Mike night and the sinister man

Transformers Toastmasters
Rod educates on mic's
A brilliant educational session was conducted by Rod yesterday evening when he took us through microphones and their use during presentations and speeches. Starting off with the reasons for them, the physics behind them, and the many varieties there are, it was the perfect information for those of us who may not have been aware of how important these instruments can be - or how crucial it is to set them up correctly. Everything from appropriate clothing to poppers and whistlers was discussed, along with a smattering of past stories and anecdotes on microphone mixups. He ended it with giving everyone a chance to try out the lavalier microphone, which allowed participants to test their vocal varieties through the speakers! A priceless session in my book.

Rods speech earlier in the evening was also a great a reminder of how the simplest of stories are often far more successful in keeping an audience engaged, than their complex cousins.
His dark and stormy night, with the light in the abandoned house and sinister visitor provided the ideal backdrop for the rainy weather in Gauteng.. And could we repeat the story, he asked? Absolutely.

Keith preceded him with his advanced speech on kings and Catholics in the 17th century. He provided some fascinating historical information of this time, including a multitude of facts and figures to boot.

Toastmaster Mary took us through the Oval office, amongst other places, in the White House. And of course posed the obvious question - where will Obama find place for his Basketball court?

Join us for our next meeting on the 24th.
As always guests and visitors welcome!