The YMCA of Ipoh Toastmasters Club organised an eloquence contest at YMCA Ipoh on Wednesday, February 17. It was divided in two categories – International Speeches and Table Topics.
International Speech Contest is to provide opportunities for speakers to challenge their speaking abilities and to provide learning opportunities for members and the audience by observing more proficient speakers. The Table Topics Contest is designed for contestants to use their best impromptu speaking abilities by presenting a one-to-two minute response to a selected question which they have no prior knowledge.
Speech contests are an important part of the Toastmasters Educational Programme. They provide an opportunity for proficient speakers to gain contest experience and interesting educational programmes for members and the public. Speech contests allow Toastmasters, who are not participating in the contests, to learn by observing proficient speakers.
Contestants in the International Speech Contest impressed the crowd with their oratory skills, while the Table Topics Speech contestants were posed with a tough topic, “What Makes a Hero” for their impromptu speech.
In the International Speech Category, the first prize was won by Ramesh Victor, second prize was won by Lisa Cheong and third prize to Singarair. In the Table-Topics Category, first prize was won by Nur Aida Ahmad Nazeri, second by May Foo and third placing to Ramesh Victor.
The YMCA of Ipoh Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday, at YMCA Ipoh. For details call CG Huan at 012 558 1012 or KT Pillai at 019 555 5585.