Theme: Observant October
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower” – Albert Camus
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change into beautiful colors before gliding to the ground. October brings us Halloween and the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. We decorate our home with seasonal items like mini pumpkins and gourds or the colors fall foliage to remind us that there is a time for everything and it ebbs and flows in a cycle.
This week, I, your blog writer, served as Toastmaster of the Day. The theme for the month was Observant October, as Halloween celebration was observed on October 28th.
There were 9 guests who joined us this week, and they were treated to 5 amazing speeches. You should have been there!
Our Table Topics Master was a first time Topics Master, Patrick. He had great trick or treat questions. Some of these questions were:
1. Do you believe in ghosts?
2, Dracula, Frankenstein and Shrek.
3. Which celebrity would you like to see at your door during Halloween with a trick or treat bag?
4. You were forced by zombies to step out of the car, how do you convince them to let you go?
5. If you were elected as President of the USA, how would you have changed Halloween celebration?
6. What was your biggest nightmare?
We had 5 great speakers this evening. Of course, we have great speakers every Monday evening, so this is not out of the ordinary. We were treated to a mix of speeches by very experienced speakers. A special thank you to DTM Paisal who motivated us with his unclassified speech.
The first speaker this evening was Andrew, who gave a speech that was new for the members in the room. “Footsteps” taught us how important it was to follow the big footsteps of Warren Buffett.
Our next speaker was Danny, with his speech about what Tetris taught him about life. He explained how Tetris worked and how he beat insomnia playing the game.
Lothar, gave his speech “What Writing a Blog Taught Me.” His speech reminded us that blogging required self-discipline and to be successful as a blogger there was really just one requirement: a passion for your topic.At its heart, blogging was about sharing your knowledge with the world. Choosing a topic that you were passionate about made the process of starting a successful blog so much easier. Writing about more than one topic was totally fine too. As long as you were writing about things that you were genuinely interested in, your passion will shone through and kept your readers interested. Lothar’s blog post about how he loved his mum allowed him to win the trust of his girlfriends mum.
Pichaya, the 4th speaker “Applaud Kindness” reminded us not to let good deeds go quiet. She shared stories about a British humanitarian, Sir Nicholas Winton who established an organization to rescue children at risk from Nazi Germany. She concluded with her personal story about the little girl whom she met in the lift at her apartment building and how she appreciated what the little girl did pressing the button for each floor for the passengers.
The final speaker of the evening was DTM Paisal. Unfortunately, I, your blog writer, had to step out of the room during this speech. Thus we were unable to give a summary of the speech here.
We had no new members this week. However, some of our guests were looking to join and sign up for membership at the next meeting.
Want to join Toastmasters?
Bangkok Toastmasters Club is always welcoming guests to visit our club and see what Toastmasters is all about. We may be the club for you, we may be not. You won’t know until you visit us.