Winner of the 18th National Toastmasters Conference Headed to Chicago
May 23, 2018 15:19 KST
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Korea Newswire) May 23, 2018 -- On May 20, Angeles Oh won the Toastmasters 2018 International Speech Contest at Seoul Women Plaza with a speech titled “How to overcome your weakness Part 2.” He will be representing the Republic of Korea and competing at the 2018 Toastmasters Semi-Final Speech Contest in Chicago, Illinois in August 2018.
This Speech Contest was a part of the 2018 Annual Conference themed ‘Festival’ that was held on May 19th and 20th. The Conference, which has been held by Toastmasters in Korea since 2006, provided communication and leadership workshops, networking activities, and the national Korean and English language Speech Contests with over 300 participants from 77 Toastmasters clubs in Korea. The keynote speaker for the conference was the 2015 World
champion of Public Speaking, Mohammed Al Qatani, who flew in from Saudi Arabia. The 2018 Annual Conference Chair, Anna Hyeyoung Lee said, “It was one of the best experiences in my life. I believe that people have learned a lot and enjoyed fully beyond their expectation.”
Angeles Oh, along with seven other finalists, survived several rounds of a competition that lasted the past three months including all 1,600 Toastmasters members from all over Korea, which was the largest nationwide speech contest. Contestants delivered five-to-seven-minute speeches on a variety of topics and the results were determined by the judges.
Angeles, who also won the 2016 contest in Korea, said, “My dream is to inspire others and hopefully the world stage will be my first milestone in achieving my dream.”
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