Sharing a presentation I made after I completed my 10 speeches towards my Competent Communication manual of Toastmasters International (TMI). I got awarded my CC Pin in the last meeting.
After a long time, I won for ‘Best Evaluator’ and ‘Best Humorist‘ (for my TableTopics speech delivered on the topic ‘Have you lied to your parents about your exam grades’). The theme of the last meeting was “Through the eyes of a child” and I felt the TableTopics selection by MTM Daisy (also our club’s VP Education) was amaziiiing! She encouraged participation by offering Chocolates to each person who volunteered for the TT session. And who doesn’t like chocolates!?
Special thanks to my ex-colleague MTM Trupti who encouraged me to attend the TM meetings as a guest and made sure I became a member 🙂 Also, a big big hug to MTM Shirley was was our VP Education for 2017-18. She not only supported my educational goals by allowing speech slots and at times pushing me to NOT backing out at the last minute since I felt unprepared but also encouraged me to take various roles to meet the requirements for my Competent Leadership (CL) track and giving me a role almost in every club meeting. I’d also take this opportunity to thank all my evaluators especially TM Ajith for giving me constructive feedback each time I came up on the stage and helping me groom my speech delivery.
Watch my TMI journey which started back in Feb ’17 as a walk down the memory lane.