On a day filled with laughter, South Leeds resident Andy Nichols, and Andrew Miller of Doncaster took the honours in the Toastmasters Area 15 humorous and impromptu speaking contests which were recently held in Doncaster.
Andy (representing White Rose Speakers with a speech entitled “15 minutes of fame”) fought off stiff competition to win the humorous speech contest, while Andrew (representing Doncaster Speakers) won through in an equally challenging Table Topics (impromptu speaking) contest.
Frederika Roberts, who attended the contest, said:
“It was a fantastic day with lots of fun/laughter but also many opportunities to learn from watching all the winners from the different Area 15 clubs and network with Toastmasters from outside our own club. Attending Area/Division/District contests is a brilliant way to observe and learn from great speakers. The judges had a challenging task as the level was very high in both contests.”
Congratulations go to Anthony Day (from Leeds City Toastmasters and runner up in the humorous speech contest) and Andrew Miller who will be representing the Area in the Division contest in Harrogate on 26 October.
Well done also to all those who participated and many thanks to the team of Judges, Counters and Organisers.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches communication and leadership skills through a worldwide network of more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. In Area 15 (covering West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and along the M62 to Hull), there are six Toastmasters clubs, of which two are in Leeds.
The two Leeds clubs are:
• White Rose Speakers who meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6.45pm at the Jurys Inn; and
• Leeds City Toastmasters who meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6.45pm at the Novotel.
For more information about these clubs, please visit www.leedscitytoastmasters.org.uk.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 313,000 in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 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, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
This post was written by Andy Nichols using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.