If you need a good evening out and a laugh to boot, there’s not one, but two, excellent opportunities to do this in September. Both Leeds City Toastmasters and White Rose Speakers will be holding their club humorous speaking contests.
The contest dates are as follows:
Leeds City Toastmasters: Thursday 3rd September at 7pm, at the Novotel Hotel,
White Rose Speakers: Wednesday 9th September at 7pm, at the Jury’s Inn Hotel.
Since both events start sharp at 7pm, please try to arrive 15 minutes early to prevent any disruption – and so you’ve got plenty of time to make yourselves comfortable. This is one evening where we can’t allow people to enter the meeting room while someone is speaking, so if you are late, you may need to wait for a break before entering the meeting.
There is also a second contest which takes place on both nights – Table Topics – which is a chance to see members ability to speak ‘off the cuff’ being put to the test. Each contestant won’t know what they are being asked to speak about until they are about to do so. It’s a test of wits and skill – and in some cases, the ability to make a subtle change to a better subject!
For both contests, there is no charge for visitors, and while you may not have an opportunity to have a go yourself, it’s a good way to see some of the skills that Toastmasters foster being put to the test.