Exciting meeting at HOD Speakers this week. First time Toastmaster of the Evening, Paschorina Morty, thoroughly prepared and researched, subtly and confidently in charge and in control, creating a solid space of formality, in which the creative energy, irreverent fun and always inspiring variety of speeches had room to blossom.
An ice-breaker from Dipesh Shah
An informative guide to Investing like a Pro from Manish Kataria
A speech choreographed to music from me (David Phelops)
You may know that the Toastmasters International year runs from July 1 to June 30, so from July 1 the new committee will take over. Are you interested in being on the new committee? if you are interested but not sure what some of the roles entail here is some information on the roles and responsibilities. if you would like to take one of these positions please let Gill or Elsa know.
The meeting on April 20 at HOD was a normal mix of fascinating, entertaining and slightly strange !
The whole night was organised and given an efficient flow with the debut of Jo in the TME (Toastmaster of the Evening) role, and she did a superb job and you would never have guessed she’d never done this role previously.
Nike delivered her HPL (High Performance Leadership) speech outlaying her plans for what she’ll be doing to achieve this award. This was evaluated in her normal insightful way by Gill.
Karl delivered a very humorous icebreaker speech for which he received the best speaker award of the night and was evaluated by Angela Hook.
On Saturday March 25 the area final was held at Watford speakers club for the International Speech contest and Evaluation contest.
Gill Ornstein president of HOD speakers won both contests with a powerful speech and challenging evaluation. To add a feather in the cap for HOD, Mike Freedman was placed 2nd in the evaluation contest. 1st & 2nd go through to the division finals meaning that both Gill and Mike will be representing HOD and area 61 in the division L final at London Business School on Saturday April 8 at 1.30pm. Continue reading “HOD wins both contests in the area final”
Over the past year there has been a huge increase of members at HOD
This has seen us add an additional meeting each month so that members get plenty of speaking opportunities.
The club continues to go from strength to strength and in the recent Area speech contests HOD won 1st and 2nd (Gill and Mike) in The Speech evaluation contest and 1st (Gill) in The International Speech contest. Gill & Mike now go on to compete in the division finals on April 8th.