Meeting Minutes – 04.02.2020

After what was, for some, another enervating day of self-isolation, it was great to get everyone together for another socially responsible, online, virtual Silicon Speech meeting. Governor Newsom would be so proud! Sam Nazarian served as Toastmaster and he skillfully guided us through an Agenda that included terrific speeches, insightful evaluations and thoughtful Table Topics …

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Meeting Minutes – 03.26.2020

It was another great Silicon Speech meeting last night, live and online! Luis Hurtado was our Toastmaster as we continued to show our indomitable spirit and polish our video skills. After sheltering in place for a few weeks, it’s always great to get the gang back together. I was the only speaker and I want …

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Meeting Minutes – 03.19.2020

Last night, Silicon Speech was live online with our first ever, virtual meeting! Everything went great with the exception of a few technical glitches which we’ll work out before next week. We jumped right into the action with no dilatory dallying around. My thanks to all who attended and made this work. Our Toastmaster, Alex …

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Speech Contest – 03.05.2020

In case you missed it, we held our Silicon Speech, speech contest last night in good ol’ Conference Room C at Cross Campus. Members competed in the Table Topics contest with each contestant being asked to give their definition of the American Dream. At the end of the competition, Alex Schams was judged the winner …

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Meeting Minutes – 02.27.2020

Namaste! That was the creative greeting we used in place of the traditional Toastmaster handshake and it seemed to set the tone for a great meeting last night in the Boardroom at Cross Campus. Azita Sachmechian was our Toastmaster and she presided over 2 terrific speeches and an innovative round of Table Topics questions. Sam …

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Meeting Minutes – 02.20.2020

We had 2 terrific speeches, 2 insightful evaluations and some stellar Table Topics performances at last night’s Silicon Speech meeting. It was anything but a lugubrious hour in the cozy confines of Conference Room C at Cross Campus. President Len Kung kicked things off with a Pathways speech titled Mentoring a Protege which gave us …

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Meeting Minutes – 02.13.2020

Hi Everyone, It was our big Valentine’s Day Eve meeting last night at Silicon Speech. Love was in the air and the Boardroom was definitely filled with hygge (you may have to look that one up if you weren’t with us). Karan Bavandi had a great Thought for the Day to kick things off, “Never …

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Meeting Minutes – 01.30.2020

Greetings! We had a great night. We were missing our fearless leader Steve, but we made due with some excellent speakers and Table topics. Azita gave her speech entitled “gardening and physiology”. Every now and again, one should ponder the connection of humanity and nature. Our second speaker was Karan. He surprised us with his …

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Meeting Minutes – 01.23.2020

We had another terrific meeting at Silicon Speech last. Len Kung presided over the meeting as Toastmaster. Jon Wald got off to a great start with his Ice Breaker speech appropriately titled “Breaking Down Walls”. Karan Bavandi was our second speaker and he gave us a preview of his company’s upcoming presentation for venture capitalists. …

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Meeting Minutes – 01.16.2020

It was another great meeting at Silicon Speech last night. Unfortunately, Jon Wald came down with whatever’s going around and we had to reschedule his Ice Breaker speech until next week. Thus, Luis Hurtado was our only speaker and he came through with a terrific speech about coaches and mentors which included a harrowing tale …

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