This week, we had a great meeting with two guests, Alicia and Shalom. Our Toastmaster Sam Oh choose an inspiring topic, “Persistence & Patience to Become Stronger.” He shared examples which he was inspired by our fellow member, Chris. He reminded us to be tenacious and be patient every day.
Shirin delivered a speech from the Professional Speaker Manual on an “Extraordinary Man,” Warren Buffet. Did you know that Warren Buffett’s methods of investment were in stock, real estate, in time, and money for retirement? Although his net worth is $76 billion, he was a Wharton school drop-out and was rejected by Harvard Business School. Meanwhile, Heather’s contest speech “Be on Time” was even better this week due to her extra practice.
Our new member, Sapna won the award ribbon in table topic as she shared her goals of being more patience and persistence in her volunteer work.
Our General Evaluator, Ernesto suggested great tips for improving our club setting such as keeping the word of the day board in the back of the room and minimizing our side conversations.
Heather will take on other competitors from Division J in the International Speech Contest. Let’s show our support for Heather on April 1 at Capital Group in Irvine. Click here to see our favorite memories from the area contest. Registration is open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/division-j-table-topics-and-international-speech-contest-april-1-2017-tickets-32874683062
Thank you everyone for a fun meeting, our theme this week was Spring. Our Toastmaster of the Day, Shirin opened our meeting with an overview of Persian New Year, which commences on Monday.
Jeannie delivered project three from the Competent Communicator manual, “Know Myself.” A few ways you can get to know yourself better are to complete a Myers Briggs Personality test, read the Strength’s Finder 2.0 book by Tom Roth, ask those closest to you what they think of you as well as mediation and mindfulness.
One way to ask those closest to you what they think of you is via text. Just be sure to reciprocate.
“Hi ____. I’m doing an exercise as part of a workshop I’m participating in. Will you please take a minute now and text me three words that describe me? Thanks! _____”
Meanwhile, Marianne delivered project two of the Advanced Communication manual, Humorously Speaking, “Millennials and the Workplace.” Millennials have been taught they are special and can have anything they want through participation trophies, they were born with technology and their fingertips providing instant gratification leading to a sense of impatience. Click the YouTube video below for a fun video about millennials.
Despite millennials having a different approach to the workplace, some leaders consider them the best workers. Click here to read a story from Forbes. by