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Cheers To Us February 3, 2016

by on February 4, 2016

You are standing in the wings of the stage as you hear the Chair of the Competition announce,  “The next competitor for the World Championship of public speaking is . . . .” and he says your name.   Yes that could be you. I would love to win the World Championship of Public Speaking and join the ranks of such people as Darren LaCroix, Jim Key, Craig Valentine and Ryan Avery (all personal heroes for me).  The first step to that path is the Club International Speech Contest.  Agfa Cheers held our International Speech Contest this week.  Three of our speakers who had completed at least the first six speeches of their Competent Communicator Manual, stepped up in front of the audience and gave the best speech they knew how to do.  Bud asked us if we have the time (for really living), Andrew told us not to spend time on Fantasy Football


Third Place winner John Tran with Contest Chair Mohannad Hussain


Runner-up (2nd Place) Andrew Skelton with Contest Chair Mohannad Hussain

, and John warned of the dangers of Road Rage.










They were three excellent speeches but as the movie Highlander continually reminded us, “There can be only one”.  Our winner, and moving on to compete at the Area 62 contests, was Bud Brown.



International Speech Contest Winner Bud Brown with Contest Chair Mohannad Hussain

Make sure you set aside March 4th starting at 7:00 PM.  That is when Bud will be competing with the best speakers from the 5 clubs in Area 62 at our own Agfa Health Care building 375 Hagey Blvd in Waterloo.  Typically, the home club has the highest attendance at the Area Contest so plan to be there, invite your family and friends and let them see the best that our Area has to offer in speakers and Evaluators. Let’s get out and cheer Andrew Skelton on for the Evaluation Contest and Bud Brown for the International Speech Contest!


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