Voice of Godiva – Wed 9th Feb 2022

Meeting Number 189 - A Life Worth Living

Trouble on the M6 meant that Tim and I were late coming in, with a bouncing Sophie interrupting the start of proceedings.


Michelle, ever the professional, took it all in her stride as she opened the meeting with an inspiring introduction to the evening’s theme ‘A Life Worth Living’.


Our President, Nishanth is planning his succession by encouraging his committee members to be President for the night.


Tonight was Michelle (our Vice President of Membership) turn.


She did an incredible job of welcoming a record 11 guests in tonight’s meeting.


From the outset, the energy was high.  Sanat, as our Toastmaster for the Evening, explained the Toastmaster etiquette and rituals while inspiring everyone in the room.


Yayra joined us on line as a cracking Timer.


Amy, our Grammarian, gave us ‘Gratitude’ as the word of the day.

We had four prepared speeches:


? Robin shared some information about his passions in his icebreaker


? I delivered my speech on The Empowerment Portal, a new innovative way of engaging employees


? Fiona took the virtual stage giving us 12 Steps to a Brilliant Blog


? Tim gave us a beautiful description of a Bosherston Egg!


Specific and helpful evaluations were given by Mohamed, Nishanth, Emil and Bence.


The break was full of laughter, chat and biscuits!


Pratik then took to the stage as Table Topic Master, with a pile of books!

Table Topics


Each table topic was to choose a book and explain why was the best book they ever read.


? Michelle chose the Wizard of Oz which was evaluated by Nishanth

? Denise told us about Macbeth which was evaluated by Tim

? Zach sold us The Little Book of Selling and was evaluated by Bence

? Anthony gave a pitch of 60 seconds that will change your life in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People which was evaluated by Kevin.




? Best Table Topic – Denise

? Best Evaluator – Bence

? Best Speaker – Robin for his Icebreaker

? Presidents Award – Amy

General Evaluation


Santhosh, our General Evaluator gave his feedback for the whole evening.

I always leave Godiva Speakers feeling energised and inspired, and tonight’s meeting raised the bar. We had three new members sign up on the night.


I also managed to capture some comments from our guests ….


“Very informative fun and a great experience” – Ami


“Great energy! Everyone is empowering each other.  There are no mistakes – there is no right or wrong.  Everyone is trying to be the best version of themselves.” – Enrico


“Really welcoming – lots of smiles – great schedule – supportive atmosphere” – Anthony



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