Famous Toastmasters Mainz
Learn to speak from the heart and own the room.
Guests are more than welcome.
The theme of our upcoming meeting is Grow with the Flow.
Do not go with the flow. Be the flow.Elif Shafak
Come join us on Zoom on 25th May at 19:30. Please arrive early to chat to members and guests for a few minutes.
After the official end of the meeting you are invited to the virtual bar.
If you’re a member, don’t forget to sign up and grab a role on EasySpeak!
Maybe you want to bring a friend or colleague? We are always happy to welcome guests.
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Fitting the theme of the evening It’s Mainz Blowing, the meeting on 11th May started with a motivational quote,
Set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind.Rhonda Byrne
With 7 members and 5 guests, the atmosphere was overwhelming. We enjoyed the moments together and learned from each other.
Andreea opened the evening as Toastmaster of the Evening with her personal story about one of the goals she had as a child, and invited everyone to share about the goals they have already achieved or are on their way to achieving. Members and guests reflected on their past successes and goals for the future.
Felix provided the nifty Word of the day – staggering, which we tried to use as often as possible.
Nadine delivered the first speech, titled Orgy of Inspiration. She entertained us by sharing ideas on ”Understanding Your Leadership Style.” Leadership is about inspiring others no matter what your style is. The brainstorming session Nadine facilitated as part of her speech led to wonderful ideas on how to improve our Toastmasters Meetings.
The second speaker was veteran Toastmaster Al, who gave an inspiring speech titled 100 minus 1 equals growth. Al demonstrated the importance of gaining the attention of even one person. His eye contact with each of us as well as his interactive approach and studied body language captivated us and motivated us to fight for the best version of ourselves.
The role of Table Topic Master was taken on by Felix, who challenged us to be as creative as possible, based on provocative introductions such as “War is peace, because…” or “Damn the environment, because…”. Great participation of members and brave guests!
Nadine’s speech evaluation was done by Jasmin, who did an amazing job of adapting to Nadine’s style, highlighting the important aspects of her speech, and encouraging her on the leadership style while being impressed by the spontaneity Nadine showed during her performance on stage.
Russell provided an appreciative evaluation of Al´s speech, pointing out the good structure of Al’s speech and describing the power of the repetitions he used in his speech, as well as gestures and eye contact.
The role of Ah-counter was also taken on by Felix, who stepped in for a third role, proving that he is a very good team player.
The role of Timekeeper was taken on for the first time by Iara, who did a great job telling us the time slots of each speaker. Way to go!
Russell took on also an additional role, namely one of his favorites – the Grammarian – and highlighted some beautiful uses of language, such as Nadine’s alliteration “On a sunny summer Sunday sitting with Susana…”, but also some misuses that we should watch out for next time to get better and better.
The General Evaluation of our meeting was done by Al, who gave us valuable feedback based on his long experience with Toastmasters in order to grow, because
Growth is never by mere chance, it is the result of forces working together.James Cash Penney
Our guests let us know how impressed they are by our warm and supportive atmosphere so that everybody feels encouraged to speak and grow. This feedback means a lot us! It was one more fabulous meeting. Proud to be Famous!
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Are you looking for a fun way to improve your communication and build skills to help in your career? Toastmasters allows you to engage with people who share similar interests to you in a supportive and comfortable setting.
Whether you are a mature manager, student, young professional, career advancer or looking to make an impact in your community, Toastmasters is the most efficient, supportive, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.
By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities.
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Effective leaders empower others to accomplish personal goals and contribute to the successful completion of group objectives.
While some are born confident, charismatic leaders, others must work to develop their leadership skills. Through Toastmasters, you’ll gain the practice to become the leader and speaker you want to be. You will also sharpen your management skills, become a better negotiator, gain trust and inspire your team. Learn to be decisive!