15 Oct: Early Bird Express Meeting Review

Posted by VPPR on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Under: Meetings
This Monday morning saw a small group of Two Oceans members and guests gather at The Windsor Garden Restaurant for another Express Meeting. Though the gathering was small, the spirit, as always, was big.

Claire Strohbach
gallantly stepped into the Toastmasters role at the last minute, and as always she guided the meeting gracefully and eloquently!  Our newest member Debby Satchel, delivered a wonderful CC1 that took us on her journey of dealing with her fear of public speaking. It is very clear that through facing her fears, Debby is a natural speaker who will be a great asset to the club as she grows and learns through the Toastmasters Program. Debby's speech was followed by Mike Fawcett who gave a fascinating AC5 looking at the history of Winchester Cathedral and how it was saved from sinking into the swamp lands by one man!

After a delicious breakfast and coffees all round, Verity Price led the Table Topic's section and everyone tried their hand at early morning impromptu speaking. It was clear that the members would like to ensure that Table Topics becomes a regular slot at the Express Meetings as they are a hugely valuable way to improve our speaking.

All in all another wonderful meeting and a brilliant way to start the week!

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Please Note:

District 74
means the 9 countries of Toastmasters Southern Africa (approximately 125 clubs)

Division D means Namibia & the Western Cape of South Africa (approximately 30 clubs)

Area D1 means the 4 Toastmasters clubs in Fish Hoek, Tokai, Claremont & Newlands 




Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
(Winston Churchill)

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
(Isak Dinesen)

"All the great speakers, were bad speakers at first."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)