We are Public Speaking Team!

Public Speaking Team, which was founded in 2008, aims to provide an excellent chance for its members to learn public speaking skills, improve English language proficiency, develop creative thinking and enhance the confidence of the students in making speech in public.

Proactive attitudes, persistent efforts, sense of responsibility and team-work among all the members are the team spirit that we advocate. We will provide not only professional training, but also chances to discover and apply the knowledge through practicing and communicating under an active atmosphere.

Public Speaking, a lifelong skill for everyone

Public speaking is not only useful on the stage, but also extremely important anytime you need to communicate with people. A good public speaking can motivate people, change the listeners’ emotion, and even influence the audience as a person. Earning the ability to make a good public speaking can be helpful for the whole life.

More than “Speaking”

Besides speaking, members are also encouraged to THINK as thinking helps generating new ideas and opinions. We also encourage students to observe more about local and global issues. Without the understanding of global issues around this changing world and the local issues which everyone should be keenly aware of, speaker will hardly deliver a substantial and sparkling speech which creates echoes from the audience. Therefore, we believe that all the speakers in our team a qualified global citizen.

Contact Person
Student Resources Section (E31-2007)
Ms. Sandy Sou

Tel:(853) 8822 9909
Fax: (853) 8822 2368
Email: sao.services@um.edu.mo

We provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for all members to help one another and progress together.

Coach: Ms. Natacha Ilagan

Natacha, known to PST members as Nash, has been coaching PST since 2018. A longtime public speaking hobbyist, she is a three-time champion of the Macau-wide English Speaking Competition (Upper Primary, Lower Secondary and Open categories) and has coached numerous PST members to become finalists and champions themselves. More importantly, she aims to help students grow into inquisitive, eloquent public speakers. 

Outside of PST, Nash has given writing and performing workshops and has occasionally served as a judge for contests as well. Finally, she is a member of the Macau Toastmasters Club and their VP of Public Relations (2022-2023). It is her hope that with her guidance, PST members will become sharper writers and self-assured performers.

All members are eligible to attend the following training:

Weekly meeting
Every meeting will be a combination of the following:

  • Public Speaking lecture: Coach and assistant coach will instruct about public speaking skills and share their experiences.
  • Prepared speeches: Members will be assigned a topic to prepare and deliver on the next meeting.
    • Innovative topics which are involved in role-play.
    • Topics related to hot social issues or global events.  
  • Impromptu speeches: Members will be given topics to develop their own speeches on during the meeting.
  • Videos of good speeches and skills learning.

Eligibility & Application


Seize this life-changing opportunity! Attend professional training and make great progress together with us! Good public speaking skills will be beneficial in many aspects. Challenge yourself; grab the chance to attend more Public Speaking competitions – to learn and to win!


  • All UM students
  • Good command in both spoken and written English.
  • Past experience in Public Speaking is a plus.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Sandy Sou at 8822 9909 or email to sao.services@um.edu.mo.

Year Activities & Competitions Achievements
2023/2024 Asian English Olympics 2024 Radio Drama Finalists:
Speech Quarterfinalist:
The 21st English Speech Contest (College Category) Second Runner-up:
Xiao Shuyao

The 21st Macao-wide English Speech Contest (College Category) First Runner-up:
Feng Tongtong
UM English Speech Contest 2023 Champion:
Feng Tongtong
First Runner-up:
Xiao Shuyao
Second Runner-up:
Liu Yaxin


The 20th Macao-wide English Speech Contest (College Category) First Runner-up:
Zhang Mingzhu
Second Runner-up:
Feng Tongtong
Asian English Olympics 2022 Radio Drama Finalists:
Wang Shuyue, Li Xu
Speech Quarterfinalist:
Feng Tongtong
UM English Speech Contest 2022 Champion:
Chen Junyi
First Runner-up:
Wang Shuyue
Second Runner-up:
Zhang Mingzhu
2020/2021 The 19th Macao-wide English Speech Contest (College Category)
Asian English Olympics 2021 Quarterfinal:
Wu Chunxuan
Feng Tongtong
UM English Speech Contest 2021 Champion:
Lau Kak Chi, Cora
First Runner-up:
Feng Tongtong
Second Runner-up:

Li Xu
2019/2020 The 18th Macao-wide English Speech Contest(College Category)
Second prize:
Wan Yingjia
“FLTRP Cup” English Public Speaking Contest 2019 First Prize (Reading) &Second Prize (Public Speaking):
Wan Yingjia

Asian English Olympics 2018 Quarterfinal:Nazaré Alva G. Cabarrabang
The Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition & China Daily ‘21st Century Cup’ International English Speaking Competition People’s Citizen Speech Award:
Lisandra Bautista
17th Macao-wide English Speech Contest – Final First prize & the Best Impromptu Speaker Award:
Nazaré Alva G. Cabarrabang
Second prize & the Best Manner Award:
Lisandra Bautista
Third prize:
Siu Sok U
The 23rd “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition Second Prize: 
Kak Chi Cora Margaret Lau
2017/2018 2017 Public Speaking and Debating Contest for Universities from Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau Best Pronunciation Award: 
Lisandra Wagan Fesalbon
“FLTRP Cup” English Public Speaking Contest 2017
2016/2017 15th Macao-wide English Speech Contest Second runner-up: 
Chen Ding
“FLTRP Cup” English Public Speaking Contest 2016
2015/2016 14th Macao-wide English Speaking Contest Champion & Best Impromptu Speaker: Romina Eloisa Abuan
Second Prize & Most Humorous Speaker: Bianca Margarita
The 21th China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition Third Prize: Cristina Lopes Monteiro
2014/2015 13th Macao-wide English Speaking Contest Champion: 
Fesalbon Lisandra Wagan
Best Impromptu Speaker Award: 
Fesalbon Lisandra Wagan
Most Humorous Speaker:
Cristina Lopes Monteiro
Asian English Olympics 2015 (Speech) Quarterfinalists:
Lisandra Wagan Fesalbon
Licca Chui Sin I
Christy Cheang Ngan
The 20th China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition Championship:
Fesalbon Lisandra Wagan
2013/2014 12th Macao-wide English Speaking Contest Champion
Most Humorous Speaker
“FLTRP Cup” English Public Speaking Contest 2013 Finalist (First Prize)
AIA QCCC 2014 (PRD Round) Outstanding Award
The 19th China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition
2012/2013 11th Macao-wide English Speech Contest (College Category) Best Impromptu Speaker:
Nelson Wang
Most Humorous Speaker: 
Nelson Wang
AIA QCCC 2013 (PRD Round) Second Runner-up
The 18th China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition Third Prize
AIA QCCCC 2013 (Final Round)
2011/2012 Friendly Match with Public Speaking Team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
AIA QCCC 2012 (PRD Round) Outstanding Award
The 17th China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition First Prize
2010/2011 9th Macao-wide English Speech Contest (College Category) First Runner-up:
Tiffany Chui
AIA QCCC 2011 (PRD Round) Champion:
Daisy Liu
2009/2010 AIA QCCC 2010 Outstanding Awards:
Tiffany Chui
CCTV Star of Outlook 2010 English Competition (Guangdong region) First Runner-up:
Tiffany Chui
2nd Honor Award:
Veronica Zhao, Cindy Chen
2008/2009 Macao-wide English Speech Contest Champion: 
Segun Emmanuel