Table Topics Area Contest

Last night, I took part in the Area level Table Topics competition hosted by Tara Toastmasters and held on Zoom. In the Humorous Speech competition Colm Roe from our Club came second, his speech was hilarious, he is an established Toastmaster, a joy to listen to and a wonderful speaker. Well done Colm!

I took part in the Table Topics Competition, and I drew the highest number on the dice (11) so I was the first speaker. They used the dice to randomly decide what order people spoke in, when you do these things face to face, they might ask you to pick a piece of paper with a number written on it, but, using an app to shake two dice was the online solution. I did not make the most of the time I was given, and my thoughts could have been clearer. All in all, I think coming third was probably fair, if not a little generous, but, i’ll take it. It gives me encouragement to do better next time. The gent who won my section, absolutely deserved to win, he was brilliant. He knew that the quote we were given “We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.” was from the 28th American President Woodrow Wilson.

We were also asked to give a light hearted fun fact about yourself, I told them that I had a deeply silly streak and that I was part of a Haka Flashmob on Grafton Street, a few years ago when Ireland played New Zealand.

Well done to the winners of both competitions who came from UCD Smurfit Business School.

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