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Table Topics on Mistakes Part 1

This is a two part submission by TM James from London. Both the parts have table topic on the subject of mistakes and errors. However, the first part (this one) has easy topics on the subject that most would be comfortable to attempt. The next one, not so much. Read his first submission below.

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Role of table Topic Master
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Do you know what happens when you speak impromptu? You tend to make mistakes, which not so co incidentally also happens to be today’s theme. But isn’t that correct? You may misunderstand the subject; you may get tongue tide or just turn blank. Thankfully, there is a silver lining to every mistake. You can rectify them. This can also be rectified through one simple trick – practice. In toastmasters, we give you ample opportunity to do so in our table topic session. In this session, anyone can volunteer to speak for 1 to 2 minutes on a simple topic given by me. Let’s begin. Who would like to volunteer?

  1. To err is human.
  2. Is it really divine to forgive?
  3. Perfection is over rated – agree or disagree.
  4. Life is too short to learn from your own mistakes.
  5. If my enemy is committing a mistake, I will ….. (Fill in the blanks)
  6.  There are no mistakes, only lessons.
  7. A childhood blunder you fondly remember.
  8. Nobody is perfect. That is why pencils have erasers
  9. Toastmasters is the perfect place to commit mistakes.

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Thank you TM James for this submission.

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