Speaker factor 2020 Winner – Gary Tintinger
This year, despite all the challenges of lockdown, we were able to complete the Speaker Factor competition. Each PSASA Chapter held their regional competitions during the early part of the year and promoted their top 2 speakers to compete at the semi-finals and finals held late in September.
The top 10 finalists were:
Nomawethu Tshona (Cape)
Jason Sandler (Cape)
Gary Tintinger (Jhb)
Nic Smit (Jhb)
Gladman Mthembu (KZN)
Melanie Rothman (KZN)
Tyron Lee Harding (Pta)
Gerold Joubert (Pta)
Wilmien Davis (Virtual)
Ntsane Matla (Virtual)
A hotly contested semi-final selected the top five speakers who went on to compete again later the same day in the finals. After another speaking battle where the competitors reached deep into the speaking armoury to utilise all their learnt weapons and tools, there arose a victor, the winner of the Speaker Factor 2020, from the Johannesburg Chapter: Gary Tintinger with his speech titled “Harnessing Your Super Power”
To view Gary’s speech: https://youtu.be/XiGqvh1gxFI
Congratulations to Gary and all the other finalists who stared fear in the face and competed. Also many thanks to all the officials and team who made this years’ competition a huge success.
The Speaker Factor 2021 has already begun with the planning and scheduling of events so if you are a paid-up associate member of PSASA and want to test your speaking abilities against the clock in front of the judges, then start preparing, notices will be sent out to the various chapters soon.