CIS Toastmasters on the up and up!!
CIS Toastmasters held its 1026th meeting at the Waverly Sports Club. This year’s record audience of 30 people was treated to four prepared speeches and an educational which was delivered by Kazik Blonski. Kazik spoke about the value of goal setting. The year 2016 has seen the club attract an unprecedented number of visitors to its meetings which bodes well for the continued growth and sustainability of this great club.
The President opened the meeting and handed over control to the evening’s Toastmaster, Rob Douglas. Thando, a visitor, carried out the role of the evening’s Grammarian with Ephraim acting as the Uhm counter and Cyril Chessex as the general evaluator.
The four prepared speeches ranging from CC1 to CC3 were delivered by Avigail (The Interview of a Lifetime – CC1) and Craig Sacks (Time is of the essence – CC2), Ipelo Gasela (Who am I? – CC1) and Thato Radebe (Love languages – CC3). Avigail was awarded the evening best prepared speaker award. Craig kept the room in stiches as he explained the difference between pre-and procrastination. Ipelo kept the audience engaged when she revisited memories of her first, second and third visits to the City of Johannesburg, her love of food and how she came to love the art and science of baking. Prior to Ipelo, Avigail had kicked off the evening with a speech laden with twists and turns, religiosity, the meaning of life and the value of family. A fitting demonstration of how a CC1 should be put together. Thato spoke about love in the only way she knows how inserting herself in her speech and dispatching pearls of wisdom to the men in the room.
Best prepared speaker: Avigail Sacks
Table Topics was chaired by Michael Silberman. Warren Sithari walked away with the best Impromptu Speaker of the evening. Alon Davidow and Rob Douglas were the best evaluator and the evening’s Toastmaster respectively.
Best Impromptu Speaker: Warren Sithari
Toastmaster of the evening: Rob Douglas
Best Evaluator: Alon Davidow
The next meeting will be held on the 23rd of February 2016. This will not be a regular meeting but a contest, The International Speech and Evaluation Contest as CIS as always tries to unearth a worthy representative to continue flying the flag.
Please come support your fellow toastmasters. See you all at the next session and thank you for helping the club assist members in achieving their communication and leadership goals.