Bud Otto opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance and took a few moments to honor the World Series Champs, the Chicago Cubs! He then turned the meeting over to the Toastmaster of the day, Jim Owen.
Jim began with a story of his minor auto collision the day before when he was rear ended. So today, he was driving his father’s “old truck” – which as it turns out is a very nice one.
Jeremiah Jones led us in a challenging Table Topics session with the topic of Logical Fallacies. A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning that assumes if one thing is true the A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning.” Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.” An example is “Slippery Slope” that means if “A” happens, then ultimately “Z” will follow. Resa Shah won best response by relating how his wife never forgets in response to a Loaded Question or Burden of Proof fallacy.
After a conversation filled break with coffee provided by Vanessa Lane, Crystal Reeves led the group in a mini-workshop on “Creating an Introduction” from the Better Speaker Series. This module focuses on the need for effective speech introductions and the process of creating them. Members were paired up and asked to complete a form giving information on a speech they have given or hoped to give, which speech, length of speech, etc. Their partner then gave a 30 to 45 second introduction to that speech. Paige Kerr won Best Introducer.