Grub N Gab Nov. 30th Meeting Recap

Black Friday was the theme of our November 29th meeting. Shirin, our Toastmaster explained the history of Black Friday and detailed how different states support doing outdoor activities rather than shopping. Using eloquent, clear, and vivid language in his CC#4 speech, Ernesto encouraged us to “go outside” the day after Thanksgiving. Heather followed up with a round of table topics questions that got us all participating. Jeanie took home the best table topics ribbon sharing how she spent Friday morning recovering from the indulgences of Thanksgiving.

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Grub N Gab Nov. 8 Recap

Saturday Night Live was the theme of our November 8, election day, meeting. The meeting opened in SNL style with our Toastmaster, Tien portraying Hilary Clinton and Shefali portraying Donald Trump in a parody interview mediated by Ernesto…”Live from New York, its Saturday Night!”   Saurabh gave an informative and inspirational speech on Karma completing his Competent Communicator manual. Congratulations Saurabh!  Hillary & Donald were so inspired they forgave each other.  Heather lead an excellent round of Table topics with evocative questions. Our guest and potential new member, Marial won best table topics explaining how small setbacks like failing an audition or losing an election can be an inspiration to persevere.

 

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Speech Thought Starters

We’ve all that frightening moment that we see our name as a speaker for next week, however, we think we don’t have anything interesting to share with the group.  Great news is that we are all subject matter experts.  Share your passions with us!  We love seeing pictures of your family, vacation photos, work presentations and lifestyle tips.

If you are still stuck, here are 602 interesting speech ideas and topics.  You will be a Distinguished Toastmaster in no time.  Use these as a thought starter and customize the topic to your project objectives.

620 interesting Informative Speech ideas and topics

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Grub N Gab Nov. 1 Recap

Business items are LACE Training in January and organizing for holiday party. Theme was left over Halloween candy Toastmaster was Annalisa. We had one speaker Ernesto; his speech was bout advice to help launch your ideas.  He talked about successful companies’ airbnb, uber, pet rock and etc. He mentioned using tools such as internet book, business oversight, small business admin, chamber of commerce and incubator/ government agency for gathering information regarding ideas. He finished with a quote “what good is an idea if it remains an idea try? Experiment iterate. Fail. Try again change the world.”

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