Category: Contest Replays

  • 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…


  • Replay: Webinar Contest 2020, Congratulations Krishn Ramchurn

    Replay: Webinar Contest 2020, Congratulations Krishn Ramchurn

    The Online Presenters webinar contest tests the ability of our members to make maximum use of the tools available for an online presentation (background here). Congratulations to our winners: #1 Krishn Ramchurn#2 Louis Brown#3 Jim Barber Winning speech, Krishn Ramchurn, “I am not sure if it’s for you, but maybe …” Full event replay


  • Video Speech Contest 2020: Congratulations, John Callaghan

    Video Speech Contest 2020: Congratulations, John Callaghan

    John Callaghan, Jim Barber, and Krishn Ramchurn were the winners in the Video Speech Contest held March 23, 2020 at Online Presenters. This official Toastmasters speech contest is a variant of the International Speech Contest for undistricted clubs, including online clubs. The video of John Callaghan’s has been forwarded to Toastmasters International, where judges will…


  • Replay of 2019’s Video Speech Contest Contest

    Replay of 2019’s Video Speech Contest Contest

    I’ve been sharing this with those wondering how to run a speech contest online, since this basically is the International Speech Contest transposed into an online format. Also worth reviewing for those comparing to compete in Monday’s Video Speech contest.


  • Humorous Speech Contest 2019, Congratulations Jim Barber

    Humorous Speech Contest 2019, Congratulations Jim Barber


  • Sunny Fridge Wins Our Mini-Webinar Contest

    Congratulations to our mini-webinar contest winner, Sunny Fridge, as well as Lois Margolin, 2nd place, Jim Barber, 3rd place, and all participants. Here is the winning webinar speech, including feedback for the contestants from guest judge Jim Key, the 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking. Here’s the full event replay: The mini-webinar contest is an…


  • Congratulations, Mini-Webinar Contest Winners Carol Prahinski, Norman Dowe & Viviana Widjaja

    Congratulations, Mini-Webinar Contest Winners Carol Prahinski, Norman Dowe & Viviana Widjaja

    The results are in, and the victors in the 2nd Mini-Webinar contest at Online Presenters are: #1 Carol Prahinski #2 Norman Dowe #3 Viviana Widjaja In the same sense that an International Speech Contest speech is a kind of mini-keynote, these contest speeches are a compact version of an educational or sales webinar, including engagement…


  • Carol Prahinski Wins Our First Mini-Webinar Contest

    Carol Prahinski Wins Our First Mini-Webinar Contest

    Congratulations to Carol Prahinski, winner of the first Mini-Webinar Contest at Online Presenters Toastmasters. The top ranked webinar speakers were: #1 Carol Prahinski #2 Jim Barber #3 Norman Dowe This was a tough challenge, trying to pack a miniaturized webinar including Q&A into 6-8 minutes, but we tried to make it a great learning experience.…


  • Video Speech Contest 2018, Congratulations Roger Fung

    Video Speech Contest 2018, Congratulations Roger Fung

    Winning speech: “Sam, I Am,” Roger Fung Full event replay