Category: Contests

  • Invitation to Compete in a Webinar Contest on June 10

    Invitation to Compete in a Webinar Contest on June 10

    Our next webinar contest will be held on June 10, 2024, and will include members of other clubs as well as Online Presenters members. Update: we now have a full roster of contestants, but please write to david@toastmost.org if you’re interested in participating in a future contest in this format. We hope you will visit…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • How to Hold a Mini-Webinar Contest

    The Mini-Webinar Contest is an unofficial Toastmasters contest format developed by Online Presenters to test the skills required to host a webinar or deliver an online presentation. See the replay of our first contest and stay tuned for the next one. Other clubs that meet online, or allow online participation, may wish to adopt or…


  • 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.…


  • Toastmasters Webinar Contest on April 16

    Online Presenters Toastmasters will hold a mini-webinar contest on April 16 at 7:30 pm EDT, and guests are welcome to register to attend. This is not an official Toastmasters contest format (at least not yet) but rather an attempt to craft a contest specifically for the online medium. Scoring is based loosely on the International…