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Saturday was our big District 7 Conference. Many of our ladies were involved in the conference either because they were part of the planning or they were supportive audience members. As a result, our regular meeting was a bit light in attendance. However, this served as an opportunity to provide one another with extended feedback! We were able to provide Round Robin evaluations after both the prepared speech and the Table Topics. A rare and valuable opportunity!

Our theme for the day was “Firsts,” and we had many! Stephanie did an impressive job on her Icebreaker speech. She has done more travelling in her short life than some retired folk! Stephanie wove the theme of languages throughout her speech. As a result, the audience learned about her personality, her hobbies, and her skills. A thoughtful and well-organized speech! All in attendance admired her poise and confidence. We look forward to hearing a future speech from her in a foreign language! 😉

Anna also did a wonderful job with her first evaluation. The audience was inspired by her calm presence and her ability to talk about what positively affected her from Stephanie’s words and delivery. Anna also did an excellent job pointing out some areas of improvement for Stephanie – truly exciting for such a new member! Nice job ladies!

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What made this meeting so moving is that the audience was able to witness two ladies take their first steps on their Toastmasters journeys. There is so much potential for growth if we jump fearlessly into the TM waters as these women did on Saturday.

Interested to see where the path leads? Take a look at the TM Educational Program. This document shows the steps a new member takes on her way to becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster. We receive help and guidance from our peers throughout – it is a true mutual learning environment. Let’s all grow together!

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