MALATE, MANILA — A fun and fishy meeting with the theme all about Betta Fish, on August 6 at The Bon-Ga Korean Restaurant.

Toastmaster of the Evening Celine Antonio, TM gave several trivia and facts about the Betta Fish. She shared numerous reasons why a Betta Fish would make a great pet for just about anyone.

The Table Topics Session lead by Joevel Fernandez, ACB

Guest Toastmaster Mar Marilag, MS4 EH1 of Landbank Toastmasters Club presented the Word of the Week “Foment“. The Table Topics Master was Area 93 Director Joevel Fernandez, ACB. There three speakers who spoke for Table Topics, including a walk-in guest.

“One man’s fish, is another man’s poison.”

During the Prepared Speech Portion, four speakers delivered their Speech Projects. Diane Go, TM delivered her second Speech under the “Evaluation and Feedback” Project where she shared tips on how to get started with vlogging. Mark Donne, TM delivered his “Ice Breaker” Speech and shared his journey towards joining a Toastmasters Club. Donn Go, PM1 delivered a Speech under the “Effective Body Language” Project where he shared tips on how to fall asleep. Phebe Pendon, ACS CL delivered an Advance Speech Project from the “Public Relations” Manual, where she spoke under fire about a controversial topic.

General Evaluator Ronald Ednalan Jr., CC ALB DL3; guest Toastmaster from PNB Toastmasters Club; lead the Evaluation Session. Ed Fabonan, DTM evaluated the Speech Project of Diane Go, TM. Darwin Gabriel, TM was the evaluator of the Speech of Mark Donne, TM. Stacy Liong, TC2 evaluated the Speech of Donn Go, PM1. Joey Roxas, PM1 evaluated the Speech Project of Phebe Pendon, ACS CL. Kristine Crispino, TM evaluated the Table Topics Session as the Table Topics Evaluator.

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