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|Island Business Leader Named Atlantic Canadian Rising Star|
|Thursday, 01 September 2016|
Local entrepreneur and community leader, Krista Walsh was named “CAPS Rising Star 2016” after winning a public speaking competition held on August 27th 2016 in Halifax, NS. CAPS (Canadian Association for Professional Speakers) Chapters across Canada held regional contests over the weekend in search of local Rising Stars to send to the CAPS National Rising Star Showcase.
The annual competition has new association members put their speech writing and presentation skills to the test in front of a panel of judges. Speakers are assessed based on their body language, voice projection, eye contact, audience engagement, delivery and speech content and structure.
Mark Black, speaking coach and author of Helping you Thrive in Challenging Times was a judge at the competition. “I was very impressed by the talent and professionalism held by Krista,” Black commented. “Not only did she captivate the audience’s attention, she shared applicable advice that people could immediately implement.”
“It’s an honour to be named CAPS Rising Star for our chapter and to be recognized by such a well-respected person as Mark Black ” says Walsh. “The next step is to start preparing right away for the national showcase. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent our chapter at that level.”
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