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Kraków Public Speaking Club #189 – Your Nobel Prize – Location Update

Hi Everyone!

This Wednesday we’ll meet in Arteteka. You enter it from Szujskiego Street, 3rd floor. It is nearby Teatr Bagatela. (see a picture of the building here)

There are some conditions: we will need to leave by 19:00 (so we are going to start at 17:30) and the participants will need to have library cards (of Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna). If you have this card, please bring it, otherwise please come a few minutes sooner to have the card issued.

Looking forward to see you all!

Kraków Public Speaking Club

 

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #189 – Your Nobel Prize

“Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.“ – Don Miguel Ruiz

On Wednesday (September 28th) we’ll meet at the same location as last week. The venue will be announced soon.

Please find more details in our Facebook about the meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/150442408742986/

See you!

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AREA LEVEL CONTESTS – HUMOROUS & TABLE TOPICS

Just a reminder for those interested that Area level contests will be this Saturday – September 24th – at the restaurant Dobra Nasza Kasza, Rynek Główny 28. The contests will start at 12:15h.
For the Table Topic Contest, our club is going to be represented by Tomasz Kruk.
As far as the Humorous Speech Contests, Ewelina Rusin will be representing our club in the English Contests and Justyna Litynska in the Polish Contests.
We look forward to see you guys and wish you all the best of luck :D
If you’re an active member of a Toastmaster club, you can even take on some roles during the contests. If you’re interested in taking some roles, please reach out to us at krakow.toastmasters@gmail.com
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Meeting #188 – Childhood Memories – Wrap-Up

Meeting Summary #188 – Childhood Memories

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of yesterday’s amazing meeting at Diamante Plaza. We had a full house, with 3 speeches and many incredible moments :)

The word of the day was “reminisce“, which means indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.

Przemysław was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Alicja, who presented the warm-up question: “If you were told you had to go back to school tomorrow, what would be your first reaction?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section.

The first speaker was Leidy with her speech “Personal growth in an unexpected place“, evaluated by Gabor. It was Leidy’s first speech at Toastmasters and she shared her personal journey of moving to Poland from New York.  The speech was Leidy’s Project #1 – The Ice Breaker.

The second speaker was Kamila with her speech “We are not superheroes“, evaluated by Ewelina, a very intimate perspective on humans not being superheroes. The speech was Kamila’s Project #5 – Your Body Speaks.

The third prepared speaker was Ricardo with his speech “The limits of my language are the limits of my world“, evaluated by Tomek, a persuasive speech that tells his story with languages. The speech was Ricardo’s Project #9 – Persuade With Power.

The Table Topic Session followed, with 4 brave contestants taking part in it, and Alicja leading the session. Each participant had to answer questions regarding their childhood dreams and also describe those times, as well.  Each participant had between 1 to 2 minutes to answer the question or tell a story the best way they could.

Shout out to our guests Helder and Faris for joining in on the fun and even taking part in the Table Topic Session!

The winner of this Table Topic Session was Gabor with an hilarious talk on how he dreamed to lead an army with a sword!

Finally, Gosia presented the timer report, Ricardo gave us grammar suggestions, Michał informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Paweł evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 3 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow Public Speaking Club

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Kraków Public Speaking Club – Meeting #188 – Childhood Memories

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“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

This Wednesday (September 21st) we’ll meet at the same location as last week. The location details are as follows:

Diamante Plaza
ul. Dekerta 24
Segment A, 1 floor Conference Room

The closest tram stop is Klimeckiego. Please arrive on time, as we’ll start at 6:30 pm

Please find more details in our Facebook about the meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/154382291680310/

See you!

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Meeting #187 – Let’s Go Back To School – Wrap-Up

Meeting Summary #187 – Let’s Go Back To School

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of yesterday’s amazing meeting at Diamante Plaza. We had a full house today, with 3 speeches and many fun moments :)

The word of the day was “dilligent“, which means having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.

Alicja was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Ewelina, who presented the warm-up question: “If you were told you had to go back to school tomorrow, what would be your first reaction?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section.

The first speaker was Piotr with his speech “Maracanazo“, evaluated by Kamila,where he shared the story of the biggest upset in football history. The speech was Piotr’s Project #6 – Vocal Variety.

The second speaker was Ewelina with her speech “If it makes you happy“, evaluated by Ricardo, a very funny, original and entertaining speech. The speech was Ewelina’s Project #2 – Organize Your Speech.

The third prepared speaker was Tomek with his speech “Happy wife is happy life“, evaluated by Ricardo, a very inspiring speech that portrays the reality of marriage. The speech was Tomek’s Project #10 – Inspire Your Audience, and Tomek has officially earned the title of “Competent Communicator” by completing all the projects from the first Toastmasters speech manual. At the end of the meeting, our President (Przemysław) and our Vice-President of Education (Ewelina) prepared and delivered an award to Tomek.

The Table Topic Session followed, with 4 brave contestants taking part in it, and Ewelina leading the session. Each participant had to choose randomly a subject in school (e.g. History, Physical Education, Music, etc.) and then between 1 to 2 minutes deliver an inspiring and motivating talk to the audience (the students) to prompt them to be interested in the subject. You can imagine how hilarious this was! :)

Shout out to our amazing guests Boško and Waldek for joining in on the fun and even taking part in the Table Topic Session!

The winner of this Table Topic Session was Gabor.

Finally, Gabor presented the timer report, Ricardo gave us grammar suggestions, Boško informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Przemysław evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 2 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow Public Speaking Club

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Kraków Public Speaking Club – Meeting #187 – Let’s Go Back To School

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This Wednesday (September 14th) will go back to our normal format for our meetings.

Here are the location details:

Diamante Plaza
ul. Dekerta 24
Segment A, 1 floor Conference Room

The closest tram stop is Klimeckiego. Please arrive on time, as we’ll start at 6:30 pm

Please find more details in our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779947348957859/

See you there!

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HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTESTS – Wrap Up

We have just wrapped up the Humorous Contests in our club, and it was a success!

Thank you to Piotr for leading the contest, Tomasz, Ewelina and Justyna for participating as contestants, and thank you to our judges – Przemysław, Ricardo and Paweł – our timer Leidy, and everyone else attending.

The rules were very simple: prepare a humorous speech and deliver it between 5 and 7 minutes. The best speech wins!

Ewelina will be representing our club in the English Humorous Speech Contests in the area level on September 24th, and Justyna in the Polish Humorous Speech Contests. Congratulations to them and to all the speakers!

Meanwhile, next week we go back to our normal meetings and we already have 2 prepared speeches. If you’d like to take on a role, please e-mail us at krakow.toastmasters@gmail.com or sign-in on EasySpeak!

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Location Changed – Humorous Speech Contests – September 7th 2016

The meeting location has been changed, and we’ll meet tomorrow at:

Diamante Plaza
ul. Dekerta 24
Segment A, 1 floor Conference Room

The closest tram stop is Klimeckiego. Please arrive on time, as we’ll start at 6:30 pm

Remember that tomorrow’s meeting won’t be a normal meeting – there will be Humorous Speech Contests, so only speeches without the normal activities we usually do. But if it still interests you, feel free to come and watch :)

See you all tomorrow!

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CONTESTS – Humorous Speech (Members Only) – English and Polish

!!! CONTESTS ARE HERE !!!
Every year there are contests run at Toastmasters.
In early Autumn the Humorous Speech and Table Topics contests take place at the area level. This year it will be on September 24th.

In order to have our club members participate at the area level (and hopefully above), we need to have contests run in our club.

Therefore we will hold both Polish and English Table Topics contests on August 31st and an Humorous Speech Contest on September 7th.

If you’re not a member of Toastmasters, please come in 2 weeks as we’ll resume our normal meetings.

Contests are fun and educative, and everyone is welcome to join and take part in various roles (although you need to be a paid member to be a contestant or a judge).

We are currently looking for Judges and Counters/Timers, so if you’d like to step up, this will count to your CL journey in Toastmasters!

Please reach out to us at: krakow.toastmasters@gmail.com

This Wednesday the club will meet at the Dom Kultury „Podgórze”, ul. Sokolska 13, (for a map see: http://dkpodgorze.krakow.pl/kontakt.html). You can reach the building from the side of the Piłsudski bridge or Warneńczyka St., tram stop “Korona”.

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