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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Toastmasters 11/12 Meeting Recap

Rion Rizzo served as the Toastmaster for the first Sandy Springs TED Talks session. 

Jan van Rensburg kicked off the session with talk about the Group Elephant and how they are taking on the challenge of the preserving at risk Elephants and Rhinos while also impacting the economic uplifting of rural people in impact countries. 

The second talk was given by Karen Walker about how creative writing brings out each of our individual creativity. She shared two stories that she has crafted as examples of expressing emotions with out external judgement.

The third talk by Duane Humphrey called "We all love sports; even those who don't" engaged the audience into the world of sports from multiple angles including Duane's personal history, political engagement and superstar superstitions.

The final talk by Alan Magee was an "Anatomy of TED Talks" where he shared research that had been conducted on what makes one TED Talk more popular an viral than another. The five key areas were: Charisma, Jazz Hands, Vocal Variety, Perception (smiling & attire) and the first seven seconds.

The entire group shared very insightful feedback for each of the speakers in between each session.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toastmasters Meeting Recap 10/29

Bud Otto performed the TM duties for Thursday's packed meeting.

The Table Topics session by Josh Sofsky utilized Atlanta Magazines "Best of 2015" to inquire the members on a variety of different areas. Mark Hageli won for best response sharing all the "country" equivalents of the "best of Atlanta" in a humorous fashion.

After the snack break provided by Rose Baldwin, three speeches were given by members. Jon Martindale gave a persuasive sales presentation on "H9 water" and why it's not the quantity of water you drink but the quality that matters. Colbi Ellison then gave speech on "Cold Calling" which included tips to improving cold calling like using FORM (Family, Organization, Recreation, Order) and conducting a mock sales appointment with Rion Rizzo. Karen Walker informed and inspired with a speech titled "curve ball". She shared a story about the curve ball in her life and told us "Getting the best out of life is to look at it as an adventure". Colbi won the best speech award of the day.

Thanks to the Evaluators, Scott Israel, Rion Rizzo and Duane Humphrey for giving very insightful feedback. Rion Rizzo won for best evaluation of the meeting.