Fast Forward/Rewind – October 20, 2023

VP of Education Kerstin Haase opened the meeting, leading us deliberately to our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Life Matter movement. Kerstin dispelled any doubts about the bias, encouraged us to use it to support our journey of becoming better speakers, and transitioned the meeting over to Toastmaster Savannah Murphy. Savannah chose catalyst as the word of the day.

Toastmaster Stiles Burr introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Norris Bass. Norris shared a captivating speech about his uncle. Stiles highlighted areas of excellence and offered guidance for improvement. Well done!

Toastmaster Tina Joe introduced our second speaker, Toastmaster Abdulrahman Albazie. Abdulrahman shared a speech titled ‘Our Guidance’ recognizing that our actions and choices are not solely determined by individual willpower or personal characteristics but are shaped by a wide range of internal and external influences. Tina provided invaluable feedback that nurtured growth and improvement. Excellent work!

Table Topic Master Toastmaster Kerstin led an engaging question-and-answer session, igniting creativity and spontaneity, and setting the stage for unpredictable and exciting questions. Bravo!

Toastmaster Anu Parvathaneni served as the General Evaluator, ensuring the overall effectiveness and quality of our meeting, providing valuable feedback, contributing to the ongoing success of our Toastmasters club, and leading the team in sharing feedback and reports. Toastmaster Renuka Korlipara delivered the Timer report. Toastmaster Greg Sutton shared the Grammarian report. Prodigious talents!

Savannah reviewed roles for next week and transitioned the meeting to Kerstin to close the meeting.

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 a.m. on October 27, EST. If you would like to join our meeting as a guest, contact us for the meeting link.

The roles for the next meeting are as follows:

Toastmaster: Kerstin 
Speaker 1: John
Speaker 2: Renuka
Table Topics: Dave
Gen. Evaluator: Greg
Evaluator 1: Norris
Evaluator 2: Stiles

Timer: (Open)

Grammarian: Tina