Anne Marie Knudsen (CT/ATMG) presented “Looking back”—a speech describing her two major losses experienced in her lifetime: the loss of her hair, and the loss of her twin sister. The speaker shared with us the long-time-felt devastating feelings of shock, anger, guilt and despair. Anne Marie was voted Best Speaker.
Austin Burge (CC / ALB) evaluated Anne Marie’s speech. Austin started by acknowledging the speaker’s strong personality for keeping poise and composure when sharing such an emotional topic. The evaluator underlined Anne Marie’s speech excellent organization, the use of vocal variety and the solid conclusion. Austin recommended accentuating the pauses to make a stronger impact in the audience. Austin’s superb evaluation made him win the Best Evaluator ribbon.
Good job, Anne-Marie and Austin!