It was an evening of thought provoking and entertaining table topics. The word of the evening chosen by our Chair Linda Rossi was, ‘engage’. It was an amazing opportunity to learn from these brave and wonderful speakers.
Our participants were toastmasters of all levels and they showed their FOTM spirit by speaking about the word engage in very creative, inspiring and entertaining ways.
Samantha Tam, our FOTM Secretary was among 6 contestants. She opened with a big yawn and asked that the audience ENGAGE her! For those of us who know Samantha, we know that she really stepped outside of her comfort zone by not only competing in the contest but also by delivering such a powerful table topic.
Congratulations to Samantha Tam, First Oakville Toastmasters 1st Place Winner -Table Topics.
Our Humorous Speech contestants had us laughing from beginning to end. If you are ever having a bad day, just attend a Humorous Speech contest and you will be laughing in no time.
Peter West was among 5 contestants and he delivered a very personal story about his recovery after surviving a near fatal car crash. Peter West did what few of us could pull off, which is sharing such a powerful and personal story and yet finding the humorous side of it all.
Congratulations to Peter West, First Oakville Toastmasters 1st Place Winner -Humorous Speech Contest.
We want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all our brave contestants who participated and helped make our contests a success! Thank you to both our Chairs Linda Rossi and Alonso Mendizabal and to our Chief Judge John Smissen. We are also very grateful for all our members who volunteered as timers, counters, judges, greeters and SAA.
LET’S SHOW OUR FOTM SUPPORT!
Our first and second place winners will move on to compete in the Area 87 contest on October 4th, 2017 at Maple Grove United Church 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, On.
Please join us in cheering our FOTM contestants: Samantha Tam (First Place Table Topics), Peter West (First Humorous Speech Contest & Second Place Table Topics) & Cheryl Etherington (Second Place Humorous Speech Contest). For more details please see the eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toastmasters-area-87-area-contests-humorous-and-table-topics-tickets-38126025970