On the 8th April, 2017, the Area 35, Toastmasters International Area Speech and Area Table Topic Contests took place at the Scouts Association of Trinidad and Tobago Headquarters in St Anns. The 1st and 2nd place winners of the International Area Speech Contest will advance to the International Speech Contest at the National Level. Contestants from Talk Fluor So Toastmasters Club won the lion’s share (50%) of the awards. Our very own President Toastmaster Sara-Jade Govia won First Place and Toastmaster Brian Baig came second in the Toastmasters International Area Speech category, while Makesi Paul won second place in the Area Table Topic Category, all representing Talk Fluor So. They all did an excellent job.
Also representing our Club was Toastmaster Elizabeth Walcott who took part in the Area Table Topic Contest while Toastmaster Garth Thomas also a member of our Club and Dynamic Speakers represented Dynamic Speakers, took part in the Area International Speech Contest. The First place winner for the Area Table Topic Contest representing Talk Tsu was Toastmaster Sherdon Pierre. Contestants participating in the Contests represented Dynamic Speakers, Talk Fluor So and Talk Tsu. In addition, both Toastmasters Sara-Jade Govia and Makesi Paul received the Peoples Choice. Congratulations to all the Winners.The International Speech Contest at the National level is set to take place at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-Operative Studies on 29th April, 2017.
Toastmaster Brian Baig receiving his Trophy and Certificate for Second Place by the Contest Chair.
Photos and Article by Harish Coolman, Vice President – Membership – Talk Fluor So Club