A full house for festive speaking

Our final meeting of the year was held on 21st December, and what a year it’s been for Bromley Speakers! We’ve welcomed many new members, seen many great ‘Icebreaker’ first speeches, and many inspiring speeches from experienced members. We’ve seen hundreds of short, impromptu ‘Table Topic’ speeches, and many more members taking on roles for the first time.

Our festive meet was indeed a fitting end to the year. We once again enjoyed three prepared speeches, with John’s moving speech, titled ‘The Gift’, winning Best Speech on the night. It elicited an equally moving and inspiring evaluation from Alex, who also nabbed the Best Evaluator award, describing the speech as one of the best he’s ever seen at Toastmasters!

Our annual Bromley Speakers group photo!

After a short break, where copious mince pies were consumed, we enjoyed a festive Table Topics session, where members (and some guests!) gave short, unprepared speeches on festive topics. They were capably evaluated by Kieran, with David H winning the public vote with a speech that taught us an original dance!

The evening was once again an evening of firsts, with many members taking roles for the first time. Kem did a sterling job as Toastmaster, Thomas ran Timekeeping very efficiently, Carol skilfully managed Table Topics, and Bash rounded of the evening with a thorough General Evaluation.

Thanks to everyone involved – 2024 is teeing up to be a bumper year!