And the Winner Is ...

In 2016 my cohorts in Master Speakers of Austin (an advanced Toastmasters club) convinced me to compete in a speech contest. At the time I agreed mostly because it seemed like something fun to try, but I didn't actually expect to win. To my surprise, I did win, and with my friends' help, I continued up to the Division level for International Speech, where I took home the third place prize.

I found that I enjoy the challenge of competition, especially because it forces me to become a better speaker and evaluator. Since that first International contest in 2016, I've also competed in Evaluation and Table Topics contests.

Tina at K71 International Speech Contest
FIRST PLACE ~ International Speech ~ D55 Area K71 ~ March 11, 2017

         
RANK TYPE LEVEL DATE CLUB REPRESENTED
Second International Speech D55 Division K April 8, 2017 Exchange Park Club
First International Speech D55 Area K71 March 11, 2017 Exchange Park Club
Second Table Topics D55 Area L80 March 18, 2017 Round Rock Chambermasters
First Evaluation D55 Division K October 22, 2016 Round Rock Chambermasters
First Evaluation D55 Area L72 April 23, 2016 Round Rock Chambermasters
Third International D55 Division J April 30, 2016 Master Speakers of Austin


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