Humorous Speech Contest

img_0236Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics, and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division, and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more of the following contests:

Congratulations to our Humorous speech contest First place winner, Walt Hansmann.  Walt will be representing our club in Area U-3 Humorous speech contest at New Beginnings Church located at 4104 E 151st St S, Bixby, OK 74008 on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Learn more about our club member Walt Hansmann: http://torchlightersclub.com/team-members/walt-hansmann-acb-alb/

 

Do You Have Fear Of Public Speaking?

backgroundCome and conquer your fear of public speaking in an atmosphere of love and friendship. Meetings are also a wonderful way of meeting people in the community who are taking the steps to change their lives! We look forward to having you join us!

We meet every Monday from 11:45 AM -12:45 PM Central at

Asbury United Methodist Church
6767 S Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK 74133

Come join us!

backgroundWhether you’re a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills.  Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path in life you’ve chosen.  You’ll be a better listener. You’ll easily  lead teams and conduct meetings.  You’ll comfortably give and receive constructive evaluation. If you already have some or all of these skills, you will enhance them in Toastmasters!

Venue Information

Asbury United Methodist Church

6767 South Mingo

Tulsa, OK

Every Monday at 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM CDT

See you there…

PREPARING A SPEECH

Preparing for a speech is one of the best ways to ensure you give an effective presentation. Try these tips to help you properly prepare:

  • Organize your speech in a logical sequence: opening, main points, summary.
  • Practice and rehearse a speech frequently before delivering it. Ask friends to be your audience or practice in front of a mirror. Be sure to use a timer to help you pace your speech.
  • Become familiar with the stage or the setting where the speech will take place. Get a sense of the size of the stage, where any steps or obstacles might be, and where to enter and exit.
  • Choose comfortable clothes to wear, but always maintain a professional appearance.
  • Visual aids should fit a speech, whether they are funny, serious or technical. The main goal of visual aids is to help the audience understand what is being said, and reinforce the points of speech in unique and interesting ways.

Source: https://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Public-Speaking-Tips/Preparing-a-Speech