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Meeting Follow-up 17 Sep 2016 by Zhanna Kussainova

17th of September, we held a regular meeting dedicated to “Festivals around the world.” The meeting started two minutes late by VP Education Assiya Babayeva and smoothly continued by me, toastmaster of the meeting, Zhanna Kussainova.

A general evaluator, Elmira Baltabayeva, introduced her team: ah counter -Gulim Aimagambetova ( not a member), timer – Aidana Kopteleuova ( she stepped in to be a timer instead of Gabit Matayev) , grammarian- Aigerim Kosheken. Aigerim Kosheken introduced a new word Rib-tickling which means very funny and amusing.

The first session, Prepared speakers one, consisted from six speakers according to the agenda. However, life is not that predictable and as usual it added some colors. One speaker didn’t show up, others were extremely late except one-two.

So the third speaker, Myrzakhan Omarbayev, jumped to be the first one. He made his ninth project, Persuade with power from Competent Communicator. His title of the speech was “New generation of labor classes”. It was science oriented and he provided a really good analogy on how poor the government invests on technology whereas supporting football teams. He tried to persuade and popularize new work zones, fab lab, where everyone has an opportunity to create new products.

The second speaker, surprisingly, was an ice breaker- Yuriy Prokopenko. He made his first speech with the title “ Moscow never sleeps”. He talked about his active student life: theatre ,debate clubs. We could feel how much he enjoyed his student life and how it shaped him as an individual. If you have a notion that Moscow is a cold and cruel city, Yuriy’s speech would definitely clear this illusion with the words: “Don’t be afraid of Moscow”.

The third speaker was Nuni Asker, she made her Competent Comminicator, project #5,   Your body speaks, “Brand name vs. Generic drugs” talked about generic and  brand  drugs and has persuaded all of us that there is no formula difference between them except price. She was confident and used interesting slides to support her ideas. Here we learnt not to be afraid to buy cheap medicines.
The fourth speaker, Aigerim Sanayeva, made her 8th project, Visual aids  from Competent Communicator manual. She shared how she and her team created non profit “ Naiza Toastmasters” club and hardships she faced along. We learnt how it is important to be stoical and optimistic on achieving our goals.
The last speaker was an icebreaker, Akbota Sabetova. She was sincere and confident and she shared how much she loves travelling and learning new things. She also told us how vital to be surrounded by kind and good people on our pathway.

The table topic session “ Festivals around the worls”  was held by Myrzakhan Omarbayev, He prepared six questions and everyone was active and involved.

The evaluation session was held by a general evaluator, Elmira Baltabayeva. The evaluators gave their short and relevant to the project feedbacks and comments.

The best speaker and tabletopic master became beautiful and charismatic Akbota Sabetova. The best evaluator was announced experienced and concise President Korlan Bektasova.

In open microphone session Korlan B. and Aidana K. reminded everyone that members need to renew their membership by paying a fee of 12 000 KZT.

As a toastmaster, I would like to say, please dear toastmasters, be mindful and responsible. I beg you to improve time management skills and value other’s time, especially yours.

Sincerely your toastmaster,
Zhanna Kussainova

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Meeting Follow-up by Yerlan Meirbek

Hello my dears!

Today we had another great meeting. We started a little late, because of unexpected big number of guests. Personally, I believe this is a good reason 😉

Meeting started with guest speaker Mr. Jukka Maksimainen, managing partner at McKinsey Kazakhstan. Every time, when I learn we have a guest, I’m confident it will be a topnotch speaker. Today I was impressed by the depth of his thoughts. My favorite one – “Nothing is sure, everything is possible”. I will use this idea, as a positive affirmation for the morning.

 

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The next speaker was Assiya Babayeva. Her storytelling is at high-level as usual: strong vocabulary, unique voice variety are her hallmarks.

We also had two icebreakers: Indira Kyilybayeva and Chandan Sarma. Indira talked about the choice that every woman in Kazakhstan should take when she grew up. It can be either a housewife or a business lady. When I look at Indira, I see the person who can and will achieve both things.

Chandan, on the other hand, is an example of an impulsive person. He agreed to come to Kazakhstan in 10 minutes! This is a real fact. I think that is an example of courage.

Anara Serikbayeva presented her “Naked facts” about the vegetarian life style. She showed advantages and disadvantages of this nutrition. The best part of her speech was the reaction of Bairam, I really liked itJ

Table topic session was led by Anara. She prepared a bright and positive presentation. My favorite answer was from Chingiz Matayev. Chingiz is a very shiny speaker. I wish he would read these words and come back.

Yerzhan Omirkhanov led evaluation session. The team of ah-counter (Aigerim Kosheken), timer (Chandan) and grammarian (Assiya) made and excellent job: vivid points and a lot of useful details.

The best speaker was Indira Kyilybayeva.

The best table topic speaker was Chingiz Matayev.

The best evaluator was Aigerim Akiltayeva.

In the end, we still have room for improvement. We came here to learn and become better, so this is a part of education.

P.S. Today we had 40+ guests.

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Follow-up note from Anuar Zhumabayev – Country Day – Spain

2nd of July was the special day for Astana Toastmasters Club in many regards. It was the first meeting for the new officers’ team. We opened the speeches session with the guest speaker – his Excellency Pedro Jose Sanz, the ambassador of Spain in Kazakhstan and it was the first meeting, when we did not have paper agenda.

The last fact was not a plan, but rather an improvisation, since toastmaster of the meeting got under 10 minutes of heavy rain on the way to the meeting, which destroyed copies of agenda in a split of second. Therefore, we decided to put agenda on the projector.

Five minutes after 12:00 pm guests started to fill the room and we started. After toastmaster’s routine in the beginning, we had a chance to listen to the ambassador, who spoke a lot about his country’s economics, culture and place in this ever-changing world. During questions & answer session, enquires about ambassador’s opinion on football, education and Kazakhstan-Spain relationships were coming from members and guests passionately. Overall, this session went quite well and got interest of members in guests in Spain.

What helped to induce this interest with additional spark was table topic session. Though some of the questions were quite tough and challenging, resulting in long pauses of awkwardness, when no one wanted to come to answer them, we had a revelation during the last two questions, when Kanat sang and Asset danced. The best table topic speaker award went to Asset Omirzhanov.

Then the “diamond part” of the meeting came around – prepared speeches session. Our ice-breaker, Assiya Kurmanova, shared her flame of love to Spain; Zhantuar Yertayev delivered science fiction story with human essence in what seemed were 1000 different words; Sogdiana Akhmetova showed us again that she is “one of a kind” girl with sharing her experience on climbing the mountains; and Yerlan Meirbek delivered bad news (his manual project) in the manner, which only he could.

The best prepared speaker was Sogdiana Akhmetova.

Evaluation session was led by Yerlan Meribek, and all speaker received useful feedback which I personally hope they will take into account for their next projects, but the “best” title went to the rising star of the club, recent competent communicator, Asset Abuov.

In its entirety, the “Country Day: Spain” meeting was a good example of one of our club’s main ideas: learn by practice, strive to excellence, but always remember – there is a room for improvement in even the most “ideal” performance anyone can deliver, and it is our job to not forget about it, when we step up on the stage, which ATC provides us.

Toastmaster of the meeting,

Anuar Zhumabayev

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Follow-up by Zhantuar Yertayev – 24 MAY 2016

Good day, fellow toastmasters and anyone who is reading this!

Take a glance at a recap about ATC Tuesday meeting which was held on 24th of May 2016 at Nazarbayev University.

The meeting was started 10 minutes later because our General Evaluator was stuck in a traffic jam and we couldn’t start without his laptop, so the current President Anuar Zhumabayev gave the order to adapt and start from a Table Topic Session (TTS) after his opening speech. Anuar Unaibekov was performing as a Table Topic Master and asked unusual questions about adventures in our lives. We heard a story of 30 years old marriage from Gabit Mataev (who was also an Ah-counter) and saw a great example of coming to a solution and problem solving. This sincere sharing brought him the Best Table Topic Speaker award. Yernar Zhylkaidarov made us burst into laughter with his story about scorpion and slipper. Assiya Kurmanova told the plan she would follow if she was stuck like Tom Hanks on an island; I wish I will be stuck on that island as well. Anuar Zhumabayev was reminiscing the adventure he had when he was 4 years old and how collective work can bring results. Indira Kyilybayeva told us that the best book and a movie about adventures is Harry Potter. I can hardly deny that. Korlan Bektassova shared her first experience with law representatives and now we know where to seek for relatives. Overall, The TTS was emotional and personal, maybe that’s why I remember it in details.

Then we moved to General Evaluator Yerzhan Omirkhanov presenting his team. Our timer was also late so I thank Yernar Zhylkaidarov for taking this role. Yerkenaz Zholumbayeva presented the word, quote and joke of the day.

The Prepared Speeches Session started right after that. Yerlan Meirbek was talking about the feedback in our lives and gave us two techniques to give useful advices. He had a scene with me where he shared his experience in choosing a spouse which made me drown in my memories and emotions so I forgot my duties. The second speaker was Indira Kyilybayeva who gave us methodology of raising and coaching your team. She also talked about leadership and filled the presentation with a lot of examples from her work, life and ATC duties. That evening she was the Best Prepared Speaker. The third speaker Yerzhan Omirkhanov raised an issue of Healthcare system and told us a sad story which left our hearts weeping that evening.

Evaluation session was led by Yerzhan Omirkhanov. Anuar Zhumabayev evaluated Yerlan Meirbek and pointed out his “scientific approach” in personal advices. Korlan Bektassova, who substituted Anara Serikbayeva, gave a constructive feedback to Indira Kyilybayeva and got the votes as a Best Evaluator. Anuar Unaibekov gave a positive and motivating feedback to Mr General Evaluator and speaker Yerzhan Omirkhanov.

The guest talk session was held by 4 yet non members and after it Yerlan Meirbek, Korlan Bektassova reminded everyone about upcoming election on 28 of May, Saturday.

In the end we voted for our new member Yerkenaz Zholumbayeva to join our family.

Me as a toastmaster made sure that everyone enjoyed the meeting by asking the audience in the end.

I would like to thank my mentor Asset Omirzhanov for giving me advices and guiding me throughout my ATC adventure and moreover reigniting my passion to the fooling around. You are the best lighthouse bro!

Thank you all for being supportive and friendly while my personal ATC journey, as Anuar Zhumabayev told I have ups and downs in my performance but I promise that I will continue aiming to the top.

Sincerely yours,

Zhantuar Yertayev.

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Follow-up Note from Nuni Asker 14 May 2016

Dear toastmasters,

I apologies for the late follow-up-note about the meeting we held on 14th May 2016.

First of all I want to mention that it was my first time of being a toastmaster, so I was nervous and excited at the same time.

Well, 14th May morning was beautiful and sun was shining. It seemed everyone was pleased.

We started our meeting a little bit later than usual due to some of our participants were late.

Usually, our meetings consist of 3 parts. But this meeting was not usual, it was dedicated to Speech Marathon, that was why we skiped over Table Topics session, and left just 2 parts – Prepared speeches session and Evaluation session.

We had 7 amazing speakers, and our 1st speaker was Zhantuar Yertaev with his speech “ The heart is the strongest muscle”. I expected his speech was going to be about anatomy and physiology of heart, but I was wrong. It was all about the love, his love, about a girl he loved once. He told us very personal, sincere story and described his girlfriends’ appearance in detail with enthusiasm. Second speaker was Anuar Unaibekov, who presented his project Uplift the spirit from Specialty speeches. Next speaker was Indira Kyilybayeva, who was concerned and gave a speech “ Why we have too few women leaders?”. Forth speech “ Blood donation” was delivered by Yerlan Meirbek. This one was encouraging and motivated audience to be a blood donor and save the lives. Fifth speaker was our long-distance runner Aigerim Akiltaeva with inspiring speech “ My 36 km of heaven or how to start running”. Next speech was delivered by Olessya Akimenko on title “ Cheating is bad… if you get caught”. The prepared speeches session was closed by an ice-breaker Aidana Koptileuova with her “ The fish story”.

Second part of the meeting was led by general evaluator Asset Abuov with his wonderful team of speech evaluators, ah-counter, grammarian and timer.

The best speaker and evaluator awards went to Zhantuar Yertaev and Assel Stambekova accordingly.

In my personal opinion, to lead the meeting was not easy but interesting, fun and full of warmth. I really enjoyed the meeting and the role of toastmaster. Also we managed to finish on time.

I would like to thank all of the speakers, role-takers, members and guests who came to support the meeting and making it lively! Special thank to Korlan Bektassova for her help and advices!

See you soon!

With love,

Nuni Asker

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Follow-up note/April 16, 2016

Dear Toastmasters,

On April 16, 2016, we had our regular Saturday meeting dedicated to the theme of Book Worms. The meeting started with a confession of madam Toastmaster about her being a book addict  However, according to Merriam Webster dictionary, a bookworm is a person who spends time on reading and studying, and well, obviously, the second part of the definition is not really associated with her… Just so you know…

There were 5 speakers in the Prepared speeches session. The first speaker, Anara Issayeva, presented her 4th speech from CC manual on the title “She was a girl, she was in love.” Her main message was that “love is sacred feeling, no matter what, insane, impossible, unrequited, ridiculous, it is worth living.” The second speaker, Assiya Babayeva, delivered her 2nd project from Storytelling manual, and told her story how she became a fitness trainer. Her personal story with genuine jokes made the audience laugh quite a lot. The third speaker, Anuar Zhumabayev, delivered a speech from the Leadership Excellence Series, and talked about visionary leaders. He nicely presented his prepared introduction to me, so I just had to read out it in front of others before welcoming him on stage. Thank you for that! The fourth speaker, Yerzhan Omirkhanov, completed his 3rd speech from CC manual on the title “Three books that have influence me.” Everyone in the meeting enjoyed his speech as it was thoughtful and sincere. The 5th speaker was Nurmukhammed Tashkenbayev with his ice-breaking speech. He talked about his name and Tashkent where he originally came from. As he told us, it was very advantageous to have such a long name as his mother used to forget what she was going to say to him while pronouncing his name 
The evaluation session was led by Anuar Unaibekov with his wonderful team of an ah-counter (Ardak Suleimenova), a grammarian (Lyubov Sartakova), and a timer (Elmira Baltabayeva) who successfully ignored my message on coming earlier to the meeting, and actually arrived at the meeting quite late. Anyway, thank you for coming! The speeches were evaluated by Damira Kulakhmetova, Korlan Bektassova, Anara Serikbayeva, Asset Abuov, and Bairam Orazov respectively.
The Table topic session was led by Zhanna Kussainova who handled the session in quite an unusual way (teams were formed to answer not-so-easy questions about books and create short stories on various genres) with prior tuning everyone to a positive wave with ChocoPie and M&Ms. The ChocoPie team was recognized as the winner of the Table topic session after delivering their love story about ChocoPie. Apparently, ChocoPie was in the trend that day  The session was full of laughter and fun. I am sure everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

So, Yerzhan Omirkhanov became the Best Prepared Speaker of the meeting, and Bairam Orazov was chosen as the Best Speech Evaluator. Please, accept my sincere congratulations!
Overall, the meeting was nice and smooth. I could not enjoy it as it was my first time of leading it as the toastmaster of the meeting, but the experience was worth of doing this job  I express my deep gratitude to my mentor, Korlan Bektassova, for helping me out. You are the Best!
Thank you all, for being nice, positive, supportive, and energetic!
Your toastmaster,
Banu Ibragim

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Follow-up for 12th April meeting at NU

Hello, fellow toastmasters!

Please find a quick recap for ATC Tuesday meeting held on 12th of April at NU premises.

Meeting started couple of minutes later due to our timer having face control issues with local security. Anuar Zhumabayev was a general evaluator of the meeting and presented his team. Anara was quite surprised with her being a timer of the meeting, but she handled her role very well. So well and committed that half of the meeting she was sitting under the table near the power socket to be able to charge/use her phone/stopwatch.

The first speaker was Yerzhan who told us about how he got his first job, unexpected job interview questions, Gelandewagen boss and project he is currently working on. Then the crowd took some time to write him a feedback. The second speaker was Aigerim with her Happy feet = happy mind speech. She was showing us some terrific dance moves whilst promoting (!) salsa school in Astana. Needless to say that Asset couldn’t help dancing on his chair. The third speaker was Anara with her Evidence based nutrition speech. The main idea = Want to live longer? Start starving… now!

Table topic session was led by Anuar Unaibekov who prepared dope questions about outer space and stuff. Participants provided great answers. Asset started to advice others how to utilize energy that doesn’t even exist in nature and Anara Kasymbekova shared with her unusual life perspective.

Evaluation session went incredibly well. Followed by Let the guest talk session.
After that voting results were announced. Best prepared speakers were Yerzhan and Aigerim. Best table topic speakers were Asset and Anara. Best speech evaluator was Anuar Zhumabayev. Best ah-counter was Assylzhan Akynova.

Overall meeting went well and we managed to finish quite on time.

Thank you for your attention.
Yernar

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Meeting Follow-up Sat 9 Apr 2016

We had a delightful meeting on Saturday and below, please, find my follow-up.

On April 9th we had a regular meeting with a theme “Volunteering”. It consisted of three sessions: prepared speakers session with 4 speakers, table topic session led by Olessya Akimenko and evaluation session led by Anuar Unaibekov.

First speaker of the day, Anuar Unaibekov, started his first project from advanced manual: Specialty Speeches. He presented his impromptu speech as an alumnus of school to its students on how to find something for yourself and how to live right and effectively.

Next, Elmira Baltabayeva got comfortable with visual aids in her speech “Danger to Life”. In her speech she warned us to watch out  the most dangerous place in Astana called McDonalds. Her main argument was that if we consumed fast food we might end up with unpleasant future of obese and unhealthy generation.

The third speaker, Asem Panova, gave a sales training speech as a professional speaker. Her main message was that everyone was a seller in a way and therefore the training would be useful for all of us. My favorite tip: “listen carefully what words a customer uses to describe her need” and repeat those exact words when selling the product.

The last speaker, Yernar Zhylkaidarov, gave his speech called “300 spartans”. There he compared us, 17 mln people of Kazakhstan, to 300 spartans because we had little population and we needed to work hard to be successful. He asked us to be in charge of our own future and be willing to change.

Of all the prepared speakers, the award of the best speaker went to Asem Panova.

After the first session we moved on to the table topic questions. Table topic master, Olessya Akimenko, encouraged everyone to volunteer and come up stage to answer her questions. I saw many hands willing to participate in the session. Among all of the speakers, the most votes for the best table topic speaker went to Bairam Orazov.

At the evaluation session, we had four very useful and to-the-point evaluations given by Assiya Babayeva, Yerlan Meirbek, Asset Omirzhanov and Korlan Bektassova. The best speech evaluator award went to Korlan Bektassova!

Thanks to evaluation team for giving nice feedback to all speakers: Sogdiana Akhmetova (ah-counter), Zhantuar Ertayev (timer), Banu Ibragim (grammarian) and to Anuar Unaibekov for leading the evaluation session.

At the end of the meeting we had many volunteers who wanted to speak at Open Mic. Elmira B invited all to Board Games later that day, Samat P encouraged us to run for officer positions for next year, Nurmukhamed asked for mentor to help with his icebreaker next week, Bairam O invited to provide any help to a local family, Assiya B reminded about ATC RUN marathon next week, Yerlan M asked to vote for the next advanced manual for him to do.

That’s about it. You can find more photos from the meeting on the
ATC Facebook page.
Have a wonderful week and stay cool!

Thank you,
Damira

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Follow up note/ 2nd of April

Dear toasmasters!
2nd of April, on Saturday meeting, we had a regular meeting dedicated to Jokes and Pranks. The meeting has started on time with some changes in agenda but overall it was smooth and very Fun. As I noticed, speakers are getting better and better. Very good job! Thank you to our excellent speakers for their outstanding preparation.
The prepared speech session opened VP Education Korlan Bektassova. She presented Storytelling Project 5, bringing history to life with the Title “The Warrior Princess”. She brought up a story about gracious Tomiris and brave Rustam as usual using great rhetorical devices and rich vocabulary. Thus quote stuck in my mind: ” Behind every successful man is a woman, behind every successful woman is herself”.
The second speaker, Sogdiana Akhmetova, has completed the 5th project from CC manual, Your body speaks. She shared us a personal extreme story, and she greatly involved us in experiencing the bungee jumping and we really felt like we were jumping with her too.
The third speaker, Indira Kyilybayeva presented Interpretive reading #4 The Play. Anton Chekhov, Backboneless. She made us laugh and cry. I was speechless after her presentation, nowadays it is so actual. Dear toastmasters, always know and protect your rights. Read a play.
Anara Issayeva completed Project 3, Get to the point with the title “Cheap. Effective. Easy.” Anara did a hilarious job! She persuaded us to make compliments and she proved us how effective they can be! Сheap, effective, Easy! Definitely!
Askar Aitymov, Anuar Unaibekov’s little brother made his first entertaining ice breaking speech! Very soon, he will be among ATC members, hopefully!

The evaluation session was lead by Damira Kulakhmetova. Her team: Ah counter – Bairam Orazov, Timer- Ali Akiltayev, Grammarian- Myrzakhan Omarbayev arrived on time and performed their duties very well.
Evaluators were all professional speakers and they gave very useful feedback: Asem Panova, Aidar Abrayev, Asset Omirzhanov, Anara Serikabayeva and Assiya Babayaeva respectively.

The tabletopic session was lead by humorous Asset Abuov. The audience loved his questions and laughed a lot. ATC loves a black humor, but some of them like Asset Omirzhanov and Korlan Bektassova spit further :)
It was very challenging for audience to make their choice because all the speakers were different and outstanding. However, Indira and Anara were chosen as favorites one! The best evaluator became Asset Omirzhanov. in this life no one can surpass him! The best table topic speaker- Samat Panov! The same thing as with Asset. Not in this life :)
With best wishes,
your toasmaster
Zhanna Kussainova

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Follow UP. March 29, 2016.

Dear Toastmasters,
Once Nuni said that when she first heard the ‘Toastmasters’ word it sounded for her like ‘Toastmonsters’. On this Tuesday, the 29th of March, we really witnessed speeches not from simple toastmasters, but from toastmonsters of our club.
Yerlan Meirbek opened prepared speeches session with his really entertaining speech. He cracked jokes about Yernar’s military service, his VIP haircut, ‘SIR YES SIR’ and stuff; about our best grammarian Banu and his own mistake on ‘imAgine’ word; about Anuar and his dreams of ending this presidency term; about myself and my belief that everything will be VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD, YEEEAH; and finally about Samat’s dream of 50th anniversary of our wonderful club. Although, as you see there was a lot of funny jokes, he managed not only to entertain the audience, but simultaneously to do an experiment and to convey a deep message that, if you set a long term goal, you will be much more productive than you are without it, no matter whether you are the person who does things ahead of required time, right on time or out of time. Thank you Yerlan, I always feel like a million dollars when I listen to your speeches.
The second speaker was Korlan Bektassova, with her own translation of Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin’s story about two loving dogs couple: Barbos, the dog that is kind of gangster of his district and the second character of the story was well-mannered Zhul’ka, which was real queen of the house and somehow she has less characters of dog than even some people have.))) Finally, truth be told, it was not a happy ending story. Nonetheless, Korlan definitely managed to touch hearts not only of those people who were able to understand her advanced level vocabulary, but even the heart of a person, who understood everything from her beautiful voice and touching eyes, I mean my heart, of course. By the way, I gave a try to find it in English and, probably I did it not thoroughly enough, but I couldn’t find the English version of the story. Probably, you are the first who did it. Thank you Korlan, that was amazing!
The last, but by far not the least speaker of the meeting was the best speaker of the meeting, Asem Panova, with her also very sincere and concurrently entertaining speech from far 1992. By that time, she was a sort of ‘bad’ girl of about 14 years old, who was really lucky to pass an exam and to enter a class with the highest level of English, while, from her own words, her English was literally hopeless. Asem said that most of the time, her life was easy for her and now, there is kinda balance in their family, because all the misfortune laid on her husband’s shoulders. ))) Anyway, I wish you both to be as shining as you are now and, I hope that Asem’s luck won’t leave you for the rest of your lives. Thank you Asem for such a beautiful story, it’s always exciting to open new edges of your astonishing personality.
Tana Seisembayeva led the Table Topic Session, where the best table topic speaker was Samat Panov. It was also very surprising to open some new sides of his life and one of the real sources of his enormous confidence. Thank you Samat for braveness of opening your heart to us and, I’m sure that now there is no simple hesitation in the fact that you are rather good man, as you can understand from my previous letter. P.S. Tana, thank you for your eagerness, you did it just excellently.
The Evaluation Session was led by Yerzhan Omirkhanov. By the way, I’m the only person who knows with what level of responsibility Yerzhan performed this role, calling me before the meeting and preparing to this role thoroughly in advance. The best evaluator of the meeting was Assiya Babayeva and she really deserved it. However, Anara Serikbayeva and Samat Panov gave very qualitative evaluations as well, receiving good numbers of votes from the audience. The Ah-counter, Timer, and Grammarian were Yernar Zhylkaidarov, Nuni Asker, and Banu Ibragim, respectively. Even though all the speakers were so experienced, Banu managed to find a bunch of mistakes in pronunciation and that was really useful. All in all, the evaluation session was held just smoothly, thank you all who contributed Yerzhan in this session.
By the end of the meeting, there was a great news from Yerzhan about cycling event that will be arranged by him in about 2 weeks. We are looking forward to this event Yerzhan and besides, you can write to our common chat, if you need helping with organizing the event, because we have an abundance of people who will be happy to facilitate you with this burden.
Overall, a lot of thanks go to all who took a part in building that warm atmosphere, which was in the air throughout the meeting. Thank you guys!!!
Best regards,
Anuar Unaibekov
Toastmaster of the meeting