Member blog by Rachel Walton. Thank you to our Toastmaster of the morning – David Cooper, who successfully interwove the “look to the stars” theme throughout our meeting We had such a stellar meeting today – what a great word choice from today’s Grammarian, Cam Parsonson. We were challenged to weave this word into our ... read more.
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We were in hybrid mode again this week with members in the room and on Zoom. Alana Vickery our toastmaster set the theme of the day as Thank God It’s Friday. We received some education about the weather along with the pro and cons of swimming in the Lyttleton Harbour. Our two introducers Stephen McConnachie ... read more.
Member blog by Jacqui Anderson. You just never know what topics and conversations will be covered off at Boaters on a Friday morning but it is always worth jumping online (or going to a live meeting) to get your fill of new conversations. This week we began with Helen reading a poem by Winston Churchill ... read more.
What a fast-paced 7 am start to the day this was! The morning kicked off with Sabine’s speech ‘Different Sides of Me’. An experienced Toastmaster who took the opportunity to share a side to her that not many had seen before. Sabine’s humorous delivery coupled with well-timed slideshow pictures captivated us as we delved into ... read more.
Member blog by Anna Smirnova who gets a special mention for not only writing her first ever blog post, but doing it in English, which is not her first language… but she’s here to practice, so what better way than to accept the challenge and just do it!! It was a great beginning of a ... read more.
This week saw the brave and the bold step up to the plate in our annual Table Topics contest. Whether it’s confidence, courage or the desire to develop those attributes, competing in front of an audience is one of the best ways to test your public speaking skills. And the Table Topics contest is the ... read more.