Sometimes second place, means total annihilation

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Paul's grammatical round-up
Last nights Transformers meeting brought together a wealth of presentation skills as 3 speakers, Simon, Keith and Ruth dimmed the lights and powered on their laptops for three enlightening and powerful presentations.

Simon was first up with his CC3, and there was little show of nerves as he powered us through a presentation on retirement..
Procrastination, Myopia and Inertia topped the list of reasons why South Africans may not be investing as much as they should. He will be giving the full presentation later in the week, and it will no doubt be just as powerful.

Our guest speaker Paul Smith then took to the stage with his CC6, showing excellent vocal variety skills with a speech entitled McClelland's need to achieve. It was another high powered speech that kept the audience enthralled, all the way from Malaysia, to Japan, and back down to South Africa.

Keith used the projector to good effect as he took us through the ancient wars waged between the Romans and the Carthegians. He also produced one of the standout lines of the evening in describing Carthage's second place - "Sometimes second place, means total annihilation!"

After recess Ruth handled the Educational session with aplomb, giving valuable evaluation tips to all. Every slide provided vital information, leaving everyone with something to ponder for future speeches and evaluations.
Transformers Toastmasters
The power of presentations

There was ample challenge provided in the Impromptu session and whilst everyone managed to find something good to say about the place they were from (which included such exotic locations as Mt Kilimanjaro and the Marianas Trench) it was Keith who took the prize. His story on being a "flowering resident" of the Kirstenbosch gardens quite simply hit the mark!

Ruth took home the prize for best contribution for her educational session, Mary the best evaluator award, and Simon the most improved speaker.

Join us on the 22nd of September for our next meeting.

Guests and visitors welcome!