Monday, October 20, 2014

Synopsis of Area 24 Fall Contest

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.

The 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 uproariously funny.

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
Jennifer Bourne

Cromwell 5908

[posted by Hollie Rose, CC, CL
Thanks Jen!]

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