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Achievers Toastmasters host their second speech contest

Achievers Toastmasters host their second speech contest

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Amidst a packed audience at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Conference room, the Achievers Toastmasters held their 2nd speech contest on Saturday, 29th March.{{more}}

The contestants delivered in true toastmaster’s style, omitting clutch phrases, using appropriate body languages and proper vocalization to bring across their various points.

Jacinta Elliot, President of the club, in her welcoming remarks, stated that in the last six months, they have registered sixteen new members, some of whom participated in the contest. She further stated that in a relatively short period of time, the new members have “experienced growth in self confidence and speech making.”

Elliot said that “communication is the key to success in all aspects of life and urged the audience to join Achievers in their “quest to create a culture of effective communication in St Vincent and the Grenadines”.

The speech that got the judges nod for number one in the prepared speech category was Francesca Onu’s “Think” in which she stated “As a man thinketh, so is he”. She outlined in her speech that “Whatever you think about you bring about.”

Taking the second position was Cicyln Joseph with “To be or not to be emotionally intelligent”. She pointed out that “Professional women stifle their emotions to fit into the status quo”. She stated that as women, we have to be emotionally intelligent.

In third place was Barbara Soso with “Retire unhurt”. She told the audience that instead of leaving homes for our children, we should instead provide “savings and investment plans during their early years”. She told the audience that they could then use their homes as a “reverse mortgage, which pays you back for the value of your home”.

The winners in the table topics category were Eli Hamilton, in first place, and Gloria Williams, in second.

The winners are expected to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Toastmasters Regional competition in May of this year in St Marteen.

Achievers Toastmasters Club is a non- profit educational organization that focuses on the development of communication and leadership competencies among its members. At present there are 30 members in the club.(VM)

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