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.
We have started the new year 2017 with another stunning meeting at the Linköping Toastmasters Club!
The toastmaster of the evening was Jeanette who opened the meeting with a warm welcome.
Anna, Emy, and Awan were our new year guests of the day.
The first item of the agenda was “Word of the day”, and it was presented by Anna in style. We learned a lot about the word “optimal” during that session.
After it was started the exciting prepared speeches.
First Joyce has done a fantastic speech on “How to sell your idea in a meeting”. Then Robert presented a great speech on “How to tame your monkey mind”. After that, Daniel delivered a lightning speech on “Strategic and operational steering – why CxO level management needs architects”.
Thereafter we had the coffee break.
After that Daniel was hosted the “Table topics master” session. The metaphor of the session was “Appreciative Inquiry”. In that session, Emy showed, how great story teller she is.
Also, Anna and Awan presented two creative and insightful table topic speeches.
After our president, Lasse presented two awards to Robert and Joyce for their tireless leadership given to the Club.
As the Final episodes Time Keeper Report and AH counter /Grammarian report were presented by Emy and Joyce respectively.
The entire meeting was a friendly start for the new year.
Regards and see you at the next meeting
General Evaluator 17 Jan 2017
Summary 12th of April “Letting new buds burst, developing new potentials”
This evenings Toastmaster were Kaihong, who had created a very buds bursting program for us participants. First out was Fengling with Word of the day, the very suitable word Potential.
Then it was time for the Prepared speakers. First out was Li with her first speech, The Icebreaker, a speech where she Introduced herself to fellow club members. Next speaker was Lasse giving an Entertaining story about his SWIM Icebreaker up in the north.
After the break Daniel was first time Table Topic Master inviting participants and making them comfortable. First speaker was Lasse who talk about what he would do with the world. Second out was our Guest Gustav who told us about what superpower he wanted. Last was Li.
Then it was time for feedback: First out was the speech evaluators.
Aruna evaluated Li in a very interactive, explaining his reflections. Lasse had the fortunate to have a network evaluation led by Chunxia but giving Gustav, Li, Aruna and Daniel a chance to be involved and giving a lot of comments to build on for the future.
We always try to involve our guests as much as possible, therefore Gustav was Timer an excellent timer this evening. Aruna was Ah-counter/Grammarian (new approach). Finally, Chunxia did a great summary of the meeting as General Evaluator. Chunxia took her time and was sure to interact with every person making them feel unique.
Notice that tonight we had 8 buds bursting (people tried new roles).
Hope to see you Wednesday the 27 of April when Daniel is doing his debut as meeting Toastmaster and implementing his ideas in corporation with our others involvement that will be amazing.
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right cause everything you want is on the other side of fear.”