Fast Forward/Rewind – March 17, 2023

Sunrise Toastmasters

Our Secretary, Toastmaster Kerstin Haase, had the privilege to open the meeting, leading us deliberately to our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kerstin cleared any doubt on flagging bias, reminding us how to use our bias flag to support our journey to become better speakers, and transitioned the meeting to the day’s Toastmaster Greg Sutton. Greg chose nurture as the word of the day, encouraging use of this word during the meeting. We shared introductions to welcome our guests, and another memorable Sunrise Toastmasters meeting began. 

Toastmaster Summer Murphy introduced the day’s fiRSg speaker. Kerstin shared a Tibetan story that explored vocal variety techniques in a creative and thoughtful manner, leading us along a journey of self discovery, great job Toastmaster!    

Toastmaster Tim Murphy introduced our second speaker, Toastmaster Norris Bass shared a thoroughly researched speech describing leadership styles. Norris did a fantastic job sharing this well presented speech, well done Toastmaster!   

Toastmaster Dave Burr hosted Table Topics, engaging and challenging Toastmasters and guests in conversation to strengthen our ability to compose thoughts and speak intentionally.

Toastmaster Anu Parvathaneni served as General Evaluator, summarizing the meeting with the thoughtful insights, leading the team in sharing feedback and reports. Toastmaster’s Summer and Tim did a phenomenal job providing evaluation feedback to each speaker. Toastmaster Luz Bigelow provided the Timer report and Toastmaster Kelly Gentry shared the Grammarian report for the first time – well done, team!

Toastmaster Greg reviewed roles for next week and thanked everyone for their participation in another amazing Toastmasters meeting before transitioning to Amelya to close the meeting. 

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 am, March 24 EST on Zoom. 

The roles for that meeting are as follows:

TM – Anu

Speaker 1 – Amelya 

Speaker 2 – Angela

Table Topics – Savannah

Gen. Eval – John

Eval 1 – Antwain

Eval 2 – Karen

Timer – Abdulrahman

Grammarian – Stiles