One of the highlights of our Calender year was held on Tuesday March 25th last went we staged our International Speech and Evaluation Contest.
In front of a large audience the Speech Contest was won by Toastmaster Mike McGrth with a speech entitled “ Coffee Society”. Mike will now represent BTM at the Area Final to be held at the Midleton Park Hotel on April 16th at 8pm.
Mike had to overcome two excellent speeches by 1st Runner-up Toastmaster Victor Sullivan who delivered an excellent and humourous speech entitled “ I am a Better Man than my Father” Toastmaster Fergal ‘O Callaghan occupied the 2nd Runner-up slot when delivering a thought provoking speech entitled “ Assumptions & Expectations”. Great speeches all !
An equally strong and tight contest was held with our Speech Evaluation Contestants. Evaluating a wonderful speech by visiting Bishopstown Toastmaster Tom Hebel on Body Language the eventual winner was Sara ‘O Mahony who will join Mike at the Area Finals on April 16th. Sara had to fight off the challenges of Toastmaster Dan Mullane and Toastmaster Fergal O Callaghan to capture her prize.
The contest was chaired by Toastmaster Celine Hayes with support from our President Anita Linehan and VP Education Ted Mellamphy. A great evening’s entertainment for the price of a coffee !!