With the theme of the evening „gratitude“ Sonia led the Aachen Toastmasters through an evening full of delightful speeches, inspiring success stories and insightful feedback.

The evening started out with a motivating success story provided by Werner. After that Michael gave us insight into Toastmasters Warschau, by sharing evaluation sheets with us that allow for a detailed feedback. We tested them immediately on his following speech.

The first prepared speech of the evening was given by Michael who took us on a journey of the every day life of an Erasmus Student. After that Raphael practiced his skills as a sales person, giving a speech and acting out a role play on how to sell expensive things. This was followed by a round of feadback by the audience.

Following the prepared speeches, Nils presented us with an excellent array of table topics, which were perfectly aligned with the topic of the evening. By asking each of the table topics speakers individual questions about what makes them happy, he gave them and the audience the opportunity to reflect on what they are grateful for:

Guest Mohammed: What was better today than yesterday?

Johannes: What did you learn recently that you are thankful for?

Alex: What is something enjoyable you experience everyday that you have become used to?
Guest Nikolai: What are you looking forward to in the future?
Ashika: What choice did you make in the last 5 years that you thank yourself for making?
The evening was concluded by detailed speech evaluations given by Irene, Florian and Michael.

I am thankful for another fun and inspiring evening!

Sonia
Toastmaster of the evening