TP’s Impromptu Speaking Competition 2020

TP’s Impromptu Speaking Competition 2020
 

On 13 April 2020, the Centre for Communication Skills (CCS) under HSS held its very first TP Impromptu Speaking Competition for students.
 

Originally meant to be held face-to-face in a lecture theatre but due to COVID-19, was executed online via MS Teams. 61 students in TP had registered their interest in the competition, 17 students submitted video recordings of an assigned speech for the shortlisting round, and 10 students made it to the finals on 13 April 2020.
 

Organising the competition online (a first for CCS) was a memorable and novel experience for the students as they were given two minutes to prepare their speech and to present it to three judges in a virtual space. The participants were also hosted in a virtual holding area where they were able to watch the other participants present their speeches.
 

The first prize winner was Sharafah Malihah Bte Abdul Rahim from the School of Business, second and third prize winners were Teo Jit Juan and Ellias Jamal both from the School of Engineering. The seven students who received Commendation prizes were from the schools of Design, Business and Engineering.
 

These are the brave finalists who did their impromptu speech in front of their computers at home:
 

  • Sharafah Malihah Bte Abdul Rahim (BUS) won the FIRST prize with her impromptu speech on the topic “What is your vision of successful and active ageing?”
  • Teo Jit Juan (ENG) won the SECOND prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “What would I do if I witnessed a case of bullying in public?”
  • Ellias Jamal (ENG) won the THIRD prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Three ways I can contribute to making Singapore a better place”
  • Karthik Dhatshayini (ENG) won the Commendation prize with her impromptu speech on the topic “What would I do if I witnessed a case of bullying in public”
  • Low Hao Han (ENG) won the Commendation prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Are we seeing the death of books?”
  • Mohamed Syakir Bin Mohamed Sinar (BUS) won the Commendation prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Are we seeing the death of books?”
  • Wu Haochen (BUS) won the Commendation prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Three ways I can contribute to making Singapore a better place”
  • Jasbir Kaur (BUS) won the Commendation prize with her impromptu speech on the topic “Are we seeing the death of books?”
  • Bryan Ang Wei Ze (BUS) won the Commendation prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Are we seeing the death of books?”
  • Lim Wei Jun, Dylan (DES) won a Commendation Prize with his impromptu speech on the topic “Are we seeing the death of books”

The finalists will each receive an e-voucher, an e-Certificate of Achievement and SEAL points.
 

CCS is now guiding the first prize winner Sharafah to participate in an external speech competition to represent Temasek Polytechnic.
 

We applaud the students for their enthusiasm and we are pleased that the inaugural event went well.

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