Tag: Public Speaking

When something feels this special, you know you’ve got a big responsibility ahead of you and that is exactly what the co-chairs of Oration 2022 GV Chamishka and I felt on the day of the OC announcement. The OC was announced at the end of the Avurudhu meeting and as 21 of us stood in […]
It was the 27th of April. The day began with the first light of sunrise. We all gathered at the university where we were willing to take free transport from the University of Colombo to the Wayamba University. The journey wasn’t supposed to be a trip, but it was. This was an acceptance of an […]
A joint meeting. AND a hybrid meeting. Nothing quite like this had been attempted in the 241-Educational-Meeting history of Gavel UOC, but if there is one thing we know, it’s that Gavel never stops. The Gaveliers of the Gavel Club of University of Kelaniya and the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo rocked the […]
Here’s which Hogwarts house you belong to, based on how you handle the Grammarian Role.  “Hmmmm…difficult, very difficult. Plenty of courage I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?”  For those of you, new to Gavel, the Grammarian aka the ‘Grammar […]
“If life is a book. There are a thousand stories I have not yet read.” People are made up of stories. Stories that we have lived through. Stories that we have heard or read. Stories that we borrowed from others and made our own. Any such story can be included in public speaking, and through […]
“Gavelier Chandula had 9 uhs 3 uhms and used the filler word ‘and’ repetitively.” That was my Ah Counter report on my first ever table topic. My speech was 1 min and 30 seconds long with 12 filler sounds and repetitive words. That’s one “UM” every 10 seconds and who knows how many ANDs in […]
It all began with a small idea that was put forward by our previous ExCo. The whole idea was to create a platform to help the new undergraduates of University of Colombo to improve their confidence in English speaking. Though it was not the kind of project Gavel UOC has conducted before, the wholesomeness behind […]
Contest Rules and Regulations – Preliminaries All rounds in the competition (Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final) shall comprise only of prepared speeches. One contestant is allowed to give a prepared speech according to the following rules. 1. Eligibility The contestant should be of or above 17 years of age He/she should be an undergraduate of the […]
This is the second part of the installment on the Competent Communication manual. In part 1, we saw how a complete beginner, Kawmadee, under the watchful eye of her mentor, Abishake, learned the basics of public speaking. Now, let’s follow her as she refines her skills through the next few projects in her Competent Communication […]
As a student of Mathematics since my school days, I’m familiar with the system of education where we learn a difficult concept one baby step at a time. Let’s take Calculus for example. We learned basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as kids. Then we learned basic algebra, followed by Integration and Differentiation at […]