The highly anticipated annual District Conference of District 82 Toastmasters International, Ovation 2023, recently concluded with a grand celebration of public speaking excellence and personal growth. Held at the prestigious BMICH in Colombo from May 26th to 28th, this three-day conference brought together passionate Toastmasters across the district under the inspiring slogan “Transform to empower.”
Ovation 2023 lived up to its reputation as a premier event for aspiring speakers, providing a platform for participants to enhance their communication skills, exchange ideas, and forge new connections. The conference boasted a dynamic lineup of educational sessions from personalities including the 2017 World Champion of Public Speaking Manoj Vasudevan, interactive workshops, and engaging networking activities leaving attendees inspired and motivated to excel in their speaking journeys.
One of the conference highlights was the highly competitive speech contests, showcasing the best speakers nationwide. With talent and charisma on full display, contestants competed in several categories, including the International Speech contest, Table Topics Speech Contest, Evaluation Speech contest, and Humorous Speech contest.
Commenting on the success of the conference, District 82 District Director, Nisal Weerakoon, DTM, said “Ovation 2023 has been a remarkable event that has inspired and empowered our members to become better communicators and leaders. The talent displayed in the speech contests was truly outstanding, reflecting our participants’ dedication and hard work. We congratulate the winners and all the participants for their remarkable performances.”
As Ovation 2023 came to a close, attendees departed with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with invaluable skills and connections acquired during the conference. The event served as a testament to the transformative power of Toastmasters International, fostering personal growth, and empowering individuals to become effective communicators and leaders.
With the success of Ovation 2023, the future holds even more tremendous promise for District 82 and its passionate members.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.