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Meeting Minutes – 14th February 2016

128th Meeting

Time : 10:30 – 12:30
Total members attended : 19
Total Guest attended : 3
Toast Master of the Day (TMOD) : TM Mohammed
Ah Counter : TM Shekhar
Timer : TM Ramji
Grammarian : TM Soundharya
Word of the day :

Affable:friendly

General Evaluator : TM Nirav
Theme of the day : Valentine’s Day

Details of the Meeting

Sergeant At Arms TM Sunil Shaw started the session was ,giving general instructions and called the presiding officer TM Tanmaya to come to the stage and introduce the guests.

TM Tanmaya then called the Toastmaster of the day (TMOD) Mohammed to conduct the rest of the session.TM Mohammed introduced the theme of the day titled “Valentine’s Day”.

TM Mohammed posed a question ,”Does anyone know the history of Valentine’s Day?”Priest Valentine stayed in Rome which was under the reign of a cruel Emperor who banned marriages.When the priest opposed it,he was beaten with sticks and later his head was chopped off.The last line of his last letter to his girlfriend read “From your Valentine”. TMOD explained that the meeting is divided into three parts:Prepared Speeches,TableTopics and General Evaluation.

TMOD introduced the role holders and then began with the first session of the meeting the prepared speech session.

Prepared speeches

Speaker 1, TM Sachin gave her P3 speech titled “Who and I?”

The speaker was born and brought up in Chandigarh and had injured all his body parts more than once in school life.The speaker did his B.Tech in Dehradun from University of Dehradun.He works in Capegimini.The speaker believes in living his present.he is a fanatic sports lover.

THE speech was evaluated by TM Abhishek who said that the speech was well organised but needs to focus on eye contact.

Speaker 2, TM Sunil gave his P3 speech titled “Importance of leisure”.

“End of labour is to feel leisure”Aristotle.People feel Monday Blues at the start of every week.Work is necessary to earn money and goals.In this modern,mechanical life there is no time for family and relationship.We need a break from this stressful life.We need to use our leisurely time in a constructive manner:refresh our mind,do some social work and eat kitkat.

THE speech was evaluated by TM Soundharya who appreciated confident demeanour,good voice,and stated that stage mvment can be improved. that the speech was well organised but needs to focus on eye contact.

Speaker 3, TM Amit Joshi gave his P5 speech “Love train the beginning.”

Speaker is mesmerized by Aishwarya’s rosy lips and her beautiful face.He applies deo and facewash and plans to propose her.She rejects him citing a reason that she doesn’t know him.The speaker curses himself that he did not celebrate love week.He decides to live a bachelor’s life.suddenly he sees Astha passing by and he is back on his love train.

Tm Ramanathan the evaluator said that expressions and gestures were great but can work more on transitions.

Speaker 4, TM Tanmay delivered his P6 speech.

The speaker had lost his job,broke up with his girlfriend and lost 90% of his money in stock market.The speaker thinks of commiting suicide.In his dream he sees Amitabh and Rajesh Khanna inspiring him not to give up.He reads in newspaper that 1.5 million commit suicide every year and 455 are in the age range of 14-29.Nobody thinks about how to handle failure and we live in asociety where expressing sadness is considered as a sign of weakness.Today the speaker has a nice job,beautiful wife and guides people how to make money.

The speech was evaluated by TM Umme who stated that opening and conclusion were good but the second half lacked scope for vocal variety.

Speaker 5, TM Amit Panchal delivered his P7 speech “Men vs women’s brain”.

Women tend to be multitaskers while men tend to focus one task only.Men’s brain is larger than women’s brain.Women tend to process information in both parts of the brain.On the other hand men tend to score more in the aptitude test.Women tend to lie about their weight and height while men tend to lie about their salary.Women also lie to make others feel good while men lie to make others feel good.

Evaluator TM Nirav appreciated the speaker’s tonal quality,confident demeanour and recommended to use stage more effectively.

Speaker 6, TM Shanni delivered his P8 speech “My role model”.

We have various role models from mahatma Gandhi ,parents,Abraham Lincoln.As akid the speaker was addicted to comics and his role model was batman.As a kid the batman was afraid of bats,his parents were shot in front of him.The batman has taught PAW stratergy to combat problems in life.

P stands for Perception.A for action.W stands for will.

This speech was evaluated by TM Umme who remarked that content was well researched and structured.But voice variation and preparation would have helped to make more impact.

TM Mohammed then announced a break for 10 minutes.

Table Topic Speeches

Tt master TM Ramanathan took over as the Table Topics master.He briefly explained the importance of table topics and asked people to volunteer.

Speaker 1 TM Mohammed

Topic: You have an appointment with girlfriend and you are caught in a traffic.

Speaker 2 TM Umme

Topic:Which role in Toastmasters is closely related to Valentine’s day and Why?

Speaker 3 TM Raunak

Topic: Is Valentine day celebration required in our society?

Speaker 4 TM Sachin

Topic: A heart is not judged by how much we love but how much we are loved by others?

Speaker 5 TM Nirav

Topic: You are on a lonely island.Whom would you like to spend a day with?

Speaker 6 TM Neeladree

Topic: All you need is love but a chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Speaker 6 TM Kshitija

Topic: Valentine’s day means Live long,Laugh long and love Long.

TM RAMANATHAN then  handed the control of the meeting to TMOD Mohammed. TMOD then called the General Evaluator TM Nirav.

Evaluation

TM Nirav called the individual evaluators,timer ,ah-counter who reported their evaluations,timings and speaking errors respectively.TM Nirav then gave her feedback about the entire meeting.

  1. No auditor role and table topics evaluator.
  2. Extra pens can be arranged
  3. Shake hands on entering or leaving the stage
  4. The meeting started 2 minutes late.

TM Nirav then handed the control of the meeting to the TMOD of the day.TMOD called TM Tanmay to distribute the awards.

After that winners were declared.

Best Speaker: TM Tanmay and TM Amit Joshi

Best TT Speaker:TM Nirav

Best Evaluator: TM Umme

Meeting Minutes – 7th February 2016

127th Meeting

Time : 10:30 – 12:30
Total members attended : 19
Total Guest attended : 11
Toast Master of the Day (TMOD) : TM Nirav
Ah Counter : TM Shanni
Timer : TM Ashish
Grammarian : TM Naresh
Word of the day : Profound:The speech had a profound impact on the audience.
General Evaluator : TM Mohammed Babrawala
Theme of the day : Farewell

Details of the Meeting

Sergeant At Arms TM Sunil Shaw started the session was ,giving general instructions and called the presiding officer TM Ashish to come to the stage and introduce the guests.

TM Ashish then called the Toastmaster of the day (TMOD) Nirav to conduct the rest of the session.

TM Nirav introduced the theme of the day titled “Farewell”. TM Nirav asked the audience ,”What comes to your mind when you hear the word farewell.Farewell is an expression of saying goodbye,wishing best luck to a person who is departing away from us.TMOD explained that the meeting is divided into three parts:Prepared Speeches,TableTopics and General Evaluation.

TMOD introduced the role holders and then began with the first session of the meeting the prepared speech session.

Prepared speeches

Speaker 1, TM Dilip gave her P3 speech titled “Habit is a winner of life.”

TM Dilip has a habit of playing guitar and singing.His fellow resident, Yashwant has set a record by walking from Kanyakumari to Srinagar and from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat.One needs to maintain consistency to develop good habitsThe speaker has devloped a habit of attending TM meetings.In order to live a healthy lifestyle one needs to maintain good habits.

This informative speech was evaluated by TM Sunil Shaw who appreciated the speaker’s nice message and avoid looking Here and There.

Speaker 2, TM Prateek gave his P5 speech titled “Its appraisal time”.

The speaker narrated his dream where he sees himself dead on the railway tracks .He is woken up by his boss.In his dream he had seen himselh getting a meagre appraisal.However to his relief he actually got a great appraisal of 25 %.

This speech was evaluated by TM Vishwanath. He commended the speaker for the superb story,and his facial expressons.

Speaker 3, TM Umme Salma gave her ACB6 speech.

Students are facing depreesion now-a-days.TM Umme advertised a company which provides psychologists to students.Special students need constant support.School psychologists are vital for student progress.Benefits of our company are tremendous.Students are morally fit which results in success of school.

This speech was evaluated by TM Ramanthan who commended the speaker for her nice delivery and recommended her to use power-point presentation to have more impact.

Speaker 4, TM Abhishek gave his P3 speech titled “Death Machine.”

1 million die every year due to tobacco smoking.According to the speaker tobacco smoking should be made illegal.Passive smoking causes lung cancer.Negative effects go beyond the person who smokes.The speaker ended by asking us to take an oath never to smoke.

The evaluator ,TM Bhaskar commended the speaker for his nice speech and asked the speaker to take more pauses.

TM Nirav then announced a break for 10 minutes.

Table Topic Speeches

Tt master TM Vinayakam Murugan took over as the Table Topics master.He briefly explained the importance of table topics and asked people to volunteer.

Speaker 1 TM Sachin

Topic:Always harder to be left behind then to be the one to go.

Speaker 2 TM Kirti

Topic:As I close my door to past it opens a door to something new.

Speaker 3 TM Tejaswini

Topic: Don’t be sad its over,be happy about the new beginning.

Speaker 4 TM Ankur

Topic: Things I would gladly say goodbye to.

Speaker 5 TM Nikhil

Topic: Friendship is not about whom you know its about who came and never left.

Speaker 6 TM Avinash

Topic: Never say goodbye.

TM Vinayakam Murugan then handed the control of the meeting to TMOD Nirav.TMOD then called the General Evaluator TM Mohammed.

Evaluation

TM Mohammed called the individual evaluators,timer ,ah-counter who reported their evaluations,timings and speaking errors respectively.TM Mohammed then gave her feedback about the entire meeting.

  • Timer cards should not go beyond the shoulders.
  • Mission statement was a bit incorrect.
  • Meeting started on time.
  • TMOD should use the POET format to introduce the speakers.

TM Mohammed then handed the control of the meeting to the TMOD of the day.TMOD called TM Tejaswini on stage to give her farewell address.The key points of her farewell address were:

  • Roles like timer ,ah cunter are neglected but they are equally important as other roles.
  • Competent leadership roles make you a better learner and a speaker.
  • When someone says ‘Thankyou’ instead of welcoming that person say ‘Pass it On’.

A cake was cut to mark her farewell.

After that winners were declared.

Best Speaker: Prateek

Best TT Speaker: Nikhil (He dedicated the award to TM Tejaswini)

Best Evaluator: Ramanathan

Meeting Minutes 17th January 2016

126th Meeting

Time : 10:30 – 12:30
Total members attended : 18
Total Guest attended : 2
Toast Master of the Day (TMOD) : TM Tanmaya
Ah Counter : TM Abhishek
Timer : TM Shravanti
Grammarian : TM Bhaskar
Word of the day : Electic-He created an electic collection of coins from various currencies.
General Evaluator : TM Soundharya
Theme of the day : The secret wishlist

Details of the Meeting

In the absence of our new Sergeant At Arms TM Sunil Shaw the session was started TM Prateek , who gave general instructions and called the presiding officer TM Ashish to come to the stage and introduce the guests.Ashish narrated an inspiring story about team work and urged us to ignore imperfections and work together.

TM Ashish then called the Toastmaster of the day (TMOD) Tanmay to conduct the rest of the session.Kudos to TM Tanmay who took up the role of TMOD AT the last minute.

TM Tanmay introduced the theme of the day titled “The Secret Wishlist”.

TM Tanmay asked the audience to write any two wishes they have on a piece of paper. We all make resolutions at the start of every year and fail to live them.TMOD asked the audience’s opinion about how they feel they can fulfil their wishes.While some said focus is the key factor,others felt that taking ACTION is very important.

TMOD introduced the role holders and then began with the first session of the meeting the prepared speech session.

Prepared speeches

Speaker 1, TM Shekhar gave her P3 speech titled “Valley of Passes.

TM Shekhar recounted his experience when he visited Jammu & Kashmir with his family.One of the key attractions of Jammu and Kashmir is Ladakh ,also known as the ‘VALLEY OF PASSES.’ There are many places to visit in Kashmir like Sanchi Stupa,monasteries,local markets ,and the snow capped mountains.The speaker also visited PANGONG LAKE and the school where the last scene of the movie 3 idiots was shot.People face breathlessness and pressure-related problems at such a high elevation.The army,however withstand all odds and problems to protect the country and the people ,putting theit lives at stake.

This informative speech was evaluated by TM Amit Panchal who appreciated the speaker’s use of examples to explain his points and recommended her to reduce her speed and talk in a more conversational style.

Speaker 2, TM Amit gave his P4 speech titled ”Foreign Escapades”.

The speaker narrated his myriad of experiences of travelling to foreign lands.He had his first plane ride while travelling to Singapore.The pressure was unbearable.He ordered wine and whisky and realized that both are served in different bottles.While he was in Japan he had to sleep on a four feet high bed.he also faced language barriers.At one point he was frisked by police at the gun point.This experiences taught him tolerance,open-mindedness and adventuressness.

This informative speech was evaluated by TM Vishwanath.He commended the speaker for the research he had done modulation and suggested him to use sue card and time his speech while preparing at home.

Speaker 3, TM Vishwanath gave his ACB1 speech titled “My life pain riding a train.

Overcrowded Indian trains unite people.Basically there are two types of people pursuing engineering.

1.Logical people

2.People who want to become iron man but end up becoming monkey man.

The speaker compares a bridge to a river that flows and a platform to an ocean.There is so much rush and excitement while getting inside a train .The reason for that excitement is not because there is a tv,refrigerator or a railway hostess inside .Rather the excitement is to catch a window seat.There are many ways in which people catch train handles.People catching handle with one hand are compared to a superman while those using two hands are compared to a spiderman.The speaker however feels that train teaches us values like respecting time,valuing small things like a window seat.The speaker advises us to enjoy this hell of a ride.

Speaker 4, TM Umme gave her ACB5 speech titled “Greet with Elegance.

A simple handshake can create a long lasting impression in the minds of people.The speaker called TM Tejaswini for demonstrating various kinds of handshakes.Every handshake depicts something:

1.Sweaty palms:indicates nervousness in a social setting.

2.Hand crusher:to intimidate the other person

3.Dead fish:lack of self-interest

4.Queen fingers:generally done by people wanting more personal space

5.Hand hug:shows friendliness,warmth and care

6.Dominator:putting one hand over the other.To show dominance over other person.

A good handshake has a proper eye contact and a warm smile .Everyone can practice good shandshakes.

Speaker 5, TM Ron gave his ACS6 speech titled “Karma

The speaker started by asking “Who believe in karma?”.Two boys Surya and AAkash studied in a renowned school under a spiritual guru.While surya was arrogant,rude and bullied everyone Aakash was kind,gentle and helpful.Master would often chastisise Surya for his misdeeds by saying that “Karma will punish you.”One day Guruji had a vision and asked both of them to pay homage to a diety in a temple.They took different routes while returning.On his way,Surya saw a gold coin .Picking it up he rushed to the ashram and boasted to everyone about it.On the other hand Aakash’s foot was pierced by a thorn.Aakash felt bitter and disappointed.He confronted the guruji who explained that in his vision he had actually seen Surya winning a treasure and Aakash meeting with a fatal accident.It is because of their respective past deeds that both got what each deserved.

The TMOD then announced a break of 10 minutes.After the break TMOD said another aspect of achieving our desires.If we focus too much on our goals and deny the fact that things are not working out ,we may end up burning out .We need to have a flexible approach.TMOD then handed over the session to table topics master TM Prateek.

Table Topic Speeches

Tt master TM Prateek took over as the Table Topics master.He briefly explained the importance of table topics and asked people to volunteer.

Speaker 1 TM Amit

Topic:When going gets tough the tough gets going.

Speaker 2 TM Bhaskar

Topic:How to eliminate fear?

Speaker 3 TM Sri Ram

Topic: Limits exist only in mind.

Speaker 4 TM Ramji

Topic: Do critics really matter?

Speaker 5 TM Mohammed

Topic: How to grow stronger from failure?

Speaker 6 TM Nirav

Topic: If others can do it even I can do it.

Speaker 7 TM Ashish

Topic: What is comfort Zone?

TM Prateek Joshi then handed the control of the meeting to TMOD TM Tanmay. TMOD then called the General Evaluator TM Soundharya.

Evaluation

TM Soundharya called the individual evaluators,timer ,ah-counter who reported their evaluations,timings and speaking errors respectively.TM Soundharya then gave her feedback about the entire meeting.

1.The Meeting did not start on time.

2.Please ensure that we mark our attendance in the loulou app regularly.

TM Soundharya then handed the control of the meeting to the TMOD of the day.TMOD called the new president on stage.

Best Speaker:Ron

Best TT Speaker:Sriram

Best Evaluator:Tejaswini