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gureilaThis week I was attending a Toastmasters club meeting.  And guess what?  Holidays, Ramdhan and host of other reasons; the participation was down to 6 Toastmasters.  What should we do? Chat, exchange pleasantries and quit.   Somehow decision was taken to attempt Table Topics and format would be as such

  1. Every members will attempt Table Topic for  5 minutes
  2. Speaker would be evaluated by every member between 1 – 2 minutes
  3. Finally,  speaker will share his learning from the feedback.
  4. Speaker will remain on the stage/lectern till he has delivered his learning.

The participants agreed and the game began and ended, I reiterate ended because time flew by.   Sooner it was time to recharge the 2 hours parking time.

My feedback is,  in those two hours I received the maximum sticky learning and am certain others participants share the same feeling.  Let me share my learning from the Table topics exercise

  1. Deliver Guerrilla opening and if possible a Guerilla closing ( An act or statement that will surprise the audience)
  2. Deliver your talk with energy and passion
  3. Attack the topic and don’t waiver if it’s a closed ended topic.  Else you will miss the point.
  4. 5 minutes is a short time, so don’t beat around the bush to complement the time.  Get to the point and then weave your story. 

Every cloud has a silver lining and behind every cloud is the bright sun shine.  I am sharing this incidence so other clubs can take a cue and if not Table Topic they can run a ditto with project evaluation.

 

 

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