Meeting #790 launched with a safety briefing from SAA Brent Chatterton, highlighting the location of safety exits, conveniences, and of course the dangers of inflight cellphone use.
We welcomed back two guests Claire, and Dan (soon to become members we hope!) and were joined by Sabine – a fresh face at Boaters, although not new to Toastmasters.
Toastmaster Claire Ruru led a motivating meeting, with the theme “Above the line” inspiring members to cultivate a mental attitude to support the achievement of their goals and aspirations. To live above the line is to have a positive view on life, to reach beyond the average, to embrace energetic moods and emotions.
Taking position 1 in the speakers line up, Steven M gave an adrenaline fuelled introduction to the joys of motorsport, challenging everyone to take a high speed spin around the raceway. Tackling the twin challenges of Project 7 & an educational, Vivien helped us brush-up on our Table-Topics skills (we’ll try and get that PowerPoint on the website) and avoid the dreaded “BLAH,BLAH,BLAH.” Emma concluded the scheduled speaking session with a toastie winning presentation traversing the treacherous landscape of stress in our lives, bedevilled as they are by ISIS kidnappings, earthquakes, and other catastrophes yet to occur.
Outstanding performances from supporting cast members: Danny keeping everyone to time, Mark hosting a very entertaining TableTopics session, insightful evaluations from the whole evaluation team.
Thanks everyone, fantastic meeting. Countdown is on for meeting 800