2016 International Speech and Evaluation Contest

  • 2016 Area 35 Contest Winners - Evaluation Contest:  Reema Duggal (1st place) and International Speech Contest:  Tony Corrie (1st place)

    2016 Area 35 Contest Winners - Evaluation Contest: Reema Duggal (1st place) and
    International Speech Contest: Tony Corrie (1st place)

  • 2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest WinnersSrini Kesavan (3rd place), Tony Corrie (1st place), and Frederique Herel (2nd place)

    2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest Winners
    Srini Kesavan (3rd place), Tony Corrie (1st place), and Frederique Herel (2nd place)

  • 2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest WinnersSean Connor (2nd place) and Reema Duggal (1st place)

    2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest Winners
    Sean Connor (2nd place) and Reema Duggal (1st place)

  • 2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest ParticipantsSrini Kesavan, Kevin Chisholm (Chair), Chris Roode, Tony Corrie, Jack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Frederique Herel, Mike Kozak, and Wendy Rintoul

    2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest Participants
    Srini Kesavan, Kevin Chisholm (Chair), Chris Roode, Tony Corrie, Jack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Frederique Herel, Mike Kozak, and Wendy Rintoul

  • 2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest ParticipantsJack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Nicole Wong (Chair), Sean Connor, Reema Duggal, Danny Zhang, and Mike Kozak

    2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest Participants
    Jack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Nicole Wong (Chair), Sean Connor, Reema Duggal,
    Danny Zhang, and Mike Kozak

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Table Topics And Humorous Speech Contest 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 contest winners:

Table Topics Contest

  • Wendy Rintoul - 1st place
  • Roberto Fazio - 2nd place

Humorous Speech Contest

  • Ross Cree - 1st place
  • Tony Corrie - 2nd place
  • Srini Kesavan - 3rd place

Good luck to Wendy and Ross at the Area B-35 Contest on October 5th, 2015 hosted at Trafalgar Toastmasters.

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Mary Heary Tall Tales Competition 2015

Five brave contestants battled it out at the annual Mary Heary Tall Tales Competition on Wednesday May 13, 2015. They regaled us with fantastic tales that had two things in common - ridiculous stories and lots of laughter. Congratulations to our winner Tony Corrie who will be representing the Club at the Area contest on May 28. Thank you also to our wonderful co-Chairs Norkys Crespo and Roberto Fazio who did a great job of directing proceedings smoothly and with flair! 

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2014 Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

  • Area 35 Humorous Speech Contest Winners
    Area 35 Humorous Speech Contest Winners (left to right): Richard Kitney (3rd), Supritha Pai (2nd), Srini Kesavan (1st)
  • Area 35 Table Topics Speech Contest Winners
    Area 35 Table Topics Speech Contest Winners (left to right): Gary Bruce (2nd), Mike Kozak (1st), Coral Courtney (3rd)
  • GATM Club Humorous Speech Contest Participants
    GATM Club Humorous Speech Contest Participants (left to right): Chris Roode, Mike Kozak, Paul Dubal, Srini Kesavan
  • GATM Club Table Topics Speech Contest Participants
    GATM Club Table Topics Speech Contest Participants (left to right): Ross Cree, Wendy Rintoul, Mike Kozak, Paul Dubal, Srini Kesavan
  • Area 35 Humorous Speech Contest Winners
  • Area 35 Table Topics Speech Contest Winners
  • GATM Club Humorous Speech Contest Participants
  • GATM Club Table Topics Speech Contest Participants

Congratulations to Glen Abbey Toastmasters who took 1st place in the Area 35 Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contests. 

Representing us at the Division B contest on October 21st in Milton will be Srini Kesavan (Humorous Speech) and Mike Kozak (Table Topics).  An exceptional effort and a great result for the Glen Abbey Toastmasters club. 

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2014 Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest

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We're looking forward to another great Mary Heary Tall Tales contest. 

What's a Tall Tale?

According to Westside Toastmasters who have this great article about Tall Tales, a Tall Tale should Include the following features - delivered within 3-5 minutes:

  • A CHARACTER with extraordinary abilities and a specific goal. In the best tall tales these characters are also, for the most part, ordinary people with which the audience can easily identify.
  • A PROBLEM that is solved in a humorous way.
  • A CAREFUL BLEND OF EXAGGERATED AND CREDIBLE DETAILS. Don't exaggerate everything in your tale. Use some realistic details to hook your audience, because they can picture themselves in such a situation. Then blend in exaggerated details to amaze them with a tall tale. With this judicious combination of various details you can really set up your audience to laugh. For example, a story about an ordinary person walking into a cave and encountering a bat as big as a bear cub can be hilarious. A story about a ten-foot-tall man digging a tunnel to the center of the Earth, where he encounters dragons and dinosaurs, is more fantasy than funny.
  • A COMICAL ENDING. The last lines should make the audience chuckle and/or groan. Clever twists and puns can also be sprinkled throughout the story.

So what are you waiting for?  Get started with creating your own Tall Tale!

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