CLCON 2022: The Conference for Communication & Leadership in District 31

The CLCON for 2022 is open for ticket registration. The conference will be a week-long event, culminating in a 1-day hybrid experience at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood. The online experience is FREE and the on-site day is $60 and includes two meals and the priceless experience of being there with your fellow Toastmasters from Eastern MA and RI.

The best news of all? Registration is not closed! Prospective Toastmasters and people from the community are welcome to join.

Convention 2021: Registration Open!

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CLCON: District 31 Communication & Leadership Conference!

The (FREE) conference is May 10-16

This special event is open to everyone—you don’t need to be a Toastmasters member to join! Learn tips and tricks from the pros to up your speaking game. Check out this teaser from the conference presenters:

Contest Season 2021: Road to the District

District Level (May 10-16)*

May 15, 2021

District 31 International & Humorous Speech Contest *Details and date TBA Find more information at: https://district31.org/conference/ This is the final level for the Humorous Contest. The International Contest Winner will continue into the World Championship of Public Speaking!

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Division Level

March 20, 2021

Division H International & Humorous Speech Contests 10 am – 1 pm Held on Zoom RSVP on Eventbrite for Zoom Link

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Area Level

March 13, 2021

Area 82, 83, 85 Humorous & International Speech Contests on Zoom 10 am – 1 pm RSVP on Eventbrite for Zoom Link

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Club Level

February 9, 2021

Boston Toastmasters Humorous & International Speech Contests 6:00 – Judge & Volunteer Briefings 6:15 – Contestant and Audience Briefings RSVP on Easy-Speak for Zoom Link or contact Erik Stricker at [email protected]ostontoastmasters.org

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BTM Spring 2019 International Speech & Table Topics Contest Winners

Boston Toastmasters held our club level International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest on Feb 12th and Feb 19th, 2019; respectively.

Below are the winners from both contests. The first place winners from both contests will advance to the Area level contest coming up on March 11th. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that participated!

International Speech Contest

  • 1st place: Kristen Chin
  • 2nd place: Chris Wright
  • 3rd Place: Maria Termini

Table Topics Contest

  • 1st place: Sean Fulton
  • 2nd place: Tristen Grannum
  • 3rd place: Jonathan Parker

Below are photos of our 1st and 2nd place winners of the Table Topics contest (sorry, didn’t capture photos for the International Speech Contest)

Sean Fulton 1st place Table Topics Contest 2019
Sean Fulton 1st Place Table Topics Contest Winner, Spring 2019
Tristen Grannum 2nd Place Table Topics Contest Winner, Spring 2019
Tristen Grannum 2nd Place Table Topics Contest Winner, Spring 2019

2018 Summer Evaluation Series

2018 Summer Evaluation Series

Delivering effective feedback is the core of what we do at Boston Toastmasters. Join us for a series of meetings aimed at developing your feedback skills.


STEP I: THEORY

Aug 21, 2018
“Amy’s Evaluation Pointers”

Veteran Toastmaster and acclaimed evaluator Amy Ullman presents tips for delivering the best evaluation you can give, both in and out of a Toastmasters environment.


STEP II: PRACTICE

Sept 04, 2018
“2018 BTM Evaluation Workshop”

Now in its 3rd year, Boston Toastmasters’ evaluation workshop showcases three very different speeches and gives participants three different models for a general evaluation. Test out all three models and find your personal favorite. Discuss your thoughts with fellow BTM members. Facilitated by Boston Toastmasters staff.


STEP III: MOMENT OF GLORY

Sept 11, 2018
“Boston Toastmasters Evaluation Contest”

Our annual Evaluation Contest requires no memorization or advance speechwriting. One mystery speaker delivers a 5-7 minute Toastmasters speech. You and the other contestants take notes. Apply the techniques and tips from Amy’s talk and the evaluation workshop to deliver the winning evaluation and proceed to the Area Level contest! Presented in conjunction with our annual Humorous Speech Contest (which does require an original prepared speech). There are no prerequisites for either contest aside from Boston Toastmasters membership.

Boston Toastmasters Sends Two to Area 82 Fall Contest

Boston, MA, September 14, 2016: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Boston Toastmasters held its Fall 2016 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Laughter filled the room, as three Toastmasters competed in the humorous speech contest. The first speech by Owen Church highlighted the escapades of old friends. The second speech by Jonathan Parker showcased lessons learned about communication through a series of mishaps from someone hard of hearing. The third speech by Jazz Dottin portrayed what it’s like to produce a parody music video with a nonmusical family. Jonathan Parker emerged as the humorous speech winner.

Two Toastmasters, Brittney Exline and Jazz Dottin, competed in the evaluation contest, providing valuable feedback for a fellow Toastmaster’s speech about how to effectively use online dating. Brittney Exline was selected as the winner.

Jonathan Parker and Brittney Exline will move on to compete in the Area 81-82 competition, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 6 to 9 PM. Briefings will begin at 5:30 PM. The contest will be hosted at:

Northeastern University

International Village, Room 19

1155 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02120

The location can be accessed by taking the Orange Line train to Ruggles Station. Once inside the building, walk to the center of the lobby and look for a staircase that leads down to the lower level. Room 19 is located in this lower level

About Boston Toastmasters:

Boston Toastmasters is a community of approximately 80-100 members who strive to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

Boston Toastmasters Sends Two to Area 82 Spring Contests

Boston, MA: On March 22, 2016, Boston Toastmasters held its Spring 2016 International Speech and Table Topics Contests. Kendra K. emerged as the winner of the International Speech Contest, and Munirah M. earned first place in the Table Topics Contest. Both contestants delivered passionate and entertaining speeches. Kendra and Munirah will move on to compete in the Area 82 competition on April 26th from 7-9 pm at Sun Life Insurance in Wellesley. Full calendar details are available here.

About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.