Recaps

A revolutionary incident with insects

A revolutionary incident with insects

With a slow clock doing it’s best to start us late, a relaxed Toastmaster Gary took charge of the situation and launched the meeting with style and grace. ...
Double trouble cloud

Double trouble cloud

Toastmaster Chrissy was very excited when she saw the massive lineup of cars in the parking lot and people filling into the auditorium tonight. But we weren’t using the auditorium tonight, and the masses of people weren’t all coming to join our Toastmasters club! But we did have one welcome guest and some fantastic speeches. ...
Truthful moments

Truthful moments

It was time for a club health-check - this evening we took the opportunity to run the Toastmasters Moments of Truth program. Leading the session was Mike Johnson ATM who with a rich background in HR introduced himself as someone "who loves to work with people" and was clearly relishing the opportunity to work with Cathedral City Toastmasters to make us even better. ...
A Cocktail of Books, 27.5 and Chemicals

A Cocktail of Books, 27.5 and Chemicals

Choc-a-block evening we had this week. Toastmaster Ellie kicked us off by introducing our General Evaluator and our three speakers for the evening and a big reminder why it’s ‘THE BEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK!’. ...
Running out of a gritty version 2.0

Running out of a gritty version 2.0

“Grit.  It’s the fire in your belly that pushes you along” began CCTM President JP as he introduced the night with our new official Toastmasters agenda. “Which night is it?” asked Toastmaster Ellie – “The best night of the week” we answered back.  And indeed it was.  Fun & laughs, learning and inspiration.  But the first task of … Running out of a gritty version 2.0 Read More » ...
GUI Leadership

GUI Leadership

One word Awesome. That’s what our Toastmasters meeting was like this week at Cathedral City Toastmasters. Our Toastmaster for the evening Dave got us underway by with a message about saving trees, it was a subtle point, but I think it was well received. Something to think about. He eased us into the meeting by … GUI Leadership Read More » ...
Egregious time for publicans to say goodbye

Egregious time for publicans to say goodbye

JP was our Toastmaster of the evening, who did an exceptional job of bringing the programme together when others were absent. Kenneth read a bard tonight of an XKCD post on Burning Pollen. The speech was delivered in great style and was scientifically hilarious, with magic language like “our cars are always oxidizing; we just try … Egregious time for publicans to say goodbye Read More » ...
Salient love for food & purple

Salient love for food & purple

What a salient evening!  Congratulations all on making it such a success. Tim began with a story about the terror of going impromptu in front of a green screen at work.  Then Jennifer introduced our word-of-the day “Salient” with great clarity & some good examples before setting us free on the challenge. Tasha was first up with … Salient love for food & purple Read More » ...
Ten out of ten!

Ten out of ten!

With another rain storm set-in over Christchurch and some of our members stranded in the flooding, the weather very nearly got the better of us.  But that was until Jennifer came to the rescue offering her living room just over the road for the meeting.  And what a great evening it turned out to be too. With everyone settled … Ten out of ten! Read More » ...
A toast to voluptuous changes

A toast to voluptuous changes

“Good frosty evening” began toastmaster JP as he welcomed his audience.  But this meeting going to be anything but than frosty – fun, engaging and warm might be better adjectives. But the madness began when Grammarian Ade introduced the word of the day Voluptuous.  Despite the initial giggles, we managed to prove how this word can be used appropriately to enrich a … A toast to voluptuous changes Read More » ...
Look for awkward cricket in the park

Look for awkward cricket in the park

“A relaxed evening” began General Evaluator Ellie with a smile, “But relaxed in the sense that I can see so many people stepping out, calmly enjoying the challenge and delivering on that challenge”. With three prepared speeches for the evening, tonight’s line-up was bursting with variety. Our first speech was an ice breaker from David, and he … Look for awkward cricket in the park Read More » ...
A persuasively fast mini-OE

A persuasively fast mini-OE

Tonight was what Toastmasters is all about. People taking first steps, people really extending their capabilities and with plenty of hearty laughs mixed in. Congratulations Kathy on pulling off such a warm and successful meeting. Kenneth’s icebreaker speech really hit the spot tonight. ‘A mini-OE’ was a great story of a post-tertiary-education journey from Roxborough, … A persuasively fast mini-OE Read More » ...
From takers to givers

From takers to givers

Tonight was the Cathedral City Toastmasters Annual General Meeting – that pivotal time of the year where our outgoing club officers report on the year that was, and we elect a new team of members for the forthcoming Toastmasters year. With a big smile, outgoing VP Membership Dave Y. was delighted to report on the 12 month … From takers to givers Read More » ...
Safety, Choices and Lies.

Safety, Choices and Lies.

A fire safety presentation, the illusion of choice, a running champion, rocks in your togs, fear factor-challenges and Rohit rides a tiger? It could only be another awesome night at CC Toastmasters! ...
Dreams, Heros & Circles of Gold

Dreams, Heros & Circles of Gold

It was a ‘meeting from heaven’ said general evaluator Ellie.  ‘Each speaker responded to the audience.  We all just clicked’. And the clicking did indeed start with Toastmaster Janet, who warmly welcomed us all and got the meeting running on time. First in the lineup was Kathy with her CC5 speech Follow your dreams.  What followed … Dreams, Heros & Circles of Gold Read More » ...