Thursday, January 29, 2009

2009 January Meeting Minutes

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We welcomed Stuart Hilderman who visited the Hill Speakers the first time.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 (TM Anh T., SP Rhonda L., Jean D., EV Anh T., Rhonda L., TT Jim H., GE Arnt P., GR Jim H., AH Rhonda L., TI Arnt P.)

1/28 Best Speaker: Rhonda L. "The First Language"
Today Rhonda presented her overview of Hebrew language, and about her project of translating the Bible. This speech is project 2 in the Competent Communication manual with the following objectives:
Get to the Point (5 to 7 minutes)
was "Speak with Sincerity" - before that - "Be In Earnest"
  • Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes.

  • Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes.

  • Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforce the purposes.

  • Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousnes you may feel.

  • 1/28 Best Evaluator: Anh T.

    1/28 Best Table Topics Answer Stuart Hilderman
    Stuart was asked what would be his most favorite commercial during football season.

    Speaker: Jean D. "The Seasoned Skaters".
    Jean told us about how she enjoying the Annual Hockey Tournament for all level players on a very cold early morning. This speech is project 4 in the Competent Communication manual with the following objectives:
    Your Body Speaks (5 to 7 minute)
    was "Show What You Mean"
  • Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose.

  • Make your body language smooth and natural.

  • Word of the Day: philomath. A lover of learning; a scholar.

    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 (TM Raja B., SP Anh T., Jim H., EV Rob K., Janet H., TT Tom O.)

    1/14 Best Speaker: Jim H. "Two Names Two Countries"
    Today we learned all about Jim both past and present. This speech is project 1 in the Competent Communication manual with the following objectives:
    The Ice Breaker (4 to 6 minutes)
  • To begin speaking before an audience

  • To help you understand what areas require particular emphasis in your speaking development.

  • To introduce yourself to your fellow club members.

  • 1/14 Best Evaluator: Janet H.

    1/14 Best Table Topics Answer No one
    The TM decided to skip the Table Topics.
    We should try to always have this session as a portion of the Toastmaster meeting.

    Speaker: Anh T. "My Three Christmas Presents".
    Anh shared with us her most favorite three Christmas presents this year involving her family.

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