Archive for September, 2013

September 17 – Back to School

Written September 30th, 2013
Categories: Meetings, Public Speaking, Speech Contest

John Table TopicsToastmaster Laura got us all thinking about the excitement of going back to school. What were the best memories?  New shoes…!

With her ice breaker “In Any 24 Hours, I Raise Money, Dogs, and Flowers” Brigid shared her passions of professionally raising money, enjoying her dogs and learning to garden in the Pacific Northwest.

Emily, doing speech #5 asks the question, “What the Heck is Arbejdsglaede?!”  Look it up!  No, just kidding.  Emily described the Scandinavian word that translates to happiness at work, and how everyone can take small steps to make their workplace a bit more enjoyable.

For speech #3 from the ACS Manual Special Occasions, Mastering the Toast, Mark gave the toast he recently gave as Father of the Groom.  He related a story to make his point “this too shall pass.” What??!  But it worked, and it was touching – you should have been there!

Table topics master Lisa had the ‘volunteers’ talking about various back to school memories (new shoes among them.  Really.)  Even one of our brave guests contributed!

Come find out what an Area Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest is all about.  Instead of our regular meeting on October 1st, we will be heading down to the ERAC building, 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW in Burien.  Details at

See you there!

John amazes us with his table topic talk

September 3rd – And The Winners Are…

Written September 11th, 2013
Categories: Public Speaking, Special Events, Speech Contest


With guidance from our very able toastmaster Sherry, we had a great time at the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest.  Thanks to our brave and funny contestants Lisa, Franni, Emily, Phil, Bruce and Don!

We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more.

Thanks to all for filling roles, attending, and making it a great night.

And the winners are:  Don for his Humorous Speech and Emily in Table Topics.  Congratulations to you both!


Our winners, Don and Emily.

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