‘Getting a job’ – May 17, 2017 Meeting Recap

As promised, this week’s meeting was just as exciting as our election.  We had another full meeting, including a new member induction, 3 prepared speeches (each earning a standing ovation) and a Table topics session.

To start off, our first time Toastmaster, Camila revealed her secrets for getting a job.  All we need is a goal and determination. Well, of course it wasn’t easy but if we persist just like her, we will land your dream job too.


IMG_1536This week, we inducted 2 new members: Andre and John.  Welcome Andre and John!

Our first speaker Heidi presented her ice breaker.  She shared a few interesting facts about herself including the first time she met her fiance.  Her Canadian and Dutch identities influenced her personality and values.  Although she ended up doing something entirely different than what she expected, she is still quite an achiever. Just to name a few, completing Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo, running a business and being a responsible role model for her 3 siblings.

Her 10 year old self may be disappointed but we are impressed.  And who knows maybe she will achieve those 3 goals one day. Perhaps when she retires, she can be a cat breeder and a painter while living in Mars?  Whatever she ends up doing,  we are confident that she`ll be awesome at it.

3 Speakers: Heidi, Bob (with the ice and cup) and James.


The next two speakers completed their advanced bronze level (10th advanced speeches) . With their expertise and experience, they taught us something worth knowing and even gave us homework to do.  Truly great teachers..

From Bob, we learned that it’s a myth.  Is Global warming a problem, or is it plastic? What is the real problem?  Do your homework and find out.

A little more than a year ago,  Bob new year’s resolution was to work on his public speaking skills. and unlike most, he followed through.  He completed both CC and advanced bronze level and he did exceptionally well through them.

Bob always educate and entertain us from his vast knowledge in history, biographies and global affairs.  Congrats Bob! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and thought provoking ideas. You also showed us that you walked your talk.

Our third speaker was James.  This time he wasn`t selling us anything…  Phew..Or was he? Find out here.

Our assignment from him was to call our loved ones and tell them how much we appreciate them.  Awww… It takes a final speech to find out this side of James eh?

Congratulation James for completing the advanced bronze! Two weeks ago, James also completed his cc. This certainly takes tremendous dedication.   It was quite a marathon, speaking almost every week to complete 20 speeches. But just like what Olga said, he did it! And remarkably, James did!

We are proud of our speakers for going through the toastmaster journey by taking the courage to start or finishthe manual.

IMG_1568Finally, our table topics session was led by Dave.  He got us to work on our articulation, giving us topics to debate or ponder about.  Our guest Tom, won us over, by cleverly answering the question of which are more valuable, pets or babies?  Congrats Tom!

IMG_1573Beautiful weather this Wednesday…and yet we choose to be inside with our members.

Next meeting, Saad will be presenting his Ice Breaker and Luke focusing on body language.

Don’t forget to do your homework!  Otherwise you may not be allowed to attend next meeting (enforced by our current President).

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