3 Speakers, One Question – Impromptu Speaking Contest (Video)

Table Topics winners

One of the most valuable skills you can learn in Toastmasters is how to think on your feet — come up with an intelligent and maybe even entertaining response to a surprise question. That’s good practice for the unexpected in life and business.

The Table Topics impromptu speaking exercise that is a feature of most Toastmasters meetings is so important we hold an annual contest for the best impromptu speech at our club, with the winner going on to compete at higher levels — area, division and district (South Florida and The Bahamas).

The speakers whose videos are included below were the top 3 in our club’s recent contest.

The prompt they all responded to was: “I found a box in the attic …”

John Quick – 1st place, Table Topics Contest

Daniel Prudhomme – 2nd place, Table Topics Contest

Randy Ostreich – 3rd place, Table Topics Contest

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. In my day job, I'm an analyst for the digital metrics company Similarweb.

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