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What’s New for Contests this Fall
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What’s New for Contests this Fall

By Jamie Pickering, Program Quality Director Have you heard?  Contests are looking a little different this Fall season in District 25.  This season we will crown 7 Division Winners of the Humorous Speech Contest!  Before we do that, the Area Contests will take place in groups of 2 or 3, still announcing a winner for...

Greetings from the Southern Side of District 25
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Greetings from the Southern Side of District 25

In an active and involved Toastmasters District, I want to take a few moments and share with you the activities of Areas of 44 and 45. Encompassed within these two districts are clubs from Burleson/Cleburne to the city of Waco. This is a wide area. More importantly, these districts include some great Toastmasters. One such...

Being an Area Contest Chair
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Being an Area Contest Chair

by Michael Duckworth Area 53 Tall Tales and International Speech Contest As a new (less than one year) member of Toastmasters, I was honored to be asked to chair the Area 53 Tall Tales and International Speech Contest on March 10th. There are many details involved in presenting a successful speech contest. However, the outline...

Contests
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Contests

The evening started with a group that was inquisitive about the coming event!  Although they had competed at the Area and Division levels, the District level brought about a sense of cautious optimism.  The first contest was for Speech Evaluation.  We proceeded through the briefings without a hitch.  The contest started on time… something we...

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Area 72 Contest

Area 72 Fall Contest The 2017 Area 72 Fall Speech Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests held on September 28, 2017 was Outstanding and FUN!  As Area 72 Director, I am grateful for the contribution from all four clubs in the area: AT&T Irving NOC, Barrels and Banter, MLCC Toastmasters, and Successful Speakers Club.  I am...

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A Contestant’s Impression of the World Championship of Public Speaking

In beautiful Vancouver, Canada, it was the morning of August 24th, 2017–the day I would give the biggest speech presentation of my life. I had prepared for months and the day had finally arrived. I felt overwhelmed and incredibly excited! Advancing to the Semifinals my first year of competing in the International contest was surreal...

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District Speech Contest Winners

International Speech Contest Winners First place, Hannah Seals, SPEAK UNITED Toastmasters Second place, Ram Ganapathy, Heart of Texas Bridge Gappers Third place, Thomas Torlincasi, Plus-Two Toastmasters Also competing: Edward Babino, Nationstar Speaks Barbara Bellis, Highway to Excellence Karen Chilton Coleman, ICE Breakers Sonya Rundles, Shining Stars Table Topics Speech Contest Winners First place, Steve Foss,...

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D25 Spring Conference Contests

It is the afternoon after the district conference and I find myself, as on many other occasions, covering the District speech contests. In these contests we have people who spent a lot of time and energy preparing and winning at club, area, and division level competing for a trip to the International Convention and a...