Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters statistics for Second half-year of 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters
Second half-year of 2012 statistics

18 meetings
(average 3 per month)

9 prepared speeches by 5 speakers
(average 0.5 per meeting, 1.5 per month, ~1.8 per speaker)
And also 5 mini-speeches by 5 speakers

22 people were taking roles
Thank you all so much!

137 total roles participations
Including prepared speakers
(~7.6 roles per meeting, ~6.2 participations by one person for half-year or ~1 per month)

15 viewpoints, 15 table topics, 6 games

Visiting Lemberg toastmasters for one month you'd go to 3 meetings, hear 1 or 2 different speeches (and 1 mini-speech), participate in around 2 or 3 viewpoints and table topics, one game, and take a role once.

In general this half-year was much more about impromptu speaking. Unfortunately, we’re witnessing a steady decline in club attendance - from more than 200 role participations per half-year in 2011, to 153 in first half-year of 2012, to 137 now. Still, we have a little bit more viewpoints and table-topics in this half-year than in previous one, and 3 more games - two times more! - than previous half-year. We have less than half of previous half-year count in prepared speeches though, which is also 5 times less prepared speeches per month than in 2011.
We need to invite new people and increase attendance! That’s our imperative for 2013, so bring friends and otherwise spread the word where possible (-;

Notable standouts
- Top Speaker - Orest Chopko with 4 speeches!
No one else delivered more than 2 speeches, in fact most prepared speakers delivered only 1 speech during this half-year.
- Most versatile - Alex Sheremet took 10 different roles!
Mykola Makhin comes close with 9, everyone else took 7 and less different roles during this half-year.

Now, the details...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crooked politicians - a humorous table topic

Greetings toastmasters,

Recently I've made a humorous table topic that seemed to worked pretty well in our club, so here I am sharing the idea with the world (-:

Every volunteer had a task of impersonating a crooked politician - in a humorous "tongue-in-cheek" way of course, nothing too political (which would be against the rules). The volunteer had a task that sounded like this: "You are a politician that did something very unethical or sometimes even criminal (explanation of the deed included). Now that new elections are coming how would you explain yourself to public to clean your name?"

The task had really made the volunteers to make an effort to think. And also as you can probably imagine some of the excuses our "guilty politicians" were making were hilarious (-: , so the table topic was both interesting and funny.

To share some fun here's a little teaser video:

There were seven tasks written in total, and I'm sharing the task texts here so you could use it in your club if you want to, or make your own based on those:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters info sheets online

Here are some informational materials for Lemberg Toastmasters that should answer most of the questions about the Club that outside people might have.

Friday, July 20, 2012

They are waiting for your IceBreakers

These orphan cups are looking for a new owners. They are waiting for your IceBreakers - don't disappoint them ;-)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters statistics for first half-year of 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters
First half-year of 2012 statistics
19 meetings 
(19/6 ~= 3.17 per month)
21 prepared speeches by 12 speakers
(~1.1 per meeting, 3.5 per month, ~1.75 per speaker)
26 people were taking roles
Thank you all so much!
153 total roles participations
Including prepared speakers 
(~8 roles per meeting, ~5.88 participations by one person for half-year or ~1 per month)
14 viewpoints, 12 table topics, 3 games and one debate

Visiting Lemberg toastmasters for one month you'd go to roughly 3 meetings, hear 4 different speeches, participate in around 2 viewpoints and 2 table topics, and take a role once.All in all this was a productive half-year!

Notable standouts
- Top Speaker - Orest Chopko with 5 speeches!
Noone else delivered more than 2 speeches
- Top Speech Evaluator - Alex Sheremet with 7 speech evaluations!
Noone else did more than 3

Ok, let’s get into the details...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Club Experience

Toastmasters International published a nice video about the club experience, with explanations and comments.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lemberg Toastmasters 5-th Anniversary Party Report

Lemberg Toastmasters 5-th Anniversary Party Report
by Yustyna Holubets

Dear Toastmasters!

I am very happy to report that on February 8th the anniversary of Lemberg Toastmasters took place!
Luxurious place, delicate dishes and lovely music perfectly amplified our energy for various exciting activities.

There were two Holiday Table Topics during which volunteer speakers shared their wishes and painted by words different positive emotions. The winners, Lyuba Lazarenko and Alex Bair, got sweet presents.

Also during games guessing child photos and secrets we had an opportunity to discover some less known facts of our club members’ life and also find out how they looked long before becoming toastmasters. World music and quotations guessing games added an exciting intriguing spirit.

And true zest of the evening became “The Talent Show”. During the evening we mentioned outstanding abilities of our members:

  • Mykola Makhin who made a statistics of members’ progress with diagrams and tables.
  • Alex Bair who is keen on doing amazing sites about cinema.
  • Alex Sheremet who is good at handmade art doing original and practical things.
  • Andriy Turak who has a definite talent in drama playing.
  • Also we enjoyed the performances and demonstrations of the following talents.
  • Lyuba Lazarenko presented a splendid singing number taking us to “Marilyn Monroe” world.

  • Igor Klyuka revealed his deep interest in Asian cultures showing us his origami skills.
  • Olena Derzko provided a desert for the party having cooked her wonderful eclers. 
  • Oles Semenyuk made us burst from laugh by presenting his humorous stories.

  • Yustyna Holubets introduced a mysterious Orient with her Indian and Arabic dances.

I would like to thank every participant for coming, for your holiday mood and active participation!
Special thanks to:

  • Victor Medvedyev for organization and support of the event.
  • Lyuba Lazarenko for arranging the place and menu.
  • Mykola Makhin for technical support and for being a prefect DJ.
  • Alex Sheremet for managing contest prizes.
  • Sviatoslav Zalizschuk for sharing his notebook.
  • Olenka Derzko for bringing perfect dance music.
  • Kostya Pylypchuk for being our “Fashion Hunter”.
  • Andriy Turak, our devoted President, who did come to celebration in spite of breaking his leg.

And all others who did send the photos and secrets!

See more photos from the Anniversary below