Toastmasters Speaking Elephants Meeting- December 6th


“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon”. – Emil Zatopek

Those, who have seen their fair share of good and badly run Toastmasters meetings, had no doubt it was one of the best run meetings. At this point, we must compliment Michał Paluchowski for pulling off what is not an easy task to run a Speech Marathon. December 6 was indeed a special meeting, without the usual warm-up and Table Topic sessions, but a Speech Marathon with 6 full-blown speeches. 6 runners representing a wide-range of “athletic” abilities, experience and ages joined together (both literally and figuratively) to run the marathon, completing it in 1 hour 30 minutes. Guess it makes it a world record:)

Congratulations to All of you!!!

In order of appearance:

1. Jacek Lasota dared to enter the stage for the first time with his Ice Breaker, speaking of the

months and years it took him to become a member of Toastmasters.

2. Michał Łyczek did his Ice Breaker speech “cowboy style”, telling a story of how a month of his life turned it upside down, shifting him from payroll employee to startup-owner and Toastmasters member.

3. Jarek Piotrowski advanced to his 3rd CC project, Get to the Point, getting the audience to try less to be nice people because statistically seen the bad boys and girls end up much better off.

4. Iwona Ksiądzyna, with her 4th CC project, How to Say It, said we need not manage time in order to get more done, but instead manage ourselves, resting properly and focusing on work to get more done in less time.

5. Helena Pryłowska, also with her 4th CC project, and inspired to resist to our VPE’s hyper-rationalism, took us on a stroll through her life stories showing, that the way we live is all a matter of the perspective we take.

6. Rafał Komorowski, with an advanced Interpretive Reading project, played a piece of his favorite book on humanity’s future galaxy exploration and battles, impersonating several army commanders quarreling.

Look forward to meeting you next Tuesday meeting. Please be advised that the next meeting will take place in room 205. We apologize for this minor inconvenience.