Category: Club News

  • 10 June 2024. Webinar Contest

    Online presenters Webinar Contest Contestants: 1 – Graham Cairns “Getting your point across and how to gain publicity for your business and community group” 2 – Rosemary Sweeney “Try a little kindness” 3 – Sherry Blake “Let’s talk self-care” 4 – Sunny Fridge “Everybody talks. Presenting with confidence and ease” Winners: 1st Place: Sherry Blake…


  • Making the Online Speech Contest work better (an open letter)

    Here is my recent feedback to the Toastmasters International leadership about the recently announced Online Speech Contest, which coincided with the end of online / hybrid speaker participation in the International Speech contest. From: David F. CarrDate: Thu, May 30, 2024 at 7:51 AMSubject: Making the Online Speech Contest work betterTo: Board Contact <boardcontact@toastmasters.org>, Speech Contests <speechcontests@toastmasters.org>…


  • Invitation to Compete in a Webinar Contest Series Starting June 10 and July 15

    Invitation to Compete in a Webinar Contest Series Starting June 10 and July 15

    Our next webinar contest will be held on June 10, 2024, and will include members of other clubs as well as Online Presenters members. We’re planning a series of contests leading to a runoff among the winners (see below). Register to compete or to visit as a guest. Given the limitations of the new Online…


  • Jessica Breitenfeld’s winning speech and the full replay of the webinar contest at Online Presenters for Jan. 2024

    Online Presenters Toastmasters congratulates Jessica Breitenfeld and the other winners of the webinar contest we hosted on January 15. This is an unofficial contest format we created to test speaker skills at maximizing the advantages and overcoming the limitations of an online presentation. 1st Place: Jessica Breitenfeld 2nd Place: Mansur Hasib 3rd Place: Gregory Bundschoks…


  • Invitation to Compete in a Webinar Contest, January 15

    Our next webinar contest will be held on January 15, and you’re invited. Since shortly after it was founded in 2017, Online Presenters has conducted an unofficial Toastmasters contest aimed at testing a speaker’s skills at delivering presentations specifically designed to be delivered online — exploiting the advantages and overcoming the limitations of the online…


  • David F. Carr, DTM: “Here’s me on the BBC re: Elon Musk’s impact on Twitter / X.”

    Founder of Online Presenters, David F. Carr, DTM, on BBC News talking about How Twitter/X has changed a year since Elon Musk’s takeover. “Thank you Toastmasters and particularly Online Presenters Toastmasters club for preparing me for such opportunities” – David wrote these words on the “The Official Toastmasters International Members Facebook Group”. Well done David!…


  • Invitational webinar contest winners: Mansur Hasib, Roxanne Hosein, Khalid Amin

    The webinar contest has been an Online Presenters tradition since shortly after the club was founded in 2017, but this week we held a contest where all the competitors were invited guest speakers. Congratulations to the winners:1st Place Mansur Hasib, “English”2nd Roxanne Hosein, “The Power to Change”3rd Khalid Amin, “Light a Candle in the World”…


  • Jim Barber Wins the 2023 Humorous Speech Contest

    Jim Barber Wins the 2023 Humorous Speech Contest

    Congratulations to our contestants #1 Jim Barber #2 Andriy Smolenko #3 Kim Leaming The video below is just the 3 speeches and the awards ceremony. Here’s the complete replay, including Table Topics and an additional speech.


  • Replay: Jim Barber Wins the 2023 Online Presenters Webinar Contest

    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…


  • Webinar Contest Update and Advice to Competitors

    Webinar Contest Update and Advice to Competitors

    We’re looking forward to our “invitational” webinar contest on June 12. Toastmasters from other clubs wishing to register to compete in our June 12 please register here. Or sign up to attend as a guest. The June 12 contest will be only for invited guest speakers. You can see a replay of the club’s own…


  • “Understanding How Online Speaking is Different,” David F. Carr, DTM

    “Understanding How Online Speaking is Different,” David F. Carr, DTM

    Online Presenters founding President and current VPE David F. Carr delivered this collection of tips accumulated from years of speaking at and leading online events at a recent Bell Noon Toastmasters open house event. It features clips from an interview with and presentation by Mike Carr, the 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking (no relation…


  • The Webinar Contest Returns for 2023

    The Webinar Contest Returns for 2023

    Online Presenters will host two editions of its homegrown webinar contest this year, including a June 12 “invitational” contest where the contestants will be invited guest speakers. To attend, please fill out this RSVP form. The club’s own webinar contest was held on May 8 (watch the replay) and won by Jim Barber. While the webinar…