Doncaster Speakers Club Night Review – 24 May 2021

A bumper evening to celebrate Doncaster Speakers 10th anniversary of being a chartered Toastmasters club (party to come later when lockdown ends). Speeches, table topics and a couple of old faces from the original meeting 10 years ago.

Elizabeth the Sergeant at Arms brought the meeting to order and went through the housekeeping information before taking on the next role, that of Toastmaster. Elizabeth explained what Toastmaster is all about and then introduced the people who were carrying out roles during the evening

Thashini was Timekeeper with her green, yellow and red cards, Bridget was Grammarian with her word of the day ‘Spruik‘, Ah Counter was Steve.

Next up was the first speaker, Stephanie with a speech entitled ‘The other side of the mountain’. Stephanie was evaluated by Jean. Second speaker was Maria with a speech entitled ‘Water water everywhere’. Maria was evaluated by Val. The third speaker was Andrew with a speech entitled ‘Doncaster Inspires Amazing Speakers’. Andrew was evaluated by Michael (one of the members who formed Doncaster Speakers 10 years ago).

The winner of the best speaker award for the evening was……… Andrew.

Table Topics were next, this is the impromptu speaking bit where people are asked a question and have to answer straight away for up to 2 minutes. This session’s Table Topics Master was Andy and his questions around the past, present and future.

Well done to first time speakers Macaulay and Stella.

Double well done to Stella as she was the person who gained the best Table Topics ribbon.

The evening was rounded up with the evaluations with Michael coming out on top.

Our next meeting is via Zoom on Monday 14th June 2021 at 7:00pm.

Book your free place to see if Toastmasters is the place for you:-

https://doncaster-speakers-14-june-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Doncaster Speakers Club Night Review – 10 May 2021

Bridget the Sergeant at Arms brought the meeting to order and went through the housekeeping information before taking on the next role, that of Toastmaster. Bridget explained what Toastmaster is all about and then introduced the people who were carrying out roles during the evening

Andy was Timekeeper with his green, yellow and red cards, Stephanie was Grammarian with his word of the day ‘Surmount’, Ah Counter was Thashini.

Next up was the first speaker, Arthur who was repeating his speech entitled ‘Let Battle Commence’ taking account of the feedback he had received at the last meeting. Arthur was evaluated by Val. Maria was next with her speech ‘Time Out’ which was evaluated by Arthur.

The winner of the best speaker award for the evening was……… Maria.

Elizabeth ran an education slot looking at Pathways system which help you plan your speeches.

Table Topics were next, this is the impromptu speaking bit where people are asked a question and have to answer straight away for up to 2 minutes. This session’s Table Topics Master was Elizabeth and her questions around the theme of the evening – ‘Overcoming Hurdles’.

Stephanie was the person who gained the best Table Topics ribbon.

The evening was rounded up with the evaluations with Arthur coming out on top.

Our next meeting is via Zoom on Monday 24th May 2021 at 7:00pm.

Book your free place to see if Toastmasters is the place for you:-

https://doncaster-speakers-24-may-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Doncaster Speakers Club Night Review – 26 April 2021

Bridget the Sergeant at Arms brought the meeting to order and went through the housekeeping information before passing on to the next role, the Toastmaster for the evening. Elizabeth welcomed the 2 visitors to the meeting, explained what Toastmaster is all about and then introduced the people who were carrying out roles during the evening

Bridget was back up as Timekeeper with homemade green, yellow and red cards (A green Frog laundry basket lid, an orange and a red finger piano), Andy was Grammarian with his word of the day ‘Liberty’, Ah Counter was Steve.

Next up was the first speaker, Arthur who’s speech was entitled ‘Let Battle Commence’. Arthur was evaluated by Val. Andy was next with his speech ‘A Walk In The Park’ which was evaluated by Lianna.

The winner of the best speaker award for the evening was……… Andy.

Stephanie ran an education slot looking at tips on how to frame yourself whilst doing an online speech.

Table Topics were next, this is the impromptu speaking bit where people are asked a question and have to answer straight away for up to 2 minutes. This session’s Table Topics Master was Andrew and his questions around the topic of freadom.

A shout out to one of our guests, Phillip who spoke for the first time and did very well with his Table Topic. But long standing member Lianna was the person who gained the best Table Topics ribbon.

The evening was rounded up with the evaluations with Andrew coming out on top.

Our next meeting is on Monday 10th May 2021 at 7:00pm.

Book your free place to see if Toastmasters is the place for you:-https://doncasterspeakers10may2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Doncaster Speakers Club Open Night Review – 12 April 2021

Elizabeth the Sergeant at Arms brought the meeting to order and went through the housekeeping information before passing on to the next role, the Toastmaster for the evening. Andy welcomed the 5 visitors to the meeting, explained what Toastmaster is all about and then introduced the people who were carrying out roles during the evening

Steve was Timekeeper with his digital backgrounds for the green, yellow and red cards, Sajid was Grammarian with his word of the day ‘Action’, Ah Counter was Thashini.

Next up was the first speaker, Elizabeth who’s speech was entitled ‘English, White, Female’. Elizabeth was evaluated by Stephanie. Maria was next with her speech ‘Time Out’ which was evaluated by Arthur.

The winner of the best speaker award for the evening was……… Maria

Marcus, one of the guests gave a brief introduction to his work with TedX Doncaster and how Toastmasters could join in with his vision of running a spectacular event..

Table Topics were next, this is the impromptu speaking bit where people are asked a question and have to answer straight away for up to 2 minutes. This session’s Table Topics Master was Arthur and his questions would you rather have A or B.

A shout out to guests Shannon and Kim who spoke for the first time and did very well with their Table Topic’s, especially Kim who gained the best Table Topics ribbon.

The evening was rounded up with the evaluations with Thashini coming out on top.

Our next meeting is on Monday 26th April 2021 at 7:00pm.

Book your free place to see if Toastmasters is the place for you:- https://doncasterspeakers26apr21.eventbrite.co.uk

Doncaster Speakers Club Competition – 8 March 2021

Thanks to Arthur the Competition Chair for hosting the night ably assisted by Jean the Chief Judge and her fellow Judges.

First up was the International speech with 4 members taking part, Andrew, Andy, Elizabeth and Stephanie.

The International speech is a 5 to 7 min speech normally around a personal story with a lesson for life that people can take away.

1st speaker Stephanie’s speech was titled “The Other Two Percent” looking at times in the past when she has not reached perfection. 2nd speaker Andy’s “Crossing Paths” looked at the people he has met in his life who he has learnt things from. The 3rd speech by Andrew was titled “Human Rights” and looked how life is harder for left handed people. The final speaker Elizabeth had a speech titled “Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?” looking at the life of a Romanian rescue dog.

The top 2 speakers go through to the area round and they were……..
1st Place – Elizabeth and 2nd Place Stephanie

The second competition was the Evaluation comp and participating in this one were Andrew, Andy, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Steve and Bridget

The contestants had to listen to a 5 to 7 min speech given by Val and then give a 2 to 3 min evaluation themselves back to Val and the rest of the members at the meeting.

The top 2 Evaluators were……..

1st Place – Andrew and 2nd Place – Elizabeth

The area competion takes place on Saturday 27th March 2021 again on Zoom. The top 2 placed club competitiors from Doncaster, Sheffield, Hull and York will compete together.

If you want to be there to see it email doncasterspeakers@gmail.com for your free ticket.

Doncaster Speakers Club Night Review – 22nd Feb 2021

Andrew the Sergeant at Arms brought the meeting to order and went through the housekeeping information before passing on to the next role, the Toastmaster for the evening. Andy welcomed the visitors to the meeting, explained what Toastmaster is all about and then introduced the people who were carrying out roles during the evening

Bridget was Timekeeper with her newly made digital backgrounds for the green, yellow and red cards, Arthur was Grammarian with his word of the day ‘Plethora’, Ah Counter was Thashini.

Next up was the first speaker, Lianna who’s speech was entitled ‘Coaching Evaluation’. Lianna was evaluated by Val. Elizabeth was next with her speech ‘The Great Escape’ which was evaluated by Steve.

The winner of the best speaker award for the evening was……… Elizabeth

Andy gave a speech in the education slot about how to do the perfect evaluation and give some tips for those looking to enter this year’s competition.

Table Topics were next, this is the impromptu speaking bit where people are asked a question and have to answer straight away for up to 2 minutes. This session’s Table Topics Master was Stephanie and her questions would rather have A or B. For example would you rather have a bus/train always on time or your food delivered on time?

A shout out to Debs who spoke for the first time and did very well with her Table Topic as she came out joint top with Andrew.

The evening was rounded up with the evaluations with Thashini coming out on top.

Our next meeting is the International & Evaluation contest on Monday 8th March 2021 at 7:00pm.

If you would like to attend and see it all for yourself then email doncasterspeakers@gmail.com to register a place and to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

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