Off-the-cuff remarks sometimes lead to prizes

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 10, 2013 - A member of Big Bear’s award-winning Toastmasters Club, Bearly Speaking, has won a division-wide Speech Contest. Terri Schauer will now represent part of the Inland Empire at a “Table Topics” competition at Pechanga Resort  & Casino in Temecula on May 18th. The contest judges a speaker’s ability to … [Read more...]

High school speakers compete on important topics

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 25, 2013 - The Big Bear Branch of the American Association of University Women is partnering with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters to present the second annual Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Contest. This year’s topic is “Sexual Harassment in Schools…big deal?” and is open to all high school students. The … [Read more...]

Big Bear Student Wins State-Wide Recognition


Big Bear Lake, CA, April 3, 2012, 8:00am - Big Bear student Elizabeth Johnson took first place at the first-ever Speech Trek competition held recently, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Big Bear branch.   She won $100 and represented Big Bear at the state competition, where all first place winners throughout the … [Read more...]


Big Bear Lake, CA, October 17, 2011, 8:00am - Big Bear’s Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking”, is sponsoring its first Youth Leadership program for students in the Big Bear Home School Group. Developed by Toastmasters International, the eight-week program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth … [Read more...]