Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Toastmasters & Potluck - Commonalities

Toastmasters & Potluck have lots of commonalities.

"A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group". There are a number of benefits in organizing a potluck party:
  • Instead of one person taking the burden of cooking/arranging food for all invitees, each invitee brings a dish to share with others
  • Attendees get to taste a variety of dishes
  • There is no single point of failure - even if one of the attendees forgets to bring a dish, it is hardly noticed (or it is easier to substitute)
In a  training program, a single tutor/trainer trains a bunch of people. However, in Toastmasters, each member gets to learn from others. Each member brings something to the table. You get to listen to a variety of speeches/speakers and you learn from each one of them. You learn not only from your mistakes, but also from others'. There is always variety in toastmasters which makes every meeting special.

Do you now agree that Toastmasters & Potluck have lots of commonalities?

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