This is a collection of pictures taken on the regular meeting on 21 May 2015, which took place in . Here is a link to the previous post which has more detail about who the speakers and participants were.
Winners for the Best Table Topics, Evaluator and Speaker
An exciting lineup of three speeches by our members who deserved to be qualified as experienced speakers by now. As usual, we had some extremely thought-provoking Table Topics which got audiences petrified, wondering if they would get called upon to answer them. We had two CC#1 Icebreaker speeches, from Ioannis Michalakoudis (evalauted by the eloquent Daniela Ortner, VPE from London 104 Debaters) and Sicong Li (evaluated by Marcel Admiraal). Last but not least, Mikael Koskela presented his CC#4 speech entitled Cartesian rendevous, evaluated by Fu Xiang Quah.
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Imperial College Speakers holds its annual Speech & Evaluation Contest as a platform for fellow members to gauge their public speaking skills and network with visitors from other clubs. Unlike our regular meetings, there is a little more pressure as participants will be speaking to a slightly unfamiliar audience, making it a very real-world experience. This year’s competition was hosted by our Secretary/Webmaster Fu Xiang Quah and featured judges from several nearby Toastmasters clubs in the area. Fu Xiang started and ended the night in sleek and professional style, making it a memorable experience for the audience and the participants alike.
Participants and their fellow supporters arrived well in advance of the competition’s start. Amongst the audience were judges who were involved in marking ballots to decide who the winners would be! The night kicked off with the Speech Contest, where participants were required to give a 5-7 minute speech on a topic of their choice.
That was followed by the Evaluation Contest, where participants first listened to a guest speaker before they were required to deliver a 2-3 minute evaluation. In Toastmasters, evaluations are as important as speeches, as a good speaker should know to identify good points on how a person speaks. It was a privilege to invite Nkem Anagor, or Kemy, the VPE from Grosvenor Square Speakers for the guest speaker.
Overall, it was a lovely night with incredible performances from the participants and the cheerful audience. Congratulations to Weston Baxter and Marcel Admiraal for winning the Speech and Evaluation contests respectively. But in all honesty, everyone who participated were winners and had their efforts rewarded with a certificate from Toastmasters International. Who would be crowned champion next year? Come on and find out!
Imperial College Speakers would like to thank the volunteering judges and participants who made this event a resounding success.
It was a lovely evening at Imperial College Speakers. We had the privilege to welcome a highly experienced guest speaker Anthony Winyard who gave the audience a poignant speech, while our very own President Marcel Admiraal gave a strong inspirational lecture to wrap up the final project on the Competent Communicator manual.
Congratulations to Marcel on completing his CC!
Enjoy the videos below!
Quote of the evening: “Dreams don’t die, only dreamers do”.
Unfortunately, recordings for evaluations are not available as the camera batteries were depleted halfway through the meeting. We apologise for that.