Thursday, August 04, 2005

Meeting Theme - PowerQuotes

Club 599's meeting theme on Wed., August 3rd, was "Power Quotes" and the following quotes were provided by the Toastmaster for the evening, Bala Krishnamurthy. They are also listed in the order of the meeting activities / roles so you can use the quotes as transitions for each part of the meeting.

Great work Bala !


Meeting Theme: The POWER QUOTE

Dr. Joyce Brothers:
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

'Flatter' guests

Role of the Timer:
Alan Lakein:
Time is equal to life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.

Role of the Aah counter:
Oliver Wendell Holmes:
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.

Role of the Grammarian:
Mark Twain:
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightening bug.

Role of the Table Topics Master:
Eden Phillpotts:
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Role of the General Evaluator:
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Introduce the Table topics Master:
William Blake:
In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.

Rabindranath Tagore:
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Timer's report:
Josh Billings:
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

Aah counter's report:
Dale Carnegie:
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

Grammarian's report:
Ray Bradbury:
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

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Speaker 1:
Andrew Jackson:
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Speaker 2:
Lee Iacocca:
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.

Speaker 3:
Stephen King:
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.

Timer's report:
Michael Althsuler:
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.

Aah counter's report:
Larry King:
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Grammarian's report:
Jim Rohn:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

Introduce the General Evaluator:
Winston Churchill:
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes:
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.


Meeting Conclusion:
H. Jackson Brown:
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein (and ToastMasters).

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