It’s that time again. International Speech Contest time. Winning at District last year and going to the semifinals was quite a ride, but now I’m just another hopeful contestant.
I’ve won all 3 of my club contests. I’ve hogged the spotlight at Twilite Toastmasters for 3 years now, so I decided to let the alternate, Scott Hall, go to area.
A brand new Toastmaster, Kristen Gay, started smack talking with me over a month before the Maverick contest. She wasn’t at all intimidated by going up against me in the club contest, and she did a fabulous job. I decided to honor her spunk and skill by letting her go to area for Maverick.
Both Scott and Kristen represented the clubs well by taking 2nd place.
I’m representing Think Tank Toastmasters this year. Think Tank is an advanced club that requires you have achieved your Distinguished Toastmasters award to belong. There are some might fine speakers in this club! My alternate, David Hodesh, has already competed in an area contest for a different club and won. Third place winner, Debby Waugh, has already competed in an area contest for a different club and won as well. So…. no pressure on me to win mine! LOL
The V3 area contest is on Thursday March 14 at Unity of Phoenix. (directions) The contest begins at 6 pm, but come at 5:30 pm for the food. I’d love to see you there!
Here’s a video of last year’s winning speech just to tempt you to come out to see what I’m up to this year.
Will I see you at area?