Liberty Village Toastmasters meeting summary – March 9

The creative juices were overflowing at our March 9 meeting!

Toastmaster Jay connected the dots about the evening’s “Connection” theme. Think about it – each day we connect with people, but we tend to gravitate towards certain people more than others. These people become our friends, mentors or career network. We may even find a significant other through this sort of connection. Jay also reflected on his personal experience and the people who made lasting connections with him.

The evening’s speaking roster featured four diverse people. First, we got acquainted with new member Michael quite well when he presented his Icebreaker. He spoke with pride and passion about the humble beginnings of his family, his entrepreneurial edge and his desire to continue learning and growing.

Next, our other newbie, Francisco captured his life as a cinematic experience filled with drama, comedy, adventure and romance. It was a ‘feel good’ speech that was worth two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Third speaker Vivienne’s body language spoke volumes when she presented from the Competent Communicator Manual Five. We vicariously understood what it was like to swim with the dolphins. From plunging into the cold water, to the exhilaration of experiencing these beautiful creatures up front and close and understanding why not to touch them!

Finally, Frank’s Competent Communicator Manual Eight speech paid homage to recently departed Liberty Village legend, John K. Frank reminded us that John K. had the enviable skill to pull a Seinfeld moment and prepare a dynamic speech about the simplest topic. In grand John K style, Frank’s speech was about house plants. Through the use of visual aids, he even personalized his plants and presented the ‘team’ – Biggie, Spike, Rose, Red and poor Basil. Great job Frank! John K would be very proud of you!

Congratulations to Lily who spoke from her heart and won our hearts and the most votes at Table Topics when she was asked about an experience connecting with someone she lost touch with for years. Nice touch!

Overall, the meeting was well attended and the engagement level was great too! Nice work everyone!

Speaking of engaging, don’t forget to attend our area level contest on March 15 at 55 John Street South. Come and give your support to our club representatives John and Cleaver!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for information on our next meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events!

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