Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7, 2018 Strategic Planning at Firenze - Write A Compelling Blog

Today, the BF Community Toastmasters Club held its Strategic Planning / Club Meeting at the Firenze Subd. Function Hall in Imus City, Cavite.

Most of the speakers today gave Educational Talks, rather than the usual speech projects. DTM Raul delivered a Keynote Speech that is creditable to his Pathways Project Level 5. Shown below is Raul delivering the Keynote Address speech with me (seated far left) evaluating him.

(photo credits: Leah Catapia)

Other speakers who gave talks were: Past Div Director Jeff Ganaba, Incoming Div Director Dolly de los Reyes, Immediate Past President Leah Catapia, Outgoing VPE Krissie Rebolledo and Incoming President Ching Bognot.


Write A Compelling Blog - Elective

Although it was not a regular Toastmasters Meeting, I was able to seek permission and deliver an Innovative Planning Level 4 speech, Write A Compelling Blog. Entitled "Speech Blogging", this speech is only 2 to 3 minutes long. As practiced, I was able to deliver it in 3 minutes - much to my satisfaction.

The speech project, Write A Compelling Blog, is actually an elective and is one of the seven allowable electives for Innovative Planning Level 4 in Pathways. The primary reason I chose it as an elective is because I already have this blog. To complete the project, I had to post a minimum of 8 entries for a month. I was able to post 9 entries for the month of June.

Another requirement for this speech project is for me to ask club members to evaluate the blog and complete a Blog Evaluation Form. So I sent them the link to the June entries here: https://www.speeches.blackdovenest.com/2018/06/. Outgoing VP-Education Krissie Rebolledo evaluated me for my speech.

Shown below is the Strategic Planning Meeting program:


And after all the work, a group "wacky" photo for posterity! Shown below are (seated, L-R): Duchess, Dolly, Beth Pableo, Rema Manzano, Ching and Leah. Standing are: Raul, Lawrence, Abby, Loise, Micah, Krissie, Renzo, DocRey, Richard, Ed, me, Alvin, Mark Nuqui and Marlon.


After the Strategic Planning Meeting, the Induction Ceremonies for New Officers and Club Members followed.