A Table Topic Extravaganza on 11-18 was headed up by Toastmaster Jackie Branscum and monitored by her three Table Topic Masters: Amy Thomas, Karla Reese, and Betty McCallister. Meeting in circles, members in each of the three groups had a great opportunity to respond to a variety of prompts and then have a round robin of glows and grows from other participants. It was a low stress method of practicing impromptus and getting to know fellow members. Let’s do more!
The 11-11 meeting had four special guests on the second row: third from left, Dan Desjardins (Area Director), Vicki Simpson (District Director), and Mr. and Mrs. John McAfee. (John authored Slow Walk in a Sad Rain, a novel based on his experience as a Green Beret in Vietnam). On the front row, Ron Climer shared a monologue from General Patton, Tucker Cox gave a speech of Patrick Henry, Jackie gave a WWII reflection, and Carol Walters shared a reading from McAfee’s novel.
Here’s your opportunity to get comfortable with public speaking. You learn in a supportive atmosphere getting what is called “mic time” or “stage time”. Your friends, customers, and bosses, won’t venture to tell you that you don’t speak effectively. And even if they did, how helpful would that be? (Above on Sept. 23, Amy Thomas speaks on how she trains day care teachers to become super heroes. Her employer, Children & Family Resource Center, values her own training as a Toastmaster.)
Join Four Seasons Toastmasters and work on honing your speaking skills and leadership skills for the cost of $10 per month. Oh, by the way, you will have more fun at eight o’clock in the morning than you can have anywhere else.
This “scary” bunch represents most attendees at the 10-28 meeting. Toastmasters wear a variety of hats in their diverse roles. (See more on the Misc. Archives tab.)
We meet every Wednesday 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the auditorium (called the Smoky Mountain Theater) at Lake Point Landing retirement community in Hendersonville, NC.
We invite interested people to visit our club. Try to be there before eight in the morning so that we can have time to visit with you before we start the meeting. (see map below)
Youth Toastmasters filled all the prepared speaking roles as well as the toastmaster role and several of the eyes and ears team positions as part of their graduation exercise. Three sets of consecutive 8-12 class sessions were run from spring 2014 to spring 2015 with a total of 30 graduates.
Unable to attend at 8am? There is another club in town.
New Dimensions Toastmasters
Tuesdays from 6-7:00 pm. The YMCA corner conference room 810 W 6th Ave. 64W
Hendersonville, NC 28791 www.newdimensions.toastmastersclubs.org
This is the current schedule of roles. Please sign up so we can fill the gaps!