By Sulz, Dave on October 21, 2020.
Skilled speakers who have won at the club level will entertain online audiences while competing in the Table Topics and Humorous Area Speech Contests running to the beginning of November.
District 42 Toastmasters will be holding more than 20 area contests where winners will vie for the opportunity to go forward towards one of six division contests. District 42 encompasses 117 toastmaster clubs in southern Alberta and Ssrn Saskatchewan.
Table Topics speakers develop their skills to be able to deliver a two-minute speech with no preparation. These impromptu skills are invaluable in an interview and when meeting new people. Humorous speakers not only entertain us, they make their points more memorable through their use of amusing language and stories. Online audiences are invited to get comfortable at home and take advantage of this unique opportunity to view these contests on their computer.
“Listen and watch the best humorous story tellers and quick thinking competitors during our speech contests this fall,” Christina Kruis, DTM, District 42 director 2020-21, said in a news release. “Officials choose winners that advance to the next level. >Would you vote for the same winners? >This new online stage demonstrates new strategies to be effective on camera and supports the development of new ideas in the virtual world. Humorous speeches and witty Table Topics make for engaging entertainment. >We welcome guests to laugh with us at an online contest through the convenience of home. Hope you can join us.”
To find an area contest, go to the events calendar on D42tm.org or find a club at Toastmasters.org.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit http://www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.