September 20, 2017 – Costume Tips and Tricks

Rebecca W. was our Toastmaster of the Day and had a theme of “Costume Tips and Tricks.” Rebecca overviews costume ideas for Halloween for people pets, and group themes. Pam R. gave our Inspiration to mentoring other new TM club members to help them achieve their educational goals. Adelina Y. our Grammarian told us  the word of the day “Flamboyant” is an adjective. It can be defined as 1. strikingly bold or brilliant; showy: flamboyant colors. 2. conspicuously dashing and colorful: the flamboyant idol of international society. 3.florid; ornate; elaborately styled: flamboyant speeches. Our Jokemaster Willie S. gave us two jokes.  First joke is a joke about a lawyer who was on a stranded boat and jumping into shark infested waters but was unharmed. He was unharmed because of professional courtesy. Second Joke was about a son’s class show and tell assignment that told this class that his Dad was a Bouncer at a Strip Club. He received admiration because of that and he was embarrassed about his Dad’s true profession; being a lawyer. 

Maria S. our club secretary gave her CC#7 Speech: Research Your Topic, titled: Talent X Investment = Strength. She told us about her son’s excellent report card that was all A’s except for a B in Physical Education. So she signed him up for summer school P.E. to hike 10 trails in 2 weeks. However, it did not change his mind about disliking hiking and PE. She has based her speech around a book titled” Strengths Finder 2.0″ by Steve Rath. That is where the title of her speech came from. She stated that talent is not something you are born with but instead developed through investment of energy to make it a strength.

Our Second Speaker James D. gave his CC#6 Speech titled: “Where were you on September 11th, 2001? ” It was a speech that focused on Vocal Variety. James D. is an excellent speaker and brought back memories of his friends and how they impacted by that tragic event 16 years ago. He explained is story in the way he received phone calls in the morning from his friends who were directly impacted by the event. We all have memories of that as it created a good opportunity to connect emotionally over our personal memories with his speech. He used vocal variety to create telephone sound effects and a somber moment for all.

Our table topics was a creative approach to have Table Topics on random sheets of paper for members to speak extemporaneously. Wen H. gave funny twist on “One Night Stand ” costume and the double entendre of the meaning that he played innocently to the audience on its meanings. Wen says he remains interested for someone to explain to him what that means? As you read this it is obvious that it is very difficult for Maria to give a speech and do blog minutes. So, I plan to assist her from time to time to keep our blog active.

On another note, Pathways is active and can be registered. Daena, DBA VP of Ed. explained that we should all register and she plans another training session on Pathways in the future. I registered on the website and so can you; as DBA TM members take full advantage of this new program of learning.



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