Meeting Recap for October 18, 2018
Thank you to all who made our October 18, 2018 Open House event a success! We had several guests who enjoyed our meeting, especially participating during our Table Topics segment and during our improv segment. Veronica Barraza served as Toastmaster and selected the theme “Free Expression.” Ann Roque served as Table Topics Master, giving each participant a picture of a fictional character and asking them to respond to a question using the character’s voice and mannerism without divulging their character’s identity. As a bonus,, the audience was invited to participate by guessing the character. Terrie’s spot-on Mickey Mouse impression earned her the Best Table Topics ribbon. Lauri Loesch (pictured at right) started off the prepared speeches section of our meeting with her Icebreaker, “Leap and the Net Will Appear.” Lauri’s inspirational speech earned her the Best Speaker ribbon. Next, Mary Jo Preti gave her speech, "What To Do When You’re Not Buying Green Bananas Anymore," from the Competent Communicator (CC) Manual #9, “Persuade with Power.” Mary Jo’s rousing speech earned her the Most Improved Speaker of the meeting. Our final prepared speaker of the evening was club President Robert Perry. His energetic speech, “Super High Intensity Training,” turned into an exciting impromptu session that was fun for all.
Rounding out our meeting was JT Moring, who served as General Evaluator, ensuring the speakers received evaluations while also evaluating the meeting as a whole. Carla Taberna did a superb job of evaluating Lauri’s speech. Terrie Price's excellent review of Mary Jo’s speech earned her another ribbon as Best Evaluator. Lastly, Mark Richter deftly tackled a task he was given very little preparation for in a truly impromptu evaluation of Robert’s speech.
Thanks to all who participated in this fun and educational meeting!