Monday, March 22, 2010

Three Algoa Club members progress to the District Speech Contest

Area Speech Contestants: Michael Warren; Marlene Van Wyk; Musa Mdadlose; Nicholas Mitchell

Nicholas Mitchell and Michael Warren, will represent Algoa Toastmasters Club in the Divisional Speech Contest on the 17 April after Nicholas won the Area Speech Contest in the impromptu speech and evaluation categories, and Michael placed second in the International Speech section.

Our Club President, Marlene Van Wyk, who won the International Speech section, will represent the ACT Club at the Divisional Contest.

The annual Toastmasters International Speech Contest starts at club-level, with contestants progressing through Area, Divisional and District contests until they reach the finals at the Toastmasters Annual Conference in the United States. The winner at the US conference is awarded the title: “World Champion of Public Speaking”.

To be eligible to compete, contestants must have completed at least six speech projects towards their Competent Communicator award.

Our club contest on 9 March saw Gillian Browning, Michael Warren, Antoinette Baatjes and Quinton Jacobs compete in the International Speech section.

Michael won the club-level contest with an entertaining speech about the nature of truth which included a pinch of quantum mechanics, a splash of Hegelian dialectic logic, and one whole Red Delicious apple.

The Area Contest also included Megan Judd of Madiba Bay Club, and Musa Mdadlose from the U-Speak Club. Musa impressed by placing third in the International Speech Contest section on this his first entry into the Area Contest.

Watch this blog for future updates about the Speech Contest.

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