On Wed 10/15 the toastmasters of Area 24 came together at the Cromwell Town hall for our Fall Area speech contest.
Probably the most striking this about Wed. evening was that every
Toastmaster in attendance had directly contributed in some way towards
making the area contest a success.
For the Table Topics contest we
enjoyed hearing our area's best extemporaneous speakers [Rob Dalo, Ogewu
Agbese, and Paul Horvath] tell us why they would be the best person to
be elected to lead the first American colony on Mars using, of course!
their toastmasters skills! Area 24 will be represented by Ogewu Agbese
for table topics at the Division level contest coming up on the 29th.
prepared speech contest, humorous speeches, had vibrant audience
participation and so many laughs our sides hurt.
First speaker, Kevin
Finn, combined elements of inspiration, absurdity, and motivation in a
surprising topic choice for a humorous contest; leadership. Second
speaker, Ogewu Agbese, wowed us with a salesman's approach, sharing with
the group his critical phrases "Guaaarunteed, to save your
relationship" or even to avert a nuclear crisis! Final Speaker, Bill
Sullivan, applied a manufacturing process improvement methodology to
solving the piles of laundry he finds in his house. Only someone with
Bill's energy and deadpan skills could make such a combination so
We are proud to have him representing our
area at the upcoming division contest.
If you missed
this contest, you really missed out on the fun.
So, just as a reminder
- the competition gets more intense and the humor gets funnier as we
progress up each level.
Hope to see you all at the Division contest on Wed. Oct. 29th, at Northeast Utilities ~ 107 Selden St. in Newington!
Respectfully submitted by
[posted by Hollie Rose, CC, CL