Monthly Archives: August 2011

Two Stories – 8/24 Meeting

Aloha DBA TMs, Last week, Toastmaster Brian Takahashi chose the theme “My Favorite Music,” so we had chance to talk about our favorite ear candy. He came prepared with a CD player and we heard snippets of Hawaiian music. Jokemaster … Continue reading

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Don’t be an Angry Bird – 8/17 Meeting

Wen He was the Toastmaster last week and chose “Angry Birds and Nonviolent Communication” as the theme. Unlike the popular Angry Birds video games which use anger to resolve conflict, Wen said that nonviolent communication uses compassion over violence in … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect – 8/10 Meeting

Last Wednesday, the weather was perfect and so was the theme of our meeting: “Picture Perfect: The Ideal Situation.” Toastmaster Robert Crozier explained that “To create an ideal situation, the words we use must be concrete, precise, and descriptive.” He … Continue reading

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Advice to Your Younger Self – 8/3 Meeting

Good afternoon DBA TMs, Since I was Toastmaster for this past week’s meeting, I got to pick the theme: If you were giving a commencement speech to your younger self, what advice would you give? What do you know NOW, that … Continue reading

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The Remains of Summer – 7/27 meeting

Aloha DBA Toastmasters, I hope you’re enjoying what remains of summer. To me, it brings to mind long days of playing games like hopscotch, jump rope, cowboys & Indians, and softball. Toastmaster Harvey Rackmill was thinking of summer too as … Continue reading

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