Toastmaster Clubs Bega, Moruya and Batemans Bay held their Area 29 International Speech Contest at Club Narooma recently. The International Speech contest was represented by a member from each club where each contestant selected a personal choice subject . The successful winner was Amanda Annabel, representing Moruya Toastmasters Club. Amanda will now present her speech at the District 70 International Speech Contest at Gungahlin Canberra this month.
Amanda was asked why she entered the international speech contest and to share her thoughts on why she continues as a member of Toastmasters after 13 years.
"I enjoyed entering our Area 29 speech contest because pitting yourself against others in a competitive arena is the best way to up your game in life. "Not only does it give me the opportunity to practice the skills I have learned in Toastmasters, it provides a communication balance in life for me to assist in many other areas of social intercourse. "I joined Toastmasters 13 years ago and from that time it has provided me with a wealth of opportunities and experiences. The main advantages for me being a Toastmaster is the assistance it gave with my career. "Toastmasters has also given me the confidence to step up and take control in many arenas of my life. An example would be my new confidence in being able to articulate a complaint about a product or service. I encourage anyone to join Toastmasters because it helps everyone to become a more confident and effective person.”
Above: Amanda is presented with her certificate by Margaret Perger, president of Moruya Toastmasters Club.
Batemans Bay Toastmasters Club meets every 1st and 3nd Tuesday of the month at the Soldiers Club. They provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and self leadership skills through public speaking. This development is within a small supportive group environment, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Toastmasters provides you with the opportunity to learn about your own communication methods enabling self development in your personal life.
For more information visit the Batemans Bay Toastmasters Website: www.bbtoastmasters.org.au
Alternatively please contact Noal 0407451331 or Amanda 0414905993 for information on both clubs.