Sunday, November 04, 2007

Speakers Corner

What an afternoon! Two Toastmaster Clubs organised a special "open meeting" at the world-famous Speakers Corner in central London. And, the weather was kind to us!

Yours truly was "Toastmaster" or MC for today's proceedings. As usual the meeting started with Table Topics. This is where members of the audience are given a minute and a half to speak about a topic. (One is given about 5 seconds notice). Later, and taking a special role was Andrew Klimaytis of Riverside Communicators. He answered questions from the audience, who by the way, including several professional hecklers! Then Jonathan Palmer from London Corinthians gave a rendition of his speech called "Odyssey". He'll be given that speech at the Toastmaster Divisional Contest next weekend in Harrogate.

If you've never been to a Toastmasters meeting, then do go along. It's free and fun.

3 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I always seem to burn the toast - so I might pop along for some tips...

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Can I give you a tip......

Ellee said...

Great minds here, I wrote about Toastmasters last week. What was your "table topics" on, ours was about dreams, a sweet Japanese girl was Table Topics toastmaster. It is a very challenging exercise, but great for making you think on your feet.