Four Contest Categories with equal fierce competition.. But Saihat Toastmasters Club came back with nothing but Gold and Silver.
In March 17, 2017, Division Q of District 79 conducted its annual Toastmasters contest. It was a long day where champions of 3 areas (23, 51 and 71) competed in 4 English and 4 Arabic Contests. That, however, did not prevent Saihat Toastmasters Club champions from pursuing their glowing journey.
The long hours of speech preparations, rehearsals and revisions rewarded our champions with the contest trophies in all 4 categories. These champions are:
- TM Mohammed Alzayer (International and Table Topics)
- TM Ahmed Alhadab (International)
- TM Hussain Alnasser (Evaluation)
- TM Mustafa Alkhalaf (Table Topics)
- TM Naser Alsaihati (Humorous)
The program started with the English Evaluation Speech Contest where 4 contestants enthusiastically delivered their evaluations. TM Hussain Alnasser shook the stage with his high level of Toastmasters Speech Delivery techniques. He intelligently demonstrated his commendations and recommendations like a carefully painted artwork.
After the Arabic Evaluation Speech Contest, the program proceeded with the English Table Topics Contest. The contest question was: “If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach? and why?”
TM Mohammed Alzayer answered the question by choosing “Manner” as the subject of his choice. Not only did he answer the question with confidence, but also made sure to instantly give a lesson to his son who was watching him with the audience. TM Mustafa Alkhalaf selected “Breathing” as the subject he is interested to teach. He was knowledgable in the subject and seemed very convincing. This contest had 4 contestants as well.
The English International Speech Contest proceeded the Arabic Table Topics Contest. TM Mohammed Alzayer delivered a speech titled “Carlos” where he talked about the importance of following your passion. He recognized DTM Mohammed Zawad influence on him and how it helped him influence others. TM Ahmad Alhadab delivered a speech titled “Superman”. He shared his fatherhood experience and his son’s admiration of superheroes. A total of 4 contestants competed in this category.
TM Naser Alsaihati competed in the Humorous Speech Contest with 2 contestants. He captivated the audience with his light presence, happy spirit and funny jokes. His facial expressions and dialogues lifted up the level of his speech, too.
The champions of Saihat Toastmasters Club did not settle for competing. They also demonstrated their leadership throughout the contest. TM Wesam Alnasr was the English Contest Chair and TM Mohammed Khazzal was one of the very active Sergeant-At-Arms and significantly contributed to the success of the event organization.
Finally, the time to announce the winners. The stage was excitingly dancing. Every contest master was given the opportunity to announce his contest results. And here are the results:
- Evaluation Speech Contest: TM Hussain Alnasser, 1st place winner.
- Table Topics Speech Contest: TM Mohammed Alzayer, 1st place winner.
- Humorous Speech Contest: TM Naser Alsaihati, 1st place winner.
- International Speech Contest: TM Ahmad Alhadab, 2nd place winner.
It was a huge success to all champions who reached this level. And another success to the ones who will fly to Riyadh to compete there in SATAC 2017 (May 18, 2017). The first place winners (TM Hussain Alnasser, TM Mohammed Alzayer and TM Naser Alsaihati) will be representing Saihat Toastmasters Club, Area 51 and Division Q in SATAC 2017.
In Saihat Toastmasters Club, the champions are truly made… 🙂 Stay tune for the results of SATAC 2017.