know that the present educational system will be changing soon?
    2. Juan Manuel Gonzales Galindo presented his heart-warming contest speech “Follow Your Heart with 3 Ps”
  3. Super fun THINK FAST! Session led by Bonnie and her “Hot Potato”. The game played is called “Storytelling Circle” and involved everyone in the room. The group was asked to shout out an object, place, and action to set up each story. It’s amazing what happens when we throw a ball around … we are so in the moment having fun that our creativity catches on fire!
  4. Juan won “Most Enthusiastic”!
  5. We were having so much fun that we totally forgot to take a group shot … next time!

Our meeting in pics:

Majedar Haidar, Chairperson

Majedar Haidar, Chairperson

Gaetane Ferland, Advanced Timer & Marie-Chantal Côté, Grammarian & Content Evaluator for Basim

Gaetane Ferland, Advanced Timer & Marie-Chantal Côté, Grammarian & Content Evaluator for Juan

Ganesh Santhar Selvaraj, Toastmaster

Ganesh Santhar Selvaraj, Toastmaster

Bonnie Mak, "The Toastmasters Educational Program"

Bonnie Mak, “The Toastmasters Educational Program”

Sometimes there are technological glitches ... Bonnie Mak: "What is going on with your MacBook Air, Artem?"

Sometimes there are technological glitches … Bonnie Mak: “What is going on with your MacBook Air, Artem?”

Juan Manuel Gonzales Galindo, "Follow Your Heart with 3 Ps"

Juan Manuel Gonzales Galindo, “Follow Your Heart with 3 Ps”

General Evaluator, Artem Ploujnikov, with Basim Danish, Delivery Evaluator for Juan

Artem Ploujnikov, General Evaluator & Basim Danish, Delivery Evaluator for Juan

Marie-Chantal Côté ... "and the flying potato"

Marie-Chantal Côté … “the bird and the flying potato”

Vidyadhar Kusur, "I am Raj!"

Vidyadhar Kusur, “I am Raj!”

Juan won "Most Enthusiastic"

Juan won “Most Enthusiastic”

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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