HEC Montréal has the final word in a public speaking contest
4 members of the School community among the winners
February 18, 2021
One student, 2 alumni and an HEC Montréal employee turned in great performances at a public speaking and speech evaluation contest held by Toastmasters International, on February 6.
- Jean-François Bertrand, EMBA 2014 graduate – 1st place speech evaluation, in French
- Michel R. Filion, HEC Montréalemployee – 1st place speech, in English
- André-Robert Marsan, current part-time MBA student and B. Gest. 2018 graduate – 1st place speech, in French, and
- Michael Rodrigues, EMBA 2020 graduate – 1st place speech evaluation, in English
The competition brought together a number of Toastmasters clubs from one of the areas of the association’s Montréal division, including those at Concordia University and HEC Montréal. Because of the pandemic, it was held virtually.
Our 4 winners will now move on to the division championships, to be held on March 20, also by videoconference.
Jean-François Bertrand, Michel R. Filion, André-Robert Marsan and Michael Rodrigues.
About Toastmasters and the School’s clubs
- Toastmasters International was founded in 1924 and has 364,000 members in 145 countries. It is a non-profit organization that helps members develop their public-speaking and leadership skills, through its clubs.
- The HEC Toastmasters club was founded over 10 years ago, and is open to all. Meetings are held every Tuesday, from 5:45 to 7 p.m. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA Toastmasters club was founded in 2017 by Michel Filion to give members the opportunity to practise public speaking. It is open only to students and alumni of the McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA program.
Watch André-Robert Marsan’s speech (in French)
Watch Michel R. Filion’s speech
For more information on Toastmasters International