Oore­doo spon­sors art of pub­lic speak­ing lec­ture

Pre­sented by Toast­mas­ters World Cham­pion

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

Continuing its con­tri­bu­tion to en­rich­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of youth in Kuwait, Oore­doo, Kuwait’s fastest net­work for 2016, proudly spon­sored a lec­ture en­ti­tled ‘The Art of Pub­lic Speak­ing’ last Sun­day. The lec­ture was pre­sented by 2015 Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional World Cham­pion for Pub­lic Speak­ing, Mo­hammed Al-Qah­tani.

The event was or­ga­nized by the Me­dia Club of the Gulf Univer­sity for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Toast­mas­ters Law Kuwait, a lo­cal branch for law pro­fes­sion­als headed by Thu­nayyan AlReshoud. Rep­re­sent­ing Oore­doo at the event were mem­bers of its cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions team.

Qah­tani dis­cussed a num­ber of im­por­tant meth­ods used to over­come stage fright, in ad­di­tion to ways that make the au­di­ence re­late to the speak­ers’ sub­ject mat­ter. This in­cluded ex­am­ples of per­son­al­iz­ing pre­sen­ta­tions with sto­ries and anec­dotes, in ad­di­tion to the im­por­tance of body lan­guage, tone of voice, and in­ter­act­ing with the au­di­ence. The lec­ture in­cluded some ex­er­cises for mem­bers of the au­di­ence, in ad­di­tion to ques­tions and an­swers and an op­por­tu­nity for au­di­ence mem­bers to give pre­sen­ta­tions.

As part of its sup­port for this ini­tia­tive, Oore­doo pre­sented 20 free tick­ets to its so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers, re­it­er­at­ing its com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing youth and en­rich­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences. Oore­doo stated that this sup­port comes from its deep-rooted belief in the val­ues of car­ing, con­nect­ing, and chal­leng­ing and that it is com­mit­ted to its year-round strat­egy of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, with a fo­cus on women, youth and en­trepreneurs.

Engi­neer Mo­hammed Al-Qah­tani from Saudi Ara­bia won the ti­tle of 2015 Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional World Cham­pion for Pub­lic Speak­ing last Au­gust. He sur­vived seven rounds of a com­pe­ti­tion that lasted six months and in­cluded 33,000 com­peti­tors from around the world. He and nine other fi­nal­ists com­peted at the Toast­mas­ters an­nual con­ven­tion in Las Vegas, and he took home first place for his speech, ‘The Power of Words.’

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