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About Mark Brown: 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking

Mark Brown World Champion of Public SpeakingMark Brown

Mark Brown during a National Speakers Association Interview with Diane Bogino. (5:26 minutes)

Inspiring interview on the value of mentoring, his work with Youth, working with other speakers, and the  Some of the points discussed… Continue reading


District 26 Toastmasters 2014 Spring Conference with Mark Brown!

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District 26 Toastmasters
2014 Spring Conference
is just around the corner!
May 16 & 17, 2014
Make Plans to attend now!

Early Bird Registration Coming Soon!

Keynote Speaker:
Mark Brown
1995 World Champion of Public Speaking

Mark Brown World Champion of Public Speaking“Mark Brown’s purpose is threefold: to touch your head and make you think, to touch your heart and make you feel, to touch your hands and make you act.”

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2013 – Enjoy the Journey!

Journey2013 – Enjoy the Journey!

Today and tomorrow is that time of year when many of us think of what we would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

What are your goals for 2013? Are they personal development related, family related, career related? What in your heart-of-hearts do you want to accomplish for yourself?

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Foothills Division Humorous and Evaluation contest – October 20!

The Foothills Division Contest is today! More butts in seats means more fun and more laughs!

Come out to support our F1 representatives Penny Alleman and Mark Joscher from Grand Junction Sayres!

This contest is at the Lakewood Library (just West of Kipling at 10200 W. 20th Ave.)

Set-up: 1:00pm

Briefings: 1:30pm

Contest: 2:00pm

Come on out and see you there!

October 6, 2012 Save the date! Area F1 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests


Mark your calendars…It’s contest season!

Clubs eligible to compete at the F1 Area Contest include Black Canyon Voices, Eagle Valley Toastmasters, Grand Junction Sayres, Summit Toastmasters, and Talk of the Town Toastmasters. Each of these clubs may send one delegate for each contest. All of your members who are in good standing (ie. have paid their dues) are eligible!

  • Title:  Area F-1 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests
  • Date:  Saturday October 6, 2012
  • Time:  Contestants/Judges Briefings at 1:00 PM Contest starts at 1:30 PM
  • Location: Rifle Library 207 East Avenue, Rifle, Colorado 81650 Map
  • Contact:   Yvonne Bryant, F1 Area Governor F11213@d26leaders.org

Each club should work back from the October 6 date and select a day to have your club contests. I would like to encourage Aspen/Cloud 9 and Wild Mustangs to have a club contests just to break up your meeting routines and have a little fun. Clubs have the option to send delegates in lieu of having a contest. You are welcome to have joint club contests to ramp up the fun factor and get an edge. Email me if you have questions on how this works. Right now, Summit is looking at having our first Evaluation Contest in 24(?) years. This will be a new experience for us all!

For the Area Contest, we will need the following volunteers from ALL clubs in our area (I have a checklist to help everybody with their roles.) :

  • Contest Chair: For the Area Contest, if anybody would like to take on the role of Contest Chair, this role is eligible for a High Performance Leadership Project. We will go over this during the Grand Junction TLI.
  • Toastmaster,
  • Chief Judge
  • 2 timer
  • ballot counter,
  • Sargent at Arms
  • 5 judges (ideally one from each club) + one tie breaker judge (there is a one hour online training that will need to be completed)
  • 1 Test Speaker for the Evaluation Contest (this person will give a 5-7 minute manual speech for the contestants to evaluate. Aspen/Cloud 9 or Wild Mustangs – maybe one of your members? It needs to be somebody the other club contestants aren’t familiar with.)

The contest chair, myself and volunteers need to be at the Library by 12:30 to check-in and set up the room so that the contestants can relax and prepare mentally to blow our socks off. 😉

I’m looking forward to an awesome contest season and seeing our members try something new! Our Division Governor, White-Eagle Perry is trying to make it to our contest, and we may have the assistance of fellow F5 Area Governor Ron Werner. The Rifle Library staff are also excited to host us.

(Foothills Division Contest will be Saturday, October 20 down in the Denver Area. More info to come.)

Yvonne C. Bryant, CC

Toastmasters District 26 – F1 Area Governor            F11213@d26leaders.org
Summit Toastmasters – VP of Education

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