The JOTTER Coffs Harbour Toastmasters News Letter 18th May 2016

    THE JOTTER                          meeting 901.


No mics!

Because the Cavanbah Hall is being painted, our last meeting was held in a room in the Community Centre. The smaller space made a pleasant difference as we didn’t have to worry so much about “using the stage” or holding the microphone correctly. Instead it was more intimate with people talking in their normal voices. A different ambience but no less good practice!


We all talked.

Relatively low numbers was a case of swings and roundabouts. What we lost by not having a large audience was compensated for by everyone having a chance to get on their feet and say their piece. This was largely to the Table Topics Master making sure that challenges went to people without major speaking roles. Good on you Dee Bee!


A variety of speeches

There were three formal speeches. Fran’s speech, one ‘based on research’, combined anecdotes about fire walking and Billy Graham to make her point. Lyn gave us a very entertaining account of a stay in hospital.  And David W filled the room with a folk tale .

Great variety. The Warm Up was interesting; the Listening Post was harder than usual; and the General Evaluator (DavidG) was succinct and thorough.


June7 will see us back in Cavanbah Hall for Meeting 902. Once more striding the stage, projecting our voices, and gesturing expansively.

Our Thoughts & best wishes go to our good friend Barbara. We trust you have a swift recovery. We will see you back at T.M very soon.

David Whyte & Deebee Bishop