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Written by Don Wadleigh   
Monday, 25 March 2013 12:20
MOLINE IL, USA, 03/23/2013 — Toastmaster Clubs in the Quad Cities are proud to announce that Tamra Binder, of the Quad Cities Executive Toastmasters Club will represent the Quad Cities area at the next level of Competition. Tamra won first place in both the International Speech and the Table Topics© Competition. With these wins, she will progress to the next level to be held on April 20, 2013 in Muscatine, IA.

The International Speech Contest is one of several Speech Contests sponsored by Toastmasters  International. Each Contestant must present a 5 to 7 minute speech on a subject of their choosing which carries a message of motivation or inspiration. Winners at each level progress on to higher levels leading to the International Toastmasters Conference held in August of each year where the World Champion of Public Speaking is determined.

A competition for the finest Impromptu Speaker is also held as part of the program. This is a competition, known as “Table Topics©, where selected Champions from Area clubs are presented with a topic, and are given up to 2 minutes to develop a speech on that topic with no preparation.

“It is through competitions such as these and the support of fellow Toastmasters that I overcame my own decades-long struggle with severe stage fright,” said Kristin Bruchmann of Davenport, a member of Toastmasters who has achieved the title of Distinguished Toast Master (DTM), the highest achievement available within Toastmasters, and is now one of the leaders of Toastmasters in Iowa.

About Local Toastmasters Clubs
Local Toastmasters Clubs being represented in this Competition include: Moline Toastmasters, www.2790.toastmastersclubs.org; QC Executive Toastmasters, www.qcspeak.com; QC Advanced Toastmasters, www.1325.toastmastersclubs.org;

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and  leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters.

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