Quad City Area Toastmasters host Speech Competition Print
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Written by Don Wadleigh   
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:42
Event is free to the public

MOLINE IL, USA, 03/21/2013 — Toastmaster Clubs in the Quad Cities and Muscatine communities are sponsoring a Speech Contest at the Butterworth Education Center in Moline on Saturday, March 23, 2013 featuring the finest non-professional Speakers in the immediate area. These local Toastmasters Clubs invite residents and interested individuals to enjoy the competition featuring both prepared and impromptu speeches.

“Toastmasters International provides a supportive and positive learning environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Mitch Greer of Buffalo, Area coordinator for Toastmasters International in the Quad Cities area.

Prepared speeches by accomplished speakers selected by their Toastmasters Clubs will compete for the  area Championship and the opportunity to progress towards the ultimate title of World Champion of Public  speaking, a competition to be conducted by Toastmasters International in August 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A competition for the finest Impromptu Speaker will also be held as part of the program. This is a competition where selected Champions from Area clubs will be 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.

Area 93 and 94 Speech and Table Topics Contest
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Location: Butterworth Education Center, 7th St. at 12th Ave. Moline
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The winners of this event will proceed on to the Division Toastmasters Speech and Table Topics Contest to be
held in Muscatine, Iowa on April 20, 2013.

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; Muscatine Toastmasters, www.685.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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