Outside of our weekly Toastmasters’ meetings, the only other public speaking event in Brasov is a onceamonth event called 5MS. I went to their December meeting for the first time only knowing that they had speeches with a five minute time limit. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the speakers took this seriously, and all of them were on time. When they spoke, a PowerPoint presentation changed automatically every fifteen seconds. I think it must be challenging to make a speech like this, but evidently, not impossible.

After a break where people could network, there was an impromptu speech section. Participants had to speak about images from rotating PowerPoint slides. The objective was for them to have fun, and they did! So did I! I plan to be at the next 5MS event in January. I hope you join me!

by Iulian Dudita

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