Communication Cup Contested

College Member Alex Kay's three minute speech on the topic "A different way to be" was awarded first prize in the Communication Cup competition held at the College on Saturday, 27 July 2019.

Members were treated to eleven insightful and thought-provoking speeches by those participating in the annual Reynolds Communication Cup competition last Saturday.

The Cup  was very kindly donated by College Fellow Professor John Reynolds in 2009 and like the  last two years, the competition took the form of a three-minute presentation on a topic of the Member's choice (anything they are passionate about). Only one PowerPoint slide was permitted.

The two professors who were invited to judge the presentations were Prof John Reynolds (Anatomy) and Assoc Prof Lisa McNeill (Marketing). A large audience of appreciative Members thoroughly enjoyed listening to the talks and voting for the Peoples' Choice Award.

The following Members, in order of presentation, participated in the event:

  • Nicolas Smith: Missing people
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Chloe Hawthorn: The line between banter and bullying
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Thomas Powell: Better together - selflessness and co-operation in a time of selfishness and isolation
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Lakshmi Thillaikkannan: Imperfections aid in success
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  • Anna Domett: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen
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  • Dineth Rajapakse: Why more people should do triathlons
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Dante Fouché: Cutting down our poppies
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Alex Kay: A different way to be
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • William Wu: Roots
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019
  • Abigail Visser: Perfectionism
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  • Dikshya Parajuli: Standing for justice, striving for unity
Communication Cup, 27 July 2019

The quality of the three-minute presentations was of a particularly high standard this year. All are to be congratulated for a top class effort.

The criteria the judges used to select the winner were:

  • Communication style. Was the topic communicated well to the audience?
  • Comprehension. Did the presentation help the audience understand the topic?
  • Engagement. Was the audience left wanting to know more?

The judges provided constructive feedback to each presenter immediately following their respective talks.

After spending some time deliberating at the end of the event, the judges announced the following winners:

First place: Alex Kay

Communication Cup, 27 July 2019

Runner up: Dante Fouché

Communication Cup, 27 July 2019

Highly commended: William Wu

Communication Cup, 27 July 2019

Peoples' Choice: Dikshya Parajuli

Communication Cup, 27 July 2019

Congratulations to all!

College Leader Ashish Yadav  did a magnificent job in organising the event and acting as the Master of Ceremonies.

(Story by the Master, Dr Charles Tustin)

Posted: Sunday July 28, 2019