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Club Awesome’s Madalina Iordache presented this tutorial on how to deliver an Elevator Pitch at our August 7 meeting. Her presentation introduced a program where two members per week will be challenged to deliver a concise but compelling introduction.
Justin Marguriet, the Toastmasters District 47 Humorous Speaking Champion for 2020, was our guest speaker on August 14. Hear what he has to say about why you should compete in the humorous contest, his tips on speaking on Zoom, and how you can write a winning speech in less than a week.
After winning contests at the club, area, and division level, Tyler Storer competed against some of the best speakers from South Florida and The Bahamas on May 29. His speech: “Once Cut Down, One Grows Back Stronger.”
After experimenting with a hybrid online / offline meeting on March 13, Club Awesome will encourage the majority of members to attend online on March 20. We are doing this to educate our members on how to conduct a meeting in an online environment and to prepare for future disruptions related to the coronavirus outbreak. We will likely offer online attendance as an option on a regular basis, going forward, out of consideration for members who may have particular concerns about their health or that of a loved one.
On March 20, a skeleton crew of Club Awesome leaders will assemble as usual at the Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs, but all members who are able to do so are encouraged to join online. Nonmembers who wish to visit with us online are welcome.
The meeting will start at 7, but try to sign in at about 6:45 am to make sure you can get everything working. You can even click that link a few days ahead of the meeting so that you can download the required software and experiment with the controls. You do not need a password to attend a Zoom meeting as a guest.
Although there is a Zoom app for your phone, joining from a laptop computer is recommended.
Longtime member Bruce Pockey delivers an Icebreaker, the introductory speech which is the first speech every Toastmaster gives — and one that’s worth returning to because introducing ourselves to the world is something we do all the time.
Since Andrew Bern joined Toastmasters at Club Awesome in 2010, he has been a Club President, VP of Education, Area Director, Division Director and this year Club Growth Director for South Florida and The Bahamas. This speech draws on his decades of experience as an emergency room physician. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Bern (usually just “Andy” in our club) used this speech for a Storytelling project in the Toastmasters educational program based on the idea that one of the best ways to make a point or deliver a message is to make your speech revolve around a specific, human story. This speech is a great example of that principle in action.