Tuesday’s Talk of the Tower meeting had us all laughing out loud and feeling good. Veteran member Dave Hill kicked off the meeting with motivational words. He spoke about his friend, Donna Mack, who recently gave an incredibly motivational speech. We encourage you to watch it here: https://youtu.be/nq7F6cWFRQg
Dee Mosley gave our first speech of the day appropriately titled “A Girls Trip.” This is speech #4 from Competent Communicator. She told a funny and heartwarming story about her recent girls trip to Oklahoma. Dee did a masterful job using descriptive words to make us feel like we were on the trip, too!
We were all inspired by the second speaker, Qualonda Bennett. Her speech “Make Like a Chicken… and Wing It!” not only made us laugh, but also made us think about how we should let go of our fears and “wing it” more often in life.
Liza Phillip gave our final speech of the day titled “Leadership.” Completing speech #5 from Competent Communicator, Liza spoke about the leaders she most admires and what makes them special. She reminded us that leading by example is a very important part of leadership.
Table Topics was led by Mickey Bennett, who also provided our Word of the Day – “Vernal” – meaning related to Spring. As always, our evaluators gave great feedback. Evaluations are a vital part of the Toastmasters methodology — getting immediate positive and constructive feedback to improve right away.
We welcome guests and would love to meet you at our next Toastmasters meeting! Come see us every Tuesday at noon at 14240 Proton Rd. in Dallas.
Our weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, was full of energy, positivity, and encouragement. The meeting was led by Toastmaster Jason Jackson. Dee Mosley gave the motivational words to kick off the meeting. She spoke about going through life with a positive outlook and being considerate of the ways in which you can influence the people around you. Her words set the tone for the meeting!
We had two wonderful speeches, full of emotion and honesty. Jerrica Jentry gave her 10th speech from the CC (Competent Communicator) where she had to motivate the audience. Jerrica spoke about the motivation to not only exercise, but also eat healthy, in order to reach her goals. She absolutely influenced the audience to get off our butt’s and start focusing on our health!
Erin Marshall gave her 6th speech from CC, where she had to use vocal variety to express emotion in her speech. She had us all appreciating the Spring season in Texas and encouraged us to get outside!
Table Topics were led by Jessica Stanford who asked some tough and interesting questions about the best decision we’ve made in our life, where we see ourselves in five years, our biggest fears, and how we feel about “free” college.
Our Evaluators gave outstanding encouragement and strong feedback to our speakers. Brian Del Savio evaluated Jerrica’s speech and Qualonda Bennett evaluated Erin’s speech.
Awards of the Day went to:
- Best Speaker: Jerrica Jentry
- Evaluation: Brian Del Savio
- Table Topics: Kendall Mason
See you next week!
We had a fantastic first meeting at our new home at New Benefits. For future meetings and guests, here are more detailed instructions about how to get to the building.
Here are the instructions when arriving at New Benefits:
Address: New Benefits – 14240 Proton Road – Dallas, TX, 75252
(Just north of Spring Valley. Building is on east side of street)
Use the side driveway on the south side of the building and drive to the back of the building. Please park near the back of the parking lot, near the fence. Please do not park in the first row closest to the building.
After you park, use the back door entrance by the parking lot. There will be a Toastmasters Entrance sign by this entrance. Ring the door bell if door isn’t open and ask the NB employee to direct you to Stars. Our meeting will be in the Stars Auditorium. When you enter building make a left and the auditorium will be halfway down the hallway on the right.
To all TOT members and guests, we are very excited to announce a new meeting location! The club will now meet at the New Benefits office building at 14240 Proton Rd, Dallas, TX 75244 during our regularly scheduled meeting every Tuesday from noon to 1pm. TOT is still an open club and anyone is welcome to attend! Please park in the front parking lot and enter through the front door. Please note no food is allowed in the club meeting room.
Thank you for your patience while we found a new place, and we hope to see you there this coming Tuesday, December 6!
To all of our members and guests, please note our club is moving to a new location! We will continue to meet at the Pinnacle Tower (previously known as the Occidental Tower), but instead of the Harvest Cafe, we will meet in Conference Room 430.
It’s that time of year! Talk of the Tower is excited to announce our club contest will be held Tuesday, September 20. Contestants will compete for Humorous Speech and Table Topics. Contests are a great way to break out of your comfort zone and try something outside of the club. We encourage visitors on 9/20 to cheer on our club contestants!!
Talk of the Tower Toastmasters invites you to our happy hour this Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Blue Mesa in Addison! Blue Mesa has drink specials and free apps, so please join us to learn more about our club and to get to know our awesome members! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
Click the image below to watch our video featuring TOT members speaking about how Toastmasters has impacted their lives! We hope to see you there.
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