Have you seen that inspiring competition?

    — Challenging? —Yes!
    — Exciting? — Yes!
    — What is it? — Art-Talkers’ Speech Contest!

    If I had been asked to write about Art-Talkers’ speech contest the day it was finished, I would have never done it. On Saturday, December 16, 2006 the impressions of the contest were fabulous and unbelievable.
    Art-Talkers’ President Yulia Usova inspired the contestants with such enthusiasm that even the members and the guests realized: it doesn’t matter what is better – to win or to lose. The more important is to take part in the contest and to prove that due to Toastmasters’ you improved public speaking skills.
    And all the contestants proved it. Victor Fursov’s speech “Letter to my son: ladybird on my hand”, Mariya Kapustyan’s “My dear friends”, Konstantin Orekhov’s “Nothing happens by chance” and Lyudmila Povaliy’s “Age is just a number…” were sincere and open. They spoke with confidence though one could only imagine what it meant to stand on the podium in front of the judges who analyzed your phrases, vocal variety, gestures…
    When the chief judge left the room to tabulate the results, Toastmaster Olga Pogorelova interviewed speakers about their occupations and interests for everybody to know more about the contestants, and the audience greeted them warmly.

    The winner of the contest – Lyudmyla Povaliy.
    The second place – Victor Fursov.
    And I should say, that there weren’t losers: all the participants were bright and brave, determined and persistent. They demonstrated their inner ambitions which helped them to overcome fright and fear. It means that their best speech will be tomorrow.

Jane Kokhan, Vice President PR of Art-Talkers Club

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