Our esteemed President Toastmaster Amelya Black opened the meeting, resoundingly leading us into our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Amelya kindly reminded us how we can use our bias flag and transitioned the meeting to the day’s Toastmaster Greg Sutton. Thoughtfully, Greg chose Stability as the word of the day and encouraged us to use this during the meeting, reviewed roles and another Sunrise Toastmaster’s meeting began.
Toastmaster Maria Leon introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Renuka Korlipara. Renuka shared an impactful speech on a personal journey of hurricane preparedness, a few challenging experiences and the evolution of a trusted list. Leveraging humor and personal stories of good people helping each other is effective way to communicate. And life has to go on, excellent speech, was feedback shared by Maria.
Toastmaster Amelya Black introduced our second speaker, Toastmaster Savannah Murphy. Savannah’s speech about addicts, greed and power imbalance hit the mark, striking disparity symbolically with a single grain of rice. Beginning the speech with a stat, adding imagery, research and knowledge and ending strong with a quote hit all the high points. I enjoyed hearing and watching you, great speech, was feedback shared by evaluator Amelya.
Toastmaster Tim Murphy hosted Table Topics, engaging the Toastmasters to share their experience based on random questions on the topic of stability while strengthening our ability to compose thoughts and speak conversationally.
Toastmaster John Doggett served as General Evaluator, summarizing the meeting with thoughtful feedback that summarized the meeting succinctly, and led the team’s sharing of feedback and reports. Toastmaster Tanuja Reddy provided the Timer report and Toastmaster Kevin Mackey shared the Grammarian report for the first time – well done everyone!
Toastmaster Greg thanked everyone for a great meeting, reviewed roles for next week, and transitioned the meeting back to Toastmaster Amelya, who thanked everyone for their participation in another amazing meeting before closing the meeting.
The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 am, November 11 EST on Zoom.
The roles for that meeting are as follows:
TM – Stiles
Speaker 1 – Tanuja
Speaker 2 – Norris
Table Topics – Kerstin
Gen. Eval – Summer
Eval 1 – Tim
Eval 2 – John
Timer – Abdulrahman
Grammarian – Renuka