International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2019

International Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest 2019 was held on January 16th, 2019 at Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club. The Winners of the first and second places will represent our Club at the Area 83  International Speech contest and Evaluation contests.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.


1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Yas Sakka
3rd Place: Sema Sajedinejad

2019 Intl Speech contest


1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Keith Rabey

2019 Int Eval contest

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Humorous Speech Contest 2018


Glen Abbey will be hosting it's Club Humorous Speech Contest on November 21st, 2018.

What is A Humorous Speech? 

Humorous Speeches are 5 to 7 minutes long.  They should be thematic in nature (having an opening, body, and close), contain original content, use clean humour, and not be a series of one liners. Vocal variety, gestures, and speech content all play a part in a successful humorous speech. They should be substantially original. Any quoted material must be identified during the presentation.

What is the Judging Criteria?

Content (55%) Delivery (30%) Language (15%)
Speech Development Voice Appropriateness
Effectiveness Manner Correctness
Speech Value    
Audience Response    


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International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2018

Area 83 International Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest 2018 was held on February 21, 2018, and was hosted by our very own Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club. We are excited to announce that our members did very well in the contest. Congratulations Mikael Gatje who placed second in both the Evaluation and International contests, and Zehra Raza who placed third in the Evaluation contest. The Chair for the Evaluation was Sean Connor, who did a great job at running the contest and bringing energy to the evening.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.


1st Place: Esmy Jensen (Trafalgar Toastmasters)
2nd Place: Mikael Gatje (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)
3rd Place: Silke Lambert (Horizons Toastmasters)

Speaking Winners 2018


1st Place: Renata Noronha (Trafalgar Toastmasters)
2nd Place: Mikael Gatje (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)
3rd Place: Zehra Raza (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)

Evaluation Winners 2018

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Area 83, Division D - Table Topics & Humorous Club Contest

We cheered for Glen Abbey Toastmasters Humorous and Table Topics Club Contest winners, Zehra Raza and Srini Kesavan, as they represented our club at the Area 83 contest. After an exciting round of speeches, we are proud to announce that Zehra Raza was a 1st Place Winner in the Area Table Topics Contest and will be moving on to the Division level on October 18, 2017.

Congratulations Zehra!

Winners Table Topics Area Contest 2017

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Congratulations 2017 Humorous & Table Topics Speech Winners & Participants

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Humorous Speech & Table Topics Speech Contests. 

Humorous Speech Contest Winners

First Place: Zehra Raza
Second Place: Srini Kesavan
Third Place: Keith Rabey

Table Topics Contest Winners

First Place: Srini Kesavan
Second Place: Frederique Herel
Third Place: Zehra Raza

 Humorous and Table Topics Contest 2017

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