From Nick Westall, Area L9 Director
The Area L9 Contest was held on Thursday 30 March 2017 at The Plough pub in Holborn. It was a wonderful evening that showcased the empathetic leadership expressed by our membership. From heart-warming stories of the international speeches to the structure of the evaluations, the audience was enthralled by the themes of conscious attitudes expressed by all contestants. Amazingly two clubs stood out as Excalibur Speakers did a clean-sweep in both 1st places and Berkeley Square Speakers as the leading protégé in 2nd place.
International Speech Contest: 1st place Simon Bucknall (Excalibur Speakers), 2nd place Tom Duncan (Berkeley Square Speakers)
Evaluation Contest: 1st place Freddie Daniells (Excalibur Speakers), 2nd place Daniel Broadhead (Berkeley Square Speakers)
Throughout the evening our members were inspired to instil confidence, think quickly on their feet, and connect on a human level with other members.
Next step - the Division L contests on Saturday 8 April
All four winners go through to the Division L final on 8 April. Sign-up here for free and join us on a Saturday afternoon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/division-l-international-speech-and-evaluation-contest-2017-tickets-32989964873
The area leadership would especially like to thank all those who took part as timers, counters, sergeants at arms, speakers, judges, contest chairs, and HELPERS who made the evening run smoothly!