For members of the Prince Rupert Toastmasters, Tuesday night marks the end of the first step towards what participants hope will be a trip to Chicago and the World Championships.
But before they pack their bags for the Windy City in August, local Toastmasters will be showcasing their skills in the first round of a regional and provincial process, with the Prince Rupert Speech competition set for Northwest Community College tomorrow night at 7:30.
At Tuesday's competition, speakers will showcase their skill in two types of competition:
The International Speech Contest category, which involves prepared remarks of five to seven minutes on any topic.
Followed, by the Evaluation Contest challenges participants to offer a public evaluation of a test speech.
A top speaker and evaluator will be selected to represent the club at the Area Speech Contest on April 7 in Terrace.
From there, if successful at the Northwest regional competition, participants will then travel to Prince George for the Northern contest, with a provincial competition to be held in Burnaby.
The road to Chicago takes participants to the Toastmasters International Convention which will bring in speech making enthusiasts from 135 countries, all vying for the Title of World Champion of Public Speaking.
|Speechifying will be the theme of the night Tuesday at NWCC|
as the Prince Rupert Toastmaster host their Prince Rupert Speech competition
Reid Skelton-Morven, the club's Vice President of Public Relations highlighted some of the things that those that take part in the program can take from their preparation work through the speech contest."The Prince Rupert Toastmasters are known for fostering a hospitable and supportive learning environment ... The speech contest is a reminder that goal-setting and achievement are also essential parts of our culture. It's very inspiring to watch a speaker who has worked hard to sharpen his or her skills, and mastered the art of sharing a message powerfully and memorably. "
Tuesday's Prince Rupert competition welcomes guests of all ages as spectators, you can find out more details about the event from the Prince Rupert Toastmasters Facebook page.
A look at the local Toastmasters group and their program is also available through their website.
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