Doncaster Speakers is always a fun, educational evening and this evening was no exception. The evening started with a warm welcoming from Jean has Sergeant at Arms and a confident introduction from Arthur has Toastmaster.
Arthur has stepped up to the Toastmaster role quite a few times now and this evening he gave a slick professional introduction which was clear and precise.
Mwada filled in at the last minute as Timekeeper. She used the Toastmaster Timekeeper app on a phone to keep us all in time for the evening. Maria was Grammarian giving a thorough introduction to her role. She told us the word of the day ‘Balance’ and great examples how to use it throughout the evening. Steven was the Ah Counter and always introduces whatever role he is in with confidence and humour.
Our first speaker of the evening was Maria with a speech entitled Mother Tongue. Maria always amazes us with her knowledge and facts in her speeches. Elizabeth was her evaluator and gave a lovely evaluation to Maria and ending her evaluation with a positive to really boost Maria’s confidence in her speech.
Our second speaker was Lianna with a speech entitled My name is Lianna and I am … This speech was an honest recount of Special Educational Needs. Jean was her evaluator and was very complimentary on how much she enjoys this speech and back this with good examples of Lianna’s speaking skills throughout the speech.
Stephanie delivered an Educational slot looking at the power of word. Stephanie enjoys this topic and educated us all this evening. We all took something away from the session.
The second half of the evening was filled with evaluations and Table Topics. Elizabeth was our TableTopic session. Elizabeth pushed us all to the red timer this evening and we had some interesting impromptu stories told. Andy evaluated our TableTopics session and spoke to all speakers, he also encouraged people to pick up a role at the next meeting.
The evening was wrapped up by Lianna giving the General Evaluator report.
The award winners for best in category were:
Lianna Cairns for Best Speaker.
Susie Marsh for Best TableTopics.
Andy Howell for Best Evaluator.
Report by Lianna Cairns (General Evaluator)
Our next meeting is Monday 26th November 2018 at 7pm.