Category Archives: Contest

Division H International Speech And Table Topics Contest

Division H Contest || Wed 4/18/2012 6:30PM || Governor: Alison Wilson

Oracle Campus
10 Twin Dolphin Drive,
Redwood City 94065

Cost: $5/person at the door. Parking in the public lot.

See the best speakers our division has to offer at the Division H International Speech and Table Topics contest! To see the event information for other Division contests, please click HERE.


Area H4 International Speech And Table Topics Contest

Area H4 Contest || Wed 3/28/2012 6:30PM || Governor: Tom Rodgers

United Methodist Church in Burlingame
1443 Howard Ave. (Howard Ave. and El Camino), Burlingame 94010

Cost: $5/person at the door. Parking in the public lot.

Please show your support for your fellow club members, Platon and Arnold, who will be representing Peninsula Toastmasters at the Area H4 contest! Let them know how much you appreciate all the time and effort they spend preparing for the contest! To see the event information for other Division H area contests, please click HERE.

Spring Speech Contest Meeting

Our annual International Speech and Table Topics Contest will take place at our next meeting on Thursday, February 16. The speech contest portion will be 5 – 7′ for each speaker. The Table Topics portion will be 1 – 2′ for each speaker. The Winner(s) will represent Peninsula Toastmasters at the Area D4 contest. It will be an exciting contest with the brilliant talents of our members on full display. Please make plans to attend!

Please note that we will not have our customary meeting roles. If you’d like to take one of the many contest roles (Toastmaster, Chief Judge, Judge, Timer, Ballot Counter, Sgt. At Arms, Contestant), please contact Loni or Ed and let them know that you are available. We could always use more help! You may still sign up for the usual meeting roles on March 1.

Speech Contest Videos Now Available Online

Video clips from the Humor and Evaluation Contest last Thursday are now ready for viewing in our Peninsula Toastmasters YouTube Channel. The link is also found on the Club Resources section to the right of the page. We respect your right to privacy and will promptly remove upon request any video or image that depicts your likeness. For video-related questions, click HERE to contact Timothy.

Please note that if you instruct us to remove your media, we will delete the original file too and you will not be able to retrieve a copy in the future. If you’d like to download a copy of the video to your local hard drive, simply copy the video URL for the desired video and visit No installation is required for this web-based YouTube capture app.

Humor And Evaluation Contest Recap


The health of a club is reflected by level of competition during contest season. We are happy to report then, that Peninsula Toastmasters is in tip top shape! Our club held its annual Humor and Evaluation Contests last Thursday and new stars were born!

Jaime, Arnold, and Roneal shone brightly in the Humorous Speech competition. Laughter filled the room as these speakers tickled every funny bone. Jaime showed us how to be human is to be funny. Arnold spoke passionately on the cause of vegetable rights. Roneal really broke the ice and shared funny stories about his contrarian mom. Kudos to Roneal for selecting a humor speech as his first speech!

We were blessed to have renowned division champion Anthony Hogan as test speaker. Anthony delivered a speech about the importance of keeping an eye on our cyberself. Five contestants then took the stage and gave Anthony feedback on the speech. We learned from the evaluators about how the speaker can build suspense by leaning in and whispering. It was also pointed out that speaking too fast can be hard for the audience to follow.

Peninsula Club congratulates Jaime for being voted the winner of the Humor Contest. Congratulations also goes out to Jack, Eugenia, and Tryn respectively for being the top three finishers in the Evaluation Contest. We have no doubt Jaime and Jack will make us all very proud at the Area contest!

Hearty congratulations go out to Tryn, Roneal, Arnold, Platon, and Jennifer for taking up the challenge and showing your mettle on stage. Unfortunately, we can only send one club winner to each Area contest, but you all won our hearts on Thursday evening!

Big thank you goes out to Loni and Ed and all the functionaries who planned and executed the contest. Your first club contest was a success!

To all the Peninsula members who showed up to support the club and fellow members, thank you for your energy and dedication. Everything we do at the club is for you. Contest videos will be posted next week and additional pictures will be added! Enjoy the slideshow!

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Division H Area Contests

Area H5 Contest || Monday 9/26/2011 6:00PM

H5 Governor: Lucy Lee

Radisson Hotel (Follow Signs At Lobby)
5000 Sierra Point Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005

Cost: $5/person with pre-registration; money will be collected at the door. Free parking in front. Online registration HERE.

Area H3 Contest || Tuesday 10/11/2011 6:00PM

H5 Governor: Linda Shively

San Mateo Community College
District Office 2nd Fl
3401 Csm Dr
San Mateo, CA 94402
CSM Campus Map

Cost: $5/person; please contact Linda for registration details. Free parking in front and behind building.