Table Topics

 ~~~  Table Topics Practice  ~~~

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Speech Timer (District One)

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~~~  Winning Table Topics Contest  ~~~

Strategy (Using story upfront to make a point – Personal Story . Humor . Life lesson)

2015 District 82 Table Topics Champion (I was Not Made for This)

***District 7 2010, Marc Delphine, Table Topics Champion (What is it that Transform an Ordinary human being into a Hero)


Strategy (Lessons learnt from others, quotes)

Wikki Verma, Table Topics Contestant. Second Place Winner. Spring Conference May 8, 2010  (Leadership and service to others)

Richard Akers, Table Topics Contestant. First Place Winner. Spring Conference May 8, 2010 – (Leadership and service to others).


***Workshop on Strategy (1st thought > why > related thought)  

(settings – connecting with your audience, mention “you”, audience’s feelings, Know audience thinking & anticipate, stories, surroundings, awareness)

District 30 Table Topics Champion Tim Wilson tells the secret of handling any table topic any time

Eg. Rajdeep Manwani’s Prize-winning speech at the Table Topics Contest at Ovation 2008, the Annual District 82 conference (You must blow your own trumpet, for you only know the tune)

Eg. Clarence Featherson giving winning District 27 Table Topics Contest response. Question asked by Contest Master was – “if you could change one thing what would it be?

Eg. Darren Fleming asks and answers the question: “Do you have to obey all the public speaking rules?”


Workshops (youtube)

Toastmasters on Purpose: How to answer and win the Table Topics contest.

Monifa Hamilton provides a step by step technique on how to improve your 90 second speech using the acronym G-A-M-E-S. As a past District Table Topics contest winner, Mo shares this technique and interacts with the audience.


Full Table Topics Contest

The Spring 2013 District 30 Table Topics Contest. Note, this includes the winners at the end.

District 30 Toastmasters Spring 2014 Table Topics Contest Conference Championship


Table Topics Strategies – My blog on it   [Click here]