An exciting lineup of three speeches by our members who deserved to be qualified as experienced speakers by now. As usual, we had some extremely thought-provoking Table Topics which got audiences petrified, wondering if they would get called upon to answer them. We had two CC#1 Icebreaker speeches, from Ioannis Michalakoudis (evalauted by the eloquent Daniela Ortner, VPE from London 104 Debaters) and Sicong Li (evaluated by Marcel Admiraal). Last but not least, Mikael Koskela presented his CC#4 speech entitled Cartesian rendevous, evaluated by Fu Xiang Quah.
Imperial College Speakers kicked off 2015 with an amazing lineup of speakers. First was some Table Topics conducted by our VPE Daniel Spencer. The first speech was from Tom Lindeboom giving his CC#1 Speech (evaluated by James Trussler), while Mikael Koskela gave a light-hearted speech about building sand castles in his CC#2 Speech (evaluated by Ioannis Michalakoudis). Good stuff.
In this lovely evening, which was kicked off with some Table Topics, followed by two interesting speeches that seemed to be on opposite side of the spectrum. First was new member Mikael Koskela, who gave an interesting CC#1 Ice Breaker speech about octopuses (evaluated by Matthieu Komorowski). Next was President Marcel Admiraal who gave an enlightening talk about how machines could one day replace human workforce, for CC#8 (evaluated by James Trussler).
Secretary/Webmaster Fu Xiang Quah challenged audiences to think with some tricky impromptu Table Topics. Elsewhere, new member Weston Baxter showcased his excellence in speaking with his CC#1 Ice Breaker Speech, urging audiences to find their calling in life (evaluated by Marcel Admiraal). Sounds interesting? Have a look!
This regular meeting featured some interesting and somewhat unique speeches. First up was President Marcel Admiraal with a speech about machine learning for CC#7 (evaluated by Mikael Koskela). Next up was veteran speaker Yi Liu who gave the audience a glimpse into ancient China (evaluated by Fu Xiang), as part of the first project in his Advanced Communicator: The Storyteller. The Table Topics session was a blast as well, with some brave new faces giving spectacular performances.
In the first meeting of the new academic year, old members congregate once more to relive the spirit of public speaking. There were familiar faces, as well as some new faces, some of which were featured on the Table Topics session. And presenting a speech was Immediate Past President James Semple, who voiced some thought-provoking opinions about education and creativity these days.