Public speaking

We love Summer![Meeting report of 2020-08-25]

Theme of the day: The joys of summer
Word of the day: torrid

We had a great summer evening and this time our Area Director visited our club.

Jeff Gordon started the evening by sharing his thoughts about the summertime. Martin was the Toastmaster of the Evening and he moderated the whole evening with so many quotes and thoughts about summer. That was really great. Thanks Martin!

Sybille was not only the Table Topics Master but also the General Evaluator of the evening. You did a great job Sybille! There were very interesting speeches today: Sriram again amazed us with his humorous speech about insurances in Germany, Poorana presented a proposal to improve the club website and JP delivered a great speech about his transformation in Toastmasters and how it helped him in his life. The speeches were then evaluated by Jeff Gordon, Piyali and Oliver respectively.

A big Thanks to Sabine for taking up the Time Keeper role!

Meeting Award Recipients:
Best Evaluator Award: Piyali
Best Speaker Award: JP

Thank you all for a lovely evening!

New guests are always welcome! Our next meeting will be on 08/09/2020 at 19:15.

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

We celebrated the Anniversary in style [Meeting report of 2020-08-11]

Theme of the day: Importance of marking anniversaries
Word of the day: aplomb

It was a great evening filled with great speeches and fun.

Oliver was the Table Topic Master and he brought interesting impromptu speech topics based on the theme of the day. In the prepared speeches session, Poorana shared his personal story about public speaking, Fangfang made us laugh and think through her humorous speech and Carl taught us how to flirt by understanding the science behind it. This was then followed by great evaluations from Martin Sturm, Jeff Gordon and Oliver.

Sybille played a great role as the Toastmaster of the evening. Thank you Sybille and Jeff Gordon for sharing valuable thoughts about the importance of marking anniversaries.

Thanks to all the role takers:
Ayokanmi Fatoyinbo: The time keeper
Sabine: The Ah Counter
Craig: The Grammarian

Meeting Award Recipients:
Best Evaluator Award: Martin Sturm
Best Table Topics Award: Sabine Schlenker
Best Speaker Award: Poorana

New guests are always welcome! Our next meeting is on 25/08/2020 at 19:15.

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

Here is a group photo from the zoom meeting:

#thehappyus

Spring Contest Winners!

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Spring Contest for International Speech is Juliana Wetzel!

The best Evaluation Speech was delivered by Jeff Gordon!

Congratulations to the winners!

 

Toastmasters Mannheim International – Club Spring contest!

Toastmasters Mannheim International is having their club contest for International Speech and Evaluation Speech on 27th of March 2018

Our contest chair is Siegfried Drews.
The speech for the evaluation contest will be held by Mowli Bandreddi.

We invite everyone: Members and Non-Members alike!

We are looking forward to a great spring club contest!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 19:00
Buergerhaus Neckarstadt-West, Lutherstrasse 15-17, 68169 Mannheim

Interview with a Champion

In the lead-up to the Spring Contest season, we present an interview with our club member and big star of the Fall Contest Season, District 95 Champion of German Language Table Topics, Martin Sturm. Martin has been a long-time member of our club, club president and area governor.

Martin Sturm

2015 District 95 Champion of German Language Table Topics Martin Sturm

Thanks for agreeing to this interview. First of all, congratulations again for your victory. I guess the first question should be – though I am not sure if that can be definitively answered for Table Topics, being impromptu – “How did you do it?”

 

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