Recap: Our Meeting of August 13th, 2013

This week we welcomed SEVEN guests in our MITC gathering! Wow, that is one of the biggest guest group ever in our club. Thanks to Gala, Isaac, Lars, Richard, Stan, Till, Paul and Tobias who visited our club and participated actively during the meeting. Let us all give them a big hand!

The theme, “heat of passion”, was adapted almost everywhere during the meeting. To start with, Jeff presented us the word of the day as “Fervor”, a very popular one which was quoted by most speakers in the evening.Then after the hilarious joke from Martin.E regarding three engineer nerds, Jeff shared the thought of the evening with us “You don’t have to know how to dance before you try, just dance” – with a wise complement that “It’s also the same for toastmasters”.   During table topic which Jazzmin hosted, five persons were asked about “what is your passion of …”. We are honored to invite not only regular members, but our special guest of the evening Paul to participate.

After quick break, the most interesting speech part began. It started with an excellent speech given by Oliver, who talked about his reflection on the topic “The Internet: The better university?”.The topic was very carefully chosen, and Oliver has given us a clear structure of how he preceives as the advantages and disadvantages of internet education.

Then, as Martin.E evaluated later, the speech round turned to a “story-telling” night! We had the pleasure to listen to three different stories:

JP dance with a Vampire?! Relax, it is just a story of 90% truth and 10% imagination from JP. He did attend the dancing event with an attractive lady, who has long and beautiful hair, but he turned her down by rejecting her invitation in the end. What a poor girl!

Then, with the same name of the famous American TV series, Alexander revealed his secret about how he met his daughter’s mother. The title, “how I met your mother”, already attracted everyone’s attention. During speech, Alex talked in a very personal and intimate way regarding the romantic moments between him and his wife(or girlfriend at that time). Well done Alex!

Last but not least, we heard a most touching story from Grünter. It is about the tears from a special sheep in Capetown which had a huge impact on the butcher, who decided to do no killing anymore. When the climax of the story came, all guests were deeply moved.

The third part of the meeting was led by Ombretta as General Evaluator. She introduced Steven, Paul, Martin.S and Martin.E as evaluators and had some valuable compliments and suggestions for improvement for those members who had roles.

As closing part from President Martin.S, Martin re-emphasized the spirit of the MITC -friendliness. He wished that we can all improve the speech skill under a friendly environment. With that said, we closed the formal meeting and continued the evening cosily on Mario’s terrace.

The following dates to mark on our calendars where announced:

August 27th –> next MITC club meeting

November 15th – 17th –> “District 59 Fall Conference” in Budapest

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