Fei Sun won the Toastmasters International Area 87 International Speech Contest! Competing against a formidable group of competitors from area clubs, Fei, a relative newcomer to Toastmasters won the day with her personal story about getting and giving “virtual hugs”.
Using excellent gestures that emphasized the highlights of her speech, Fei reached out to the crowd and allowed her voice to ring out. Obviously the judges liked what they heard and saw in her dramatic performance.
Marion West, also from First Oakville Toastmasters took first place in the Toastmasters International Area 87 Evaluation Contest. A perennial winner of evaluation contests Marion had close competition with our own Sharon Jenkins taking third place.
Both winners now go onto the Division D contests on March 21 at the South Common Community Centre in Mississauga.
A win there will see them compete at the District 86 contests at the Spring conference in April at the Hilton Meadowvale Mississauga.
First Oakville Toastmasters has been producing winning competitors for over 60 years. Learning how to be a speech winner takes time and effort but at First Oakville our members know they have a supportive club behind them all the way.
Cheryl Etherinton, from First Oakville, also competed in the International Speech Contest. First Oakville members worked as judges, timers, ballot collectors and our own club president Rebecca Valero was Evaluation Speech contest chair.