New Bern Toastmasters is proud to announce that long time member, Advanced Communicator Bronze, Daimon King won second place in the District 37 Table Topics Speech Competition held in Cary, NC on Friday, May 5th. Table Topics is extemporaneous speaking. Contestants must respond to an impromptu question or topic which requires them to quickly organize their thoughts and respond with a short speech. Before qualifying to compete at the state level, King had to compete and win at the club, area and division levels.
“Just getting to the final round of the speech contest was the largest hurdle to overcome. Then, I knew I belonged among the top 10 Table Topics speakers in the state. With that in my mind, the task of competing was made easier and finishing in second place was the evidence that I simply enjoyed the journey!” beamed Daimon King when asked about the competition.
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Submitted by: Heather Noto, New Bern Toastmasters