As the first Toastmaster of the new decade, I hosted the evening with the theme “Paradigms”. Paradigms are (depending on the definition) a mixture of methodological overview and beliefs that are necessary to achieve certain goals. Each goal has its own beneficial and inhibitory paradigms. Despite this very profound topic, which I only dealt with on the surface, I was able to give the audience some insights. The initial excitement, as I haven’t hosted an English evening for ages, vanished within a very short time while I was on stage. The energy was high and the members, as well as the guests were enthusiastic – a successful evening 🙂