Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - Nov 20, 2016 - Speech contests are an important part of the Toastmasters educational program and a Toastmasters tradition. They provide an opportunity for Toastmasters to gain speaking experience, as well as an opportunity for other Toastmasters to learn by observing proficient speakers. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district level held during the District 86 Fall Conference November 25 to 27 at the Marriott Gateway on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Beginning in September over 225 clubs held Humorous Speech and Table Topics contests sending the winners to the Area contest with anywhere from 5 to 8 competitors. Four to seven area winners then competed for the winning title at their respective Division Contests. The ten Division Contest winners of each contest now proceed to the District level at the Fall Conference to compete for the District 86 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Champions.
“Speech contests provide an opportunity for individuals to further develop their speaking skills by leaving the comfort of their home clubs and performing to larger audiences. The finalists at the fall conference contests are truly talented and the contests are sure to be very entertaining.” – Cathy Herschell, DTM, Program Quality Director District 86.
District 86 Humorous Speech Contest
Contestants present a humorous speech 5 – 7 minutes in length, that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners). The contest is on Saturday November 26, 2016 starting at 1:15pm.
District 86 Table Topics Contest
An impromptu speech, 2-3 minutes in length, with all contestants being told the same topic as they are introduced by the contest chair. The contest is on Sunday November 27, 2016 starting at 10:00 am.
Tickets for each contest, are available online or at the door prior to the contests. You can get more information on http://www.toastmasters86.org/conferences.
About Toastmasters District 86
Toastmasters District 86 represents the heartland of Ontario comprising of 235 community and corporate clubs, with over 5,000 members, from Sault Ste Marie in the north to Welland in the south, from Sarnia in the west to Markham in the east – and all communities in between – except Toronto. To learn more about District 86 please visit our website toastmasters86.org
About Toastmasters International Source :
Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
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