Recap: September 26, 2018

Today’s word of the day was “Enlightened”.

Toastmaster Amanda talked about how having a good attitude towards life can really help when you are having what seems to be a ‘no-good kinda day’.  Amanda told us about her weekend travailing out to Ottawa for a wedding and encountered a storm that knocked out electricity to many buildings. In particular, the building where the wedding she was attending. After relocating to a beautiful mansion they ate finger food tacos and missed the cake because it was left at the old venue. All in all, what seemed to be a series of bad-luck-events ended up being a weekend of laughter and fun with good friends. Amanda believes this was the result of her attitude to laugh at life and just go with it.

Watch the video here:

Tonight we had a great speaker Esra who spoke on how to tell one’s fortune through tea leaves.

Watch the video here:

The TopicsMaster for the evening was hosted by Theresa who engaged the audience with two choices to talk about ‘What happened over your summer holidays?” or “What are you goals and aspirations this fall?”

Table Topics is an opportunity to work on our impromptu speaking and anyone (even guests) can participate .

Thank you to all our contestants who participated:  Josh, Julie, Catto, Heidi, John K., John O., Esra, Bob and Oren.

We had a tie with two Table Topics winners this evening Catto and John K.!

Table Topics Winners: John K. & Catto

Check out what they said to win below!

Catto talked about how she spent her summer in Spain for six weeks where she traveled to Madrid. She found a program that included design and gastronomy focusing on visiting restaurants and markets, such as Micheline Star restaurants where she did not eat! But spoke to the chef’s and architects about the space and design of each restaurant. She also visited a friend in Sicily, travailed to Rioja, Barcelona, Budapest Hungary and Amsterdam Netherlands. What a great trip!

John K. talked about how his summer was turned upside down. He had planned for a nice long vacation with his wife, however life events redirected his summer into a series of small weekend trips. They visited every conservation area and provincial park within a 4 hour drive of Toronto. John’s says, “there was not really one great event of the summer but a million little ones”. To listen the rest watch his winning video here:

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