Meeting #011 – October 22, 2016

What fun! Artem Ploujnikov, our VP Education, decided to Halloween our meeting up a bit, hence the creepy giant spider and the scary witch … BOO!

Rick Chandler was our enthusiastic Toastmaster, especially delightful when he joked that “arrogant American” was redundant. 😉

Our speakers were:

  • Bonnie Mak – Successful Club Series – “Moments of Truth”, an educational she delivered with Beyond Words in context … what the club offers presently and what the club is planning to deliver in the near future, woot!
  • David Galipeau – Interpersonal Communication 2: The Successful Negotiator – “How to Have Anything You Want”

Roberto Di Benedetto followed as Topicsmaster with a challenging business-based theme. Coincidentally, this blended well with David’s speech subject!

Great coaching session led by Gaetane Ferland. David’s speech was evaluated by:

  • Content Evaluator – Antonella Conté, Division H Eng Evaluation Speech Contest winner
  • Delivery Evaluator – Rick Chandler, Division A Eng Evaluation Speech Contest winner

This is going to be MIGHTY interesting when these two champions go head-to-head at the District 61 Contest in November at Bromont!

Both Bonnie and David then received a round-robin evaluation. The quality of evaluation always amazes me at Beyond Words!

Most Enthusiastic … it’s a tie, Artem Ploujnikov and Rick Chandler!

Get ready for an exciting next meeting, Nov 5 … Rick Chandler is preparing a special speech and he’d love your input, so come join us and give your comments during our round-robin evaluation! See you soon!

Pierre LeBlanc explaining his role as Advanced Timer

Pierre LeBlanc explaining his role as Advanced Timer

Toastmaster peeps, Régis Tardiff, Sarah Lerner, and Antonella Conté

Toastmaster peeps, Régis Tardiff, Sarah Lerner, and Antonella Conté

Régis during the discussion portion of David Galipeau's speech project.

Régis during the discussion portion of David Galipeau’s speech project

Gaetane Ferland, General Evaluator, and the scary witch

Gaetane Ferland, General Evaluator, and the scary witch

Antonella - Content Evaluator for David's speech

Antonella – Content Evaluator for David’s speech

Aymen Sakka, Grammarian, delivering his report

Aymen Sakka, Grammarian, delivering his report

Group shot, check out the huge SPIDER on Bonnie's shoulder ... and Gaetane with her beloved witch

Group shot: check out the humongous SPIDER on Bonnie’s shoulder, and Gaetane with her beloved scary witch … “I want the witch, I want the witch!” Happy Halloween!

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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