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“Bearly Speaking” Wins Top Honors

Ontario, CA, October 7, 2013 – The local Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking,” has just landed another honor, thanks to club member and Toastmaster Ambassador Marlene Cain. Marlene just won a division-wide Speech Contest that judges a contestant’s ability to evaluate a prepared speech then immediately deliver a 3-minute speech that analyzes the other speaker’s strengths and identifies areas of improvement.  The evaluation speech is judged both on technique and on the quality of the recommendations. Tomorrow, Marlene competes for the top prize in the Evaluation category at the Ontario Airport Hotel —  representing local mountain communities and part of the Inland Empire. As a professional speaker, coach and consultant, Marlene also recently developed and presented for the Career Institute a “Becoming a Professional” workshop for 150 young adults at five different locations in the Inland Empire. Members of the public wanting to improve their own public speaking skills are invited to attend Bearly Speaking Toastmasters meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. They’re held at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty (42149 Big Bear Boulevard at the corner of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake; enter through the glass door off the outside deck and go upstairs to the conference room.) For more information, call Steve Cain, President, at...

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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 speakers compete for cash prizes, and the contest –also known as Speech Trek – has served as a stepping stone for past students. The winner of last year’s inaugural contest, Elizabeth Johnson, went on to capture 5th place at the State level. Her presentation on “Bullying” earned an additional cash prize for her and statewide recognition to the Big Bear Valley. The contest will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty (42149 Big Bear Blvd, at the corner of Fox Farm Road).  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Speech Trek Chair Marlene Cain at (909)...

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Speech Contest Focuses on Bullying

Big Bear, Ca, February 24, 2012, 3:00pm – The American Association of University Women in conjunction with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters will be holding a speech contest on February 28th for actively enrolled high school students.  The speech contest will focus on the topic of “Bullying: So What?” and so far there are 10 contestants, and more can join.  “AAUW established this speech contest in 2007,” said Sara Tully, AAUW Vice President of Programs.  “ This will be our first contest sponsored locally by our branch, and we are excited to give high school students a voice on this important topic.”  Bearly Speaking Toastmasters is assisting with the contest, and is available to coach contestants with speaking and presentation tips.  Winners will receive cash prizes, and the first place winner will be submitted to the state level by DVD, for an opportunity to compete for an additional cash prize.  High school students still wishing to compete can do so, and are encouraged to call Sara Tully at 544-1633, or Marlene Cain at 866-2819 to sign up.  The event will take place at 6:00pm at the MWD building in Big Bear Lake, and the public is encouraged to...

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