Fast Forward/Rewind – December 01, 2023

At the start of the meeting, our President, Summer Murphy, addressed the issue of inequality and its impact on social mobility, limited access to crucial resources and opportunities, and its contribution to social unrest, leading us deliberately to our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Summer clarified any concerns regarding the bias flag and motivated us to embrace it as a tool for personal growth in our speaking skills. She then smoothly handed over the meeting to Toastmaster Dave Burr. Dave introduced the word of the day, “de facto,” setting an engaging atmosphere for the rest of the meeting.

Toastmaster Anu Parvathaneni, introduced our first and only speaker, the talented Toastmaster Norris Bass. Norris’s speech began by posing random questions to the members and sharing their responses in an engaging manner. This unique speech captivated the audience. Anu’s perceptive feedback further enhanced the speech, adding an extra touch of brilliance.

Toastmaster Greg Sutton took charge as the Table Topic Master and led an interactive question-and-answer session that sparked creativity and spontaneity. His engaging approach created an atmosphere of unpredictability and excitement, as he presented thought-provoking questions to the participants.

Toastmaster Abdulrahman Albazie served as the General Evaluator, ensuring the meeting’s overall effectiveness. Toastmaster Tina Joe delivered an exemplary Timer report, while Toastmaster Summer provided a comprehensive Grammarian report. Their valuable contributions were greatly appreciated.

Dave reviewed the upcoming week’s roles and smoothly handed over to Summer to adjourn the meeting.

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 a.m. on December 08, 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: Summer

Speaker 1: Savannah

Speaker 2: Luz

Table Topics: Tim

General Evaluator: Stiles  

Evaluator 1: Dave

Evaluator 2: Greg

Timer: Abdulrahman

Grammarian: Anu