Recognition for Club Awesome

Club Awesome Toastmasters continued to prove its awesomeness this summer with a strong showing at the Area Contest, where top speakers from our club picked up 3 out of 4 possible first and second place awards in the competitions for humorous speech and evaluation.

At an August 2012 Area Contest with participants from 4 other clubs, Club Awesome's Bruce Goldfarb (right) won 1st place for humorous speech, Lois Margolin (center) won 1st place in the evaluation contest, and David Carr (left) won 2nd place for humorous speech.

Bruce Goldfarb won first place for humorous speech with “My Plants, My Friends” and David Carr won second place in that contest for “Mr. Bunyan Goes to Washington.” You can see a rehearsal version of each of their speeches in these videos.

Lois Margolin won first place in the evaluation contest, where Toastmasters compete to give the best evaluation of the same test speech. Because an evaluation is also a sort of speech, the challenge is to prepare a well-organized short speech very quickly.

Author: David F. Carr

Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc.

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