The end of the TM year is upon us! Our showcase meeting is on the 19th of June!
Last meeting was opened with the warm greetings of our President Sonia, who brought over some sun to London from excessively sunny California!
Chau was our Toastmaster for the evening and the audience indulged in the very well-rehearsed spontaneity of the evening. It was a witty pick of the theme, as we all know that practice makes perfect when it comes to preparing for your speech.
Joy, the Table Topics Master of the night, challenged members with questions about Britain. We had wonderful mini speeches on a dress code for the royal wedding and on a challenge of being spontaneous when you need to book 8 months in advance!
Helen confidently presented her #2 speech about her love for cycling. It was very easy to follow and full of fun personal stories from the life of a cyclist. Why not to try it now when the summer is in the city!
Mohammed brilliantly delivered his #6 speech about a Syrian girl Yasmin. It was a deeply emotional and moving story about Yasmin who had lost her loving and caring father in the mayhem of the Syrian war. Powerful and beautifully descriptive language from Mo.
An advanced speech from Renata about the new age thinking was very topical and relevant for the audience. As always, Renata shared wonderful personal stories about her phases in life, supported with witty jokes and beautifully crafted allegories. Let’s not forget that age is just a number and it’s only important for wine, cheese and whiskey!
Lucia delivered an unforgettable story based on her personal experience of getting pregnant. Lucia masterfully set the scene, outlined the characters and build up emotion. The story culminated with wonderful news – Lucia is expecting twins! It was a wonderful and winning performance as well as a masterclass in storytelling.