|Jessica Pallet, DTM
I decided to compete in the Toastmasters Evaluation Contest again in 2016 after winning the District Contest in 2015. As the defending champion, I never took another win for granted or viewed it as a guarantee. The Toastmasters program is exponentially growing the skills of my peers around me, so I could not take this opportunity for granted. My preparation was as rigorous as the first time around. Since I did not have my “crew” with me from 2015, I watched a TED Talk nearly each day and gave a two to three-minute evaluation of the talk. I just had to win it again for a few important reasons.
|From Left To Right, Jodie Sanders, Jessica Pallett, Greg Pick, and Robi Ley
Article submitted by Jessica Pallett, DTM, and winner of the Fall 2015 District Evaluation Contest and the Fall 2016 District Evaluation Contest, representing her home club, Panther City Toastmasters in Fort Worth.