Doncaster Speakers Meeting Review – 24th Aug 2020

Another Monday, Another Zoom, Another Toastmasters meeting.

All the days tend to blend in to one at the moment and Andy our Toastmaster for the night posed the question “Is weird the new normal?”.

Bal the Grammarian followed the theme by having the word of the day as Flummox, meaning confused, which these weird time have left most people.

There was only one speaker in Donald but he was well worth his winners ribbon giving his ice breaker on ‘Get Ready To Rumble’ and his life in promotions.



Table topics also followed the theme by showing a different weird picture to each participant who then had to try and talk for 2 minutes explaining what they saw. For example one picture had a Giraffe on a tight rope!

The table topics winner was one of our guest attendees Mary.


All the Evaluators tried to makes sense of all the weird stuff going off and the one who came out top in the end of meeting poll was Andrew.


Next meeting is Monday 14th September at 7pm. Book your place by emailing

Doncaster Speakers Meeting Review 13th July 2020

This was the start of the new Toastmaster year which led to the meeting being started by our new President Elizabeth.


A great night was had with an introduction to the new committee, speeches, evaluations in the first half followed by table topics in the second half.

Best Speaker went to Lianna


Ian gained the best Table Topics award.


Stephanie was voted the best Evaluator of the night.


Next meeting Monday 27th July 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. If you wish to join us email for the Zoom link

Club Member Comes 2nd In Britain & Ireland Final

Congratulations to Doncaster Speakers club member Jon Carvell who came second in the District 71 Table Topics competition.

The District 71 finals puts the best of all the Toastmaster clubs in Britain and Ireland together. Before this there there was club level, area level and semi final level to negotiate.

Also well done to Jordan at Sheffield speakers who made it through to the finals of the Evaluation competition but unfortunately did not finish in the top three.

If you would like to improve your speaking and enter a competition join us at one of our club nights on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, currently online via Zoom and back at the Regent Hotel Doncaster once lockdown ends.

email to book your place.

Milestones Old & New

This month saw two of our members, Bridget and Elizabeth complete their Toastmasters training manuals.

The difference was Bridget who is a long standing member has been working on the paper Competent Communicator manual which is being phased out in June whilst Elizabeth a fairly new member has been doing speeches out of the new online Pathways manual.

So due to the time scales Bridget is the last member to be able to complete the old manual before the deadline and Elizabeth gets the accolade of being the first member to complete a Pathway.

If you would like to know more about Pathways visit the Toastmasters website

To join one of our meetings as a guest to see how a Toastmasters meeting working email

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