We were a big group in Bonn today!  What a pleasure it was to travel with seven other toasties to represent TM Aachen at the second level of the Autumn edition of the District Speech contest!

Each contestant gave a worthy performance, and we can be very proud of our fellow members.  Special congratulations to Sushant Sukumar and Irene who both received first place in their categories, Prepared Humourous Speech (English) and Table Topic in German!

The icing on the cake was all the ideas that flowed as a result of all this mega-fun energy.  Our club can expect more projects in training, team-building, and leadership – all with renewed vibrancy!

Going to contests is about much, much more than having a bigger audience, and winning trophies (although TM Aachen has been known to be a strong force at all competition levels).  It is about seeing numerous different styles in speaking, and taking notes from toasties who have been improving their public speaking skills for, in some cases, decades.  It is an untapped treasure trove!

Next stop, Dortmund on November 4th!  Good luck to everyone!

Ashika