Replay: Jim Barber Wins the 2023 Online Presenters Webinar Contest

Online Presenters member Jim Barber won the club’s 2023 webinar contest, an unofficial contest format the club created to test skills specific to speaking online (learn more). Online Presenters will also host a June 12 event featuring members of other clubs as the contestants (details).

Graham Cairns placed second, and Andriy Smolenko placed third. Club contest speakers, in order of appearance, were:

  • Sunny Fridge, “Game On!”
  • Graham Cairns, “Choosing the Right Mic for Podcasts and Online Presentations”
  • Toru Maruyama, ”Practice Makes Perfect”
  • Jim Barber, “Make a Living, Make a Difference!”
  • Andriy Smolenko, “Facebook Live”

Here is Jim Barber’s winning speech …

Jim Barber: “Make a Living, Make a Difference”

…. and the full contest replay.

Contestants Jim Barber, Andriy Smolenko, Sunny Fridge, Graham Cairns, and Toru Maruyama

June 12 “Invitational” Webinar Contest

On June 12, Online Presenters will conduct a webinar contest featuring six of the best guest speakers we can attract from elsewhere in the Toastmasters universe. OP members will not compete but will support the event.

Apply to compete or register to attend as a guest. Competitors will be chosen from among those who have registered to compete based on a video clip they supply.

A webinar contest speech is a 5-7 minute speech that aims to create audience engagement, overcoming the limitations of the online format and taking advantage of its best features. See contest rules.