How to Write a World Championship Speech Workshop

When: Tuesday 7 Nov 2017
Where: Dural Memorial Hall
604 Old Northern Road, Dural
Time: 7.00 for 7.15 pm start
Contact: Mel Colgar VPPR
M: 0409 916 002
RSVP: Monday 30 Oct 2017


A New Zealand Te Arawa descendant, a devoted Toastmaster and champion public speaker. Kingi was runner-up at the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2013.

Kingi has spent many years in the broadcasting industry as a Radio Announcer and TV presenter. He loves putting smiles on the faces of the people he talks to every day, whether he is on radio or tv.

Kingi is the husband of Wendy, the father of four awesome children and the grandfather, it’s hard to believe, the grandfather of 3 divine and angelic grand-daughters. They are the apples of their young grandfather’s eye.

His current passion is that of keynote speaking and delivering his presentation skills seminar called “Take yourself there”

“I am a descendant of great storytellers who used their words to carve visions in the minds of their people,” Kingi said.

“Effective communication is like painting a vivid picture into the minds and hearts of people. Magic will literally grow around you.”


We Made It to Top 3 in Area M2 Contest 2017!

Today was the day Rowlanda and Mark shone like the stars among all the contestants. The represented West Pennant Hills Club so well and took the third place in Table Topics and Humorous Speech contest in the Area M2 Contest at The Hills Club Baulkham Hills.

Thank you Rowlanda and Mark. We are proud of you both.

We had to help present their certificates and awards!

Humorous Speech Contest on 15th August 2017

We had a massive turnout, with nine excellent speakers competing in our club’s Humorous Speech Contest.

Rowan Kunz was first place winner. His speech title was “The Professional Procrastinator”. He took over the stage, charmed and captivated his judges and audience as always. Congratulations Rowan!

Rowlanda Orchiston was second place winner. Her speech title was “I Talk to the Trees”. It was a very entertaining story about some embarassing moments when she was a school kid.

Jason Xu was third place winner. His speech title was “Names”. A very funny take on how names can become a big deal.

Mark Paton’s speech was titled “The Worst Decision Of My Life”. He didn’t make it to the top 3, but he’s agreed to share his video so that we can learn from it.

The other speakers also delivered captivating speeches. Their names and speech titles are below:

Tuo Zeng – “Tuo”
Vicky Mina – “A Man’s Best Friend”
Siva Hesavan – “I Don’t Want To Go To Kids Parties Anymore”
Mel Colgar – “Midlife Crisis”
Christopher Tso – “Delegate Before You Do Anything”

Well done to all contestants and everyone who helped create a fantastic evening.

Champion Speaker Matt Tonkiss Visit WPH Toastmasters

We came together to do our usual meeting on the 1st of August 2017 . We had 21 members and guests and with a guest speaker, Matt Tonkiss.

It was a very special evening because Matt is a successful member of Toastmaster family and he is preparing a speech for the Toastmasters International Convention taking place August 23 in Vancouver. It was invaluable for us to see his presentation on that evening and we even were fortunate to ask questions.

So, thank you Matt and good luck in Vancouver.

West Pennant Hills Wins at Area 52 Speech & Evaluation Contest for 2015!

Congratulations to our members for making a clean sweep at the Area 52 International Speech and Evaluation Contest!

Ross Richard won the Evaluation Contest, Rowan Kunz won the International Speech contest with Wayne Luu placing 2nd!

Congratulations to all participants and to our winners – the win at the contest really highlights the strength and knowlege of speakers at our club!

All the best to Ross and Rowan who will now compete in the Western Division Contest on the 14th of March, 2015.