Toastmasters to meet ThursdaySergeant At Arms Swan Loften called the Toastmasters meeting to order on Jan. 31. Eight members attended. Toastmaster Deb Alber discussed retirement concepts and a word of the day; “dysentery.”
Sergeant At Arms Swan Loften called the Toastmasters meeting to order on Jan. 31. Eight members attended.
Toastmaster Deb Alber discussed retirement concepts and a word of the day; “dysentery.”
Speaker Heather Goudreau, in a “research your topic” project, did a speech titled “Work and play in Medora.”
Speaker Carol Nagel, in a “get to the point” project, presented a speech based on a holocaust survivor memoirs titled “There never was a holocaust.”
Table topics master Swan Loften selected Nagel and Rick Pfeiffer to give an impromptu speech of 1-2 minutes in length on “who we should vote for, for president and why.”
Evaluators Sherri Klein-knecht and Anita Monek gave feedback to Goudreau and Nagel respectively on how well their speeches met the outlined objectives and potential areas of improvement.
Ah-Counter/Grammarian Loften recounted cases of improper language, vocal fill-ins, ahs and other speaking errors documented during the meeting.
General evaluator Paul Behle shared her reactions to the meeting and overall impressions and suggestions for improving future meetings.
Pfeiffer served as timer.
Best Speaker: Nagel (by time default)
Best Table Topics speaker: tie, Nagel/Pfeiffer
Best Evaluator: Kleinknecht (by time default)
Jamestown Toastmasters will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the basement meeting room at Babb’s Coffee House in downtown Jamestown. Scheduled toastmaster is Bryan Jones and speakers are Alber and Kleinknecht. The public is encouraged to attend.