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TNT Congratulates Kimiko!

Photo of Area 14 participants

Congratulations Kimiko!


Evaluation Competition Results Are In!

The Newmarket Toastmasters congratulates Kimiko H. for taking 1st Place in TNT’s 2017 Speech Evaluation Competition!

The Test Speech was entitled “Star Struck” and was delivered by Anne Irwin, DTM of Northern Lights Toastmasters Advanced Club in Aurora.

Congratulations also go out to our members who stepped up and flexed their Evaluation muscles!

2nd Place: Teena C.
3rd Place: Dawn S.
2017 TNT Eval Comp

Kimiko and Teena are now going on to represent The Newmarket Toastmasters at the Area 14 Speech Evaluation Contest on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at The Tannery at 9 a.m.

Come out and cheer your colleagues on!

2017 Area 14 Spring Contests

Our four guiding principles are
experiential learning, self-paced learning, peer evaluation and mentoring.

Toastmasters International Values:
Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence

More info here:
Area 14 Speech Evaluation Contest

The Newmarket Toastmasters

Northern Lights Advanced Toastmasters

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Back by Popular Demand! You’re Invited – Area 14 Fall Contest!

On Thursday, October 20th, Area 14 invites you to join them for their 2016 Fall Contest! What better way to spend a chilly Thursday evening than to support Newmarket-Aurora’s corporate clubs as they have you laughing out of your seats!

Where:  Newmarket Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP:

You are invited to Area 14 2016 Fall Speech Contest

Flyer for Area 14 Fall Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests





The Newmarket Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competition




The Contest Experience as a Spectator

The Contest Experience as a Spectator

Inspirational Speeches/ Speech Evaluation Contest Apr 9, 2016

You can feel the nervous excitement and anticipation as you enter the room.

Everybody signs in and finds a seat. The gavel is pounded and the room comes to order.

Dignitaries are introduced, rules are read and the Contest begins!

Speakers draw numbers for presentation order. The speaker from The Newmarket Toastmasters, Tania Ferus is speaking 2nd out of 6 speakers.

1st Speaker- Tim Norton– “The War of the Message” A humorous message of false Social media messages.

2nd Speaker-Tania Ferus– “Take that Step” was all about her adventure as a Junior Ranger, and how taking one step out of her comfort zone changed the course of her life.

3rd Speaker- Brenda Masson-“Bragging Rights” People’s invisible scars.

4th Speaker- Nalie Kurmasheva-“Until Death Do us Part”- A moving story of wives who followed their incarcerated husbands to the wilds of Siberia.

5th Speaker-Renaud Durand-“Pick up the Bricks”- A message about discarding the old bricks of your life and adding new building bricks.

6th Speaker- Brenna Urbanek– “Great big hunk of beautiful” – A love story that ended with a

message ……

Of course I was there to cheer on my two Club members, but imagine a whole room of people encouraging you, and supporting you to do your best.

This is what Toastmasters is all about, sure everyone wants to win that prize, and move on to the next level, however it is all about improving and enhancing the skills you already have.

As Brenna said in the interview portion “we will all be a little bit better when we leave’.

The Speakers were all thrilling and captivating. It was going to be tough for the judges to decide who would be moving on to the District Contest.

Unfortunately, we have to wait until the Speech Evaluation Contest was completed and the results of both Contests would be announced.

Before the Speech Evaluation Contest began, it was time for intermission. Time to stretch your legs, have a snack and Network! The roar of 60 Toastmasters talking all at once was loud!

The random draw for presentation order for the Speech evaluation Contest placed our Newmarket Toastmaster –Tammy Hall 2nd. Was this a good omen, hmmmm? Both Tania and Tammy were presenting 2nd.

Called to order once again, the Speech Evaluation Contest was starting. First there is a “Test” speaker on whom the Contestants would evaluate the speech for. Joe’s speech was titled “Guess what there’s more”

Imagine trying to provide an evaluation without any previous preparation. You hear a speaker; you leave the room and have 5 minutes to prepare an evaluation. Believe me that 5 minutes feels like 30 seconds!

The Speech Evaluator has up to 3 min and 30 seconds to present their evaluation. That is not much time to provide positive feedback as well as areas to improve on. In an organized, fluid evaluation.

Tammy presented with a confident, clear voice. Used gestures, and made eye contact with the audience.

Again it was tough for the Judges, there were 6 Speech Evaluators.

The Head judge leaves the room with the ballot counters, everybody, especially the Contestants are on pins and needles waiting for them to return.

After a few minutes the results are ready to be presented.

Drumroll please…………………

The Toastmaster moving on to the District Speech Evaluation Contest is Brian Brennan.

The Toastmaster moving on to the District International/ Inspirational Speech Contest is

Renaud Durand.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Contest. Each presentation is one step closer to reaching your goal!

Good Luck to Tania and Tammy as they compete at the Division Level!

TNT wishes Tania and Tammy all the best as they represent not only The Newmarket Toastmasters, but also Area 14 in Division M’s International Speech and Evaluation Contests!  Good luck ladies!

Division M International Speech & Evaluation Contest
Innisfil Community Church
1571 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, Ontario

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Registration & Briefings: 9:00 a.m.
Contest Starts at 9:30 a.m. SHARP

Register ahead of time on Eventbrite
Recovery Cost: $ 10.00 (contestants free)

Division M Spring Contest Flyer (magic)

Exciting news………

Clean sweep for The Newmarket Toastmasters
at Area 14 Contest!

Toastmaster member Tania Ferus placed First in the Area 14 International Speech Contest and will be representing the Club at the next Level, Division M Contest on Saturday April 9/16.

Tania’s speech titled “Take that Step” was all about her adventure as a Junior Ranger, and how taking one step out of her comfort zone changed the course of her life.

We all enjoyed watching Tania present her speech. Tania’s speech was humorous, engaged the audience, and inspired us to take the next step out of our comfort zones. Tania – Congratulations on reaching your next goal!

Tammy Hall placed First in the Area 14 Speech Evaluation Contest and will be representing the Club at the next Level, Division M Contest on Saturday April 9/16.

Tammy evaluated the Test speaker’s speech, and provided positive feedback and comments. Congratulations Tammy!

It is very exciting to see our Toastmaster’s Club members accomplish their goals!