Jeddah Elite ladies toastmaster club members have proved that they not only sweep prizes in the area and division level contests but also know how to celebrate their achievements with grandeur.
For the guests to see the benefits of toastmaster membership, the event began with an educational session. Members opened the meeting by sharing how joining toastmasters has changed their life and made them better communicators and leaders. As it was a special event, there was only one prepared speech. TM Jolly was the prepared speaker and TM Hafsara was her evaluator. TM Hafsarapraised the speaker for her well-researched and well-prepared speech. She also proffered some suggestions to make the speech even better, enlightening both the speaker and the audience of the value of using real life stories in the speeches to make them more effective.
Next was Table topics session that was conducted exclusively for the kids enabling them to think on the spot and speak spontaneously.Miss Simin won the best table topics speaker award.
There was a snacks break before the commencement of celebrations. Experienced Toastmaster TM Anitha Jaleel was the Master of Ceremony and led the audience through the entire program enthusiastically. There was a fancy dress parade by kids, which was a treat to watch. They personified the great Mother Teresa, beautiful Princess Elsa, Cute Pilot among other interesting characters. Master Salman captivated the audience with his innocent demeanor in his story telling session. Miss Riya enthralled the audience with her graceful moves in her dance performance on a Bollywood song. Master Jamal had everyone in splits with his humorous mimicry. MissAleena mesmerized the audience with her beautiful voice crooning a melodious Hindi song. Kids enjoyed “Simon Says” while ladies had a “blast” in the balloon popping game. The event, in line with Toastmasters objectives, provided the kids with an opportunity to shed their fears and showcase their talents on the stage.
Everybody received surprise Goody boxes from the event’s sponsor National Biscuits and Confectionary Company.
Memories, Albatal Champion and Teashop brand owner NBCC, also provided popcorn and chips as snacks.
Three members were recognized for their inspiring achievements. TMAjitha won the “Most Improved Toastmaster” Award for her incredible progress in the last year from being shy and scared of public speaking to winning 8 trophies this year in the speech contests, VPE TM Sabina won the “Outstanding Toastmaster” Award for her selfless contribution to the club and TM Hafsara won the “Most Passionate Toastmaster” award.
The two organizers of this event, TM Rabiya and TM Ajithacompleted the “Organize a club event” task in the Competent Leadership Manual provided by the Toastmasters International while gaining immense knowledge from this valuable experience.
The celebration concluded with ladies and kids photo sessions. It was a complete edutainment experience and everybody had a great time.