Two members of local Toastmasters clubs took first and second place in a field of eight contestants at the Toastmasters District 13 humorous speech contest held on November 3, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Photo provided taken by Alfred Hayward: George Hayward (left) and Prasenjit Mitra
The winner, George Hayward is a member of the State College Toastmasters club and an undergraduate student at Penn State.
The second-place finisher, Prasenjit Mitra is a member of the ARL/Penn State Pingers Toastmasters and an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State.
In the humorous speech contest, participants must deliver a five to seven minute speech of original material that tells a story; it cannot be a series of one-liners.
The district contest, which is the culmination of several levels of competition starting at each local club, included speakers representing more than 75 clubs with about 1500 members from central and western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and parts of West Virginia and Maryland.
Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership development. To learn more about Toastmasters, please visit the website at http://www.toastmasters.org/ .
For interviews contact:
George Hayward at (484) 201-4864 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenjit Mitra at (814) 777-4967 or email@example.com
November 7, 2012
State College Toastmasters
News for Immediate Release
Contact: David Kressner, Public Relations Officer
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