Funny Ha ! Ha ! Humorous Speech Contest in Bournemouth on 11th October

Hallmark Speakers is hosting the Area Humorous Speech Contest at the Hallmark Hotel, Durley Chine in Bournemouth on Wednesday evening, the 11th October.

Contestants from local clubs in Dorset & SouthWilts as well as the host club in Bournemouth will be competing for the area accolade.  The winner will compete in the regional and district contests later this year.  Judges from around the area will be gathering to assess the Humorous Speaking skills of each of the contestants against strict criteria.  Salisbury Speakers are encouraged to come along and find out how contests are conducted in preparation for the next round of contests in the Spring.

Toastmaster’s Five Top Tips for that Humorous Speech

  1. Find the humour in daily life and regale it in stories
  2. Know your audience, incorporate jokes what will make them chuckle
  3. A speech is a speech with a beginning, middle and end; not a stand up comedy session
  4. Use props to punctuate and support the story
  5. Don’t step over the laughter, pause to give your audience the time to get the joke

The Dorset and SouthWilts clubs are affiliated to Toastmasters International.  A global network of almost 16.5k club in 141 countries.  The clubs provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. The result is greater self-confidence and personal growth.

The Humorous Speech Contest is free to visitors and commences at 7pm sharp. It will finish approximately 9.30 pm – all are welcome.