Recaps

Inspiration and Time Travel

This week we changed it up a little at Cathedral City by hosting a graduation of Speechcraft, it was awesome! Gary kicked us off by welcoming us all and setting the scene before handing things over to the evenings coordinator Dave Young. Dave explained how our two speakers for the evening had just spent the … Inspiration and Time Travel Read More » ...
A technically simple night at the movies

A technically simple night at the movies

What a fantastic meeting we had on Tuesday night. With a mixture of technical speeches, interesting topics and good ole Toastmasters Tom Foolery, we had a great time. Ellie kicked us off as Toastmaster, reminding us that Tuesday is her favourite night of the week, of course we all felt instantly awesome and ready to … A technically simple night at the movies Read More » ...
Spectacular marriage setup with rhyme

Spectacular marriage setup with rhyme

Toastmaster Dave demonstrated the role perfectly, beginning the evening right on time in a welcoming manner. Grammarian Ade introduced the word of the day ‘Spectacular’ and derivatives ‘Spectacularly’ and ‘Spectacle’, before rounding off with a short poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, There was a little girl. Kathy had a great bard reading titled “Marriage isn’t … Spectacular marriage setup with rhyme Read More » ...
Live & flourish with Charles

Live & flourish with Charles

Tonight’s meeting was flourishing with variety, and people too as we had to pull in extra seats to accommodate our guests! Toastmaster Tim kicked off on time getting straight into the programme, beginning with a bard from Rohit. Sourced from a Time article written by Morgan Freeman, Rohit’s reading brilliantly described a humble yet courageous … Live & flourish with Charles Read More » ...
Moving beyond half spectrum

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 … Moving beyond half spectrum Read More » ...
Top marriage volunteers celebrate the house

Top marriage volunteers celebrate the house

Ade launched us off right on time into what she promised to be another “Fun-filled evening”.  She couldn’t have been more correct! And the fun began with our grammarian Jan, who put forward the challenge to use the word ‘Celebrate’ during the evening. David gave a great reading from the book “World Volunteers” tonight.  Beginning … Top marriage volunteers celebrate the house Read More » ...
A Tōhoku mother’s church relish

A Tōhoku mother’s church relish

A quick-fire evening that was packed with variety, entertainment and learning opportunities. Kenneth kicked off the evening with a day in history, very appropriately centred on today’s 3rd anniversary of the Japanese Tōhoku mega quake and tsunami.  Delivered in chronological sequence, Kenneth recounted the facts of how the world’s most costliest disaster unfolded now three … A Tōhoku mother’s church relish Read More » ...
Cooking up a Tiramisu dictionary

Cooking up a Tiramisu dictionary

What a night, rainy and stormy outside with gales of laughter inside. Speeches Jennifer enlightened us to the origins of the modern dictionary and Samuel Johnson’s legacy to the English Language.  He was the father of the modern dictionary and we were introduced to words that no longer have meaning for us or others who have … Cooking up a Tiramisu dictionary Read More » ...
Seven leaders play whippet with relish

Seven leaders play whippet with relish

What a night!  Two contests, 8 great speeches and a clean sweep from one CCTM member.  But who took it out?  You’ll have to read on to find out First up was the Evaluation Contest, chaired by Ellie.  Evaluating a near immaculate speech by Carl Olkott, “Seven great words”, the four contestants were in … Seven leaders play whippet with relish Read More » ...
Eating torrid frogs with chocolate ants

Eating torrid frogs with chocolate ants

“Welcome to the best night of the week” began Toastmaster Ellie with a huge smile. And with that torrid introduction we all knew we were in for a great evening. Grammarian Jennifer introduced the word of the day “Torrid”, which turned out to be a very compatible word with definitions ranging from hot & dry, … Eating torrid frogs with chocolate ants Read More » ...
The world’s greatest multitasking goats

The world’s greatest multitasking goats

‘You’re not alive unless you’re challenging yourself’ was the theme of the night, introduced with style by Dave B. With the challenge set, we stretched ourselves over and over again, from first speeches, to long impromptu speeches and some other new approaches. Dave Y gave the first prepared speech of the evening, this time based … The world’s greatest multitasking goats Read More » ...
The signal & the couch

The signal & the couch

Why is Jennifer answering questions about recreational drugs? Thinking on your feet is what Toastmasters is all about, but this evening had some real challenges, not to mention a hearty laugh or two ... ...
Lost city or feisty bedtime story?

Lost city or feisty bedtime story?

Here it comes – the usual Tuesday recap, this time from a somewhat unusual Toastmasters evening, an evening which was almost dominated by guests! In the wake of a number of absences we shuffled the agenda around to fit and still made a corker evening of it. Toastmaster Tim was in charge beginning with a … Lost city or feisty bedtime story? Read More » ...

Trails formerly with rails and a girl’s best friend

2014 is well underway with another great evening lead by the very able Toastmaster JP, and featuring two brilliant ‘Visual Aids’ speeches, this time from both of our Brierlys. Ade was first with “Earrings are a girl’s best friend”. A picture of skill & confidence, Ade introduced her topic and unveiled her incredible collection of … Trails formerly with rails and a girl’s best friend Read More » ...
Surviving wolves with vegetables

Surviving wolves with vegetables

2014 kicked off with a hiss and roar, but why is Mr Mushroom giving a speech? ...