Congratulations, Tu and Elena: Area 53 Contest Winners!

On October 7, Miracle Mile Toastmasters President, Tu Duong, and VP PR, Elena Cobo, competed in the Area 52 & 53 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Both Tu and Elena took 1st Place in their respective categories, Evaluation and Speech. They will continue on to the Division Contest being held on November 4th at Carnival Cruise Lines.

We encourage members and guests to come out and show your support. More details coming soon!

Congratulations on Completing Your 10th Speech, Maria!

Congratulations to Maria Larrazabal for completing the 10 speeches in the Competent Communication manual!

In her 10th speech, Maria talked about how good people bring out the good in people. This was an inspirational speech in which Maria successfully inspired the audience to take small actions that make our lives more beautiful and meaningful.

In the 10 minute speech, we learned several valuable lessons:

  1. Live in the present – Focus on current conversations
  2. Be generous – Even the smallest gesture can have a huge impact
  3. Be open – We are all vulnerable.

Maria is originally from Venezuela and has an architectural background. She appreciates every single opportunity for learning and growing as an individual. She works for Herman Miller, a company whose mission is to create great places to work. Her twin sons are the apple of her eye! We look forward to Maria’s next speech with the advanced manuals.

We look forward to Maria’s next speech from the advanced manuals.

Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests Results

TMaster Chicken

Last Thursday, September 21st, Miracle Mile Toastmasters held its Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Speech contestant Jane Arango shared the story about how Newton and his Law of Attraction played an instrumental role in her meeting and ultimately marrying her non-blonde/blue-eyed Cuban Chinese “Tarzan.”

Elena Cobo lamented about how she’s had to face the ugly truth that she’s getting old, despite her best efforts to strike the same deal with the devil that Cher seems to have been able to score.

The Evaluation contest had founder Jim Hartnett pitted against current President, Tu Duong. Each presented their take on Dan Sanchez-Galarraga’s speech about the benefits of decluttering.

In the end, Elena Cobo and Tu Duong edged out their competitors and will be representing the Club at the Area 53 Contest on October 7 at Carnival Cruise Lines.

We encourage all members to come out and show their support!




Miracle Mile Toastmasters Soiree!

TMaster Social

On August 31, members joined together at a quaint art studio to celebrate love and life.

Special thanks to our gracious host, Angela Ghersi and to members of our Board for making the event a huge success.

Click here to view photos of the event.