Barcelona, Spain, September 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Short, entertaining and free, a number of speakers test their excellence in a contest to give the funniest five- to seven-minute speech. The winner moves on to the next level of competition.
"This fall we have an amazing selection of speakers with the gift of humour." says Angela Dunbar, the club’s president. "You never know what the speeches will be about, it’s always a surprise, it’s exciting, and it’s challenging!"
But don't expect a stand-up comedy routine, she says. The speeches are different from a comedian's act in a couple of ways. First, they're structured with a beginning, middle and end - or introduction, body and conclusion. Second, the humour all relates back to a single topic.
"These are professional speakers, a lot of time goes into preparation, practicing and perfecting. Our members are not just telling jokes; they are creating with the art of humour." Dunbar says.
The contest is free and open to the public:
What: Humorous and Impromptu Speech Contest (Contestants face off with funny words.)
When: 19h45 Tuesday September 29th 2009
Where: Casa Orlandai (2nd floor) C/Jaume Piquet, 23 - 08017 Barcelona. FGC: Sarria
Prestigious Speakers Barcelona, an all-English speaking club and BCN Toastmasters, its brother bi-lingual Spanish/English club are local chapter of Toastmasters International.
"Toastmasters International" is a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their communication and leadership abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests.
Toastmasters International includes more than 220,000 men and women in more than 11,300 clubs spread across 90+ countries.
Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you're speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better.
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice.
For more information, visit our website: prestigiousspeakers.com