Club and Area Speech Contests
Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest Results
We held our Doncaster Speakers (club-level) Autumn Contest on 8th September: The Humorous Speaking Contest and the Table Topics Contest.
Doncaster Speakers Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest Participants, Sept 2014, L-R: Andrew Miller, Sean Gordon, Jean Stewart, Alison Kitchman, Bridget Pearson (front)
Doncaster Speakers Club Contest Winners, Sept 214, L-R: Andrew Miller (Table Topics Contest Winner), Jean Stewart (Humorous Speech Contest Winner)
Club Contest Chair, Gail Powell, said about the Club Contest on 8th September:
“It was, as usual a fun evening, especially as it was the humorous speaking competition. We only had two contenders for the speaker’s competition – Jean Stewart and Sean Gordon – both would have done us immensely proud at the next stage, but in the end Jean’s inimitable style won her the first place.The Table Topics competition was well represented with 5 competitors. It was a very close call for who came first with our President Andrew Miller getting to the post first. His comfortable and accomplished ability to turn a couple of minutes, on an unknown subject, into a mini-speech shone through. The subject of the Table Topics (set by the Contest Chair for the evening Gail Powell) was – If you had to wear a badge with only 5 words on it what would it say and why? Now there’s food for thought!”
The winners (Jean Stewart for Humorous Speaking and Andrew Miller for Table Topics) then competed against the winners from the other Area 15 clubs (Leeds City Toastmasters, Sheffield Speakers, White Rose Speakers, Huddersfield Cummins Toastmasters, Hull Speakers) in our Area 15 Autumn Speech contest, which we hosted at The Regent Hotel again yesterday.
Frederika Roberts, who attended the Area 15 Autumn Speech Contest, said:
“It was a fantastic day with lots of fun/laughter but also many opportunities to learn from watching all the winners from the different Area 15 clubs and network with Toastmasters from outside our own club. Attending Area/Division/District contests is a brilliant way to observe and learn from great speakers.
The judges had a challenging task as the level was very high in both contests.”
Area 51 Table Topics Participants, L-R:
Trevor Hatib, Pauline Westrop, Andrew Miller, Tony Bairstow
Area 15 Humorous Speech Contest participants, L-R: Alex Kelly, Anthony Day, Jean Stewart, Claire Crowther, Andy Nicholls
Jean Stewart and Andrew Miller made Doncaster Speakers proud: Jean placed 3rd in the Humorous Speech contest, having faced stiff competition, and Andrew Miller placed first in an equally challenging Table Topics contest.
Area 15 Humorous Speech Contest Winners, L-R: Anthony Day (2nd place), Andy Nicholls (1st place), Jean Stewart (3rd place)
Area 15 Table Topics Contest Winners, L-R: Pauline Westrop (3rd place), Andrew Miller (1st place), Trevor Hatib (2nd place)
Andrew will now go on to represent Doncaster Speakers in the Division E Table Topics Contest in Harrogate on 26th October!
Go along and support Andrew, watch some great speakers, learn, laugh and network:
Division E Humorous & Table Topics Speech Contests
An Interactive Workshop
Cairn Hotel, 13 Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2JA
COST: £15 INCLUDING BUFFET LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS
TO BOOK: Email firstname.lastname@example.org (please advise of dietary requirements, including vegetarian)
10.00 am Registration
10.45 am Interactive Workshop
12.00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Humorous Speech Contest
2.30 pm Table Topics Speech Contest