The Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently hosted their annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. Two contestants used their best speaking skills to entertain the audience using humor in their speeches. In the evaluation contest, two contestants listened to a sample speech and were given five minutes to prepare an evaluation of the speech and then gave a two minute verbal presentation to the speaker and audience. A panel of judges scored each contestant based on predetermined criteria while a timer recorded the length of each speech according to time restriction rules.
The winners of the contest are: Michael Sherlock for Best Humorous Speech and Jorge Guerrero for Best Speech Evaluation.
Michael Sherlock has been a Toastmaster since April of this year and currently serves as the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Red River Club. He is a contracting officer with the 97th Contracting Flight at Altus Air Force Base and is happily married with 3 children. Originally from California, he holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle University. Additionally, he loves to watch the San Francisco Giants and is also a Razorbacks fan.
Jorge Guerrero has been a Toastmaster since January of this year and currently serves as the Vice President of Education for the Red River Club. He is an Aircrew Flight Equipment Supply Liaison at Altus Air Force Base. Jorge’s hobbies include sports, mountain climbing and working out.
Red River Toastmasters Club would like to thank Little Walmart for providing the food and beverages. Their continued support of the Red River Club by the Altus community is greatly appreciated.
The winners from the local Red River Toastmasters Club will advance to the Area Speech Contest which will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Great Plains Technology Center located at 4500 W. Lee Boulevard, Building 300, Room 301 Centennial Conference Center in Lawton Oklahoma. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event and support their local Toastmasters!
The Red River Toastmasters Club holds meetings each Tuesday at the Southwest Technology Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to attend. For more information about Red River Toastmasters club of Altus, please call (580) 481-8940 or visit http://red
river.toastmastersclubs.org. Follow Red River Toastmasters on facebook at www.facebook.com/redrivertoastmasters and @RRtoastmasters on Twitter.
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