Fast Forward/Rewind – May 12, 2023

President elect, Toastmaster Amelya Black, opened the meeting welcoming our faithful attendees leading us deliberately to our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Amelya 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 Savannah Murphy. Savannah chose Paradox as the word of the day, defining and encouraging use of this word during the meeting. Savannah shared the meeting agenda, reconciled open roles and another memorable Sunrise Toastmasters meeting began. 

Toastmaster Kelly Gentry introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Summer Murphy. Summer did an amazing job sharing a well researched speech. This speech was very informative, and presented in a manner that inspired fellow Toastmasters to lean in and listen. Well done Toastmaster!   

Toastmaster Amelya introduced our second speaker, Angela Marsh.  Angela shared a speech that was well researched, though provoking and interesting. Presenting is a very natural exercise for this seasoned Toastmaster, great job Toastmaster keeping us learning and always listening!

During Table Topics, Abdulrahman Albazie led an engaging session, challenging Toastmasters and guests in spontaneous conversation to strengthen our ability to compose thoughts and speak intentionally. Nicely done Abdulrahman!

Serving as our General Evaluator we had Norris Bass, summarizing the breakfast of champions portion of our meeting with depth and knowledgeable feedback, thank you! Norris led the team’s sharing feedback and reports. Insightful and thoughtful speech evaluations were provided by Toastmaster’s Kelly and Amelya, thank you!  Toastmaster Karen Rhodes provided a stellar Timer report and Toastmaster Tim Murphy shared the Grammarian report with detail, acknowledging use of the word of the day. As a team they collectively helped their fellow Toastmaster’s continued learning and growth – well done everyone!

Savannah reviewed roles for next week and the meeting was transitioned to our President to close another wonderful Sunrise Toastmasters meeting. Thank you Amelya, we appreciate you. 

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 am, May 19 EST. If you would like to join our meeting as a guest contact us for the Zoom link.  

The roles for that meeting are as follows:

TM – Dave

Speaker 1 – Kerstin 

Speaker 2 – (Kerstin)

Table Topics – Greg

Gen. Eval – Luz 

Eval 1 – Stiles

Eval 2 – (Stiles)

Timer – Amelya

Grammarian – Kelly