Fellow toastmasters, we have a shining star in our midst. Today Peter West blew the socks off the competition and placed first at the District Conference in Collingwood, Ontario. He has won the ultimate level in the Table Topics competition!
Donald Knowles, Linda Rossi and Aman Kapur (the recipient of the free conference weekend, awarded to FOTM for winning ‘Mastered by March’ contest; we achieved all ten Distinguished Club Programme points by the end of March ~ even though the deadline is June 30! Aman expressed an interest, among others, to attend conference and his name was randomly drawn) were all in attendance to witness the great event. They each shared some of the experience for us. The Table Topics had some serious competition, but Peter was not intimidated in the least. The word was “Curious” and in his signature style he jogged up to the stage. Peter told a compelling story with context which the other competitors didn’t. He wowed the judges and audience with his masterful use of pausing and great energy.
Congratulations Peter, we are all very proud of your tremendous accomplishment!
~Kim Bayley, VP Education
First Oakville Toastmasters