Posts by claire

What do you meme?

Tonight’s meeting, the 6th of September, had to be conducted via Zoom again due to Auckland still being on Alert Level 4. However, a Zoom meeting does not mean boring as our Toastmaster of the Night, Cindy, affably conducted us through the evening.  We had two speeches– Clarence delivered a speech reflecting on his Toastmasters path, while Danielle talked ... read more.

Informal Meeting Night

Due to the lockdown situation, we decided to postpone our contests schedule for today, and instead held an informal online meeting via Zoom. Michael graciously agreed to be the Toastmaster of the Night and scheduled four short speeches (2 to 3 minutes). Hani started off by talking about the situation in Afghanistan. Jon shared the ... read more.

Power pose

Last night’s meeting, 9th of August, Annabel delivered her Icebreaker Speech, telling us about her mind-opening family holiday in Sapa, Vietnam and her delightful university life in Dunedin. Keith spoke about his supportive communication style and also introduced us to three other communication styles: analytical, initiating, and direct. Finally, Jafar demonstrated to us how body ... read more.

Introduction, Body, Conclusion

Tonight’s meeting, 26th of July had an almost speech-like structure. Lulu delivered her Icebreaker speech in which she introduced herself to the club as someone who is curious and determined. Claire encouraged everyone in the middle of their Toastmasters journey to step up and participate in the upcoming Humorous and Table Topics contests. Finally, Clarence ... read more.