Recap: August 15, 2018 & Special Speaker: Thomas Bellehchili

We had a lot going on here at Liberty Village Toastmasters this week: an induction, three speakers and Table Topics!

Our special speaker for this evening was Thomas Bellehchili of Paris, France, is one of 10 finalists competing in the World Championship of Public Speaking®️ to be held at the Toastmasters International Convention Saturday, Aug. 25 in Chicago, IL USA.

We had an induction today for Robin Preboy! Welcome!

Club Induction: Robin Preboy

The Toastmaster for this evening was Esera Basol speaking on the dangers of wild fires, how they are caused and how to avoid them.

Our first speaker of the evening was Cam K. who did a speech on ‘And my mentor was…‘. She talked about the mentor-ship program at Liberty Village Toastmasters and how it help her on her journey to becoming a great public speaker but left us with a cliffhanger ending to guess who her mentor was in the club.

The second speech was delivered to us by Bob Stewart ‘Brahmadatta’ a storytelling speech about a folks tale. The takeaway from this speech was that ‘Non-violence is the only way that leads to non-violence’.

Now our third special speaker of the evening was Thomas Bellehchili. Introduced by Jay Roe following his prepared speech for the World Championship of Public Speaking on his trials and errors when dating MiMi.

Table Topics

For the Table Topics session of the meeting was presented by Charnell Bernard using the theme of: ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get!”.

Mike Barlas spoke on ‘Chocolate’


Julie spoke on “Random Acts of Kindness”


Des Codinera spoke on ‘The power of Yes‘.

Jay Roe spoke on being ‘Open to New Possibilities‘.

The winner of Table Topic for the evening was Jay Roe!

Table Topics Winner: Jay Roe


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