On the weekend when American Pharoah became horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, the people of Kentucky and Indiana put their money on another sure bet, the 62nd annual WHAS Crusade for Children. The final tote board tallied $5,674,721 as America’s most successful local telethon came to a close. Thanks to all who make a difference.
So it doesn’t have the same ring as “we’re #1!” But I can’t lie, I wanted to be #1!
It was the Toastmasters District 11 International Speech Contest Finals in Indianapolis on April 25. There were seven great contestants.
Congratulations to champ Gil Michelini (who now goes on to the World Championship of Public Speaking in Las Vegas this August!) and 2nd place winner Valerie Rice. It was a fantastic high-spirited contest. Kudos to District 11 organizers for the terrific venue at the Clarion Waterfront. The audience was so close and very responsive. Loved that little theater setting!
Here’s audio of my speech at the District 11 finals.
Take a listen and let me know what you think. Onward!
A WFAA-TV (Dallas) reporter shot an entire 30-minute program on his iPhone with a few accessories like a tripod and wide angle adapter. Fun and creative. Great ideas too. Could this be the future of electronic news gathering? Yup.
Enjoying a post victory lap from his Bronze Medal victory at the 2014 Soch Olympics, Nick Goepper of Lawrenceburg, Indiana stopped by the WHAS Crusade for Children office to show his support for children with special needs. What a nice guy! Thanks Nick.