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Harriet Kamakil Brown to Represent District 52 in Toastmasters International Speech Contest Regional Quarterfinals
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Toastmaster Harriet Kamakil Brown, of Los Angeles, Calif., rose from over 70 local contestants to win the district-level contest of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, Toastmasters District 52 announced today. Kamakil Brown advances to the regional quarter-finals of the contest, competing for one of 28 semi-final spots, to be held in a hybrid format on Thursday, August 18. From there, eight contestants will qualify for the World Public Speaking Championship. ®, which takes place on Saturday, August 21 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kamakil Brown, a member of the Prepared Speakers Toastmasters Club in Glendale, Calif., outshone stiff competition to win over the judges with his speech, “This One.” His presentation touched on the themes of self-improvement, recognition and resilience. When it comes to connecting with an audience, she said, “Take a deep breath, don’t take yourself too seriously, focus on the message you need to deliver and be grateful for the privilege of being able to deliver it. share with your audience. ”
Kamakil Brown will compete with up to 122 other winners from districts around the world who will advance to the 2022 Region Quarter-Finals round after winning their club, region, division and district speech contests as she l ‘did. Their five- to seven-minute speeches were judged on content, presentation and language.
“I joined Toastmasters International because I come from a country where women are seen but hardly heard,” says Toastmaster Kamakil Brown. “I’ve always loved writing and communicating, but I had to improve my public speaking skills…Now I can share my story verbally too.” Kamakil Brown is a field representative for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, a bridge for government organizations interested in information about nonimmigrants whose main reason for coming to the United States is to be a student.
The Toastmasters International Speech Contest began in 1938 and is the largest speech contest in the world, involving 30,000 participants from 149 countries. It culminates with the famous world championship of public speaking organized each year during the international convention of the organization.
About Toastmasters District 52:
District 52 includes more than 90 corporate and community Toastmasters clubs in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Valencia, Calabazas and Malibu.
To learn more about District 52, please visit: https://www.district52.org/ and http://www.d52.me/MeetUp
About Toastmasters International:
Toastmasters International is a global nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Based in Englewood, Colorado, the organization has more than 300,000 members in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For more information on local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org/. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION: Toastmasters District 52
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