Next meeting: Wednesday, 25th September 2013 (447) at 7.30pm – Contest

Distinguished guests, judges and fellow toastmasters….

We are in Contest mode and mood: Our next meeting will be the International and Table Topics (impromptu speaking) contest. To compete in the International contests, participants must have completed 6 speeches. Table topics are open to all members. We are also expecting representative from the local press to join us.

Participants and contest chair of the last contest (Humorous and Evaluation contest) are pictured:

Gaetan Nemorin, Brigitte Linder, Annette Maier, Ian Chalmers, Greg Cain (Contest chair), Kelvin Wilson, Angela Szeitli, David Morris.

TM Contest night1st place Humorous: Brigitte Linder

2nd place Humorous: Kelvin Wilson

1st place Evaluation: Brigitte Linder

2nd place Evaluation: Ian Chalmers


If you would like to take up this great opportunity to witness Toastmasters during a contest, please come along and have fun with us!

Call Chrissy Legg on 0435 261 281 or contact

Next meeting: Wednesday, 11th September 2013 (446) at 7.30pm – Contest

10_ClubMeetings_LRHumorous and Evaluation Contest

All members are invited to enter, guests are welcome to attend this spectacle!

Rules (Humorous Contest):

  • the subject for the humorous speech shall be selected by the contestant. The speaker shall void potentially objectionable language, anecdotes, and material.
  • The speech must be thematic in nature (opening, body and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

Humorous speeches shall be from five to seven minutes. A contestant will be disqualified if
the speech is less than four minutes 30 seconds or more than seven minutes 30 seconds.

Rules (Evaluation Contest):

Evaluation contest speeches shall be from two to three minutes. A contestant will be disqualified if the speech is less than one minute 30 seconds or more than three minutes 30 seconds.

For all rules relating to contests, please go to (as a member you are able to download this item free of charge).

Judges from Mornington Peninsula Toastmaster club will join us: Joan Kilby, Ginette Everest and Jenny Davison. Test speaker is Catherine Fyans.