Dripping Springs Toastmasters


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


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.

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