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Humorous Contest 2018

Humorous Contest 2018

“Congratulations to Hazel the Winner of the Terrace@12 Humorous Speech Contest 2018 We all enjoy a good laugh. Don’t we? Humor is the quickest way to connect with others and an excellent way to connect when speaking to a group. Its not about telling a jokes and it comes in many forms self directed, situational […]

Club Evaluation Contest 2018 Report

Club Evaluation Contest 2018 Report

Terrace@12 Evaluation Contest Speech “Shifting from Fs to As” What captivates you? What grabs your attention? A sudden huge unexpected ROAR from the grizzly-bear sized Stephen Harrison, used as his starting-block for the Evaluation Contest’s test-speech, shocked us, even frightened us, as fear rose and froze us for an instance whilst our full attention was […]

Terrace@12 Table Topics Contest

Terrace@12 Table Topics Contest

Congratulations to all the contestant in the Wednesday 8th August Terrace@12 Table Topics Contest: John Stapleton Hazel Bidmead Ruth Fletcher Richard Bourne Liz Springford Each contestant had to field the questions: “Today is international happiness day. What makes you happy” The contest was well contested. Each contestant answered exceedingly well, leaving the judges with close […]

2018 International Speech Contest report

2018 International Speech Contest report

“Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.” Bobby Unser It was strongly obvious that the three contestants Hazel, John, and Grace had a great desire to speak at the 2018 Terrace@12 International speech contest. The desire to excel overflowed from them and into audience […]

Club Evaluation Contest 31st Jan 2018

Club Evaluation Contest 31st Jan 2018

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, Evaluation contest engine’s on, 3, 2, 1. “Terrace@12” we have lift off! With a roar of applause, Adytia launches into his speech “The Universe an Amazing Place”. He talked swiftly and vividly of the stars in the night sky and how he came to love them when as a child […]

Area E4 Humorous Speech Contest – writeup

Area E4 Humorous Speech Contest – writeup

Seeing, hearing, laughing, and learning from the best humorous speakers in our Area was the pleasure experienced by all those attending the Area E4 Humorous Speech contest this Wednesday. What did we see? Four of our Area E4’s best and funniest Toastmasters: Raymond Kemp – 5 Crowns Urwashi Singh – Toast Health Christy Richards – […]

Congratulations Zaine Humorous Speech Winner

Congratulations Zaine Humorous Speech Winner

A big Congratulations goes out today to Zaine who was the winner of Terrace@12’s Humorous Speech contest with his wittily crafted speech taking us through the trials and tribulations of making mathematics fun.  Zaine drew upon his own experience of learning maths and intertwined a numerical riddle through it to hold his talk and our attention to […]

Area E4 International Speech Contest 2017

St. Andrews common room was a buzz. Then as Chloe Latto, Sargent-at-arms, called the room to order a transformation was triggered to a pregnant silence signifying the start of the Area E4 International Speech Contest. All ears were pricked up as John Stapleton, Contest Chair, was introduced. John gave the structure rule by rule under […]

International Speech Contest

Terrace@12 Club level International Speech Contests was something special, and something to be proud of. The spirit of Toastmasters was there, first timers at contest speaking, chairing, and timing, mixing with and helped encouraged along by experienced Toastmasters. The seats were so swelled by visiting judges and visitors we almost had to grab more chairs […]

Division E Conference report

You know why Rose was at the Division E Conference this weekend. She was competing. But why were Peter, Pauline, and Chris there? Yes, we were there to support and cheer for Rose, but I think I can safely say it was also because we had all been before and wanted to come back for […]

And the TT winner is – Peter

And the TT winner is – Peter

In today’s Table Topic’s competition, we have heard the ways that our Toastmasters spend spare time. Some say they don’t have any. If you are like this writer and inclined to wasting your spare time or even find time passing slowly I recommend that you join this group of people. Their variety of interests and activities when they […]

Division E contest – Peter gets 2nd place in the E

Division E contest – Peter gets 2nd place in the Evaluation Contest

Wellington’s big Toastmaster event took place this weekend. Nothing other than the Division E Conference, where Peter Scholtens, whom we see at our meetings so often, but representing Statistically Speaking, won second place in the Speech Evaluation competition. Above are all seven competitors, of the Division E evaluation competition + the test speaker and contest […]

Area E9 Evaluation Contest

Area E9 Evaluation Contest

Today’s (31st March) hotly contested Area E9 Evaluation Contest had four club level winners competing, namely (in speaking order): Rose Austen-Falloon Marion Pawson Rahul Madaan Raymond Kemp Their challenge was to evaluate with analytical quality, to give positive and helpful recommendations, to be both sensitive and motivational in their feedback and to concisely sum up […]

Area E6 Evaluation Contents – Peter’s a winner

Area E6 Evaluation Contents – Peter’s a winner

This lunchtime (21st March) the newly formed “Police Toastmasters Club” held the Area E6 Evaluation Contents. The ‘Test Speech” was delivered by Kinnie Vermeulen (Five Crowns) and was an impressive speech, of a magnitude that at first might seem quite daunting to evaluate and give recommendations on. Her speech “Life is short” was a reminder […]