Thursday, January 15, 2009

Becky is into public speaking

The Jakarta Post | Fri, 01/09/2009 7:39 AM | People

BECKY TUMEWU: (JP)BECKY TUMEWU: (JP)

JAKARTA: Actress Becky Tumewu thinks everyone should master public speaking so they can present themselves perfectly.

The actress launched a book on public speaking, Talk-Inc. Points, on Dec. 16 last year.

She said the aim of the book, which she co-wrote with two of her friends, Erwin Parengkuan and Alexander Sriewijono, was to share tips about public speaking skills, which, she said, were “really needed in this globalized world”.

“Besides, it is something I deal with in my career,” Becky told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “I saw that in this globalized world, people have more chances to speak in public and to be expressive.”

With Erwin and Alexander, the mother of seven-year-old Tara Marie and four-year-old Kayla Zefanya founded a public speaking school in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, in January 2008.
The school, TALK-inc., offers a range of public speaking courses and workshops.

“People need to learn to speak their mind because our culture doesn’t allow us to do that.”
She hopes the school can become an investment in the future as she lives her passion to educate young people.

Becky graduated from the School of Education at Atmajaya Catholic University in 1997, but her career in broadcasting began in 1991, when she was a radio DJ in Prambors.

Since then she has hosted many live events, including launches, corporate functions, award ceremonies and charity events.

The TV programs she has hosted include Pesta-Indosiar, Pesta Bintang on SCTV, The Plaza on Metro TV, Selamat Datang Pagi on RCTI and Back To Beck on Metro TV. —JP/Matheos V. Messakh

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