There was a firecracker of a meeting on 20th February Saturday morning at Koramangala Toastmasters Club. The day was special with a Tall Tales Table Topics Contest as well.
The day started with a cc6 speech by Toastmasters Dany. Aptly titled “Appa’s Hello”, Dany took us on a trip through village side Kerala where her father brought home a not so healthy and presentable, but wise dog. Even though Dany and her mother were not so approving of the dog, her father took good care of the dog and magically things started to change in the house. Sometimes luck and prosperity steps into our house in the form of furry animals. The bravery and wisdom of the dog (called “Hello”) when it saved the family from the deadly sting of a Cobra brought amazement to the crowd at KTMC on the Saturday late morning.
Following Danny’s heart touching story was an ACS2 talk by Toastmasters Aalap Mehta. Aalap is also a Koramangala Toastmasters Club Mentor. The experience and flair of Aalap’s talk was visible in the Ah Counter not capable of finding a single glitch in the talk. A professional speaker and a very motivating character, Aalap drove home the message that Motivation is like taking a bath. We need it daily. Aalap brought in many incidents from his childhood and with his father that made us realise the importance of Motive and Action. An interesting anecdote was brought in by an interesting story of a Cheetah chasing rabbit. Aalap proved beautifully that Cheetah could not catch the rabbit, in spite of the Cheetah being the fastest animal on the planet, as the Cheetah was running for hunger and the rabbit was running for her life. So, let us all work for our life rather than short term goals.
Following the prepared speeches were very intense tall tales in a table topics format. The entire club and the guests were taken on some awesome roller-coaster rides by the speakers.