Report on Contest Night
Hello Fellow Toastmasters!
What a phenomenal and exciting night we had at First Oakville last night! Between both the Table Topics and Humourous Contests, we had 21 separate instances of self-challenge and friendly competition.
First of all, congratulations to all of our winners!
First Place Peter West
Second Place Matt Wagner
Third Place Marion West
First Place David Locke
Second Place Heather Cunningham
Third Place Deborah Bartucci
Also, congratulations to each and every contestant.
It was especially wonderful to see some of our newest Toastmasters competing in one or both contests (Dennis MacDonald and Cam McDougall come to mind).
It was also refreshing to have a few members decide last minute to participate and encouraging that they felt comfortable enough to do so.
The audience was riveted to hear 12 different responses to the Table Topics theme, which was ‘Attitude’. Each variation on the topic actually revealed a deeper insight into the minds of our beloved Toastmasters.
All I can say about our Humorous Contest is that I have never laughed so much at a contest! The subject matters ranged from ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ to the marketing of wine to death and insurance. If you missed the contest last night, please be sure to check out the videos posted.
I offer a special thanks to all behind the scenes that supported the contests either as chief judge, judge, counter or timekeeper. This was tricky to manage since we had so many participants. The offer of assistance with little notice and the amount of flexibility was greatly appreciated.
Our next contests will be in late January ~ the International Speech Contest and the Evaluation Contest. It is not too early to begin planning that award winning International Speech or honing your evaluation skills!
Furthermore, take a look at your Competent Leadership Manual for requirements such as serving as a Chairman or Chief Judge.
Finally, Peter and David will compete at the Area Contest on Thursday, October 6 here at First Oakville!
Please come out and support our winners! Second place winners be ready and waiting since you will be on-call in case our first place winner cannot attend.
First Oakville Toastmasters