Meet A Toastmaster: Shivpriya Gowri

Humorous Speech 2020/21 Contest Winner (District 91)

A humorous speech contest is the toughest of all, especially when we try to crack jokes in front of a computer screen. This the first season that I have progressed beyond the club level in the Humorous Speech Contest. It was thrilling trying to impress an audience I couldn’t see and trying to relate to people in London when I haven’t even visited in real life.

What was challenging was also refreshing. I realized that no one would laugh at me to my face (I could not see any of them). With this confidence, I delivered my speech with utmost enjoyment, then in the Division contest and finally at the District contest.

What I learned is that nothing is impossible. With a great support system and mentorship, we can achieve the impossible. I thank my mentor Dan Magill (HSC Winner 2019), Purley Speakers, and my area director Debbie for their love and support.

Shivpriya Humorous Contest Winner
Shivpriya Gowri

Purley Speakers

Last Updated on 18th June 2022 by Olga Galaiko