Division O, District 41, Toastmasters International announced the winners of INVICTUS 2020 on September 29 at a grand finale event broadcast live on Janata Television HD. The winners of this video speech challenge were announced in two categories: Toastmasters and Non-Toastmasters. The winner of INVICTUS 2020 from Toastmasters category was Toastmaster Bijaya Mishra and from Non-Toastmasters category was Rinki Tibrewal. The winners will receive an annual membership of Toastmasters International sponsored by Division O, District 41, Toastmasters International, and a host of exciting gifts.
Reeva Khanal and Yubragee Dangal, two minor entrees in the challenge, won Rising Star Award for demonstrating stellar public speaking skills in their video.
INVICTUS 2020 started in August wherein residents of Nepal were called upon to submit a recorded and unedited video speech taken with a single shot of 2-3 minutes on the theme ‘Resilience’.
During the course of two months of INVICTUS 2020, after the registrations were open and the video submissions closed, the participants received Toastmasters International curated speech development resources and attended two webinars on storytelling and vocal variety by renowned international trainers Deepak Sharma, DTM and Barbara Quesada. “INVICTUS was envisioned with the motive to act as a platform where individual stories of perseverance can be shared such that we all empower each other to remain strong during times of crisis,” says Toastmaster Avish Acharya, the Director of Division O, District 41 of Toastmasters International.