Division L

Division L contests – the results

From Steve Brewer, Division L Director

When I opened the contest I announced that I was the Division Director and I got a tremendous cheer from the audience,when I said that I wouldnt be for much longer I got an even louder cheer.The wonderful thing about toastmasters is that supportive environment and that sense of fun.

The supportive environment never made things feels like a chore> Andrew Tollinton arranged the venue and Nadine ,Nick ,Simon and Chief Judge Andy O’Sullivan made sure everything was ready as they contacted contestants and facilitators.  Everyone was in the right place at the right time!  This allowed us to be treated to seven prepared speeches and a target speaker, David Banfro, who came from outside District 91 for our eight contestants to evaluate.

This was definitely a competition worth winning and our placed contestants were:

International Speech Contest winner

International Speech Contest

1.Simon Bucknall

2,Gill Ornstein

3.Salem Al-Damluji

evaluation contest winner

Evaluation Contest

1.Freddie Daniells

2.Barry Greenan

3.Gill Ornstein

Please come at support Simon and Freddie at the conference in Southampton 5-7 May 2017.Come for the whole weekend or just a part of it.

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Toastmasters District 91, The Mayflower Conference 2017

Division L contest winners

From Division L

The Division L contests held on Saturday 15 October 2016 at the London Business School were incredibly popular and well supported. Eventbrite had allocated 91 tickets but there were at least 105 people in the room and every one there was treated to a fantastic afternoon’s entertainment. A visitor from District 71 said The venue was lovely; the atmosphere was vibrant and the speeches were amazing

The first contest started  promptly at 14:00 Steve Brewer Division L Director welcomed everyone and introduced Andrew Tollinton the chair for the Humorous Speech Contest who warmed the audience up then cooled them down with the rules and warmed the up again with serious business of having fun. Division L was fortunate to have eight competitors Mopani Mkandawire,Angela Meringolo,Nick Youngman,Irene Bradshaw,Philippa Ellis,Warren Sheng, Jane Harries and Sarah Mannan. All of whom made this contest worth winning.

The Division L Contest Winners – Humorous Speech:

1st Place Angela Meringolo

2nd Place Mopani Mkandawire

3rd Place Irene Bradshaw

Division L contest winners 2016

Our winners are pictured above with Steve and Andrew.

Lynne Cantor was the Contest Chair for the Table Topics Contest. She maintained the high standard that had been seen and heard in the Humorous Speech contest.There were some very clever answers to the question…If you excluded Cars and the mobile phone, what would you uninvent?

The seven contestants gave us a magnificent array of answers from the serious to the madcap, all of them giving inventive solutions to the problem set. Our contestants were: Daniel Broadhead, Freddie Daniells, Salem Al-Damluji, Jason Thompson, David Phelops, Jeremy Assous  and Angela Lansbury.

The Division L Contest Winners – Table Topics:

1st Place Daniel Broadhead

2nd Place Freddie Daniells

3rd Place Angela Lansbury

They are pictured below with Lynne and Steve.

Division L contest winners 2016

A big “Thank you!”

Finally I would to say a big thank you to everyone that helped on the day to make this a big success and especially to Simon Cooper, Nick Westall and Andrew Tollinton who made the magic happen behind the scenes  in the days leading up to the event.Team work really does make the dream work so please come and support our champions Angela and Daniel at the Woking Conference on Saturday 5 November in Woking.

Register to support your Division L winners at the District Conference

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Conference Schedule – Toastmasters UK South – District 91 Members

Area L61 Contests – results

From Seema Menon, Area L61 Director

Saturday 1 October was the date of the Area L61 Contests: Humorous Speech and Table Topics. It was an afternoon lots of laughter and camaraderie as we moved from the club to area level of the contests.

Many things were shared, even what one contestant still thought about John Travolta after all these years and much was learned about the Table Topics contestants who told us what they would do with the second of three wishes that they were granted.

All the competitors in the Area L61 contests made winning very worthwhile such was the high standard.

Area L61 Contests Humorous Speech winner 2016

The Humorous Speech contest was between Mopani Mkandwire, Sofia Geraghty, Gill Ornstein, Warren Sheng , Amapro Villamil and Steffy Samuel. First, second and third were Mopani, Sofia and Gill respectively.

Area L61 Contests - Table Topics winner Oct 2016

The Table Topics Contest was keenly fought with six challengers: Angela Lansbury, David Phelops, Pam Attfield, Thulasi Arunthavanathan, Steffy Samuel and Andrew Kiely. First, second and third were Angela, David and Pam.

The winners are pictured with Steve Brewer, Division L Director

We are very pleased to see Mopani and Warren and Angela and David go through to the Division Contests which are being held at the London Business School on Saturday 15 October 2016.

Register for the Division L Contests

Please follow the link to get your free tickets for what promise to be excellent contests.

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Area L9 Contests – results

Area L9 contestsOn Thursday 29 September 2016 the Area L9 Humorous Speech and Table Topics competition took place in The Plough public house. We were treated to an evening filled laughter, and feats of eloquence!

All four competitors in each competition set high standards for themselves and raised the bar for the Area’s clubs.

The Humorous Speech contest was between Irene Bradshaw, Philippa Ellis, Francine Legrand and Mike Thompson. Irene Bradshaw was not a stranger to the contest, having competed the previous year, and took First Place. Philippa was a strong contender placing in Second.

The Table Topics competition was keenly contested by four challengers: Freddie Daniels, Daniel Broadhead, Sara Thomas, and Simon Cooper. First and second place finishers were Freddie and Daniel with their energetic and passionate impromptu speeches.

We are very pleased to see Irene, Philippa, Freddie, and Daniel go through to the Division Contests which are being held at the London Business School on Saturday 15 October.

Register for the Division L contests

Please follow the link to get your tickets for what promises to be stellar contests:

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Area 56 Contest results

Area L56 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests. It was an evening  filled with joy, laughter and we also had a special non toastmasters guest, Sophie Clark, who came to talk to us about the importance of how we communicate,she was very impressed with the standard of the competitions.
All five competitors in each competition made both competitions worth winning such was the high standard.
The Humorous Speech contest was between Sarah Mannan, Matthew Robinson, Jane Harries, Caroline Moronfolu and Andy Strang. First, second and third were Sarah, Matthew and Jane respectively.

area-56-humorous-speech-winners
The Table Topics competition was keenly contested by five challengers, Jason Thompson, Sayara Beg, Matthew Robinson, Richard Balfour and Rudi Yagor.  First, second and third were Jason, Sayara and Matthew.

area-56-table-topics-winners
We are very pleased to see Sarah and Matthew and Jason and Sayara go through to the Division Contests which are to be held at the London Business School on the 15 October 2016.

Please follow the link to get your tickets for what promises to be very good contests.
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