From Flavia Gordon, VP PR, Lewisham Speakers Club
On Wednesday 16 May 2012, as Toastmasters and guests gathered at Lewisham Speakers, Lewisham Methodist Church, the air buzzed with anticipation and excitement as one of our guests, a Transatlantic Toastmaster had been gently reserved to speak.
We were not disappointed.
Garret Garrels, the D78 International Speech winner from Helena, Montana and a semi-finalist in Las Vegas in 2011, shared with us his personality, speaking prowess and charisma as he delivered a heart felt speech, his entry for the World Championships of Public Speaking. Garret's speech was based on a story relating overcoming a personal obstacle in his life. As he masterly delivered his speech we were transported out of the UK to a cold day in Sweden; we shivered with him, felt and laughed with him as his story unfolded.
We wish Garret much good luck as he continues on his Toastmaster journey and competes in Orlando, Florida later in August during the Toastmasters International Convention.