The Tri-State’s Colorado River Toastmasters Club (CRTC) held its fall speech contest at the Chaparral Country Club on Tuesday, September 13.

Hilary Williams and Michelle Vestal competed in the Speech Evaluation Contest. Factors such as preparedness, use of notes, vocal variety, use of the floor space or stage, and effective eye contact with the audience are all considered when conducting a performance evaluation.

Melanie Bruehl, Stephen Morgan and Hilary Williams competed in the Humorous Speech Contest and they provided the audience with an evening filled with laughterEach of the contestants spoke with confidence and provided good-natured humor that was well received.

Williams, a club member for over 8 years was the winner of both contests. She will advance to the Area D3 Contest on October 1, 2016 in Las Vegas at the MGM Resorts Corporate Offices.