MBA International – CCCU, UK
The day of the Area Contest, February 18th, against so many experienced and remarkable speakers was a tough call to make. Especially because the results didn’t go in my favor when I competed the last two times. Not one to rest on my laurels, I picked myself up and dreamed to compete once again and make it to the division level. To actually enjoy the process and let it sink in. I wanted to really live in the moment because as the saying goes, “You don’t know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. That’s why this time, the prayers of my parents, the support of our mentors, and most importantly the togetherness of the club. We not only came 1st in one category but in all four categories! I came through and fulfilled my dream of winning in the area contest in three categories (International speech, Table topics, and Humorous category) but the greater satisfaction was seeing my teammate, Rosalyn Flory, the president of our toastmasters club win in the evaluation category, Ameera Adil, coming second in the table topics category and Reyha Rao who bagged both second and third place in the evaluation and humorous category respectively.