Speech Showcase Is Shaping Up to Be Exciting Event, with Special Guest Ramona J. Smith

Ramona J. Smith, 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking

UPDATE, 11-26-2018: The Speech Showcase will not be held. We learned recently that Toastmasters governing documents specify that districts are prohibited from hosting speech showcases or speech-a-thons. The trio is planning a replacement event for the same time and location and involving Ramona.

The first-ever District 10 Fall Speech Showcase is shaping up to be an exciting and fun-filled event. Our special guest Ramona J. Smith, 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, will participate in a panel discussion after the speeches, and there will be many ways for you to take part as well. You can attend, you can put your name in the hat to speak, or you can challenge yourself and take on a leadership role and help facilitate the event.

The Showcase will feature 10 Toastmasters, who will each speak for 5–7 minutes. The type of speech can be either humorous or tall tale. Any District 10 Toastmaster in good standing is eligible to speak. If you would like to be a speaker at the Showcase, email Sravanthi Vallampati.

If more than 10 Toastmasters apply, there will be a LIVE Facebook drawing on November 24 to randomly pick the 10 speakers.

If that isn’t exciting enough, the event will close with a Champions’ Panel Discussion. Ramona will join other District 10 International Speech finalists to share their experiences and the lessons they’ve gained by competing.

Do you want to stretch yourself and gain new leadership skills?

Sign up to help conduct the event and gain facilitation and project management skills. If you would like to serve in any of the following roles, please email Sravanthi Vallampati.

  • Panel moderator for the Champions’ Panel Discussion
  • Trainer for one of the 7 officer breakout sessions
  • Event co-chair
  • Logistics and hospitality managers

Attendance at the Speech Showcase is open to all Toastmasters. There is no cost to attend, but a $5 donation is requested to help defray the cost of our special guest’s travel.

Please register to attend.

Event Details

Speech Showcase

  • December 8, 2018
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Akron Public Library
    60 South High Street
    Akron, Ohio, 44326
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