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A Pre-Table Topics Competition Warmup

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Apr 4, 2014, 4:20 PM

As our fierce competitors waited to go present their Table Topics speeches, I threw the following warmup question their way:

If you could be any window, what kind of window would you be?

Absurd to say the least, but along with some power poses and shake-outs, this was just the thing to get them prepared.

The responses certainly impressed me; I could tell this would be quite the close and entertaining competition.


"I would be a french window. Because I'm classy."

- Niti Shah


Niti Shah

"I would be a tinted window, so I could see out but no one could see me."

- Jessica Webb


 Jessica Webb

"I would be a broken window, because when people get close to me, they get hurt."

- Shawn Segundo


Shawn Segundo 

"I would be a bay window, so that people could get a broad view and see many perspectives."

- Angela Hicks



"95. Because it's a classic."

- Brad "I'm a PC" Mampe


 brad mampe

"I would be a round window. Because I like circles."

- Maggie Georgieva

 Maggie Georgieva


Note: Not all contestants participated in this oh-so-fantastic warmup. They still all proved to be pretty fantastic in the actual competition. Stay tuned for a separate post on the results of the competition! Photo courtesy of club President Sarah Bedrick.

Now it's your turn - What kind of window would you be? Quick - you only have a moment to answer!

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