On a day filled with laughter, Andy Nichols of Leeds and Andrew Miller of Doncaster took the honours in the Toastmasters Area 15 humorous and impromptu speaking contests which were recently held in Doncaster.
Andy (representing White Rose Speakers with a speech entitled “15 minutes of fame”) fought off stiff competition to win the humorous speech contest, while Andrew (representing Doncaster Speakers) won through in an equally challenging Table Topics (impromptu speaking) contest.
Frederika Roberts, who attended the contest, said:
“It was a fantastic day with lots of fun/laughter but also many opportunities to learn from watching all the winners from the different Area 15 clubs and network with Toastmasters from outside our own club. Attending Area/Division/District contests is a brilliant way to observe and learn from great speakers.
The judges had a challenging task as the level was very high in both contests.”
Congratulations go to Anthony Day (from Leeds City Toastmasters and runner up in the humorous speech contest) and Andrew Miller who will be representing the Area in the Division contest in Harrogate on 26 October.
Well done also to all those who participated and many thanks to the team of Judges, Counters and Organisers.