Tag: toastmasters international speech contest

My Toastmasters Speech: The Suspense is Over

Last night I competed in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest semi-finals in Orlando, and (drum roll, please) I did not advance to the finals. But that’s okay! Because I think I did really well, and the experience was incredible! The level of competition was strong (which I always welcome, because then I learn more) and […]

Toastmasters Will Save My Memory (Unless I Forget to Go to Meetings)

Well, the Toastmasters International Speech Competition for Area D3 in Utah just happened this past Saturday, March 24, at Olympic Park in Park City, UT, and lo and behold I won. I took first place with my speech “Wynton Marsalis Had My Back,” a poignant, yet humorous account of when my saxophone-playing son got to […]