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SLTM Minutes of January 13th 2011

January 13, 2011

Minutes for January 13, 2011.

At Seocho Leaders Toastmasters last Thursday, the meeting was called to order by our chairperson Michael Whyte. Our Toastmaster for the evening Barry Smith was introduced. The theme of the meeting was gravestones and each of the role takers were asked what they would want their graves to read.

Jenny Vrontakis as the grammarian, Ellen Noh as our timer, Paul Kim as the Ah counter and Richard Kim as our General Evaluator were introduced with their roles for the evening.

In the prepared speech session Hong Seok delivered his 2nd speech titled “My Love Story”. Hong Seok informed the group of the agriculture industry around the world and even more so on the abundance rice in South Korea.  As the only prepared speaker for the evening, Hong Seok was awarded best speaker for the evening.

Moving on to Table Topics Catherine asked each of the impromptu speakers to say what they would do in certain situations like… “What would you change if you were president of Korea”? Barry, Michael, Richard and Ellen stepped up in response.

Cruising along with debates Jenny Vrontakis proposed a rather serious debate on whether Universities should teach more employability skills to undergraduates. Our topic was divided with Ellen, Paul and Richard for teaching employability. And the sides against teaching employability were Michael, Catherine and Hong Seok.

Michael Whyte evaluated Hong Seok’s speech, while Richard Kim as our General Evaluator for the evening commented on the meeting as a whole. Our best Table Topics for the evening were awarded to Barry. The meeting was brought to a close with some final comments by our chairperson Michael.

~Barry A. Smith

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