Meeting Minutes – 11.14.2020

Hi Everyone, It was our special, pre-Thanksgiving meeting last night and, as you can imagine, thoughts of food were front and center leaving us ready to head for the nearest pie shop when all was said and done. Even though our thoughts were on food and it was the 6 o’clock hour, we avoided any …

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Meeting Minutes – 11.13.2020

Hi Everyone, It was Thursday night at 6:00 PM and of course, that means it was time for the Silicon Speech Toastmasters meeting. Last night, as we say, was a “fun one”. But then, they’re all fun because we have a group that never abnegates an opportunity to make it so. Leann Levine, District 1 …

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Meeting Minutes – 11.05.2020

It was our first meeting in November and it was an hour full of verity and inspiration! It was also a welcome respite from all of the election madness. The evening included two terrific speeches and a great Table Topics session conducted by first time TTM, Evan Pawelk. All that’s coming up but first, I …

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Meeting Minutes – 10.29.2020

Hi Everyone, It was our big Halloween meeting last night and a good time was had by all. First of all, a shout out to all of our guests. Carla Taravella, Area A1 Director and Bonnie Felt, Assistant, Area A1 Director joined us from District One last night. Also dropping by, Jaclyn Lineback, Evan Pawelk, …

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Meeting Minutes – 10.22.2020

Hi Everyone, Turns out our meeting at 6:00 PM last night was at the exact same time as another major speaking event being held in Nashville. Even though we were facing some stiff competition, a significant number of members decided to show up and opt to catch the endless replay of querulous, debate highlights after …

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Meeting Minutes – 10.16.2020

Hi Everyone, Here’s yet another panegyric about our Silicon Speech meeting last night. Luckily, we have a great group that constantly puts in the work to make our meetings productive, constructive and instructive so it’s hard not to heap praise on the previous night’s proceedings. After a joke by new member Alex Bello and a …

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Meeting Minutes – 10.08.2020

Silicon Speech continues to grow and we began our meeting last night by welcoming our newest members Alex Bello, Blake Bolger, Joelle Johnson, Tricia Lee and Rafael Macho. Welcome to Silicon Speech! Rafael Macho kicked things off with some truck humor from the road then, yours truly gave the Thought of the Day which was …

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Meeting Minutes – 10.01.2020

Hi Everyone, After watching the Presidential Debate, it was great to return to Silicon Speech where rules are observed and decorum is encouraged. Our Toastmaster, Len Kung made sure childish behavior was kept to a minimum and she ran the meeting with practiced efficiency. Our first speaker was Karan Bavandi who was positively radiant, basking …

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Meeting Minutes – 09.24.2020

Hi Everyone, It was another great meeting last night at Silicon Speech and another step on the road to becoming the Xanadu of public speaking. It was Blake Bolger’s first time as Toastmaster and she conducted the meeting with the confidence and expertise of a seasoned pro. Speaking of firsts, new member, Rafael Macho delivered …

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Meeting Minutes – 09.17.2020

It was a night of great speeches, dazzling visuals and spot-on extemporaneous speaking. Yours truly was the Toastmaster not only managing the meeting but also personally demonstrating the importance of pre-reading intro copy. Karan Bavandi and Kenzi Rose kicked off the night with jokes and a Thought for the Day, respectively, then Lauren Clayton was …

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