Our winners are:
Congratulations to Sunday for winning the Humorous speech contest with his talk entitled “Silly moments”
Congratulation to Allison for winning the Table Topics contest
Support these guys at the Area 44 contest round on the 27th September Hurrah!
The contest was a fun night support by seven members and nine visiting Toastmasters and the capable chairmanship of Minje with the support of the chief Judge Jim. Dave M and Louise kept time and Daniel acted as usher and Sergeant at arms. John S was Table-topics master. The competition counters were Delphine and Cecile
Humorous speech contestants (in draw order):
- Matt “What I know about Humour”
- Atma “How to have an arranged marriage”
- Sunday “Silly moments”
Table topic speech contestants (in draw order):
The topic question set by John focussed on not repeating the first world war and why life is different now and lessons have been learned.
During the judging we were entertained to some table-topics based on a famous character transported to improbable period in time and space.
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Cecile wins the speech contest.
Louise wins the topics.
Both winners come from North Bucks speakers,and go forward to the next level on the 11th October. For details of all contests see: http://mktoastmasters.co.uk/2014/08/22/autumn-2014-contests-dairy-humorous-speech-and-table-topics/
Elena was 3rd in topics, Sue was second.
Here’s the round up of what we saw today,as the 4 clubs went head to head in the next round of the contest.
The topics asked the question…what character would you be in a book?
Atma said he would be a hero,and change the world.
Elena was a touch risqué in being Anastasia Steele ( a shade naughty).
Johnathon wanted to be Sir Winston Churchill.
Delphine eventually decided on a fairy,noting French books were not so inspiring.
Trisha fancied taking on the carer role in Mice and Men.
Sue wanted to be Hermione in Harry Potter,but wanted a more burly husband.
Louise,who was first up,explained her son was mistaken for Harry Potter,and subsequently as his mother appeared,she was mistaken for his real mother.Stories of gothic clothes,capes and snakes won the competition.
From the humour point of view,we were entertained from start to finish.
Atma explained the perils of arranged weddings,Indian style.
Sue talked about planning a honeymoon,and the subsequent vaccines and other risks of exotic travel.
Tony cheekily told us about the embarrassment of his wife’s shopping habits.
Johnathon showed his attempts at pizza skills,and the subsequent disaster.
Delphine’s speech was the repercussions of not putting her birthday details on Facebook,and her mother forgetting the day. Delphine came third.
Daves attempts at DIY were hilarious,as he managed to create more damage than repair.He came second.
Cecile led us through an incredible journey of the perils of translating languages.All I can say,is that she really was awesome,and will wow the next level.A well deserved first prize.
There was a lot of work behind the scenes,and people were thanked.
Red,our division governor,explained about the next levels of the contest,and how the programme is changing.
It was an incredible day.Please support your area representatives on the 11th October.
Republished Daniel Sandars 1/10/2014 from original material on Facebook by Louise https://www.facebook.com/events/671701122916565/
Just a quick summary of the forthcoming autumn contest dates around Area 44.
|Dates for Diaries||Event||Location/Notes|
|Wednesday, September 3||Cranfield Speakers’ Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest||6:15pm at the Cranfield Students’ Association (CSA) lounge www.mycsa.org.uk. NB Also the farewell party for our MSc leavers. Contact email@example.com|
|Thursday, September 11||Bedford Speakers’ Humorous speech and topics contest||7:15pm Fox & Hounds, 178 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3EB|
|Thursday, September 18||North Bucks Speakers’ Humorous speech and topics contest||7:15pm at The Well at Willen. thewellatwillen.org.uk For details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monday, September 22||Eldergate Speakers’ Humorous speech and topics contest||6:30pm at the MK National Badminton Centre www.nbc.uk.com. Optional follow on drinks and meal at Slug and Lettuce pub. Contact email@example.com|
|Saturday, September 27||Area 44 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest||Cranfield Management Research Institute (CMRI), Cranfield Campus www.cranfield.ac.uk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saturday, October 11||Division G Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest||The Huntingdon Golf Course www.cgcc.co.uk|
|Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9||District 71 Conference (Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest final round)||Belfast www.titanicconference.com|
Northampton Speakers are still a prospective club and will not host a contest this time.
Prepared by Daniel