Humorous Speech Contest

Speaking with humour is a great skill. Every year clubs across the district hold a humorous speech contest. There are three further rounds: area contests, division contests and the district final.

The criteria are those for any good speech. The additional task for the speakers is to give a speech with a message that is presented with humour.

Note: The reason why there is no entry for 2018 in the table, was due to the District Humorous speech contest being moved from November 2018, to May 2019.

YearContest WinnerClubDivision
D91   
2020Paola PodestaLondon Olympians Speakers Toastmasters ClubB
2019Daniel MagillEpsom SpeakersH
2017Ola AralepoTube TalkC
2016Dallas Leigh-MarteneLondon OlympiansB
2015Selina JonesAylesbury SpeakersA
2014Tazud MiahEarly Bird SpeakersB
D71  
2013Brian FaulknerSpeak Easy @Martlesham Speakers’ Club
2012Tania WestSouth West Speakers
2011Ola AralepoTube Talk Toastmasters
2010Adam Broomfield-StraunArun Speakers
2009Bob FergusonExcalibur Speakers
2008Michael CroninSpeakeasy, Cork
2007Bev Avis-DakinSpa Speakers
2006Cole McInnesLondon Cardinals
2005Gerry FrenchFingal Toastmasters Club
2004Noreen McSweeneyMuskerry Toastmasters
2003Chris CoxCambridge Speakers
2002C. BlairEngineers Club
2001Aileen BennettLondon Corinthians
2000Andrew BrammerNorwich Speakers
1999Ray CotterLucan Club
1998Siobhan O’ConnorCastleknock Toastmasters Club
1996David O’KeefeCork
1995Matt LawleeSpeakeasy, Cork
1994Brendan ToaleGlasnevin Club
1993Liam GrimesFingal Toastmasters Club
1992Gerry MoranKilkenny Club
1991Mary O’ReillyHellfire Club
1990Noel O’BearaFingal Toastmasters Club
1989Niall BlakeEnnis Toastmasters Club
1988Ted CorcoranFingal Toastmasters Club
1987David LindseyThame Speakers

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