“Is it okay to tell a little white lie?” This was the question posed to Jennifer Mighty and 6 other competitors at the District 53 Toastmasters Table Topics Contest on Saturday, November 21st, 2015. Jennifer said when you tell a lie you have to remember what you said. Besides, from her facial expressions it’s obvious when she is being less than truthful anyway! The elaboration of this concept and excellent stage presence made Jennifer the sure winner and she was awarded the first place prize. Jennifer went through 3 other rounds of competition, starting at her home club of Talk It Up Toastmasters in Windsor, CT on her way to the District Competition. During the contestant’s interview, Jennifer said that she hopes that she is able to use her improved public speaking skills to be an advocate and inspiration to girls and women.
Table Topics is a part of every Toastmasters meeting. It helps meeting participants practice thinking and speaking extemporaneously. A question is posed by the Table Topics Master and the speaker has to come up with a coherent answer on the spot and speak for at least one minute but no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds.
During the District 53 Toastmasters Conference, the West Indian Social Club was also represented by Ogewu Agbese. He gave a workshop called Club Cross Training. In that session, Toastmasters members learned how to adapt different personality types to attract and retain members to your Toastmasters Club.
District 53 has two conferences during the year. The next one will take place May 21st, 2015 at the Bradley Sheraton. Maybe you could be the next person to represent the West Indian Social Club at the District Conference. The first step is to join the Toastmasters!