Meeting on 08/06/2016
I was very glad to see everyone on the 8th of June as a Toastmaster. My decision was to dedicate that meeting for summer time. As you know Children’s day is celebrated on its first day. Maybe because summer time is usually associated with holiday, when people want to relax, some of them tend to go for adventures, experience new things and emotions. At that time they get the same courage, curiosity, passion and zest for life as children. It was nice to hear the best childhood memories and dream holidays of our speakers. That allowed knowing them from very different perspective. The speakers in turn impressed me with their positivity, determination to change the world, creativity and sense of humour.
The first speaker conveyed his Ice Breaker Speech called “Changing the World Begins with Changing Yourself”. He started his career in the military as a Chinese interpreter. However, after serving for several months he realized that it was not his path. Furthermore, Alibek decided to be a businessman in order to change the world, as Steve Jobs, Elon Mask, Mark Zuckerberg and others. He compared his business career with sine graph with its ups and downs. After taking a number of trainings and courses Alibek deduced a set of successful people. First set was about managing four resources: time, money, health and connection. The following one was managing soft skills: language, public speaking and fast reading. The third one was mastering professional skills. Alibek completed his speech with a quote: “Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself. The only place you can begin is where you are, the only time you can begin is always now”.
Second speaker Ilyas demonstrated his story telling ability on his project #2 “Most Memorable Trip” from an advanced communicator’s manual. It was interesting to listen to him, as his story was full of adventure, some danger, reckless decisions and the unpredictable end. There were a lot of details, descriptions of the environment as it was easy to imagine the situation happened with Ilyas several years ago. Also the elements of humour and amusement made his speech lively and funny.
Aiym delivered her speech #8 called “Enjoy the Process”. She explained about the difference on how people perceive the information. Aiym comprised of four different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic. This aspect should be considered carefully especially at school. Teachers ought to find an attitude for every child according to their ways of absorbing given information. Aiym said that enjoying the process was a key in learning anything. It was nice to see her notes taken before to learn song lyrics. That was a really good idea to choose artists whose songs could really enlarge one’s vocabulary if they wanted to learn foreign languages. Aiym learned how to sing rap songs by combining different types of learning: listening, writing, reading and singing out loud. She demonstrated that skill at the end of her speech by singing Nicki Minaj’s song “Super Bass”. That was incredible!
Zhansaya continued the meeting as a Table Topics Master presenting the speech “Working at Work”. She gave different suggestions on how to be productive and efficient at work. Additionally, Yadykar shared her own tips of productivity at work. They were switching off mobile phones and social networks’ notifications, announcing others not to distract you and concentrating on your work only.
Congratulations to our winners: Alibek and Yadykar, who became best speakers and Begzod, who was declared as the best evaluator!
Stay tuned to our news and enjoy every moment of summer!
Posted on: 15.06.2016, by : Aisha Maukembayeva