Ooredoo sponsors art of public speaking lecture
Presented by Toastmasters World Champion
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.’