Toastmasters Speaking Elephants Meeting- September 6th

The Only Constant In Life Is Change.”- Heraclitus of Ephesus.

Our last meeting titled: Change, was indeed a good opportunity to see in the flesh how much truth those words hold in case of our Club. Once a small flock of Speaking Elephants, has recently evolved into one of the leading clubs in the region. We are very happy to see the people’s interests grow from meeting to meeting, and more and more people attracted by the value and mission of Toastmasters.

On Tuesday, our meeting room was filled with many of our regular Club Members and welcomed guests who, towards the end of the meeting, lavishly praised the homely and welcoming atmosphere of the meeting, as well as the professionalism of the Toastmaster of the meeting, Anna Nowicka. These are the key elements that make our Club so great and let our Members gain the confidence necessary to overcome the fear of public speaking and learn to better connect to their audiences.

It was great fun to listen to Anatolii Mykolenko speak about the similarities ad differences between his native country, Ukrain, and Poland. For sure Anatolii has all the makings of a stand up comedian, as his evaluator, Michal Paluchowski, put it. Though his wit and eloquence get better with every single speech we hear. Keep up the good work Anatolii!!!

Beata Stepaniak, in her 3rd CC project – Get to the Point, taught us all a valuable lesson on how to get to the point with our very own lives, when she made an awesome presentation on how to organise our life and make most of our potential.

Those who listened to Piotr Pioro though, and his CC project no. 10 – Inspire Your Audience, for sure left the room quite confused, as Piotr challenged the widely believed notion that reading produces only good. Piotr based his disturbing presentation on a quote by Albert Einstein, who once said that: Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

We hope that you will not get inspired too much by those words, and will keep reading our future posts too:)

Below are the links to Piotr’s speech:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtvLR4Z6wLo[/youtube]

and Mirek Grybalow’s evaulation. Enjoy!!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9rXRCzFm_s[/youtube]