Camera, lights, action! The theme of tonight's meeting is "the Movies".
First we will hear four Prepared Speeches. Following the format of the Toastmasters manuals, the prepared speech is given by our members to inspire, entertain or inform us on topics which are often most unexpected. It is a rare meeting when we are not moved to laughter, or tears, or both! The speeches may be in English or in Russian, but all follow a common aim - the pursuit of excellence in creating and delivering our speeches. Then we will enjoy the Table Topics session, where anyone, members or guests, may be given the floor and a topic to talk on. This is not an examination but a mini speech where you have a chance to perfect the most valuable communication skill of all - the impromptu speech. How often have you been handed the chance to shine, in front of your boss, your clients or an important social occasion? How often have you ducked it or fluffed it, feeling that you have missed an opportunity? Come along and practice in total safety. We want you to succeed and you will experience the thrill of the audience's applause. The final course is filled with the Evaluations, our members telling us what they liked about the prepared and impromptu speeches, offering helpful and kind insights into how improvements could be made. The meeting is led by a Toastmaster who keeps us on time and ensures that all guests are made welcome. After the meeting many of our members unwind by having an informal get-together in one of Canary Wharf's excellent bars.
All members and guests welcome, but please RSVP to confirm if you are planning to attend.
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