NWO Toastmasters Club holds meeting in Archbold

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ARCHBOLD -- The Northwest Ohio Toastmasters club met on July 2 for its regular meeting at Northwest State Community College, Archbold.

Barb Steckly served as master of ceremonies (Toastmaster) to conduct the meeting. She reported the proper way to display the U.S. flag. Rebecca Lovelass gave a speech on "Creating your own Reality," relating the heart and mind connection. Larry Zuvers talked about "How not to give a speech," based on a personal experience.

Constructive suggestions, to make the presentations even more effective, were provided by Andy Lyke and Vu Huynh. Karen Lyke reported on the number of distracting sounds such as "uh" that were used during the meeting. Sue Stamm timed the speeches to limit saying too much. 'Quest' was the challenge word of the day provided by Darlene Sheperd. Quest means seeking or pursuit.

Loretta Torres provided a general review of the flow of the meeting. President Darlene Sheperd reported on an upcoming conference and that the next regular meeting is July 16. Sheperd also provided the table topic, where members commented on personal memories for selected years. Andy Lyke ended the meeting with an inspirational poem. There were two visitors attending.

Guests are always welcome to attend Northwest Ohio Toastmasters' meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Allied Health Building Conference Room at NW State Community College, south of Archbold. For more information contact Larry Zuvers at 419-636-2329 or lzuvers@gmail.com.

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