Toastmasters at Walsh College Troy Announces Speech and Evaluator Contest Winners
Troy, MI, February 18, 2013 - In one of the largest club contests held since its foundation, Toastmasters at Walsh College Troy is proud to congratulate the winners from the International Speech Contest and Evaluator Contest who are advancing to the next level of competition to compete in the Division Area contest.
In the International Speech Contest, George Piliouras of Rochester was awarded 1st Place and Caleb Bellow of Rochester Hills, 2nd place. Caleb obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Walsh College in 2012.
In the Evaluator Contest, Laura Van Houtte of Memphis, MI was awarded 1st Place and Linda Anger of Rochester Hills, 2nd place. These four members will advance and compete in the Toastmasters International Division Area Contest. The Division Area Contest will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights.
The International Speech Contest is a highly competitive speaking contest where speakers are judged by many Toastmasters International guidelines, including their ability to motivate and engage their audience. The Evaluator Contest is a competitive evaluation contest where contestants are judged by their ability to give a clear, concise critique of a speech that was delivered while also adhering to Toastmasters guidelines. All competing members must be in good standing with their club as well as members competing in the International Speech Contest must have completed six speeches from the Toastmasters Competent Communication manual.
“It was a great competition. We congratulate all the winners of our club competition and are highly honored to be associated with this fine group of people. We are confident that they will perform at a high level in the Division Area Contest", says David Leo, Club President for Toastmasters at Walsh College, Troy. David obtained his Master of Science in Taxation degree from Walsh College in 1986.
With over 30 members, Toastmasters at Walsh College, Troy meets regularly every other Monday at 8:15 a.m. Located at Walsh College Troy Campus on Livernois, between Big Beaver and Wattles roads in Troy, they welcome beginning and experienced speakers. For more information about the event and club, please visit Toastmasters at Walsh College Troy Club.
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