What would you do if you had no fear?

Members of Summit Toastmasters learned the answer to “What would you try if you had no fear?” on March 20, 2012 when they held their second International Speech Contest and their first Table Topics Speech Contest.  All were first time contestants except for club founder, Alan Swartz.

International Speech Contest speakers deliver five- to seven-minute presentations on inspirational and motivational topics.  Speakers are judged on content, organization and delivery.  Blue River resident Alice Miller was awarded first place while club founder, Swartz placed second.

First Place International Speech Contestant, President Alice Miller, CC

Second Place International Speech Contestant and First Place Table Topics, Alan Swartz, DTM.

Table Topics Contest speakers have 1-2 minutes to answer a random question on the spot with no advanced preparation.  All contestants answer the same question so that they can be judged fairly against each other.  This contest puts their quick thinking and improvisational skills to the test.

For the Summit Toastmasters members competing, they each answered the question: “What would you try if you had no fear?”  Answers ranged from fear being necessary to really be alive… to remembering to wear Depends while riding a bobsled for the first time.  The humor was enjoyed by all.

Club founder, Swartz placed first followed by Lance Miller of Blue River, and Wayne Walton and Carl Johnson of Breckenridge.

Second Place Table Topics Contestant Lance Miller.

Third Place Table Topics Contestant Wayne Walter.

Fourth Place Table Topics Contestant Carl Johnson.

Winners of the Club contest will go on to represent Summit County at the Area F1 International and Table Topics Speech contests Saturday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 9th Street. The event is free and open to the public.  This event is not sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Library.  For more information, contact Toastmasters F1 Area Governor, Yvonne Bryant, at 210.887.3937 or F11112@d26leaders.org.

Summit Toastmaster meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Frisco.  For more information about the club, please visit http://summit7064.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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