22 Feb Blue Danube Speakers, the second by Chris
The second meeting of Blue Danube Speakers Toastmasters was a bit less crowded than the first one. The local guests and members joined the two organizers Patrick and Tomas as well as two Toastmasters from Mosquito Hill Club in Zurich as well as a former member of Turicum Toastmasters, Zurich.
The evening’s agenda sounded very promising. Three speeches and an educational session were on the program. All the speeches met with very positive reactions from the audience. Especially admirable were the two first time speakers Armin and Thorsten, who both spoke without notes. The third speech by Mateusz was a “laudatio” of Toastmasters and very well done indeed.
Patrick, in his role as president, used the educational session from the “Leadership excellence series” to formulate a vision for Blue Danube Speakers Toastmasters. Both leadership and teamwork came fully into play during the session. He was able to gather quite a bit of material and thoughts from the audience and I am sure, we will see the results shortly in this space.
One of the guests volunteered to present table topics from prepared cards and did very well. A lot of fun was had. At the end the winners of the three “competitions” were presented. Armin was “Best Speaker”, Andrea won “Best Table Topics” and yours truly was chosen “Best Evaluator”.
I enjoyed the meeting tremendously, I can only urge the English speaking community in Linz to join and learn the “Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership skills”.