On November 10, 2016, ICAO held Toastmasters Demonstration (TM Demonstration) for International Class Students. This event aimed to give them information about what Toastmasters is, and make them know how Toastmasters can improve their English competence, particularly, for Public Speaking Skill. This event was attended by more than 35 students from three majors, MB, AB, and TI.
Toastmasters International (TM International) represented by Maranatha TM Chapter described all the information related to TM Projects covering Communication skill, Leadership Skill, and Public Speaking Skill. Also, they explained how to complete all the projects as a member to get certified from TM International.
After giving explanation about what TM is, and all the project in it, TM International continued by conducting TM meeting as a project that is done and completed by all the members. In this chance, TM International involved international class students as members of meeting who had to give speech in front of all the members. Because this was a project, so everyone who spoke in that meeting was evaluated. The evaluation covers pronunciation, grammar, hedging (well, ah, euh, eum), and repeating the same words (awkward). And, in the end of the meeting, TM judges announced the winner of the meeting, which is the speaker who got the highest vote as the most favorite one regarding to all the members of meeting.
At the end of TM Demonstration, ICAO opened question and answer session for all the students who were curious and wanted to join this TM. Even, ICAO would give subsidy around $45 to the students who commit to follow this TM and complete the project. For this period, ICAO would only subsidize 24 students.