Going For Gold

Going for Gold

Sparrows sing in a higher pitch in cities than they do in the countryside

Did you know that sparrows sing in a higher pitch in cities than they do in the countryside? This is just one of the many things we learned from Emily’s speech about singing that ended with all of us actually singing. Hilary told a wonderful story about a monkey who thought honey was called “misery” and asked for more of this in his life.

Jill Ming, Club Sponsor and Treasurer
Jill Ming achieved her Advanced Communicator Gold Award

Jill humbly accepted her Advanced Communicator Gold Award and wondered if the 40 speeches required to achieve this is a lot. Three very different speeches that showcase the skills we learn at Toastmasters so beautifully and gave us another very entertaining evening.

A Selection of Toastmaster Manuals

We were then treated to table topics selected by Helen and heard about Theresa May in her orange Jaguar, Harry and Megan in their cerise car with a “Baby on board” sticker in the back, and Gary Lineker trying out the purple Fighter jet.

As always everything was evaluated and Hilary won the Best Evaluator Award for her evaluation of the table topics. Kenny took home the Best Table Topics, and Jill and Emily jointly won Best Speaker with an equal number of votes.

It was lovely to see both our guests, Penny and Connor, participate in the evening with such confidence, and we really hope to welcome them back to our next meeting on Monday 20th

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