Moving beyond half spectrum

With rain lashing down outside, tonight’s meeting was a little quiet on attendance – but that didn’t stop us from filling the room with fun & hearty laughter.

Quotes seemed to be the order of the evening for Toastmaster JP – armed with an impressive variety he rolled them out as the evening progressed. One quote from Dean Karnazes was rather popular though;

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

Rohit had us all guessing when his CC7 speech tonight was announced as ‘The world through half spectrum’. A picture of confidence, Rohit delivered a great speech to inform, centred around the topic of colour blindness, told from the perspective of someone who has the condition.

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Evaluator Gary described “Moving beyond” by Janet as perfectly in balance – a balance of content, presentation & speech objectives. This was her first speech for CCTM – a rich analysis of human consciousness and our built-in “fight or flight” mechanism. Ending her speech on the modern subject of stress, Janet asserted ‘Love is the antidote for stress’.

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Tabletopics tonight was all about randomness – pick three random words then string your speech together to include them! There were midnight drive-by beehive smash-ups, toffeepops & peppermints for breakfast in Haast, pumpkin soup for four with six extras, house sketches while fishing with mates, a musical rice-shaker glass-jar smash-up and trouble with a missing fighting bunny! Brilliant!

Congratulations to Marise on receiving her Toastmasters starter pack tonight! Good luck to JP and Dave Y this Saturday in the area championship!

Until next time!