Southern River: Toastmasters show speaking skills at inaugural competition

Jenny de Wind (Toastmasters Area Director) with competitors Nina Atiya, Graham Watson,
Louise Wynne and humorous contest chair Emma Kake.
Jenny de Wind (Toastmasters Area Director) with competitors Nina Atiya, Graham Watson, Louise Wynne and humorous contest chair Emma Kake.

MEMBERS from five WA Toastmasters groups converged recently for a public speaking competition.

The Southern River based CIL Toastmasters hosted Gosnells Foothills Toastmasters, Armadale Toastmasters, Canning Vale Toastmasters and the Southern River Toastmasters for the area competition.

The event invited participants to compete in two challenges, an impromptu table topics competition where they were tasked with speaking about a random topic unrehearsed, as well as having to entertain the audience with a comedic speech or story.

CIL Toastmasters’ Louise Wynne won the humorous competition, while Southern River Toastmasters’ Graham Watson won the impromptu table topics category.

Humorous contest chair Emma Kake said competition winners would now go on to represent the area at the division competition.

“The purpose of today’s contest is to provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient speakers who have benefited from their toastmasters training,” she said.

The CIL Toastmasters meet once a fortnight at Thornlie Christian College in Southern River.

Email pr@toastmasters.org or visit ciltoastmasters.org for more information.