Olayide Opaola of the Full-time MBA 18 class emerged winner of the 2020 edition of the Lagos Business School Mini-Keynote Competition that held virtually on Saturday, November 14.
In its second year, the Mini-Keynote Competition is an innovative and engaging activity that allows students on Lagos Business School’s Full-time and Executive MBA programmes to showcase their oratory skills and improve on their knowledge of effective public speaking.
Opaola impressed the five-man panel of judges with a presentation on the Pros and Cons of Attracting External Funding. He, along with four other finalists, were judged based on factors such as the organisation of presentation, common ground & persuasion, verbal and non-verbal delivery, knowledge of the subject and use of time.
The first runner-up, Nancy Njoku-Attah (MBA 18) delivered a presentation on the Rules of Effectiveness for Women in the C-Suite while second runner-up, Chukwuemeka Anyiam-Osigwe (MBA 19) spoke on the Role of Youth as Catalysts for Economic Growth.
This year’s edition of the TED-style event was judged by members of Lagos Business School faculty, Dr Eugene Ohu and Lucille Ossai; LBS Alumni Association President and Publisher, Business Day, Frank Aigbogun; and members of the School’s chapter of academic honour society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Opaola and the first and second runners-up will be rewarded with cash prizes. The annual competition is sponsored by the LBS Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) society.