Congrats Humorous Speech & Table Topics Winners

Well done to all participants of last week’s Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests. The next round will see 1st and 2nd place in both contests compete at the area contest.

The Humorous Speech Contest is a great event to attend; enjoy speeches and Table Topics from the winners of the other Areas in Division S and meet fellow Toastmasters from all over Scotland. The contest is in Linlithgow at the Lowport Centre Sunday 2nd October 1pm. Join the Toastmasters Area 33 Division Scotland event to indicate your attendance and receive updates.

NB: Members who are in a position to help with organising the area contest (such as filling roles), please leave a message in the Facebook event — it would be much appreciated.

Congratulations to all and best of luck to our superstars carrying on to area level. And if you do need a funny boost or tip for the coming battle, watch the video in this flashback blog from 2013.

Here are a few snaps of club president Patrick Bundy presenting awards for the contest:

Humorous speech: 1st Catherine Dignan, 2nd Lauren Campbell.

Table topics: 1st John Wood, 2nd Richard McMahon, 3rd Moira Beaton.

 

 John Woodimg_20160915_2105041  Richard McMahonimg_20160915_2104191  Moira Beatonimg_20160915_2103451
 Lauren Campbellimg_20160915_2101391  hs-contest  Catherine Dignanimg_20160915_2102351

Imgs by: Eduard Kutaš

 

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Video (Humorous Speech): A Way Out

Another funny speech from John Zimmer.

With this speech, he won District 59’s 2009 Humorous Speech Contest.  Again, he makes a connection with the audience by using a Toastmaster theme.

Enjoy!

 

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM

VPPR Waverley Communicators

Video (Humorous Speech): Pay Attention

The secret to humour is surprise.

(Aristotle)

See how John Zimmer uses the element of surprise in his hilarious winning speech ‘Pay Attention’, at the District 59 Humorous Speech Final in Germany in 2008.

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM

VPPR Waverley Communicators

Area 30 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest 2012

Our two Waverley contestants at the Area 30 contest on 30th September were Pauline Dix, Humorous Speech contestant and Moira Beaton who was runner up in the Table Topics contest.

Moira Beaton and Kevin Lee

Congratulations to Jim Boyd, winner of the Humorous Speech contest.

Jim Boyd and Kevin Lee

and to Steve Priddle-Higson, winner of the Table Topics contest.

Steve Priddle-Higson and Kevin Lee with Medha de Alwis

Both Jim and Steve are members of Linlithgow Speakers and will represent Area 30 at the Division E contest at Donnington Park racecourse on 21st October.

Medha de Alwis

Medha de Alwis , Area 30 Assistant Governor, chaired the contest with grace and enthusiasm, and Gerry Dunn, President of Glasgow Toastmasters was Chief Judge.

Kevin Lee, Area 30 Governor, presented the awards and gave the vote of thanks at the end.

Kevin Lee

It was one of the most enjoyable Area contests I have been to and it was a chance to catch up with Toastmaster friends in the other Area 30 clubs as well as meet new ones.

The next Area 30 contest – the International Speech and Evaluation contest, will be hosted by Waverley Communicators in Edinburgh.  The date has yet to be confirmed but it will probably be around March or April 2013.

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM, Vice President Public Relations