By Mark Cannell
With Autumn well underway and the darker nights creeping in, what better way to keep up the mood than with a club contest. And boy what a contest it was. On Tuesday 26th September at the usual location at Blue Monkey in Niederdorf, Zuriberg Toastmasters club held their Humorous and Table Topics Speech contest in English.
The evening began with the Humorous Speech competition and all five participants did a highly commendable job with much applause and uproarious laughter from the audience. For some it was their first time conducting their humorous speech, whilst others were veterans, but all succeeded in entertaining the audience. Margherita Brodbeck Roth was the contest chair and did an excellent job at guiding us through the evening. Well done to Hicham Adamou coming in first place, Stefano Ortelli coming in second and Michelle Sabatini in third.
After the dinner break, with the audience and participants energised, the laughter continued with an amusing Table Topics session, again with five participants. The topic of the evening was “Young people can’t wait to get older; while older people wish they were younger. What do you think is the ideal age?” With an eclectic mix of answers, the participants all managed to provide a breadth of answers with the common theme of “Now” being the ideal. We’d like to congratulate Nicola von Lutterotti on coming in first position, Michelle Sabatini coming in second position and Margherita Brodbeck Roth in third position. The top two participants will continue to the area contest. Mark Cannell was the contest chair for the Table Topics
Participants and winners are:
- Nicola von Lutterotti (1st place)
- Michelle Sabatini (2nd place)
- Margherita Brodbeck Roth (3rd place)
- Kyle P Bullus
- Stefano Ortelli
Humorous Speech English:
- Hicham Adamou (1st place)
- Stefano Ortelli (2nd place)
- Michelle Sabatini (3rd place)
- Sonja Bonin
- Kyle P Bullus
Additionally, we had an entertaining performance from Stefano Ortelli performing his Humorous speech in Italian, preparing himself for the next stage. Him and Michelle Sabatini will contend in the Italian Humorous speech competition at the area level.
A big thank you to all the participants, judges, functionary role holders and all who attended.
In two weeks’ time we look forward to hosting the area contest (Tuesday October 10th, Blue Monkey, Zurich) and wish all contestants the best of luck. We look forward to seeing you there for another exciting and enjoyable evening. Please check on easySpeak for more details