Passion [Meeting report of 2020-12-08]

Dear friends,

What a great evening again. Poorana passionately led us through the evening as Toastmaster of the evening focusing on the meeting theme passion with many quotes. In a round table talk participants vividly expressed their views on passion, a good way to getting to know each other better.

Our table topics master Julian also centered his questions around the meeting theme and called up our president Jeff and our guests Marcus, Aidora and Johannes to speak off the cuff:
– How does passion develop?
– Can passionate leaders have an advantage?
– What are you passionate about?
– Can passion make a difference in one’s life?
Jeff won the award as best table topic speaker.

It is always a great pleasure to have guests in our club meetings. We were happy to welcome Marcus Bonsiepen (President of Toastmasters Witten) again, Aidora Kebo joined us from Belgium and Johannes from Mannheim participated for the first time in a Toastmasters meeting. They enriched the meeting tremendously.

We had two prepared speeches. Fangfang is working on the path dynamic leadership and spoke about “leading in any situation”. “All you need is laugh” was the title of Sybille’s speech. She pointed out the importance of laughing on our mind and body. This is especially important in these Corona times.

This speech sparked off a little round up with laughter which made us all feel joyful. So the meeting did not only show how passionately dedicated our members are but also boosted our minds positively.

The best evaluator award was given to Jan-Philipp, the best speaker of the evening was Sybille.

(This recap was written by Sybille, our club Secretary. Many thanks, Sybille!)

Our next meeting, and the last meeting for this year, is on December 22. The meeting theme will be “the Holiday Season and (virtual) White Elephant Gift Exchange”.  Do save the date and plan to join us for this Holiday Special!

Here is the zoom link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/980755286?pwd=Znhwc3dCS1Y3Q1VMUFRQVzhsaHB4dz09

Here’s a screenshot of our meeting:

Best wishes, Jeff Gordon, Mannheim International Toastmasters

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