Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report | Monday 13th October 2014

Annual Doncaster Speakers Open Evening

(Though guests are welcome any time, of course!)

Theme: Opportunity

Word of the Day: Auspcious

 

Doncaster Speakers Open Evening | Mingling at break time

Doncaster Speakers Open Evening | Mingling at break time

What a fantastic Open Evening we had at Doncaster Speakers tonight!

We had 10 guests – so many we had to add extra chairs! – and the room was buzzing with positive energy, fun and laughter.

Bridget delivering her prepared speechSean delivering his prepared speech

The prepared speeches (Sean Gordon did speech no. 7 – “Reach for the Sky” – and Bridget Pearson speech no. 2 – “Service!, SERVICE!”) were of the usual very high standard.  Well planned & delivered, entertaining and informative.  We now know a lot more about hot-air balloons and eating Chinese food in China!

The Education slot was presented by Gail Powell with some help from Bridget Pearson and Frederika Roberts.  Lisa Johnson’s Table Topics session had us all in stitches!  The topic of bizarre jobs we could be being interviewed for, giving us the task of answering what transferrable skills we have we can use towards them and adding innovative ideas, worked very well and tied in beautifully with the theme of “opportunity”.

Join us for our next, Hallowe’en-themed meeting on 27th October!

 

Roles held during this meeting:

Sergeant at Arms – Julie Gordon

Toastmaster – Jean Stewart

Timekeeper – Derek Lucien

Ah Counter – Gail Powell

Grammarian & Word of the Day – Andrew Miller

Evaluator 1 – Shelagh Jones

Evaluator 2 – Alison Kitchman

Speaker 1 – Bridget Pearson

Speaker 2 – Sean Gordon

Education Session – Gail Powell

Table Topics Master – Lisa Johnson

Table Topics Evaluator – Frederika Roberts

Awards given:

First Timer – Chantele Smith

‘Just Joined’ membership award – Karry Chadburn

 

Karry Chadburn receiving ribbon and manuals

Karry Chadburn receiving ribbon and manuals

 

 

Best Speaker – Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon receiving Best Speaker ribbon

Sean Gordon receiving Best Speaker ribbon

Best Table Topic – Shelagh Jones

Best Evaluator – Frederika Roberts

Shelagh receiving best Table Topics ribbon

Shelagh receiving best Table Topics Ribbon

 

 

Remember, our next meeting is a  Hallowe’en-themed meeting on 27th October! Come along 🙂

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