First Ever Phoenix Speakers Competitions: Humourous Speaking & Table Topics Contest 14 September 2011

A funny and fantastic first contest! Phoenix Speakers hosted our very first Toastmasters speechmaking competition on 14th September – thanks to our competitors, the volunteer functionaries and judges, and of course Alex Hood our VP PR & Events and Contest Chair who made the event possible!

Contest Officials:
Gilly Cutts – chief judge
Dorota Pliska & Erin Godbold – timekeepers
Erin Godbold – ballot counter
Steve Hayward – sargeant at arms

Humourous Speech Contest:
Gary Monk – “To tweet or not to tweet”
Miriam Lo – “My first interview”
Simon Simpson – “Cat crunching and other pursuits”
Andrew Smith – “My hump my hump my lovely lady lumps”
Tom Elliott – “The modern guide to dating”

Winner: Andy Smith!!

Table Topics Contest: What would a magazine about your life contain?

Brad Currin, Tom Elliott, Simon Simpson, Richard McMurray, Gary Monk, Euan Gillies

Winner: Brad Currin!!

Our intrepid winners went on to represent us at the Area Contest. Well done especially to Brad who placed 3rd in the Table Topics!

Next up: the Division contest, Saturday 15 October. Winners proceed to the UK & Ireland Finals on 12/13 November in Glasgow.

The Division Contest is an opportunity to meet other London toastmasters, see speakers in action, and attend focused workshops. See this website and our blog for more details!

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