Division C Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest a Smashing Success

By Jana Lieberman

We laughed until we cried over the humorous speeches.

During his speech, “The Day I will Always Remember,” Dan Dougherty recounted his days as a kindergarten teacher.  We all related to Tom Holloway’s second place winning speech titled “Meetings,” Darlene Lancaster came in third with her speech “The Almost Engagement.”  But, we laughed and laughed more when Tanika Whittington of USDA Toastmasters gave her humorous speech entitled “Hair Attack.”

Dougherty, Holloway, Lancaster and Whittington were all contestants in the Division C Humorous Speech Contest, which was held on October 18 at the U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) in the District of Columbia.

Several Division C members also competed in the Table Topics Contest, during which contestants were asked to speak extemporaneously about a thought-provoking question — without advance knowledge of that question.

The three Table Topics contestants were asked separately: “If you were to write a book of your life, what would the title be?”  Terri Mitchel from NASA Toastmasters won first place with her reply.  LaShawn Foster won second place.  Lancaster,  who also competed in the Humorous Speech Contest, won third place.

Division C members look forward to supporting winners at the District 27 Conference, which runs from November 10 – 11, 2017.

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Jana Liebermann (ACS/ALB) is the Area 34 Director and a member of HHS Toastmasters which meets at the Hubert Humphrey Building (200 Independence Avenue SW) at noon on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.