Toastmasters Club prepares for regional speaking competition

Hilaire (left), Dominique, Vidal
Hilaire (left), Dominique, Vidal

President of the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club, Brenton Hilaire, has won the club’s Annual Impromptu Speaking Contest as the group begins the process of selecting candidates to represent Dominica at the Toastmasters Regional District Competition carded for Jamaica in May 2016.

Hilaire edged out two other toastmasters – Kamisha Domnique and Kelton Vidal to win that competition which was held recently, at the Bath Estate Campus of the Ministry of Education.

Each participant was required to speak for one to two and a half minutes on the following question, with no knowledge of it beforehand: “What would you not trade for love and why?”   Hilaire was adjudged winner  after he started his answer to the question with the statement: “I would not trade myself for love”. Dominique placed second.

Other toastmasters and guests were given the opportunity to participate in the table topics session after the contest; which forced them to think on their feet quickly by answering a question in a similar fashion of having no prior knowledge of it.

The next leg of the local competition, The Toastmasters Prepared Speech Contest, will be held on March 31, 2016. The winners of the Impromptu Speaking and Prepared Speech Contests will then compete against the Northern District Toastmasters Club in Portsmouth, to determine who will represent Dominica at the Regional District Competition to be held in Jamaica in May, 2016.

“Nature Isle Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to overcome their fear of public speaking, sharpen their presentation skills and develop sound leadership qualities,” Nadia Riviere, Vice President-Public Relations of the toastmasters club stated.

She said that other benefits include the opportunity to increase one’s confidence, build critical thinking skills and become an effective listener.

Nature Isle Toastmasters Club is located in District 81, Area 18. The Club meets every 1st& 3rd Thursday of every month at the Dominica State College Bath Estate Campus.

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1 Comment

  1. Tjebe Fort
    March 29, 2016

    Enough tancy talking. Time for action!

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