GE Report by Suhail Nasir (China National Champion Of Public Speaking 2008)
Let me start with the President Opening. We can see that Joe was well prepared and his energetic words caught our attention immediately, which was very good, because usually people don’t know what to talk about in the first 1 to 2 minutes, just wasting some time on the stage. Joe didn’t talk about any nonsense and all his words were related to the theme of tonight’s meeting, “challenge”!
Our timer, Ben Dai was very diligent. He was assigned with the role the last minute before the meeting but he still took it seriously. He also facilitated some speakers very well to control the time by showing them the cards but not disturbing them.
Ah counter Sophia Yan also did a very good job. Also assigned with task in the last minute, but from her precise report, we can see she didn’t ignore any minute of the whole meeting.
Our Grammarian was very professional and she gave us a wonderful word. One thing I want to mention about is that I also used the word of the day “conquer”, but I didn’t think you count it. Listening is very important. As a leader, you should pay attention to each single word, because no one is happy to be neglected.
Warming up is my favorite session. Brad Zhang did it in a unique way. One observation, may be that “Obama” is too popular, so it’s easy for people to guess. Next time, I think you can choose a not-that-popular person such as Suhail. J
The table topics session was very exciting. It’s not hard to see that Xiaoxiao prepared those questions very well. As a leader, you must make everything prepared in advance. One thing I want to point out is that a leader is as a boss of a restaurant. No matter what kinds of people coming to your restaurant, all you want to do is to make everything go smoothly. The same theory for Table topic masters, when you’re holding the whole session, you’re responsible for its going smoothly. You should avoid troubles.
I’m so surprised by the three individual evaluators. Each of you gave the evaluation according to the objective of the speech, which was well-targeted. A bad example is that when some one is giving an evaluation for a C2 speech, he also talks about body language or vocal variety. I’m happy I didn’t see it tonight. Because as a leader, you should clearly know what your target is and what is most needed, then you can make it achieved. One suggestion to you all is that try not using notes when you’re giving evaluation on the stage!
I always leave the best in the last. I like the performance of our TME, Peter, very much. You made everything under control. You used some jokes to connect one part with another. I’m still immersed in your made-up “Brad Peter”!