2012 Christmas Cheer Meeting


Time for a little festive cheer as we get ready for the holidays.  We're having a fun potluck meeting with a special fun theme called Can It Go In The Box?

When:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where:  in our regular meeting room at Sheridan College.

What Is Can It Go In The Box?

Have you ever seen or experienced something that ticks you off or annoys you just a little? Like people who talk loudly on the Go Train, or men who wear socks with sandals, or sports personalities that always use the same clichés, or Madonna, or people who say "like" and "totally", or Sudbury because ....... well it's Sudbury.  Have we got a game for you!

How Does It Work?

At our Christmas Cheer Meeting, every Toastmaster is asked to speak about at least 2 'THINGS' (people, places, articles, anything) for 2 minutes.  Your goal is to convince the rest of the members that your ‘THING’ absolutely should go in the box and disappear from this earth forever.  You'll need to use humour, exaggeration and drama to convince the crowd.

Host for the game - Tony Corrie, will help with his comments and questions.  Once your justification has been presented, fellow toastmasters may ask questions too - so be ready to think on your feet.  Once the questions are done, there will be a vote taken as to whether your ‘THING’  goes in the box or not.

Now, maybe your ‘THING’ gets voted into the box or not - this is meant to be lighthearted fun - just like those crazy motions you hear during the business sessions.  But of course there will be token prizes and bragging rights for best "In The Box Persuaders".

Where Did This Idea Come From?

The concept is based on a British TV show call Room 101, and if you are interested - go check out how the pros do it.

And About The Potluck....

The potluck sign up sheet will be passed around at the November 28 and December 5 meetings so you can bring your favourite foods to share (savoury appetizers, healthy greens or sweets).

Please remember, we have extended the hours for this meeting from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We will have three regularly scheduled speeches / evaluations on this day. We will not have a point of view, education speech, table topics, or business session. And we will likely go to the pub afterwards.


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