“Trrrrrrrrrrr! Rang the bell and my heart skipped a beat!” said one of the participants.
3 out of every 4 humans are Glossophobic – Scared of speaking their minds out loud. But clearly, this wasn’t true in the case of KMITians. Proof, you ask? All the students who participated in the Mr. &Ms. Public Speaker 2017 contest, presented by JCI Hyderabad Trenz. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of Team Nexus and KMIT Cultural Club for bringing such an event to our campus.
This was an inter-college event and thus it was made sure that the best of Kmit shined. The topics to be spoken on were – a)Women In Defence b) Mask’s People Wear c) No Drugs and d) Books vs eBooks. Needless to say, the adrenaline levels in the hall were glass breaking. After the two hours long show of excellence, the event came to an end with 5 of the many students making it to the final round.
Assuming that speaking in public isn’t a big enough challenge in itself, the competition also had a time constraint of two minutes. ONLY TWO MINUTES. Two minutes might seem a lot for some of you but trust me, it was not. The surprised faces when they realised that they had only a minute left and they weren’t done with even a fourth of their content, seemed funny for a moment, but it was also relatable because of my past experiences as a participant.
Some fumbled, some trembled, some spoke faster than the speed of sound and some made no sound whatsoever, but that doesn’t matter now, because it’s the effort and courage of these brave students that defines us as KMIT. Each one of them, in their own way, won the competition, with or without making it to the finals. I would encourage everyone who is reading this to attend the finals of MR.&MS. Public Speaker at Bandura College, Kachiguda, and support our fellow student finalists – Sahiya, Meghana, Prateesh, Megha, and Shruti.