South County Toastmasters hosted a fun Tall Tales Contest on July 24th. The contest was expertly planned and organized by Matt Ramshaw - the Contest Master. It was an evening was filled with a variety of tall tales. The contestants entertained everyone with strange, wild, humorous, and creative tales! And the winners are........... First Place … Continue reading Tall Tales Contest !
Spring Area 4 Evaluation and International Speech Contest
Below are photos from the contest. Photography by Kathy Denton except the last photo.
Evaluator Contest at South County Toastmasters
Congratulations to David Wilkins, winner of the Best Evaluator Award in our club Evaluation Contest that was held on March 13, 2013. A special recognition to Erin Gissel, our second place winner, and to the following participants: Adam Kutell, Gina Willard, and Sudi Gopinath. The Evaluator Contest was organized by South County Toastmaster member Steve … Continue reading Evaluator Contest at South County Toastmasters
International Speech Contest at South County Toastmasters
Shreya Gopal won Best Speaker in our club's International Speech Contest, which was held March 13, 2013. Congratulations to Sudi Gopinath for winning second place. The club International Speech Contest was organized by South County Toastmaster member Steve Flick.
2012 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Winners
The club level 2012 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest held last night was a resounding success. Kudos to our Contest Chair -Mrs. Shreya Gopal and our Chief Judge - Mr. Alan Kirby for ensuring a smooth and entertaining contest. Also, a hearty thanks to all our volunteers - Timers, Vote Counters, Judges and our Sergeant-At-Arms … Continue reading 2012 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Winners
Tall Tales Contest – May 30, 2012
The May 30th, 2012 meeting of South County Toastmasters was different from the usual format. The Tall Tales contest chaired by our very own Joanne Korba and Steve Bettag was held with participation from five speakers. The contest was closely contested, with fantastic speeches by Adam Kutell, Kathy Denton, Howard Brandt, Steve Flick and Kevin … Continue reading Tall Tales Contest – May 30, 2012
(Pictured from left to right: Alan Kirby and Erin Gissel) Lets congratulate Alan Kirby and Erin Gissel for representing South County Toastmasters in the Area Contest. We are proud and fortunate to have such polished and accomplished speakers in our club!
International Speech and Evaluation Contests A Success
(Picture From Left to Right: Alan Kirby, Gina Willard, David Domian, Erin Gissel(not in photo)) The 1st and 2nd place winners of each contest will move on to the Area 4 contest, which will be held on Saturday March 31 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Blvd) at 10am (contestant briefings … Continue reading International Speech and Evaluation Contests A Success
Area – Division – District Speech Dates
At the request of some of our members, this email lists the dates and locations for the known Area, Division, and District contests ("International Speech" and "Evaluation") to follow our club's February contest. ------------------------------------------- Area 4 Date: March 31, 2012 - Saturday Time: - Briefings: 9:30am - Contest: 10:00am Location: - St Louis County Library … Continue reading Area – Division – District Speech Dates
Contest Materials and Other Content are Now Online
Toastmaster International has posted the contest materials to download online for Toastmaster members. You will have to login, put these materials in a cart, and then download each item. Thanks to Steve F for this tip. You can find them at: http://www.toastmasters.org/DigitalContent The Successful Club Series The Successful Club Series joins the digital speech contest … Continue reading Contest Materials and Other Content are Now Online
The Motivational-Speaker Smackdown
Here's an interesting article from the NY Times (click here)
Division and District Speech Contest Information
Below are fliers and information for the Evaluation and Speech Contests for the - 2011 Division A and District 8 conferences. Here is the District 8 Agenda.
Area Four Winners
Congratulations to Kathy Denton for her 3rd place in the Evaluation Contest and also to Alan Kirby for his 2nd place finish in the Speech contest.
Spring 2011 International Speech Contest Winners
Don Clair (2nd place), Kevin Reichardt (Contest Master), and Alan Kirby (1st place) photographed below.
Meeting Minutes – March 9, 2011
Record of Special Meeting of South County Toastmasters - # 1957 TMI Speech and Evaluation Contest Meeting Date: 3/9/11 Called to order at: 7:00pm Location: Met Life Bldg Presiding officer: Kevin Wilson Contest Master: Kevin Reichardt Chief Judge: Steve Flick Time Keepers: Brian Ettling, Tom "Terrific" Krauska Vote Counters: Judy Sowers, Jim Ruzicka, Brenda McNaughton … Continue reading Meeting Minutes – March 9, 2011
Spring 2011 Speech and Evaluation contest
Contest Master Kevin Reichardt (center) with contest winners Kathy Denton (1st place) and Bill Collier (2nd place) in the Evaluation Contest. Not pictured is Alan Kirby, first place in the Speech Contest and Don Clair coming in second. Photographed by Erin Gissel (3rd place - Evaluation contest.)
Area Speech and Evaluation Contest – 2011
Date: March 26, 2011 - Saturday Please be there to support our contestants: Alan Kirby and Kathy Denton Time: - Briefings: 9:30am - Contests: 10:00am Location: - Twin Rivers Worship Center - 10575 Tesson Ferry Road - St. Louis MO 63123
Timing for Speech and Evaluation Contests
Here are the timing rules for the International Speech and Evaluation Contests International speeches shall be from five to seven minutes. A contestant will be disqualified if the speech is less than four minutes 30 seconds or more than seven minutes 30 seconds. A green signal will be displayed at five minutes and remain displayed … Continue reading Timing for Speech and Evaluation Contests
Tabletopics Contest Notes
The usual advice we hear from most people is that you can't really prepare for a Tabletopics contest, but after attending one, I beg to differ a bit. Here's what I saw and learned. Dress up a bit. I was surprised by two contestants wearing blue jeans. See point number two - they like to … Continue reading Tabletopics Contest Notes
Congratulation to Barb in the Division Contest
Congratulation to Barb Sapienza for winning 3rd place in the Division Tabletopics Contest. Barb had to go back in time to change history.
Club Winners Move on to Area 4 Division Competition
Our members always make us proud! The club contest results are in for the Fall Area 4 Competition, which includes Best Humorous Speech and Best Table Topics. From left to right: Barb Sapienza - 1st Place for Best Table Topics, Don Clair - 2nd Place (in both competitions) and Alan Kirby 1st Place in the Humorous Speech … Continue reading Club Winners Move on to Area 4 Division Competition
Area 4 Contest
Area 4 Fall Contest Saturday, September 25th First Free Evangelical Church 1375 Carman Road Manchester MO 1:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M. (Briefings promptly at 1:00 in Room 312) Contest in Room 341 (map attached – will be sent again in about a week with contest flyer) Park on West Side of building (contest will be … Continue reading Area 4 Contest
Meeting Minutes Spetember 1, 2010
Record of Meeting of South County Toastmasters - # 1957 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Meeting Date: _Sept 1, 2010_ Called to order at: 7:00______ Location: Met Life bldg. 107-c__ Presiding officer: Kevin Reichardt_______________ Contest Master: Sue Dickemper______ Chief Judge: Judy Sowers_______ Camera Op: _________ Time Keepers: Kevin Wilson, Mike Marion Table Topics: _____________ … Continue reading Meeting Minutes Spetember 1, 2010
Congratulation to our latest contest winners. Barb Sapienza took first place in the tabletopics contest. Don Clair took 2nd place in tabletopics and 2nd place in the humorous speech contest. Alan Kirby took first place in the humorous speech contest. Also thanks to our other participants: Carl Hendrickson - 3rd place humorous speech contest, Rob … Continue reading Contest Winners
Humorous and Tabletopics Contest
Hello to all, Time is approaching for our Humorous Speaking and Table Topics Contest. Please find below a few items I would like to confirm with all of you: Please arrive at the meeting 30 minutes early. As a review for those veteran contestants and for the new members who have not participated in a … Continue reading Humorous and Tabletopics Contest
Toastmaster's International has some great information on speech contests. Rulebook Judges Guide and Ballot The Contest and Roles When You're the Judge
Tall Tales Contest
Pictured are the contestants in the our recent Tall Tales contest. Adam, Carl, Steve, Barb, Alan,Sue and Don. The winners were Barb Sapienza, third place, Don Clair, first place, and Sue Dickemper, second place.
Tall Tales Contest
Area Contest – March 20, 2010
The contest will be held at the Twin Rivers Worship Center on Tesson Ferry Road just north of Green Park Road (which is just north of Lindbergh Blvd). 10575 Tesson Ferry Road St Louis, MO 63123-6125 (314) 729-0704 The exact times have not yet been set, but I am estimating the briefings would be around … Continue reading Area Contest – March 20, 2010
Speech and Evaluation Contest Winners
South County Toastmasters held it’s annual Speech and Evaluation contest February 17th and the picture shows the winners for 2010. From left to right. Erin Gissel – 1st place Evaluation, Steve Flick – 2nd place Evaluation, Barb Sapienza – 2nd place Speech, Don Clair – 1st place Speech.
STUPID – Lincoln-Douglas Debates
by Tom Terrific My wife and I just participated in the Webster University speech contest. Besides normal types of speeches, after-dinner, informative, persuasive etc, they also have a contest they call a Lincoln-Douglas debate. The students study an issue for a year and then when the debate begins, they flip a coin and and whomever … Continue reading STUPID – Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Speech Contest – February 17, 2010
Carl Hendrickson is going to be out contestmaster for the Feb. 17th, 2010 International Speech and Evaluation Contests. The rules are posted on our website under Member Resources.
Jim Ruzicka – 2nd Place Winner
Jay Leno. David Letterman. Conan O’Brien. Jim Ruzicka? Though he can’t lay claim to fame as a talk-show superstar, South County Toastmaster Jim Ruzicka skillfully entertained his audience at the Division A Humorous Speech Contest recently held at Jefferson College. Jim’s comedic account of the unusual people and places he encountered during a Greyhound bus … Continue reading Jim Ruzicka – 2nd Place Winner
Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest Winners
From left to right: Table Topics 1st place : Erin Gissel, 2nd place : Don Clair Humorous Speech 2nd place : Barb Sapienza, 1st place : Jim Ruzicka, The Area contest will be held at the Oak Bend Library, September 12th. 9:30 – Noon. (Thanks to Adam K for the picture.)
Area Contest Winners
Congratulations to Alan Kirby and to Rob Van Winkle for their first place showings in the International Speech Contest!! They both did a great job and I wish them the best on the next contest at Jefferson Community College! And where are they going to go next? \"To Disneyland!\" Gina Willard
Here are our winners from our latest contest. (left to right) Chris Hickman - 3rd place Speech Contest Rick Favaloro - 2nd place Speech Contest Alan-Kirby - 1st place Speech Contest Nilsa Scott - 2nd place Evaluation Contest Rob Van Winkle - 1st place - Evaluation Contest
Division A Humorous Contest Oct. 18th – Howard moves on.
Congratulation to both Howard on winning the Humorous Speech Contest at the Area level and Georgia OBryan on coming in 3rd in Tabletopics. Howard will move on to the Division A Contest - details below. Sat, Oct 18, 9:30 am Jefferson College 1687 Missouri State Road Arnold Missouri 63010 Room 304
New Contest Winners and Area Contest Details
Congratulations to our latest contest winners. Tabletopics - 1st Georgia O'Bryan, 2nd Bill Collier Humorous Speech - 1st Howard Brandt - 2nd Carl Hendrickson The Area Contest will be held September 6, 2008 at Mineral Area College. 9:30 am – 12:00 pm North College Center, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO - Main Campus