William Holsey, President of Speakers Forum Club, had the good fortune to observe the finals of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest last week from close quarters. He writes to all of us, sharing the lessons he learned in the process. Fellow Toastmasters, Wow! Seeing the Finals of the International Speech Contest was exhilarating! It was […]
Congratulations to our District 57 International Speech Champion, Camille Miller, who placed 2nd in the Quarterfinals!
By Greg Kaufman Just a few miles off the 680 freeway in San Ramon, the “Erector Set” of a conference facility – Roundhouse – was the site for the 2019 D57 Annual conference. With two intriguing artificial lakes book-ending the conference center, a capacity crowd encountered the resort-style venue for this EPIC event. The two-day […]
By Janice Litvin You could feel the excitement in the air on Friday night at the District 57 pre-conference dinner, featuring Ramona J. Smith, the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. I felt honored that I was going to get the opportunity to meet the world champion, herself. When we arrived at the venue, there […]
By Camille Miller Being a toastmaster is a lot of hard work but it is also a lot of fun. Last year I didn’t make it past the Division contest. In fact, I didn’t even place. I was cast down but not defeated. This year, I wanted to try again and set my sights on […]