Thursday, August 10, 2006

Club-Hopping at ACT Club - Speaking to Entertain

Area Governor Lolet Gabay invited me to guest evaluate today at the Alabang Community Toastmasters (ACT) Club at the 2nd floor of the Gloria Maris Restaurant in Alabang Town Center. Division Governor Rema Manzano was also there to guest evaluate. Club President Dr. Neil Carranto and VP Peter Almonte were there to welcome the guests.

The theme of the meeting was "Taking the Club Seriously". I took on the Table Topics evaluation for 4 speakers: Neil, Viviene, Peter and Anne. I also evaluated 2 Prepared Speech speakers Viviene Vargas and Dr. Neil Caranto. A speaker very fluent in English, Viviene delivered a remarkable Icebreaker Speech entitled "The Swan". Dr. Neil's speech was entitled "The Ant" and talked about his keen observations on the characteristics of the ant.

For my part, I delivered my Advanced Speech Project #2 - Speaking to Entertain from the Professional Speakers Manual. This was evaluated by Lolet. My speech took 12 minutes to deliver although the required limit was 15 to 20 minutes.

AreaGov. Lolet in turn gave a stirring delivery of her Advanced Speech #4 - A Touching Story and was evaluated by Rema. Her speech, which was a story about her struggles and challenges with her deaf son simply brought the audience to tears. The club meeting ended at 9:15pm.