Monthly Archives: August 2013

I forgot to get a photo of all the competitors before some of them had to leave but I did manage to capture most of them in a shot. Congrats to all competitors from left to right Barbara Peck (2nd place Tall Tales), Steve Worthman (Tall Tales participant), Jennifer Bailey (2nd place Evaluation contest), and the man who walked away with all the metal….Joseph Coupal (1st place Tall Tales, 1st place Evaluation contest)!

Tall Tales and Evaluation Contest 2013

Not in the photo but to be recognized also for exceptional performance Barbara Setliffe (3rd place Tall Tales), Ryan Dunn (2nd place Evaluation contest).

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Dr. Ryan DunnOne of our newer members is off and running in the speaking spotlight! Dr. Ryan Dunn of Mile High Spine and Sport will be presenting “Exercise, Aches and Pains Oh My!” at the Amazing Aging Expo on September 28, 2013 at the Marriott Tech Center. 4900 s. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237. An estimated 500 will be in attendance.

Ryan’s presentation will cover common postural syndromes, faulty breathing patterns, and exercises we can perform at home for a variety of aches and pains. He will cover proper nutrition for healthy aging, skin, bones, joints, and muscle. Attendees will have the… Read Full Post »

On August 22, the George Sutton Toastmasters club will be conducting its club Evaluation and Tall Tales competition. Since we usually have the Evaluation and “Humorous Speech” contest this time of year, I’d like to provide an introduction to what a Tall Tales contest is and describe a basic outline of what makes a “good” tall tales speech, fit for winning a Toastmasters competition. Then I’ll provide one of the best examples I found on YouTube for you to analyze and emulate in your own speech preparation.

Why Do We Have a Tall Tales Toastmasters Contest?

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Diane Burridge
From guest blogger, and George Sutton Toastmasters member,
Diane Burridge

 
Toastmasters is a great way to keep your mind active and have
fun at the same time.

In Toastmasters you will:

  • Interact with people of all ages.
  • Laugh.
  • Make new friends.
  • Listen to and provide feedback on short speeches covering a wide variety of topics.
  • Give short speeches on topics of interest to you. These can be from your life experiences or can be on subjects that you want to research to gain new knowledge.
  • If you choose to, you can assume leadership responsibilities.

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