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SLT Toastmasters Club won the first place at the CIMA Toastmasters’ Quiz 2012 held at Cinnamon Lakeside recently, beating 34 Toastmasters clubs from around the Island. Serendib Toastmasters club and Colombo Toastmasters club were placed second and third respectively.
The CIMA Toastmasters’ Quiz was organized by the CIMA Toastmasters club for the second consecutive year, and is as an attempt to bring together toastmasters from around the country to foster learning, team spirit as well as fellowship. The quiz tests the participants’ knowledge on news and current affairs, sports, history and arts, entertainment, general knowledge and toastmastering skills.
SLT Toastmasters were represented at the Quiz by Prasad Bandara, Yasith Ganearachchi, Lakmali Hathurusinghe, Ishan Kumaranayake, Keerthi Sumanadasa and Mahesh Jayaratne.
“I am very proud of the team that participated at the CIMA Toastmasters Quiz, they have kept the SLT flag flying high. At SLT we believe in providing learning opportunities to our team members, this is one of the main reason we encourage our team to participate in self-development programmes such as the Toastmasters, where members learn-by-doing, which hones in the speaking and leadership skills,” said Greg Young – Chief Executive Officer, SLT.
There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.
SLT Toastmasters Club is a part of Toastmasters International - recognized as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.
By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. They learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback - and accept it. They find their path to leadership.
Chartered in 2008, SLT Toastmasters provides a unique opportunity for all SLT Group employees to reap the benefits from Toastmasters International educational programs and leadership activities. SLT Toastmasters club meets every first, third and fifth Wednesday at the SLT Head Office and is open for all SLT Group employees.