Saturday, May 19, 2012
You didn't need to be a numerologist to expect something special to happen on May 18 at our eighteenth meeting of this year. And you would have been right in about eight ways! Our Toastmaster Xiang led us through an adventurous meeting. We had our Table Topics segment first, in which Kalen challenged many of us to demonstrate our rhetorical wizardry by answering questions more or less related to wizards. (Our theme was Harry Potter versus The Lord of the Rings.) In place of one prepared speech, Maryam and Jag delved further into the relative merits of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings series in a panel discussion moderated by Jordi. That discussion came after a brief trip back to reality, in which Area Governor Mick Normington delivered a speech on the difficult job market for those with advanced degrees outside of STEM. A few other guests were present and also enriched the meeting with their words and ears. In sum, this meeting was another fine addition to the UT Sciences Toastmasters genre←(Word of the Day).