The Turf War

Last weekend I competed at the District level (third of four) in the Toastmaster’s Tall Tales contest. The idea is to make up an elaborate story (aka “lie”) with lots of alliteration and outlandish twists. Here I am mid-story:

Melanie Hope telling a whopper of a tale

The telling of a Tall Tale

The competition was fierce and hilarious. I took second. I also competed in the International Speech Contest, which will ultimately go on to compete at the World Championship of Public Speaking. I won that one (so no video until I’m no longer competing), which means I’m off to California for the District competition!!

Tall Tales and International Speech trophies

Two insanely huge trophies.

Watch “The Turf War” here:

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