IBQ sponsors 5th Communicators Awards 2010
IBQ announced today its sponsorship of the 5th IBQ Communicators Awards 2010 at a ceremony held at IBQ head office in Doha. The Awards are organised by the International Competent Communicators (ICC)-ONE Toastmasters Club to encourage and promote communication and leadership skills in the local community.
The competition was initiated to promote local awareness of public speaking and its importance in developing effective communication, personal development and leadership skills. The Awards are open to all residents aged 18 years old and kicks of with preliminary rounds in October ending with the Finals to be held at the Ramada Hotel in November 2010 where the best speakers in Qatar will be chosen in both the Humorous and International categories.
The IBQ Communicators Awards has witnessed significant growth since inception and has garnered immense interest from the public. This has been underlined by the increasing number of competing participants which reached over 80 in 2009 with 16 participants in the finals. The IBQ Communicators Awards is now considered to be one of the major calendar events accentuated by a higher international representation of young people and women from all backgrounds.
George Nasra, Managing Director of IBQ said: “As a leading bank in Qatar, IBQ is pro-actively focused on spearheading and spreading long term educational and awareness programmes for the welfare of the community and with a particular interest in young people. We are determined to partner with governmental and non-governmental entities to see the implementation of educational, cultural and awareness programmes that share common objectives geared towards the community we operate in.”
“IBQ is engaged with a long-term commitment with the ICC Toastmasters stemming from the bank’s beliefs in the importance of developing a productive platform of communications, leadership and public speaking amongst youth in the community. We see the development of communications skills as key to one’s personal growth in a successful business. We value the importance of communication and leadership which is why we continue to support this initiative year on year. This reflects our desire to see leadership thrive in the local community.” added Nasra.
TM Syed Abdul-Hye, President of the ICC-ONE Toastmasters, had the following to say, “The IBQ Communicator Awards has set a new milestone of success, and has now become the talk of the town, especially among the younger generation. Every year we have tremendous participation not only from enthusiastic and dynamic youth but also seasoned and mature people in an atmosphere of great learning and competitive opportunity.
“It is heartening to note, IBQ has recognized the need of the generation. We ICC-ONE Toastmasters are very proud to be associated with IBQ, and wish to continue our journey of achieving excellence and contributing to a creative and positive generation. We are highly motivated and encouraged by the continued support we receive, and the impact it has had particularly among the student community.”
The ICC-ONE Toastmasters is a member of the renowned and prestigious Toastmasters International. Their objective is to organize member clubs to provide a mutual supportive learning environment where every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, and in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
The Toastmasters run regular meetings twice a month, as well as conducting various Speech craft and Youth Leadership programs in line with Toastmasters International guidelines.