October 30, 2018 Meeting Minutes

We had a fun meeting!

Peter gave us a speech about Term Limits for Congress and was evaluated by Lois.

Ben gave us a speech about being Blissful and the Chinese interpretation of what that means.  He was evaluated by Brandon.

Aimee had people write down something nobody knew about them and then had volunteers draw one and share who they thought it was a why.  We had a lot of fun with Jeanine, Lois, Sonali, and Brandon taking turns.  Lois won with a great answer about arranged marriages.

Lois did an educational moment on why we shake hands to transition the lectern during the meeting.

We had one visitor who we hope to see again next week.

October 23, 2018 Meeting Minutes

We had a full house and a full meeting on Tuesday.

We had 1 guest, Kate, who found us on the internet and will be back next week.

Lois did an Ice Breaker titled “Who am I?” and shared here current adventures with her business. Jeanine evaluated her.

Miko also did an Ice Breaker and shared her story of coming to America. Aimee evaluated her.

Alex completed project #8 in the CC manual and told us how to read the labels at the grocery store. Andy evaluated him.

Ben was Table topics master and asked Greg to share an embarrassing moment and Rhonda shared her perspectives on “You Can’t Please Everyone.”

Greg won Table Topics for the day.

During our business meeting, Jeanine presented the Club Recognition Plan for Outspoken Toastmasters and the 2018-2019 Budget.  Both passed unanimously.

Please remember to sign up for roles.  This week, we did not have a grammarian or body language monitor because they were not filled before the meeting.  The only roles we will fill at the meeting itself are Evaluators, Timer, General Evaluator, Table Topic Master and Toastmaster if they are not already filled, or do not get there on time.  Other roles will be left open.

October 2, 2018 Meeting Minutes

What an informative meeting we had!

We started by voting in Donnette – welcome aboard!

Lois spoke about being BOLD and letting our Helium hands help us be bold. She was evaluated by Rhonda.

Aimee shared a presentation on getting through Level 1 in Pathways and navigating some of the basics. She was evaluated by Brandon.

Peter asked if we “Got CERT?” and talked about the Community Emergency Response Team, how it is useful and how to get involved. He was evaluated by Jeanine.

Rhonda was Table Topics Master and the theme for the day was Fall.

Alex talked about Autumn, Donnette talked about Halloween and Brandon talked about Thanksgiving.  Brandon won the Table Topics Award for the day.

Brandon elaborated on Aimee’s speech for the Educational Moment and talked about Pathways a little more.

Brandon shared that he will be competing in the Evaluation Contest for his other club, so Jeanine will be representing Outspoken for the Evaluation Contest at the Area and he will compete in the Humorous Speech at the Area.  The Area contest is October 13th from 1-4pm at Keiser University.  Please come out and support both of us.

September 18, 2018 Meeting

We had a very full meeting today!

 

We welcomed three guests – Donnette, Luis and Casey.  Donnette turned in her application today!

 

Aimee held a brief business meeting where we elected a new Treasurer and Vice President Membership.

Rhonda Sternberg will be completing the year as our Treasurer and Lois Margolin will be completing the year as VPM.

Please welcome them to their positions and be ready to assist where needed.

 

We had three speakers today:

Shakeem Lewis gave us his Ice Breaker on Patience and was evaluated by Peter Palmer.  Congratulations, Shakeem!

Matt Kinsey gave his 1st speech in level two about learning your communication style and his title was “Who Should Adapt?”  He was evaluated by Greg Fuchs.

Jeanine Kinsey gave her last speech in level one incorporating feedback from her previous speech and her title was “You Can’t Please Them All.” She was evaluated by Lois Margolin.

 

Brandon Kinsey provide a look back at History for Table Topics.

The first topic was about all of the countries that were admitted to the UN on this day in history. Benjamin Yen was asked what club he would join if he could.  He answered that he would join this club all over again.

The second topic was about the horse that beat the Tom Thumb Locomotive and Peter Palmer was asked to tell us what happened.  Peter spoke as the designer of the engine and was quoted as saying “sometimes you have to suck to get better, and that day we sucked.”

 

As a wrap up for the meeting, Brandon said:

“Ben told is that if he could join any club it would be this one and Peter said that you have to suck before you can get good. If that isn’t the best way to promote Toastmasters, I don’t know what is!”

 

Don’t forget that our Humorous Speech Contest is next Tuesday and we still need contestants and other roles filled.

 

The Area Contest will be on October 13th from 1-4PM and the Division Contest is November 3rd.

August 14, 2018 Meeting

From Shakespeare and Star Wars to mysterious CIA pens… we had a lot of fun today!

We started the meeting with our words of the day “accurate vs. precise,” and then voted in our newest member Shakeem.

Our speaker today was Brandon Kinsey working on “The Play” project from the Interpretive Reading Manual.  This was his last speech for his ACG!  The title of the speech was “A Long Long Time Ago.” and was a Shakespearian style play about Luke and Darth Vader from the Start Wars trilogy and the scene in Cloud City when Luke finds out who his father is.  Brandon came in Jedi garb and even made the Darth Vader breathing sounds.

Table Topics were unique and started with Matt practicing his farewell speech to the Board which he will do next week in Chicago.  They continued with Eric having to explain how a CIA.gov pen ended up in Brandon’s computer bag.  Ben, Dick, Shakeem and Peter answered various questions about “going to get the keys out of your wife’s purse….,” “why you need to carry a tranquilizer dart gun…,” “the most unusual thing you ever saw in the x-ray machine as a TSA agent…,” and “tell us about a woman you know that would win the purse game and why.”

Peter won Table Topics.

Brandon talked about why you should compete and introduced our club contest dates:
September 11 – Evaluation Contest
September 25 – Humorous Speech Contest
Please let him know if you want to help run one of them, or compete in either or both.

 

August 7, 2018 Meeting

We had a great meeting today, and missed those who were sick and traveling.

Our Toastmaster and Theme Master for the day was Dick Lineham and our word of the day was “Lectern, not Podium.”

We had two speakers:

Zarraz Quick gave a speech on “Visualizing Your Thoughts” which was the Demonstration Talk from the Speaking to Inform Manual. We learned how to map out our thoughts in preparation for a speech, meeting or event.  She was evaluated by Andy Bern.

Jeanine Kinsey gave a Competent Communicator Manual, Persuade with Power speech titled “Participate in the International Convention.”  She shared here experiences from four conventions, why we should consider going to a convention, and how we can participate in this year’s convention even if we cannot travel to Chicago.  She was evaluated by Matt Kinsey.  If you want to purchase the On-Demand programs, check out the options at https://www.onlineevent.com/toastmasters.

Table Topics were run by Benjamin Yen and kept us all on our toes.

Brandon Kinsey spoke on “I’ve never thought about…” and ended up telling us to defeat an Artificial Intelligence invasion/takeover by asking a computer this same question.

Rhonda Sternberg answered the question “I doubted…” and talked about how she doubted her confidence in Toastmasters and at the gym, but doesn’t anymore because she knows she will get there in her own time.

Miko Liou was given the topic “It convinced me that…” and talked about how joining Toastmasters and watching other people convinced her that she can improve and become a better speaker.

Sonali Ravindrakumar also talked about “It convinced me that…” and talked about raising her son on a milk free diet.

Our Table Topics winner was Brandon Kinsey.

Brandon talked about the Distinguished Club Program and how each of us plays a role in the club goals.  If you did not reply to his email from a couple of weeks ago with your goals, please do so as soon as possible.  He shared that he expects at least 4 people to achieve a Level 1 and 4 people to achieve a Level 2.  As part of the conversation, several people indicated that they plan to get all the way to Level 5.  Aimee challenged them all to be first and has a Gold Medal for the first person to get to Level 5.

Aimee spoke briefly about our next social event and it was agreed to do something in September.  This might be mini-golf.  There was also discussion about doing a Cultural Dinner with Table Topics as a family fun event.

We had one guest today, Shakeem Lewis, who put in his application to join.

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

July 24, 2018 Club Meeting

If you weren’t there today, we missed you!  And you missed a fun meeting!

Dick gave a speech from the Storytelling Manual, Let’s Get Personal project title “Negative Energy.”  We learned about his Grandfather and mother, and he added humor to share some of the challenges of growing up with negative attitudes and how they may him stronger as an adult.  Great job!

Lois gave a speech from the Leadership Development Pathway, Level 2: Learning your style – Managing Time project titled “When is $10,000 worth more than $10,000?” Lois shared the story of the Star Wars Toy development and how not paying a contract for several years cost a major toy company a lot more than $10,000 a year to keep the rights to the “Intergalactic Empire” of Star Wars Toys.

Table Topics ran the gambit from Star Wars to Star Trek, favorite episodes to technology, and rebuttals too!  Speakers were Matt, Aimee, Brandon, Lois, Greg and Jeanine.  Lois won for her rebuttal of Brandon’s topic.

Aimee evaluated Dick and Matt evaluated Lois.

Be sure to watch the videos when Ben posts them to see the fun, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

If you are planning to attend the TLI on Saturday at Broward college, be sure to register before Midnight on Thursday to get the $10 price.

Fall District Conference

Next week 4 Club Outspoken members will travel to the Bahamas to attend the bi-annual District 47 conference.  This provides us the opportunity to attend educational workshops, hone our skills as evaluators as we compare our notes against the District evaluation winners and listen to our District Humorous contest winners.

This promises to be an entertaining weekend for everyone.