Video: District 47 Evaluation Contest Winners, 2019

Here are the evaluation contest winners, along with the test speech they were reacting to from Domenic Caliola.

Maritza Coscarelli
1st Place

Luiz Bravim
2nd Place

John Schneyer
3rd place

Each of the contestants had already won contests at increasing levels of competition — club, area, and division — before getting the district level. The district’s 2019 annual conference also featured contests for Humorous SpeechTable Topics (impromptu speaking) and the International Speech Contest.

Speech evaluations are one of the most important parts of the Toastmasters program, giving speakers immediate feedback on what they did well and what they could have done better. The evaluation contest recognizes skill of giving productive feedback that even experienced speakers can benefit from.

Video: International Speech Contest Winners, 2019

The Toastmasters featured below were judged the best speakers from across South Florida and The Bahamas in the contest at the Toastmasters District 47 annual conference for 2019.

Contest Winners Trevor Lockhart, Colton Stollenmaier (1st Place, Center),
and Annaya Holmes with 2018-2019 District Director (right) and
2019-2020 District Director Leonardo Burrows (left)

The winners were:

  • Colton Stollenmaier, 1st Place
  • Trevor Lockhart, 2nd Place
  • Annaya Holmes, 3rd Place

Each of the contestants had already won contests at increasing levels of competition — club, area, and division — before getting the district level.

The International Speech Contest tests the ability of Toastmasters to deliver a serious or inspirational message (although these speeches often contain an element of humor as well). The International Speech contest ultimately leads to the crowning of a World Champion of Public Speaking when competitors from across the world meet at the Toastmasters International Convention.

District 47 also held contests for Humorous Speech, Table Topics (impromptu speaking) and Evaluation.

Colton Stollenmaier, 1st Place
Trevor Lockhart, 2nd Place
Annaya Holmes, 3rd Place

Video: District Table Topics Impromptu Speaking Contest, 2019

Among the most important skills we learn in Toastmasters are “thinking on your feet” skills, tested in the Table Topics impromptu speaking contest by having competitors led into the room one at a time to respond to the same prompt (without the opportunity to hear how others had answered it).

This video includes speeches from all the competitors in the Toastmasters District 47 contest for South Florida and The Bahamas, ending with the winners chosen by the judges:

Dorrette Keen, 1st Place
Missy Monokian, 2nd Place
Evelyn Flores, 3rd Place

Each of these competitors had aready won at the level of their club, area, and division contests.

Video: Humorous Speech Contest Winners for 2019

The winners of the recent contest for Humorous Speech, held at the District 47 Annual Conference, were:

  • Missy Monikian, 1st Place
  • Brajesh Singh, 2nd Place
  • Leah Von Salvo, 3rd Place

To get to this level, each of them had won contests at the level of their club, area, and division.

Missy Monokian, 1st Place
Brajesh Singh, 2nd Place
Leah Von Salvo, 3rd Place