Zest Cafe, being a restaurant in Bangsar South, is passionate not only in nourishing our body but also our minds with their events. One of them in the Pitch ‘n’ Speak event series in collaboration with Pitch ‘n’ Win.
After the 4th Pitch ‘n’ Speak session in May, the restaurant had its Pitch ‘n’ Speak @ Zest Cafe #5 on 11th October 2014. This time with the theme called Challenging Times.
The session took place right after a talk event at the same place. In this second of the two back-to-back sessions, each of us was asked to volunteer to speak on a topic related to the financial challenges many of us are facing now.
Each speaker was to deliver 3 minutes of impromptu speech based on a topic given. Then he or she might want to relate the speech to his or her own business or company.
The speaker was allowed to pitch and promote about his or her company all they could, as long as he or she adhered to the basic rules. One rule was to make use of the two keywords given in the speech.
The keywords consist of a pair of related words, such as “Budget” and “friendly”, “GST” and “lovely”, “money” and “enough”. Obviously, the second word chosen was positive one so that we look beyond any challenges for future prosperity.
Yee Ming won most votes with his interesting speech
All 8 topics were taken up by various volunteers. It was a fun round of impromptu speeches by the speakers, especially when we could relate the topics so much to each of our current financial life.
Low Yee Ming was voted as the best speaker out of all. He was given a copy of the book Sofia Leong Abdullah’s Guide to Franchising as his prize. The book author Sofia Leong Abdullah just gave a talk on franchising in the earlier session.
The host also introduced and promoted the Toastmasters Club he belongs to. Pitch ‘n’ Speak is similar to the “table topic speeches” in a typical Toastmasters meeting, except that the time given is longer here and the speakers are allowed to present about their companies.