A special request from a member began our evening with brainstorming, “romantic spots in Berlin”. No one was at a loss of words, even public speaking angst couldn’t get in the way of passionate ideas. Here is our list:
It was hard to stop the creative momentum…
Lena stomped and jogged in her Icebreaker speech: Calisthenics, Clutter, and Curses. “To know me is to know my habits” and she let us in on three of her good habits. Lena inspired us with three tips: substituting curse words like “damn” with “BAM!”, creating de-clutter zones by using the Zero Clutter Method, and jogging as a inventive way to avoid pick-pocketers.
Holger’s speech: Culture and the way I was brought up highlighted the fact that our culture plays a vital part in how we view the world.
Diana’s speech: It Is in Our Hands was a call for action to evaluate our education system. She believes there are three main pillars: 1) the young learner, 2) the teacher, 3) the parents. Finland and South Korea were notable high-scorers in the PISA test and she asked the question “Why?”.
Khushi announced the date for the 90th Anniversary of Toastmasters International, so mark this in your calendar – it is going to be an event you won’t want to miss: Friday, October 17th, 2014!