The CSE Toastmasters Club produced its first success story in the form of CSE Toastmaster Imesha Fernando, who was placed as the runner up at the recently held International Speech Contest organized as part of the District 82 Division A, Year End Conference.
Imesha competed with eight other contestants representing four areas of District 82 Division A, and her speech titled “Perfect Mismatch” which was based on a personal tale, resonated with the crowd and judges alike to offer the CSE Toastmasters Club its first major placement at a contest since inception in August 2015. Imesha took part in several eliminating rounds in the lead up to the Divisional Speech Contest, including the Division A Area 4 contest, which she won.
CSE established the Toastmasters Club in line with Toastmasters International’s vision to “empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders”. The club encourages staff to develop leadership and public speaking skills within an environment that is both reassuring and challenging.
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Toastmasters International’s membership exceeds 332,000 in 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. (Media Release)