MARIGOT–Toastmaster Shirma France won the first Saint-Martin Evolution Toastmasters Club International speech contest on Tuesday, March 7.
The audience was able to relate to her speech entitled “Culture Shock”. Toastmaster Shirma will represent the Club at the next competition slated for Friday, March 10, at the Area Speech contest, the next level of the Toastmasters numerous speaking competitions held annually.
Should she excel at this event, she will go on to represent the Club at the Territorial contest scheduled for later this month.
“Other participants, Toastmaster Glennecia Rogers and Toastmaster Nadia Agape did a wonderful job with their presentations on “Bankruptcy” and “My Life Destination” respectively. This competition inspired other members to compete in future events, as all participants had fun with their presentations,” a release from the Club stated.
Every year, Toastmasters around the world get the opportunity to compete in speaking competitions from the Club level all the way up to the International level. However, a member must compete and win on the Club Area, Territorial and District levels in order to compete at the International level.
There are different kinds of speaking competitions such as the Evaluation Contest, Humorous Speech Contest, Table Topics contest, Tall Tales contest and the main one, the International speech contest.
All are invited to come out and support the speech competitors of Areas 28 & 29 (Competing are the Disciples Toastmasters Club and the Saint Martin Evolution Toastmasters Club) who will be competing at this event on Friday. The Saint Martin Evolution Toastmasters Club congratulates Shirma on her achievement and wishes her best of luck on Friday.
The Saint-Martin Evolution Toastmasters is a bilingual club and meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the former Evelina Halley School in Marigot. For more information about the club, please visit our Facebook page, St. Martin Evolution Toastmasters Club.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
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