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I made it just in time to catch the Table Topics session at
Toast I.T. Toastmasters. I nearly would've
won with my impromptu speech about Japan, but Mike Tsang's
jokes/insightful observations about India (“Chinese food in India is
the same as what they serve in Indian restaurants in China.”) won him
the best Table Topics Award. =) I was glad that he came out!

Michael Chan gave a speech on first impressions. I talked to him
afterwards to give him a more detailed evaluation and do the proper
mentor-ish thing of telling him some of the things I learned from that
speech, and we discovered that we had very similar book interests.
He's also read things like “Never Eat Alone” and “Love is the Killer
App”. In fact, he goes to the trouble of publishing book reviews on
Amazon. Must keep track of this guy. =)

I was proud of Chris Charabaruk, too, who stepped up and volunteered
to evaluate Michael on his second speech despite just having finished
his second speech as well. I talked to Chris afterwards to give him
some feedback on his evaluation, too. I'm glad they're both making the
most of the Toastmasters program!

We had our club elections today, too. I got acclaimed to the position
of VP Ed, and I'm looking forward to helping everyone learn as much as
they can… =)

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