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Come to a virtual pizza party and awards ceremony this Friday, May 15, at 3:00. The SUNY Broome Toastmasters Club hosted a Student Speech Content on Friday, May 8, at 3:00 pm. 40 people attended via Zoom, including 17 contestants. Awards will be announced this Friday.

One contestant’s strategy to stand out was to be sitting fully clothed in a bathtub, multitasking with a laptop in front of him. Students gave 1-2 minute impromptu speeches on topics presented at the contest. Winners will be announced at 3:00pm on May 15, when all contestants will share in a simultaneous Zoom pizza party. The pizza is being donated by Domino’s and by Student Activities at SUNY Broome.

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The contest and party were envisioned by faculty member Matthew Papkov, who is a retired NYSEG engineer and Toastmaster of 40+ years.

The contest is being sponsored by SUNY Broome’s Toastmasters Club, Speakers of the House. This collaborative event included judges from the BU Toastmasters Club, Leaders and Learners, and Toastmasters leaders from Cortland, Ithaca, and Pennsylvania. Contact for the Zoom link.