Why Hire a Toastmasters’ Club Speech Winner?
Toastmasters International Clubs are found round the world, and are dedicated to helping individuals become the best speakers and leaders they can be.
Their meetings are about giving members the opportunity to practice and develop their speaking skills in an atmosphere that is no pressure, because everyone is on the same playing field.
There is no instructor, but rather, members evaluate each others’ presentations which can include:
- Conducting meetings
- Time keeping skills
- Parliamentary procedure
- Topic assigned impromptu talks
One of the contests that members can participate in is “Table Topics”, where contestants volunteer to speak on a given topic or answer a question that has been posed.
What a great opportunity for speakers to polish their speaking skills and become the best they can be.
Al is a winner!
Al Foxx, a disabled inspirational and motivational speaker is also a member of Toastmasters International and continues to hone his speaking skills and personal presence.
He recently competed in a Table Topics contest:
On Wednesday, September 5, Gone Wilde Toastmasters held it’s first ever Table Topics contest. Jerry Weltner served as Toastmaster, while Area Governor Samia Reed served as Chief Judge. We had lots of volunteer helpers from the Kirkland Eclectics; as well as first time guest – Crystal. Several Gone Wilde members volunteered, too.The spotlight belongs to the six contestants – Karin Quirk, Randy Broad, Ngabuen Nshom, Angelo Ongpin, Al Foxx and Don Chase. All of our contestants bravely stepped up and answered the question posed by Toastmaster Jerry Weltner – Ecology and renewable energy are all the buzz. How do you renew your personal energy? It was a fantastic question and the answers were as varied as the participants.We gave awards for first, second and third place. Finishing in third place was Randy Broad. Second place was taken by Karin Quirk. Our first place finisher and winner of the Gone Wilde Table Topics contest was Al Foxx. Al will be representing Gone Wilde Toastmasters in the upcoming Area 53 contest on September 19 at the Redmond Library.
Al loves speaking to, motivating, inspiring and encouraging audiences using his unique sense of humor and his own personal experiences.
Hire Al for your next event…he will customize his topic to fit your audience
-Submitted by guest blogger, Sharon Howell