Tall Tales are still Cooking

at Breckenridge Toastmasters

Tall Tales and Evaluation Contests on September 11th

Be sure to Join the fun on Friday, September 11th and listen to lively stories as contestants Tim Baierlein and Cate Baierlein (yes, husband and wife) compete to tell the tallest tale. This Fall Toastmasters is replacing the Humorist Contest with a Tall Tales Competition. In wiki-pedia, A tall tale is described as story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Additionally, Barington Williams, Club President, will participate in the Evaluation Contest and other eligible Breckenridge Toastmasters members are encouraged to "jump in". Contest Chair Chrystal Yeoman chrystal.yeoman@gmail.com and Chief Judge Shiva Bedikarabail sprasad55us@yahoo.com are still seeking assistance from our fellow Toastmasters to help out with vital contest roles, especially judges to please reach out to them! And, if you want even more fun and excitement, be sure to bring a few extra dollars with you for a 50/50 raffle and /or basket raffle.

Tall Tales and Evaluation Contests

Friday, Sep. 11th 2015 at 6-7:30pm

330 Pauls Dr

Brandon, FL

This is an open invite for members, guests and anyone who is curious about Toastmasters. The actual meeting starts at 6:10 PM, We suggest you arrive a bit early to meet others who share your interest in Toastmasters. Please contact us to learn more about our meetings every 2nd and 4th Friday! If you have questions about tonight's meeting, you may reach out to Cate Baierlein, VP of Membership, at 813-786-2033 or Barrington Williams, President, at 248-240-1445.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

We missed you on August 28th- Secretary's Corner

We missed you...

If you weren't able to join us on August 28th, here is a recap of all of the excitement:

Tim Baierlein opened the meeting and welcomed Barrington Williams as Toastmaster for the evening. The meeting’s theme was "Who Am I?" and the word of the day was Perception. Barrington regaled us with the tale of Polonius who replaced each worn part of his ship with a new part. He then posed the question, “Was the ship same as it had been originally and are we the same person today as we were in the past?” Is this a matter of Perception?

Chrystal Yoeman entertained and informed us with her speech, “Eat Real Food” in which she showed examples of foods inundated with chemicals. Her well-organized and animated speech both entertained and informed us how important it is to eat nutritious meals, and with more efficient time management and careful spending a healthy diet can become a reality.

Tom Cummings gave an Impromptu Speech where his evaluator selected one of five titles that Tom had prepared. After the speech was chosen, Tom immediately started his presentation of “The Dark Prince”. He skillfully wove the colorful true story of his subject’s life. In spite of the Dark Prince’s many achievements he could not overcome the shadow of his inability to please his father. Tom kept us guessing, eager to learn the identity of this tortured soul who was able to give to so many of us the happiness that eluded him—Walt Disney.

Our Table Topics Master Cate Baierlein presented us with interesting pictures and challenged us to provide the backstory for them.

Shiva Bedikarabail as General Evaluator, President helped to conclude the meeting by having the evaluation team report on the evening:

Sharan: Evaluated Chrystal’s speech

Janet: evaluated Tom’s speech

Tim: provided the timer’s report

Liliana provided the grammarian’s report

David provided the Ah=counter’s

President Barrington Williams closed the meeting with some announcements including mention of our new club donation box.