SUTM DEMO MEETING
The founder of Toastmasters, Ralph Smedley once said " Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual, we work together to bring out the best in each of us then we apply these skills to help others." Now, you'd probably be thinking that he only said so as he is after all the founder, but catch anyone you know involved in Toastmasters, and they'd wholly agree with the saying!
On the 8th of September, Sunway University Toastmasters Club had our first demo meeting for the 2016/17 term. The meeting was held in collaboration with the Club & Society Week and we even had the meeting at a new venue( Kind of gave our SAA a headache preparing the venue though…thank you, Wynnie!). As you'd know, TM meetings are normally composed of a Table Topics session, the prepared speech session and the evaluation session. However, as it was a meeting held mainly in engaging the guests and prospective members, we had two Table Topics sessions! As proclaimed by Ethan, one was on a serious note ( in which he was the TTM-obviously) and another, on a jovial note( TTM-Danny because he ain't as serious as Ethan). The outcome was pretty interesting-we had volunteers composed of the guests and members, and everyone had a good laugh( some, such as I, were pondering over the depth of the topics…).
As we had two Table Topics session, we had to cut short on our prepared speeches but boy, wasn't it spectacular. Our first speaker, Joshua did his CC#5 and it was called "The Hindustani". Basically, he gave everyone an insight on how it is like growing up in an Indian household and the typical Indian parents' gestures-he even had a few dance moves in store for us! Our other speaker-The Shark Lady, Thaneswary- did her ST#2( which is from the Story Telling Manual) "No Boundaries". It was about her first encounter with sharks and how that particular experience opened her eyes and sparked her interest in the animal kingdom. Now, the much awaited pictures!
|A very frustrated Ali during Table Topics.|
|Hossen, a guest, giving a shot at Table Topics.|
|Frustrated Ali Part ii|