The Northern District Toastmasters Club (NDTC) located in Portsmouth, together with the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC) of Roseau, faced off in the Annual National Prepared & Impromptu Speech competition on Tuesday April 12, 2016, in Portsmouth. The contest featured 1st and 2nd place winners of these contests held at the respective club levels.
This year’s Prepared Speech contest winner Dorothy Jno Baptiste from the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC), presented a speech entitled: “Turn it Around”. Second place went to Fredericka James of the NDTC, who delivered on “Demystifying Deviant Behavior”. Julius Francis also of the NDTC who spoke on “Talking to the Moon” came in third.
Marva Baptiste of the NDTC won first place through her superior display of a calm and collected thought process and speaking technique. Kamisha Dominique and Brenton Hilaire, both of NITC won second and third places respectively in this category. The winners of the national contest will represent Dominica at the District level to be held this year in Jamaica, from May 20 to 22, 2016, which will feature representatives from 21 Territories within the region.
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