Greg Becomes 1st Winner of Speech Contest in ASNC 2019Gregorius Ivan Sebastian, a student of Informatics Engineering Programme, Faculty of Computer Science, Brawijaya University (FILKOM UB) becomes 1st Winner of Speech Varsity Level in the Event Annual Saeed National Competition (ASNC) 2019 that held by UIN Sunan Gunung Jati Bandung pada on March 29th – 31st, 2019.
In that English speech contest, Greg managed to set aside 20 other participants derived from a various university in Indonesia, such as TELKOM University, Mercu Buana University, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara and UPN Veteran Yogyakarta.
There were two stages that Greg must be through to become a champion. The first stage was the elimination round. At that stage, all participant have to present their speech in a given time of minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes with the chosen topic “Game Implementation in Indonesia Education System”.
From the elimination round, there were 5 best participants who chosen to go to the final round. At the final round, 5 best participants get a new topic for their next presentation namely “How to handle victim blaming”. Committee gave 30 minutes for every participant to arrange their speech according to the topic given.
After that, all of the participants have to present their speech in front of judges namely Yusuf Hamzah as Indonesian Delegate to Students Youth Forum, University of Malaya, Malaysia 2011 and Nadira Aurelya Artana as 3rd Place in West Java Language Ambassador-Ministries of Education Culture 2017.
From that final round, judges chose 2 best participants. They were Greg as the 1st winner and the 2nd winner is a representation of TELKOM University. Greg admitted that he got a lot of benefits by participated in that competition. He can improve his knowledge especially about how to see an issue from various perspective. In this case, extensive knowledge is needed. That made Greg realize that he needs to read more and made it becomes a habit.
“Difficult thing while participating in speech contest is how to explain your topic from a unique approach. So that your idea can be transferred and accepted by them who are listening. In this case are judges. I found most of them present their speech like they are doing oration rather than build communication,” said Greg. [dna/Humas UB]