Yesterday I completed my fifth of six continent Toastmasters meeting by attending a meeting of the Lima Toastmasters 3098 club in Peru.
The meeting was packed. We had close to 40 people in total.
It wasn't just Toastmasters from South America. It was Sweden, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Hungary and Canada.
And I'm sure I missed a country or two.
The meeting started with table topics. Instead of a word of the day we had a phrase of the day: Once upon a time.
That made it easy on me when I was selected to do a Table Topic. I was shown a picture of a handmade table with a plant on it. My story started "Once upon a time... there was a Toastmaster who wanted to build a table for his plant."
From there I went to how he built the table, but it wasn't level, so the plant kept sliding off.
Eventually he bought a table from IKEA, but that table required assembly too.
Fortunately his wife helped him.
And they lived happily ever after.
And now you know why I don't win Table Topics contests.
A final note: The Lima club celebrates their 60th anniversary this year. Quite an accomplishment!