It had been a year since the last time I became the toastmaster of the evening (TME). It was always a tempting role for me as I can have the opportunity to lead the meeting. It was a popular role among the members and I felt lucky that I finally managed to take up this role.
There are plenty of challenges when one becomes a TME and these are where one can learn to improve. In my view, these challenges are not alone and they come together with their solution. With this expectation, I found the theme for the meeting “Let the Magic Begin” and it was truly a magical learning experience. Changes at the very last minute and enthusiastic toastmasters volunteering to take up role - wasn’t that magic? Everything was still in its place.
I strongly believe that one can learn a lot by playing the role as toastmaster of the evening. There is no such thing as too early or too late. It is you who decide whether to progress or stay where you are now.
Marcus Loi, CC, CL
Toastmaster on 18 March 2010