Meeting Summary 18th February 2015

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Participation

23 participants including four new guests and some guests coming back for a second time or visiting from the Toastmasters Rhetorik Club. Two former guests have now become members: Chu-Ping and Bertalan. Welcome! :-)
 

Communication

Karla did a great job as a Toastmaster both in meeting preparation and execution. Most importantly, she dealt with the problem when the flu caught some of our speakers, by finding replacements.  Bertalan, first-time guest last meeting, already gave his ice breaker this meeting.  Asli gave her fourth speech and Christian gave the business input with a talk from an advanced manual on management.  Evaluations were given by Claire, Jochen and Martin.  Jörg prepared the impromptu speaking ‘table topics’ for the first time and surprised us all with questions with different difficulty scores. Many guests took the chance and conquered the stage.  Finally, Moritz gave a thorough general evaluation of the meeting.  Some after-work communication and networking kept going in the nearby Fox and Hound.

Organisation

Some points and observations to help us improve our next meetings:

Venue
The great interest in our club made one thing clear: the current room is starting to become too small: extra chairs had to be borrowed from other rooms. This implies we do need a larger venue for the next meetings.
When new people come in during speeches and no seats are left, they should be signalled to wait quietly inside the door wait till after the speech for finding a seat.
Evaluations
We should continue making the use of evaluation slips and the EvaluateMe APP a regular habit, and maybe put time for this on the agenda
Email addresses and evaluation slips were collected and distributed before the meeting began. Super!
Back-Up Speakers
Ensure the reserve speakers are on stand by.
Make sure that the toastmaster has access to all phone numbers.

New Members

Chu Ping and Bertalan are now members of our club. Welcome :-)  This brings the number of members to 28, an increase of 8 since January 1st.  

Next Meeting

The current venue is not available for our next venue, so an alternative will be arranged and publicised on this website as soon as possible.  
See you at our next meeting,
Christoph,
VP Membership.
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