Toastmasters wins Area I-52 Humorous Speech Contest

Kymberli Speight (center) receives the Area I-52 Humorous Speech Contest Trophy from event judge Rick Collins and contest chair Sofia Besondy. PHOTO BY JOHN PACHECO

By: 
John Pacheco

 

Toastmaster Kymberli Speight won the Toastmasters Area I-52 Area Humorous Speech Contest on Wednesday September 13, and will go on to represent Dripping Springs in the Toastmaster Division 1 Contest.

Speight is an Air Force Academy graduate who currently gives “executive transition” courses for military personnel leaving military service and transitioning to a civilian career.

“I joined Toastmasters so that I could do my present job better. I have to speak to large groups of people about career and life transitions, and Toastmasters helps me develop better communication skills,” Speight said. “I also highly recommend Toastmasters to my career transition people. Public speaking is a valuable skill.”

Speight’s humorous speech dealt with her first parachute jump and how she had to avoid landing in a water treatment plant, a busy highway, and trees before landing safely. “I had a funny story to tell, so I decided to tell it,” Speight said.

Speight will now go on to represent Dripping Springs in the Division 1 Contest on Saturday September 21, at the Camp Mabry Military Forces Museum, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Austin.

Speight is available for speaking engagements, and would welcome the opportunity to speak to church groups or women groups. She can be contacted through the Dripping Springs Toastmasters Club at http://www.dstoastmasters.com.

The Dripping Springs Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of Pioneer Bank, 100 Creek Road.

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