International speech & evaluation contest

Last Wednesday was the Toastmasters International Speech and Evaluation contest at West Herts Speakers.

Massive well done to all our contestants – Richard, Jill and Ajeet stepped up to take part in the speech contestant and all did very well, but it was Anthony’s hilarious tale of why you should never front up to a truck driver and his wife while driving through Vauxhall that made him the judges’ favourite.

Anthony wins Speech Contest
Richard wins Evaluation Contest









In the evaluation contest, Ryan, Paul and Richard gave impressive evaluations of Ajeet’s speech, but it was Richard’s seamless, note-free commends and recommends that scored the highest.

Both Anthony and Richard will now represent the club in the Area Contest on Saturday, 7th April at 1pm, at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton. All members are most welcome and invited to attend the Area Contest – and there are roles to be performed for anyone wishing to participate. Venue details of the Area Contest are outlined below.

Our contest chair, Zsuzsanna Jakabfi, did a superb job pre contest getting everything organised and then running the contest on the night. Zsuzsanna, on the back on this role, has completed her Competent Leadership manual, which is a fantastic achievement.

We had a great turnout of guests too, who all seemed to have an enjoyable night with us.

Our next club meeting will be on Wednesday, 11 April. Looking forward to seeing you all there.