Rosina completes her Competent Communicator Manual, Chrstine Dazzles
On the 5th of April, CIS Toastmasters held its 1030th meeting. The President, Michael Silberman opened the meeting and welcomed everyone including the only guest, Cynthia Makhubele. In the spirit of Toastmasters she went on to perform the role of Timekeeper with aplomb. The president welcomed back Linda van Deventer, CIS’s irreplaceable VPE. Alon Davidow was the evening’s Toastmaster, a role he performed in addition to Sergeant at Arms responsibilities.
Evening’s Toastmaster: Alon Davidow
On a somewhat quite evening, three speeches were delivered by Ipelo Gasela (CC2), Christine Kwok (CC8) and Rosina Malebatja (CC10). Ipelo’s speech was titled, ‘Mooi van Ver’. Christine spoke about ‘The Game of Life’ whilst Rosina asked the audience to ‘Decide to decide right’. Christine’s speech was without doubt one of the best speeches ever delivered at CIS in recent memory. For her efforts she walked away with the evening’s Best Prepared Speaker. Christine’s interpretation of visual aids was stimulating and innovative from a chessboard to swinging pendulums. Her use of the chessboard when she spoke about every move having consequences and using the pendulums to demonstrate that every action has a reaction was beautifully done. Her speech was an inspiration and an example of the quality of speeches that continue to come out of CIS. Rosina closed the prepared speaking session with her inspirational CC10. She gave the audience four tips on how to decide to decide right. In true CC10 style Rosina was flawless in her delivery and showed her readiness to spread her wings and conquer the world through her voice, grace and the confidence that this programme fosters. The end result was that she has now completed her Competent Communicator Manual, in the process she joins a proud group of Toastmasters that have reaped the rewards of staying the course.
Best Prepared Speaker: Christine Kwok
Our guest, Cynthia walked away with the best impromptu speaker. She spoke with the eloquence that typifies a seasoned Toastmaster. The best evaluator award went to Colbert.
The eloquent Best Impromptu Speaker: Cynthia Makhubele
Best Evaluator: Colbert Nengovhela
Other role players were Julian Blonski who with his word of the day, Serendipity, performed the Grammarian role as well as the Uhm counter. Linda was the evening’s Evaluations Chair with Cyril Chessex performing the Table Topics Master role. Colbert was the general evaluator with Kazik Blonski giving the Toast to TMI.
The next meeting will be on the 19th of April 2016. CIS looks forward to seeing you all there.