District 47 congratulates Justin Marguriet, Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest for 2020 with his speech “Mi Hungry,” which you can see below.
Marguriet, a resident of Dania Beach, is a member of Sawgrass Toastmasters in Plantation. The contest, normally held at the annual conference for the district, was conducted over Zoom Saturday night.
Seven of the best speakers from our district, which stretches from Port St. Lucie to the Key West in Florida and also includes the Bahamas, faced off in the district finals. The other competitors were Leah Von Salvo, 2nd Place, Johnathan Dunn, 3rd Place, Rowshan Jones, O’Kffen Cooper, Dave Bricker, and Shawn Bhakta.
Videos from the district’s International Speech Contest for 2020 will be published following the quarter-final round of judging for eligibility to compete in the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. The district winner in that contest was Errol Leandre of Homestead, a member of Cutler Bay Toastmasters. The other competitors were Michelle LeWay, 2nd Place, Hubert Edwards, 3rd Place, Tom Scharstein, Tyler Storer, Trevor Lockhart, and Terry Spencer.
Videos from the contests for Table Topics (impromptu speaking) and Evaluations will be published in the coming days.
Justin Marguriet, Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest for 2020, “Mi Ungry”
Leah Von Salvo, 2nd Place, Humorous Speech Contest for 2020, “Just One Question”
Johnathan Dunn, 3rd Place, Humorous Speech 2020, “If a Little Bit is Good, It Doesn’t Mean a Lot is Better”
Rowshan Jones, “I Didn’t Write a Speech”
O’Kffen Cooper, “Dating Struggles”
David Bricker, Humorous Speech Contest 2020, “The Speaker’s Journey”
Shawn Bhakta, “They Push, They Pull and They Are Really Cool”
David F. Carr, DTM, was the District Webmaster for 2019-2020. He is a Past President and VPE of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, FL, the Charter President and current Treasurer of Online Presenters Toastmasters, and the organizer of the WordPress for Toastmasters open source software project.
David is a writer and editor with years of experience at technology trade publications such as Internet World, Baseline Magazine, and Information Week. He wrote the book Social Collaboration for Dummies and has keynoted at technology conferences internationally. See davidfcarr.com