Amanda Banks our Toastmaster talked about how to live happily day to day by de-cluttering your life. She watch the documentary on ‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’ which show the live of a couple of individuals who seemingly have everything but were still unhappy. There solution was to get rid of those things in your life that are taking up space, such as getting rid of toxic relationships and watching television passively are just a couple. Amanda’s main point she drove home was to ‘Love people and use things because the opposite never works!’
For our first speaker this evening was Heather Schultz speaking on ‘Leading by Example’. She spoke about different leadership styles. She started with the one she already possesses as a Pacesetter. Pacesetting leaders set very high performance standards for themselves and others, and exemplify the behavior they are seeking from others. Heather gained these skills by volunteering at the SPCA by interviewing new pet owners. She has also realized that the Democratic leadership styles would be a useful knowledge have as well. The Democratic leadership style is when members of the group take a more participative role in the decision-making process. She is not a force to be reckoned with when she is on her way to achieving her next leadership goals.
Our second speaker for the evening was Des Codinera who gave a very inspiring speech on ‘If not now, when?’ Even though this speech took him three years to do he finally ran out of excuses and stopped getting in his own way to achieve his goal in giving a speak that is structured. He receive inspiration over this last year by watching other club members improve with each speech delivered. Des is determined to stay true, to do what is needed and face his fears of prepared speeches. This is the time to take action and Des did it!
We also had a great Table Topics session hosted by Bob Stewart. Tonight’s topic was on ‘what if all the humans died and you had to pick what kind of animal you reincarnated into. What would you be?’ Our Table Topics winner was Heidi Vandermeer for choosing to be a bacteria that eats plastic!