Toastmasters Speaking Elephants Meeting- August 30th

„Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves”. – Albert Einstein.


(v) To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).

(n) A strong motivating tendency or instinct related to self-preservation, reproduction, or aggression that prompts activity toward a particular end.

In contrast to the great thinker, father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history, Albert Einstein, our last fun-filled meeting titled “Drive” concentrated on the second meaning of the word: Drive:)

It served as a great opportunity to answer the following questions: Why do some people have it while others do not? What’s the motor of the world? What is it that makes some people and organizations move forward like steamrollers, while others crawl and never get anywhere?

Mirek Grybalow and Tomek Kolinko with their speeches from the Advanced Communicator Manual partly answered those difficult questions. Mirek did a great job introducing to us “Professional Speaker” project no. 3, titled “Risk Calculator”. The simulation’s aim was to acquaint “the board of executives” with a risk-managing tool.

Tomek, though, spoke about the meeting roles and responsibilities, topic which is especially vital for numerous new members of our Club, and are still learning about how meetings are structured.

The Table Topics session was led by Beata Stepaniak, and after seeing Milena Paluchowska give us a great sample of her impromptu speaking skills, the audience had no illusions that she was the winner of the session. Congratulations, Milena.

We hope to see you next Tuesday!.