Sekunjalo Ke Nako (Zulu Language to say "Now is the Time") when I was in Cape Town in 1994, all the zulus were shouting this at me ! At that time, it didn't mean anything to me as much as it did today !
Today was a Special Session TME'd by non other than our bubbly Meera who agreed at the very last minute to take up the Challenge. Thank you toastmaster Meera. As the President rightfully said, at Plateau, we're a family with a strong unity.
The Education Session on Feedback was conducted by Toastmaster Jyotee and she pointed out that Lionel Messi is as good as he is not because he's sleeping on his laurels but because he keeps practising ! Bravo Messi ! Bravo Barcelona (set to beat liverpool soon :) But more important is when feedbacks are given, it should be with sincerity and meant to improve the receiver !!!
Clean Shaved Sorjen gave an overview on the Club Etiquettes were conducted. He asked us to empty our mugs and listen to what he had to say and boy did he make us listen ! We even had to stand up and talk after his presentation ! And give standing ovations…and mind you when you're not coming to any club session, have the courage to pick up your smartphones and send a text to the TME saying that you can not come !!! These were the unwritten rules ! No wonder no one wrote it !!
Ze Moments of Truth !!! Farhan converted the Table Topics Segment into a truth defining moments. Everyone spoke the truth, everyone spoke their mind and it was a revealing moment for the President as to where he stood ! Watch this space soon for the "WOW Factor Challenge" from Toastmasters International.
Came the Election Time ! Geeta, the Election Chair, gracefully conducted the election (although there was no campaign, no meeting (pronounced Meeching in Creole), no "banderole") it was subtle and here's the list of elected Members for next mandate:-
Vyankoj - President
Roshan Nothoo - VP Education
Farhan - VP Membership
Dosheela - VP Public Relations
Roshan Seebaluck - Treasurer
Jyotee - Secretary
Sorjen - Sergeant at Arms !
Congratulations to the upcoming team. Just like in high jump or long jump, or whatever jumping sports is available, the stakes go higher, the new committee will have to maintain the current stake or set it higher. To achieve this, the blessings of the Plateau Family are, without doubt, required
As the President mentioned, the early bird price for the conference is till 15th May. So pls. grab your seats by filling this form:- https://goo.gl/forms/liV78QNyPiYj1qcw2
And send your funds to anyone in the exec team (current)