|Area 34 director, Conference chair (Convenor) and MC, Ursula Beatty..|
Above: Test speaker for the Evaluation contest: Christine Cobden from Upper Coomera TM club and below: with Laura Langford (Southport TM), the Evaluation Contest Toastmaster
to view the video of Christine's speech "Kid with a kid": click Christine Cobden - Kid with a Kid
|Evaluation contest place getters: Brett Ruehland (3rd); Viv Capes (2nd), Hannah Castelijn (1st Place) with Evaluation contest Toastmaster Laura Langford.|
|Humorous contest Toastmasters Taryn Mansfield (far right) assisted by Emily Valiontis (Southort Endeavour) and the Humorous contest participants: Shane Kardos (Souport Endeavour), Pat Kennelly (Southport), and Tom O'Sullivan (Helensvale Daybreak)|
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The talks originally focused on sharing new ideas or ideas worth spreading in these three fields. However, these days TED talks are for any idea worth spreading ( in any field).
Talks are generally no longer than 18min.Usually the talks are given in front of a live audience; recorded and then accessible by anyone online. TEDx are independently run TED conferences. 'X' also stands for the multiplier effect of these short, very well prepared and compelling talks. Something all Toastmaster members can aspire to, with the skills we learn and practice at each meeting and particularly those participating in Speech contests..
Ursula Beatty thanks Carolyn Shaw for her inspirational TEDx style educational on Talk like TED - how to give a TEDx style talk. Click on Carolyn Shaw's TEDx style educational - Talk like TED to view the video.
Guest Speaker Elaina Massey did a wonderful TEDx style talk "Children are out future" : CLick on Elaina Massey - Children are our future to view the video.
|Winner of the Southport Endeavour achievement award: Shane Kardos with Area director & MC, Ursula Beatty|
International Contest participants: Brett O'Bree (Southport), Hannah Castelijn (Helensvale) and Ben Cox (Southport Endeavour) with International contest toastmaster, Sarafina Zubovic (Helensvale daybreak).
Well done to all those who attended and especially to the contestants for giving us the main reason for organising these annual conferences. Best wishes to the winners of each contest and particularly Hannah from Helensvale Daybreak who will be going on to represent Area 34 at the Southern Division conference on 16th March 2019.
Thank you to everyone who made a difference to the success of the A34 conference.