Watching World Championship – in Brno!
It was on the Sunday of 25th August that we gathered, for third time already, to watch and rate World Championship of public speaking. Those who need their Toastmastering fix even on Sunday got what they deserved. The pomp of the most exhilarating conference was felt even if we only observed those six finalists that reached the peak of public speaking. We consumed the thrilling experience of competition, but also went beyond. Toastmaster grows on feedback and giving feedback to excellent speaker is class of its own. That is why, just like last year, we had one evaluator for each contestant to cast serious or not so serious advice to the people who advanced to the top. Watching the best and rating them by us, nearly the best, yielded interesting comparison on preferences between judges in Denver and here. Be it similarities or differences, conclusions were amusing.
Attendees of biggest Toastmasters conference leave impressed by how many lives do Toastmasters touch. Although we weren’t there personally, thanks to the streaming event we were touched as well. See you again next year!
Special thanks to McDermott club for helping hand with video rights.