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Spirited Speech Masters and guests honor Dr. Farzana Chohan

Dawn and Sally Take 1st Place at Area

Dawn and Sally competed at the Area Q54 speech contests this weekend, each winning first place in her contest type! Dawn won first place in the International Speech Contest with her heart-warming speech entitled "Pop," while Sally placed first by spinning a yarn entitled "Go Texan Day" in the Tall Tales Speech Contest. Each will now go on to compete at Division Q in April. Congratulations to both members!

Sally and Dawn

The Moth Houston StorySLAM: Challenge

Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:00 PM
Due to the incidents of Coronavirus in the Houston area, this event has been canceled. You can email info@themoth.org or call 212-742-0551 to request a refund.

If you love Table Topics or spectating it, come join your fellow Spirited Speech Masters for this special storytelling event on a Tuesday night!

Join us for dinner beforehand at Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet at 5:00 PM (8236 Kirby Dr.) or just come for the show.

Houston Public Media Presents
THE MOTH HOUSTON STORYSLAM: CHALLENGE
TUESDAY MARCH 10, 2020

DOORS: 6:30 PM
SHOW: 7:30 PM
TICKETS: $15 GA SEATING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. (purchase tickets)
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emmanuel Street
Houston, Texas 77003

CHALLENGE: Prepare a five-minute story about a feat that tested your mettle, sanity or patience. Triumph or defeat. Inch-by-inch success or major overhaul. Defeating the cocky know-it-all or walking past the spider web without freaking out. Throwdowns, duels, unbearable ultimatums. Bring us your tales of defying the odds, confronting that fear, or with any luck, rising to the occasion.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, March 3rd. Any questions, contact Sara Gilheart. Hope to see you there and watch you onstage!

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New Sergeant-at-Arms and Broken Ice

After several months without someone to serve as Sergeant-at-Arms, we are happy to announce that this Executive Leadership role has been filled by one of our newest members, Luke.

Luke receiving a Sergeant-at-Arms pin from President Joann

Also, congratulations to Allison upon delivering her Ice Breaker speech!

Sally and Allison, both with big smiles of relief on their faces! 🙂

I hope you will be able to join us next week when I will be serving as Toastmaster-of-the-Day!

Spark Joy in Your Listeners by Decluttering Your Speech

There are few instances in life where being "overqualified" is a true problem, but overqualifying your writing or speech can actually lessen its impact, causing others to subconsciously or overtly question your credibility. Check out this great post from GrammarCheck.net which reviews 20 Clutter Words & Phrases we use too often:

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