Thursday, February 16, 2012

Public Speaking Northwest Announces Winners!

Public Speaking Northwest held its Inspirational and Evaluation Contests. Toastmaster Tracy led the meeting with a tribute to competition and the contest participants.

Public Speaking Quote:
“A good orator is pointed and impassioned.” Cicero

Our speakers and evaluators were both pointed and impassioned.
Inspirational speaker, Barbara Katz, shared a personal story about the need for forgiveness. Its surprise ending proved how important forgiveness is. Her call to action enhanced her presentation.

Pierce Loftin evaluated her talk with many positive remarks. Pierce’s enthusiasm, clear thinking, and direct manner made him a great contender.
Inspirational speaker, Emery Jordan, gave an inspirational and humorous talk about the romantic relationships in his life. It was a perfect topic since the contest was held on Valentine’s Day. His message invited all of us to embrace our relationships.

Ken Knuckey gave a dramatic evaluation pointing out the strong points in Emery’s presentation. He used gestures, facial expressions, and direct eye contact with Emery which highlighted Ken’s kind and awesome skills in evaluating.
With a drum roll, Toastmaster Tracy, announced the winners. Barbara Katz will be our inspirational representative and Ken Knuckey will be our evaluation representative in the Area Contest on March 21st at the Redmond Library.

Engraved Trophies!

Next week both winners will receive a trophy from our club with their names engraved.

Our Toastmaster next week will be Prema D’sa. Everyone is welcome to attend at:

Seattle Times Building in Bothell
19200 120th Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 ~ Every Tuesday
Bring your lunch!

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Tracy, DTM


  1. This is the place where "Friends Help Friends Succeed!" ~ Stephen Kennedy

  2. It is so nice to have all the new members. Good to hear from them and good to have the additional input. More the merrier for upping public speaking confidence. Jan