On 4/17/2012 The Cromwell Community Toastmasters Club held their meeting at 5:30 PM at the Cromwell town Hall.
Ten Members and 3 guests attended.
Toastmaster was TOM ALVORD. He presided over the meeting and began with a review of A Toastmaster's Promise.
Invocation was presented by HEATHER TURNER. She referred to John Zimmer's discussion of "The Ripple Effect", and urged us to consider this powerful effect as we prepare and give our speeches.
Word of the Day was selected and presented by our guest AMY ANSAH. "Carpe Diem" was used numerous times during the meeting with BILL SULLIVAN incorporating it most frequently.
Table Topics was led by BILL SULLIVAN. He used questions asked at Google job interviews to spark unwitting members give fun impromptu speeches.
5 prepared speeches were given and evaluated:
EVALUATOR: BILL SULLIVAN
SPEAKER : HEATHER TURNER
EVALUATOR: MARY TALBOT
SPEAKER : LOUIS NIZET
EVALUATOR: CHARLIE HUBERT
SPEAKER : MARY TALBOT
EVALUATOR: HEATHER TURNER
SPEAKER : JACQUELINE KIRWIN (guest from Middlesex Toastmasters)
EVALUATOR: JOSEPH LENART
LOUIS NIZET provided a general evaluation of the meeting. DANNY STRONG, AKSHAY DHOTE, CHARLIE HUBERT and MARY TALBOT filled the many other important roles and presentations that structure our meeting in the unique way that supports our having fun while we grow in our ability to stand up and speak confidently. Our guest ANGIE ONDRIK joined our ranks at the end of the meeting. WELCOME TO ANGIE.
Minutes Respectfully submitted,