Fast Forward/Rewind – January 6, 2023
Our esteemed President, Toastmaster Amelya Black, opened the meeting leading us intentionally into our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Amelya shared with intention how we can use our bias flag to become better speakers, transiting the meeting to the day’s Toastmaster Kerstin Haase. With the first meeting of the New Year in mind, Kerstin chose Embark as the word of the day, and encouraged us to use this word during the meeting. Roles were reviewed and another memorable Sunrise Toastmaster’s meeting began.
Toastmaster Karen Rhodes introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Antwain Mackey. Antwain shared an Icebreaker speech that led us through ten years of self-discovery that was both personal and honest. Great to hear from you, your first speech shared an important story. The title put a question in our heads, and you did a great job answering it. “Eventually you’ll fly without a net, great speech” was feedback shared by Karen.
Toastmaster John Doggett introduced our final speaker, Toastmaster Tanuja Reddy. Tanuja shared a beautiful speech conveying the gratitude of sharing a lifetime of moments and memories honoring the life of her father-in-law. “You take people along with your story, a great storyteller brings you back in.” The speech was conveyed with impressive composure, an honor to your father-in-law, great speech was feedback shared by John.
Toastmaster Abdulrahman Albazie hosted Table Topics, engaging the Toastmasters to share their story, strengthening our ability to compose thoughts and speak conversationally. Great job!
Toastmaster Amelya served as General Evaluator, summarizing the meeting with thoughtful feedback that helped everyone continue to improve, and led the team sharing feedback and reports. Toastmaster Angela Marsh provided the Timer report and Toastmaster Maria Leon shared the Grammarian report – well done everyone!
Toastmaster Kerstin reviewed roles for next week, and transitioned the meeting back to Toastmaster Amelya, who thanked everyone for their participation in another amazing Toastmasters meeting before closing the meeting.
The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 am, January 13 EST on Zoom.
The roles for that meeting are as follows:
TM – Summer
Speaker 1 – Karen
Speaker 2 – Amelya
Table Topics – Angela
Gen. Eval – Stiles
Eval 1 – Greg
Eval 2 – Savannah
Timer – Renuka
Grammarian – Norris