Playing to Win

By Marcia Mannen With the Toastmasters International Speech contest and Best Evaluator contest approaching on March 26, we decided to get the inside scoop on contest participation from two WUSTL Speakers who have already been through the speech-contest ringer. Last fall, the club selected Mary Clemens and Martin Yoakum to go to the area speech […]

New Member Spotlight: Anna Eggemeyer

This month, we welcome new member Anna Eggemeyer. She has been at the university for almost eight years, and is the editorial assistant for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, a journal published by the Romance Languages department. She also recently became the administrative coordinator for the new Latin American Studies Program. What’s your favorite book? We […]

Of Cats, Strippers, and Open Houses

By Anna Eggemeyer and Jackie Lorrainne Our second open house was held on March 18 in the Gingko room and brought in almost 30 attendees, including 12 guests! Members from Toast of WU also came to show their support. The meeting opened with Club President Jackie Lorrainne summarizing the Toastmasters organization and the club history, activities […]

On Mama’s Pot Roast, God and Playboy

By Chris Presley and Marcia Mannen “I’ve never heard a speech before where someone quoted god and Playboy,” Troy DeArmitt said when offering his grammarian’s report at the March 4th meeting. He was talking about John Richards’ speech “Dreaming of REST,” about WordPress. The speech had quotes from Genesis and the girly magazine. John was […]