Lei Li gives his ice-breaker

The first speech a new member gives is called “Ice Breaker”. Lei Li has joined Erlangen Toastmasters club only a month ago and he has delivered his Ice Breaker speech on November 20, 2019. He talked about himself by focusing on how he is improving himself through quitting— 

  • worrying about opinions of others,
  • limiting believes of himself and
  • meeting expectations of everyone

The title of his speech was ‘I Quit’. We are proud of him and also encourage individuals like Lei Li to join Erlangen Toastmasters in order to become the better version of themselves.

Advanced: leader, feedback, pathways

Advanced Leader Bronze

For a good reason our tagline is: where leaders are made. There is a dedicated program in Toastmasters where you can learn and grow your leadership skills. Our member what are you going advanced in this program so far, that she received the official title: Advanced Leader Bronze

Olga receiving her new ALB badge

Congratulations to Olga for progressing in the program and achieving this award.


We all grow best when we receive feedback. Of course we also need to grow in giving feedback. This evening Axel showed us how he tackled this challenge.

While giving feedback in itself is based on what you see you nonetheless can prepare for it. Axel showed us his script and paper template to give feedback. We can see that the name of the receiving person is so important, that he writes it on top and bottom ?

Feedback template from Axel

When looking more closely you can also see come out that Axel always structures his feedback in three sections

  • Observations and quotes marked with an eye ?
  • Impact on him and the audience marked with an arrow ==>
  • Potential hint for improvement or wish

Zooming into Axels template

Thank you Axel for showing us your structure so clearly and hands on.

Level 3 in Pathways

As a third highlight of the evening we could congratulate our member Morag to finish level III in the new education program pathways. Morag is our first member in doing so.

I also took a picture of our president Michael handing over the level three ribbon. Yet somehow my mobile phone went out of battery and did not store it. Sorry for that and of course none the less: CONGRATULATIONS MORAG!