From Steve Brewer, Area 61 Director
Many thanks to those who came to support the Area L61 contests in Watford on 19 March 2016. It was a wonderful and entertaining afternoon, with many friends and functionaries from outside Area 61 borders coming to see what all the fuss was about.
They were rewarded with an excellent competition, with a very high standard across both the International Speech and the Evaluation competition. We had six competitors in each contest. The winner of the International Speech Contest was Kavita Dulai. Other excellent speeches by David Phelops and Meenakshi Nayar were placed.
All who placed in the speech competition had a musical element within their speeches. A special mention must be given to David who proved what a magnificent tenor he is.
Our target speaker was the always wonderful Kevin Baggs. His multicoloured tie impressed us all but not as much as his speech “If I touched you would you talk to me” which gave us an insight into NLP. Meenakshi Nayar won the contest prevailing over stiff competition from all comers but especially Coralie Frances and Matthew Hall who placed second and third respectively.
We are now looking forward to the Division L contests at the London Business School on 16 April 2016