Officially, the Budapest conference is closed but in reality it is still very much alive! budapest loudUndeniably, even with a broken down router, something came across more loudly than 100 000 tweets could express: attendants had their heart beat to the rhythm of inspirational and entertaining speeches, to the kindness and care put by the organizers in every little detail, to the beauty of a city that still knows that live bands can add intensity to our European friendships! The beat of such experiences goes on and on and fuels the certainty of other memorable events to come… In this context, we are all winners!

Some of us however are winners among the winners: they are our heroes on stage and you surely want to know their names, you want to see their smily face when receiving the coveted humorous speech or table topic award – be it in English, auf Deutsch ou en francais…

English Humorous Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1. Mel Kelly
  2. 2. Mark Yoshikawa
  3. 3. Sangbreeta Moitra

 

English Table Topics Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1) John Holway (prize received by Karin Rode on his behalf)
  2. 2) Daniël van Doorn
  3. 3) Carina Schey

 

German Humorous Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1) Hervé Marcy
  2. 2) Christiane Bischoff
  3. 3) Tillmann Luther

 

German Table Topics Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1) Tillmann Luther
  2. 2) Mel Kelly
  3. 3) Dirk Brückner

French Humorous Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1) Alexandre Zambelli
  2. 2) Hervé Marcy

 

French Table Topics Speech Contest

Toastmasters D59 conference Budapest 2013

  1. 1) Alexandre Zambelli
  2. 2) Mireille Busson
  3. 3) Rubén Navarro López

 

 

 

All these pictures were taken by a very dedicated TM and professional photographer, Susanne Kischnick (www.susannekischnick.com) who covered the conference on behalf of the district. More news from Budapest and more pictures in the coming days and a nice, full comprehensive report in the upcoming Clarion.