European champion of Public speaking | Professional Speaker in Amsterdam| Communication Specialist from Netherlands| TEDx speaker

Speak like everyone is listening

Public speaker London Amsterdam

Hands sweating, throat choking, legs shaking. I was standing at the end of the room, mic attached to my shirt, as I heard the master of ceremony call my name: ‘Next speaker: Saby Sengupta!’

I walked towards the stage. Loud applause, cheers, whistles. I shook hands with the MC before he left. Now I was all alone on the big stage. The 400 people in the crowd went silent.

This was my moment. I was about to give a speech evaluation in the European finals of the Spring 2015 Toastmasters Contest in Porto, Lisbon.

This was my moment. Finally I could put my months of practise and preparation to action.

This was a most nerve wrecking moment. Little did I know it would turn into one of my happiest.

As a closing line, I decided to speak my truth: “in public speaking, if you do not yet have the gift of gab, you need the gift of guru”

Later that evening the MC again announced my name: “And the winner is….!” And that closing line became my reflection.

Now I ask myself what kept me going on stage, despite the nerves and the pressure. My answer is simple: guidance and connection. Guidance came from my mentors who helped and motivated me. Connection was build through energy between the audience and me. That is all you need to light up the stage, and speak like everybody’s listening.

Want to hear more from Saby

TEDx Art of Networking 2017

“An excellent approach to the art of networking, Sabyasachi gets to the essence of the importance of seeing yourself the way you want others to see you and provides you with a practical framework that can help you create a network that goes far beyond your activity on Linkedin and gets to the heart of what it is to build and sustain relationships.”
Nikhil Barshikar
Managing Director- Imarticus Learning

Introducing Sabyasachi

Everything you want to know about Saby

Sabyasachi is an experienced and reputed TEDx and public speaker in the Amsterdam, Netherlands and Europe. Saby has won several awards for public speaking at European and Dutch levels in recent years. Now, he brings his speaking experience to corporations and universities, helping executives and students improve their communication skills. Through tailor-made training programs he allows participants to develop their speaking skills, connect with the audience and express themselves more effectively. He focuses on the most important aspects of communication - how to capture the attention of the audience, how to structure one’s thoughts into a logical form and then how to verbalize those thoughts with confidence. He also teaches the art of giving feedback and expressing an opinion in the most sincere and effective way. Born and brought up in Kolkata, Saby went to college and worked in Mumbai for 3 years in big investment banks. Then he moved to The Netherlands to pursue Masters at the University of Amsterdam in Business Economics and thereafter has been working in an international bank in Amsterdam since 2011. Sabyasachi has delivered his signature keynote speeches and masterclasses in various countries in Europe. In 2017 he delivered his first TEDx Speech in Art of Networking in India. Today he is an established Keynote speaker, speaking coach and communication specialist.

  • Member of Toastmasters for 7 years

  • Ambassador of UvA

  • Associate in ABN AMRO for 6 years

  • Member of RCAI since 2016

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Awards and Recognitions

Saby has won several awards for public speaking at European levels

1st Prize in Europe 2015

Speech Evaluation Contest
May 2015 Saby won the 1st prize in Speech Evaluation contest in Toastmasters District contest in Porto and became the 1st Dutch representative to have 1st prize in the same category.

1st prize the Netherlands 2015

Speech Evaluation Contest
Saby won the 1st prize in speech Evaluation contest in Toastmasters Division contest in 2015. He further went on to win the District/European contest the same year

2nd prize in Europe 2014

Humorous Speech Contest
Saby won the 2nd prize in European/District finals of Toastmasters Humorous speech contest 2014 in Lyon. His speech “A Dream too far” won many hearts.

1st prize the netherlands 2014

Humorous Speech contest 214
Saby won the Dutch finals in 2014 in Toastmasters Humorous speech contest in Amsterdam with a very funny speech with a strong message.
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