Today was the much anticipated...
HELP University Toastmasters Club's Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest of 2015!
Our contestants and members, role players and guests came early this very morning in an excited and lively spirit. Chairs were arranged and everything was (pretty much!) in order. With our smiling guests, enthusiastic conversations and our pristine, ready-looking and suited-up contestants, we could tell that everyone in the room just could not wait for today's event to unfold!
|President Pravena and TM Tory discussing their preparations.|
Our wonderful guests!
Today's contest started off with Humorous Speech. We had 5 of our treasured Toastmasters members contesting and before they began, each had to draw their numbers from today's Contest Chair for Humorous Speech, TM Yi-Jia.
|TM Bryan waiting for his turn to deliver his Humorous Speech!|
|TM Bryan waiting for his turn to deliver his Humorous Speech.|
The third speech was "The Day That Was " by TM James Kan. As usual, he used his jocular acting and his high pitch voice to induce humor into his speech. He shared with us a memorable day of his life, using a lot of acting and dialogue to create vivid pictures for the audience's imagination.
|TM Vanessa. (We love that Club Med shirt!)|
We took a short break for about 25 minutes, and then it was our Evaluation Speech Contest.
The test speaker, Yves, is a truly amazing speaker. He would certainly have been the champion of our Humorous Speech Contest if he was one of our participants! He delivered a speech on his first day of primary school, sharing with us a variety of stories from multiple angles. I say, the most memorable part was when he joked about himself, where one of his friend stereotyped him as Asian and asked - "Do you know Kungfu?". It was a funny and beautiful speech about his experience on his first day of primary school, that it swept a huge wave of nostalgia to the audience about theirs!
Again, we had our contestants drawing their numbers from the Contest Chair for our Evaluation Contest, TM Tory, before the contest began. The contestants were expected to assess Yves' speech and share with him their personal opinions.
|TM Tory as Contest Chair for the Evaluation Contest|
The event is coming to an end, and after handing out a few Certificates of Appreciation to our role players for today, it was time for the price giving session!
The Champion of the Humorous Speech Contest went to TM Vincent, with the 1st runner up, TM Taufiq and 2nd runner up, TM Bryan.
Not forgetting the Champion of the Evaluation Speech Contest which went to TM Bryan, with the 1st runner up, TM Vincent, and the 2nd runner up, TM James Kan.
|Our handsome winners!|
Congratulations to everyone!
A huge thanks to our chief judge and his panel of judges. We would like to thank our Area J1 Director, Gerard A Peter for being our chief judge for today. And also, to our role players who have done so much in making today's event a success!
|Our dashing and helpful role players - timers for today's contest!|
After the price giving session, we had everyone sitting together mingling, chatting, laughing and eating together while enjoying our delicious curry chicken lunch. Not forgetting, taking quite a number of fun and candid pictures together! It was truly a great day for HUTMC.
Till our next meeting and special event - the 2015 Area Contest!
We hope to see everyone really, really, soon.
Thank you for reading!
From the perspective of VPPR, Vincent Sar and Secretary, Woh Yi-Jia.