Jörg ran the meeting, his very first time as Toastmaster. The Toastmaster of the Evening roll is the major meeting roll, and normally with practice the TME gains the skills to become good. I can safely say, Jörg was good on this, his very first go. He ran a smooth, dynamic and professional event both in meeting preparation and execution.
Speeches were given by Isabelle, her second speech project (Organise your speech structure); Eleonore, speaking from the advanced Humorously Speaking manual; Karla, again an advanced speech from the Speeches by Management manual, and Ben, an Icebreaker speech to start over again from the very first Competent Communicator manual.
Our new member Bertalan prepared the impromptu speaking ‘table topics’ and chose creative, stimulating, yet accessible topics for our volunteers, Christoph, Andrey, and Radu.
Finally, we reviewed points of strength and development. Official speech evaluations were offered by Christian S, Ben, Barbara, and guest Cezar, and Iris gave a general evaluation.
Some after-meeting networking took place at the restaurant next door, where 8 members & guests stopped for a drink. The fact that 1/3 of the attendees met afterwards highlights our club’s culture of friendly exchange and support.
Some points and observations to help us improve our next meetings: