Tag: Humor

  • Presenting the Community: Jef Otten on Using Humor

    In this week’s Presenting the Community video, Jef Otten shares the trick behind using humor in your presentations. To learn more about Presenting the Community, visit the project webpage and connect with John M. Quick. Presenting the Community is a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project by John M. Quick. Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks [Read More]

  • Awesome Scenes from the District 47 Fall Conference 2017

    Club Awesome was well-represented at this year’s District 47 fall conference. Here are a few photos from a jam-packed Saturday that featured contests, workshops, meetings, and more. All eyes were on Marilyn Brown as she competed in the finals of the humorous speech contest. Here’s Marilyn posing with her third-place trophy alongside the other contestants. [Read More]

  • Marilyn Brown to Compete in Humor Contest Finals at District 47 Conference

    Club Awesome Toastmasters is proud to be represented by Marilyn Brown in the 2017 humorous speech contest finals. On her journey to the finals, Marilyn has competed alongside top humorists at the club, area, and division levels. She placed first in each of three contest to date. In the finals, Marilyn will be up against [Read More]

  • District 47 Toastmasters Fall Conference 2017 Announced

    The District 47 Toastmasters Fall Conference 2017 details have been announced. Our own Marilyn Brown will compete for the District 47 championship in the humorous speech contest. In addition, several Club Awesome members will be in attendance this year. We look forward to learning, networking, and enjoying the entertainment along with you. Dates: Friday, November [Read More]

  • Area 20/21 Humor & Evaluation Contests October 14, 2017

    Come see Club Awesome’s Marilyn Brown (humor) and Brian Mikosz (evaluation) compete with the club contest winners from Areas 20 and 21 on Saturday, October 14, 2017. It will be an opportunity to see excellent humorous presentations and evaluations, as well as support the Toastmasters community. Event: Area 20/21 Humor & Evaluation Contests Date: Saturday, [Read More]

  • Outbreak! Take Shelter in the IceDen

    Toastmasters Warning: An outbreak has taken over Coral Springs, FL. We have confirmed that our old meeting location in the Keller Williams building has been affected. It is no longer safe for any Club Awesome members to visit this location. Fortunately, the outbreak started sometime after our final meeting on July 28, 2017. To date, [Read More]

  • What Makes a Story Humorous?

    A few months ago, I spoke to the Club Awesome Toastmasters about a technique for adding humor to stories. The speech was titled “Don’t Tell the Truth!” and the basic concept was to take a normal situation and put an unexpected spin on it to make it funny. My evaluator, David Carr, wondered how I [Read More]