Richard Takes Division, Heads for District

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For the second year in a row, Lensmasters is sending a contestant to the District Conference. Our club president Richard Daugherty has won the Table Topics contest at the Division A contest on April 7, 2015 and is now on his way to compete with the top contenders in the District at the Founder’s District Spring Conference on April 25.

The Division A contest was well attended and anticipation high as the best table topics speakers in the Division came together to see who will prevail to move on to the next level. No one knows what the question is going to be until the first contestant receives the question by the Table Topics Contest Toastmaster. By luck of the draw, Richard happened to be the first contestant.

The question was, “What advice would you give a college freshman?” Richard’s answer seemed as though he had been preparing for just this question. Opening quickly with humorous sarcasm, Richard made the point vividly that the advice we’ve been giving to college students many years ago no longer applies in today’s world. Life situations and technology change so rapidly, it’s very possible the job a student has been training for won’t even exist after graduation. The student must learn to adapt quickly and value their relationships with people above all things. Richard set the bar very high for the rest of the contestants with a very strong close, letting the judges know this was the speech to measure the rest of the speeches with.

You can see Richard at the District Conference on Saturday April 25, 2015 in La Mirada. Details and registration can found at the Founder’s District web site. Hope to see you there!

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