The toastmaster Daniel Franzén opened the meeting by setting the mood for tonight’s meeting by presenting ideas from the book 7 habits of highly efficient people: that as individuals we need to take charge of our own lives and what words we use as the words have a powerful impact on our lives.
With a smooth transition Johan Dahlin presented the word of the day: responsibility. First he presented the definition of the word responsibility from a dictionary, thereafter sharing his own definition of the word responsibility and then the rest of the attendants shared many different aspects of the word responsibility.
1st speaker out was Johan Dahlin and he presented the bad inner voices everyone has and knows about: the inner critic and the pessimist. He further introduced practical advice and methods to take control of the voices.
2nd speaker out was Joyce Chow and she was speaking about mental models. She explained why mental models are relevant and what mental models can be used for: to change human behavior and interaction for the better and for advancing human efforts and transcending limits.
3rd speaker was Amy Xin with her ice breaker speech. She introduced herself with her roots in southern China and the move to Singapore and lastly the move from the eastern world of Asia to the western countries Germany and Sweden. She shared her thoughts about the contrast between west and east in terms of everyday life and work life and shared delightful pictures showing her exciting life.
The 4rd speaker Chun-Xia Du held a speech to honor her friend Feng Ling Zhang. She shared the birth and growth of their friendship and some of the adventures they have experienced together. She ended the speech by showing the immense gratitude and appreciation she has for Feng Ling Zhang.
5th speaker Lasse Mattson held a speech about leadership and the importance of the leaders values and that the actions of a leader inspires. He further presented the abilities of a good leader as defined by the leadership literature published by toastmasters.
The toastmaster Daniel provided much appreciated dessert during the break.
After the break Robert, Aruna, Feng Ling and Anton presented their evaluation of the speeches held during the evening, providing potential areas of improvement and the far more many good things each speaker showed during their speeches.
Amy Xin was presented with ice breaker award for conducting her very first speech in Toastmasters Linköping. Congratulations!
Afterwards, Aruna, Alice and Art presented time management, grammar check and general evaluation for the evening.
Lasse then announced information regarding the next meeting regarding speakers and roles to be filled.
Finally Toastmaster Daniel thanked everyone for their participation and the wonderful evening.
Art Valindore, general evaluator of the evening.