The power of four!
The theme of this meeting was New Year resolutions one months on. To keep with the theme as Table-topics master I looked up pages from Internet on resolutions and goals etc. I then used a text analyzer to generate keywords. I removed a few that were silly. Originally I intended to let speakers pick one word at random and use that to talk about their resolutions. However, by chance I saw two words together and thought that was more fun and challenging so tried four words together to give a stiffer challenge. The table below was printed large and cut into strips and placed in a bag for random selection.
I led with an example. “Eat practice help success” and gave the story that my New Years resolution was to eat more but to achieve that I needed practice and help from my friends, but will be rewarded with success.
To Table-topics speakers and their random four words were
- Sue: Family, Resolutions, Keep, & Track (winner)
- Joydeep: Fact, Promise, Including, & Things
- Keith: Achieve, Making, Keeping, & Social
It went very well. The Toastmasters loved the refreshing novelty of the approach. They also liked that I had given an example during my intro which made it feel fun and accessible.