Minutes of Regular Meeting No. 371- Club Contest-1 ‘In to Win’

 “The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”

Meeting Date:    17th January 2021                    Venue:   Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting No:  371                                                    Meeting Time:  7.30 P.m.

Presiding Officer: TM Namrata Pandey                                    

Minutes Prepared by: TM Nancy Roji

President TM Namrata   +97150-5623869

         VP PR     TM Pratibha   +97150-8426354

Club Contest- part 1 Humorous and Evaluation Speech contest
Total Number of IUTM Participants 39
Guests 17 including Judges

Meeting Responsibilities

Contestant Assembly TM Preetha Narayanan
Briefing of all contestants Chief Judge DTM Deepa Surendran
Briefing of all role players Chief Judge DTM Deepa Surendran
Briefing of Judges Chief Judge DTM Deepa Surendran
Call to Order by Sergeant at Arms TM Preetha Narayanan
Opening remarks President TM Namrata Pandey
Zoom Master TM Namarata Pandey
Timer -1 TM Nancy Roji
Timer – 2 TM Preetha Narayanan

Meeting report: ‘In to win’, Inner Universe Toast Masters Club proudly presented its firST ever virtual Club Contest on 17th January 2021. Vibrant SAA of IUTM TM Preetha Narayanan energetically ordered the call to Meeting No.371. Madam President TM Namrata Pandey inquisitively opened the Virtual Club Contest part -1 at 7.35Pm. Chief Judge DTM Deepa Surendran precisely briefed the contestants, role players and the Judges.  

Humorous Speech Contest:

Speech Development is the way the speaker puts ideas together so the audience can understand them. Physical presentation of a speech carries part of the responsibility for effective communication. Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature. Every speaker benefits from using humor. Learn how to begin a speech with a humorous story to get listeners’ attention, end a speech with a humorous story, use humorous stories and anecdotes throughout the body of your speech to emphasize points, incorporate jokes into presentations and prepare and present an entirely humorous speech. TM Pratibha Tiwari immensely contributed her role as the contest chair of the event. Well Done TM Pratibha.

Contestants of the day:

Contestant 1: TM Abidul Islam    

  Contestant 2: TM Shruthi Shetty                               

Contestant 3: TM Mohamed Basheer      

Contestant 4: TM Yashashree Khandwekar            

TM Abidul Islam spoke on the Topic ‘Glory of Technology’ – wherein he portrayed the importance of technology and how it increased the efficiency of our work.

TM Shruthi Shetty has taken the audience to the back stage of her life by an interesting humorous ride.

TM Basheer spoke on the topic ‘License to fight’. As usual he presented topic in a humorous way quoted from the life stories and how to sustain in life by facing continuous fights.

TM yashasree has taken the members to story line of ‘Go corona Go’ and conveyed how the sanitary tools such as sanitizers, gloves and masks play an important role in our life during the pandemic.

Evaluation Contest:

Speech evaluations are a core element of the Toastmasters educational program and the feedback from evaluattors helps speakers improve their skills. An evaluator has several objectives when they deliver their evaluation. Their main focus is on the speaker. While the whole audience will benefit from the evaluation, it was the speaker who put in effort, and may be uncertain about how their speech was received. IUTM conducted the first ever online Evaluation Contest on 17th January 2021. TM Mohamed Asif volunteered the contest flawlessly as the Contest Chair. Well Done TM Asif.

Target speaker TM Nesma Niyas of TKM Toastmasters club delivered the speech for the Evaluation contestants on the topic ‘Escapism’ wherein she portrayed the concept of habitual diversion of the mind and how it connected to the current situation.

Contestants of the day were:

Contestant 1: TM Deepti Tak                            Contestant 2: TM Abidul Islam
Contestant 3: TM Ranjit Nair                            Contestant 4: TM Elroy Vaz
Contestant 5: TM Raj Sekhar                           Contestant 6: TM Mohamed Basheer
Contestant 7: TM Alok Mishra                          Contestant 8: TM Yashashree Khandwekar           

Club contest part-1 adjourned 9.40 Pm after the result declaration.

Contest chair TM Pratibha Tiwari declared the result of Humorous Speech.

Winners: 1. TM Yashasree

                2. TM Basheer

                3. TM Shruti Shetty

Contest chair TM Mohamed Asif declared the result of Evaluation Speech Contest.

Winners: 1. TM Yashasree

                2. TM Elroi

                3. TM Rajsekhar

Congratulations to the winners, participants and all the role players. First and second position Winners of both contests will be represent the club for the Area contest.

No of attendees: 39

Next Meeting:     31.01. 2021 

TM Namrata Pandey                               17th January 2021

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President                                                     Date

TM Nancy Roji                                         17th January 2021

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