From Seema Menon, Cat Kipling & Nadine Wagner
What a wonderful Toastmaster afternoon we had! The level was very high and the toughest jobs of all must have been the judging!!!
In the Evaluation Contest we had 8 educational and uplifting evaluations and learned a lot from the different techniques being used! Fantastic!
In the International Speech Contest we were treated to 8 enlivening, inspiring and motivational speeches. Amazing!
Still, the judges decided and the results are:
1 Chinkata Okpara (L9, Excalibur)
2 Coralie Frances (L61, Watford Speakers)
3 Elaine Kelly (L56, Deutsche Bank)
*International Speech Contest Division L*
1 Fabio de Sio (L47, LBS)
2 Salem Al-Damluji (L47, London Communicators)
3 Rebecca Carrera (L61, Watford Speakers)
We are proud that Chinkata and Fabio will be representing our Division L at the District 91 Contest! You can book your place to see them here: https://d91springconf.uk/
Chinkata said that he has been pleasantly surprised by the warmth and support, from all his club members. He added that "this has taken the form of insightful feedback, suggestions for improvement and just turning up to be there at competitions. It has also been great to meet and make new friendships with other toastmasters from many other clubs that I won't ordinarily have gotten to."
Fabio is still taken aback by this amazing experience! He said "I think the most important aspect is not only to win each contest but also the support of my club, without their feedbacks and their support it would have been more difficult. I'm happy to be part of the family toastmaster and I like the way I'm developing my speech every time I have a contest and my latest goal is to inspire people!"
Well, Fabio certainly did inspired those at the contest, we are pleased he will be able to carry his message to the District and we hope even beyond!
Special thanks goes to all the Contestants, our non-Toastmaster guests for attending, Andy O'Sullivan as Chief Judge and his team of functionaries, Helena Brewer and Florian Bay for their messages, Pedro Casillo and Florian Bay from the District Trio for attending, Freddie Daniels for opening the event, and last but not least to Sammy and his team from the LBS for letting us host the event in such a brilliant location.
Remember you can book for the wonderful contests, workshops etc for 5-6 May conference here: https://d91springconf.uk/
The Division L 2018 Spring Contests Team
Seema, Cat & Nadine