General evaluator report 15 February 2017

award-amyThe 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.

Yours sincerely,
Art Valindore, general evaluator of the evening.

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General evaluator report 31 jan 2017

The second Linköping Toastmaster Club meeting in 2017 was another great and friendly meeting with a lot of interesting speeches!

The toastmaster Lasse opened the meeting in a different and interesting way by hiding the agenda, dimming the lights and telling a very personal story. The club then took a small step in the digital transformation when Robert introduced a new technical solution for signaling the meeting times to the speakers with digital color LED-lights controlled by a remote control!

Joyce gave us the word of the day which was ”Audacity” and the different stories about uses of the word was very interesting.

During the evening we had four prepared speeches. First off was Aruna who talked about how important it is to be likable. Art gave an inspiring speech about the importance of being a good listener when you are a leader, which we all are in different situations. The third speaker was Johan who talked about how he has to make a hard choice, maybe stepping out of a comfort zone. The forth and last prepared speech was Daniel who talked about filter bubbles and media consumption.

At the coffee break Lasse had brought two different and tasty cakes! Highly appreciated!

Art was the Table Topics Master of the evening and did this in a really nice way by arranging a story telling game where the participants told a story containing the words Art wrote on the whiteboard.

The evaluations by Fengling, Kaihong, Chun-Xia and Johan were all very positive and still kindly pointing out improvements to all the speakers. Kaihong facilitated a network evaluation together with Amy, Jeanette and Robert who gave good feedback on Art’s speech. 

Robert presented the timings and Jeanette gave extensive statistics about ah’s and a lot of other filler words.

Daniel was the general evaluator and also introduced the theme for next meeting: Be in charge of your life!

Lasse ended the evening by again dimming the lights and continue the story he started at the beginning and eventually command us to seize the day – Carpe Diem!

It was all in all a great meeting

Best regards and see you at the next meeting!

Daniel Franzén, General Evaluator 31 jan 2017