Meeting Recap: Sept. 10, 2015 (Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests)

posted Sep 14, 2015, 10:07 AM by Advanced Public Speakers Toastmasters Club   [ updated Jan 1, 2016, 2:55 PM ]
Dear APS Members, Contest Functionaries, and Guests,

And the winners are...

All of us!  While the contest winners walked away with flimsy little certificates (okay, and some glory), the audience members were treated to an evening of hilarity, life lessons, and some examples of master speakers in action.  Here are the winners:

Table Topics
"Which is better, questions or answers? Explain." This philosophical Table Topics question seemed to temporarily stun the contestants.  But they each quickly recovered to deliver eloquent answers on the balance of life and how "you can't have one without the other."  The results:

1st Place:     Harry Aneziris
2nd Place:    Georgia Jones
3rd Place:     Todd McKinney

Humorous Speech
Our humorous speech contestants kept the audience laughing, whether they were exhorting their listeners to keep smiling, kick an addiction, be careful which book you buy, or face down a dangerous animal.  The champions:

1st Place:     Todd McKinney
2nd Place:    Derek Chen

All contestants turned in superior performances, giving our judges a real run for their money.

A special thanks  to our contest officials, without whom this contest would not have been possible.  We so much appreciate your help!   And extra appreciation to our Chief Judge, Deb Leung, who went way beyond the call of duty to contribute to our success.  Finally, thanks to our photographer extraordinaire, Derek Chen, for his stellar pix (below).

Please join us for the Area 45 Contest on Wednesday, September 30, at 6 PM at the Financial Times, 330 Hudson Street. Our contest winners will appreciate your turning out to support them and cheer them on.  Plus you will get to experience their mastery all over again!

And of course, we hope to see you on September 23 for our next regular APS meeting--a special bull session. 

Best wishes,

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Marcia Berry
President, Advanced Public Speakers