Crestview Toastmasters share tall tales and impromptu speeches

Toastmasters Morrow

Crestview Toastmasters President Kathy Morrow relates her tall tale, "All Hail the Turtle Queen," during the club's Tuesday meeting.

BRIAN HUGHES/News Bulletin
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Kathy Morrow’s recent kayaking trip took an unexpected turn as her pink bejeweled craft plunged into the 100-foot deep scenic Lake Jackson near Florala, Ala.

But Morrow's tale had a happy ending — which included a tiara and scepter — and was just that: a tale.

Crestview Toastmasters Club members tell such tales to entertain fellow members who then critique their public speaking skills, Morrow said.

Her "All Hail the Turtle Queen" exemplified the American tall tale tradition, Toastmaster of the Day Minty Knighton said.

"It focuses on humor, puns and a surprise twist at the end," Knighton said.

Visitors attending Tuesday’s open house saw how the club develops members' communication and leadership skills. The evening also featured improvised "Table Top Topics" speeches based on objects selected for each speaker by Master Sharon Johnson.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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