HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SPEECH OF YOUR LIFE

Ranice Tay is a Theatre Studies major and a performing and visual arts scholar from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has been training at Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity under the tutelage of Kamil Haque. In 2016, Ranice co-founded her own performance collective, Passerby Projects and performed in its maiden production, LEAVES (written…

I Say Poetry, You Say _?

Kevin Wong is a relatively new face at local poetry slams. He entered and won his first slam in January 2016 and has kept going back ever since. Having spent eleven years in school drama clubs, he sees himself as a performer first and a poet second, relying on his delivery as much as he…

Everyday Public Speaking

Once upon a time, Rabin debated for the Singapore National Debate Team and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. Today, he can be found volunteering for Transient Workers’ Count Too (TWC2) or trying to psych himself up for university when he’s not gaming, flitting between innumerable books (and never finishing any), or browsing cat memes. For those of…

Practice Makes Perfect – Interview with FACIO Founders

Angelica Sanchez and Edwin Teoh are 3rd Year students from Temasek Polytechnic, studying financial business informatics. Angelica and Edwin have won several business competitions and together with their classmates Ang Jing Xuan, Ong Yan Ning, and Muhd Firdaus, they started FACIO – a startup company selling backpacks with detachable compartments. Could you tell us about your…

The Power of Words

By Jonathan Chan, AoT Digital Editor Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqq1roF4C8s To be able to articulate your views in front of other people isn’t often seen as necessary or achievable for everyone. With this video, I’d like to tell you that public speaking isn’t the domain of people of certain backgrounds. Regardless of who you are,…

Speaking From The Diaphragm – A Great Myth

Joel Tay is a Speech Therapist who has been working at SGH for the past 8 years. He has provided treatment to a variety of vocations from teachers to singers. He has also been invited by companies and schools to speak at events such as World Voice Day and the Voices Festival at the Esplanade….

Language

Leonard is an alumnus of Victoria Junior College and an incoming English Literature Undergraduate at the University of Cambridge. His interests span a range of time periods and continents, from Bashō to Tolkien and dystopian science fiction, while his non-academic preoccupations include writing and missing deadlines. He is also an editor at Unseen the Magazine-…

Demystifying Charisma

Brennan, Team AoT Why is that guy in the room getting all the attention? Why does everyone listen to him and not me? It’s not fair! Well, if you have ever faced these problems, you lack charisma. Charisma? Oh, the thing that you’re born with and makes you awesome? Yes, it makes you awesome. No, you’re not…

Improving Improv

By Alexander Fong Whose Line is it Anyway, the legendary improvisational comedy show, has existed in various forms since its genesis on radio before hitting TV in 1988. The show focuses on a core cast of comedians and actors, relying almost solely on their ability to spin humour and wit out of thin, sometimes obscure…

The Recipe to Public Speaking

By Delphine Ho, Founder of CHIC Cupcakes SG It is often said that if you hand the same cupcake recipe to different people and get them to bake, the result will almost always differ. From my baking experience, I will definitely agree. This is because there are so many factors at play that the recipe…

Interview Insights

Brennan, Team AoT Let’s face it- interviews are frightening. You come face to face with the people who hold your future, hopes and dreams in the grasp of their hands. You feel like your every move is being scrutinized. You raise your hand to scratch your head subconsciously, only to stop halfway as you remembered…