SVG Toastmasters speech contests a success
September 17, 2013

SVG Toastmasters speech contests a success

Ellsworth John, Westford Joseph, Inga Jackson and Francesca Onu were the winners in the Toastmasters Clubs of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines contests, held last Saturday.{{more}}

The contests, staged at Frenches House before a moderate and appreciative audience, were held in two categories: the Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation, and the winners will go on to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines in the District contest in October 2013 in Puerto Rico.

John and Joseph placed first and second respectively in the Humorous Speech Contest, while in the Speech Evaluation Contest, Jackson was first and Onu second.

Toastmaster Ellsworth John, better known for his diplomatic status, had keen competition from three other contestants while Toastmaster Inga Jackson, an assistant engineer at VINLEC, prevailed against seven other contestants.

Toastmasters International (TI) is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member clubs, TI helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential and foster human understanding.