Now that was a speech contest!

2014 Intl Speech Contest winnersCongrats to Maggie Harlow (right), John Williamson (center) and Tom Hilt (left) for capturing first, second and third with their speeches.

It was a successful, entertaining, fun-filled St. Matthews/Lyndon Toastmaters Club International Speech Contest Thursday night February 27 at Brescia Hall on the Ursuline Campus in Louisville. It proved once again why we are “The Greatest Toastmasters Club in The World!”

Maggie now advances to Toastmasters Area 65 competition in the near future (TBA).

We had five terrific speakers with great messages and the LARGEST CROWD at this event in 10 years! Thanks to all for a successful event.

John Blim
Contest Master

Nice shades

Here’s a pic of me and Barbara Sexton Smith, President & CEO of Fund For The Arts, having fun at Norton Healthcare’s Combined Giving Campaign.  The WHAS Crusade for Children and The Fund are choices in the employee payroll deduction campaign.  Cool shades people!

jb and barbara sexton smith

Missed it by that much!

I was awarded second place in the Division F finals of the Humorous Speech Contest in Toastmasters District 11 last Saturday, October 5.  Congratulations to Christopher Kokoski!  He now moves on to the District 11 finals in Evansville.

If you have seven minutes, please give a listen and let me know what you think.  Onward!