If you can speak, you can influence. If you can influence, you can change lives
Whether we speak in a team meeting or in front of large audience, all of us have come across public speaking from time to time. We may do it well or may not but, the outcome strongly affects the way that people think about us. This is why public speaking is of concern to an individual. With thorough preparation and practice, you can overcome nervousness and perform exceptionally well.
Importance of Public Speaking
Even if you regularly don’t present in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where you can develop public speaking skills. Public speaking skills are important and useful for your life, as well. In short, being a good public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self confidence, and open up countless opportunities.
JCI Hyderabad Trendz is recognized for conducting many competitions and encouraging students all over Hyderabad. And recently it has conducted Mr/Ms.Public Speaker contest in the city.
The prelims were open in 25 colleges and 100 students were selected for the next round. The short-listed participants had to clear 2 rounds in the finale. Out of these 100 qualifiers only 10 boys and 10 girls were selected for the second round, in which the winners were declared. And the winners of the second round received 10,000 rupees each and were titled as Mr.Public Speaker and Ms.Public Speaker. The runner ups were given 5,000 each. Even special prizes were distributed to students whose speeches were very powerful and inspirational.
JCI held the prelims round on 10th September at KMIT. Many students participated and did a great job. Sixty students participated in the prelims from our college and six students qualified for the final round which was held in Hari Hara Kala Bhavan on 17th September.
The topics for the prelims were:
- Current state of sports in India
- My purpose in life
- Reaching the top
Each participant was given 2 minutes to speak about their topic. The participants were judged upon humor, emotion, body language, and few other contents.
The six qualifiers for the finale were Ashersh, Vinod, Sankath, Vinisha, Ritika, and Shreyas
During the prelims in the college the judges appreciated one of the student for best speech and also took a selfie with the student as a token of appreciation.
There were two rounds held in the final stage
Topics for the first round were:
- Education system in India
- India-An emerging power
- My role in swachh bharath
The only topic given for the second round of finals was “Dream, Dare, Conquer” and the contestants had to speak about it for five minutes.
The winner for Mr.Speaker was M.Kartik and Ms.Speaker was Revati and were awarded 10,000 rupees each. The runner-ups were V.Pavan and Sumitra Lokras were awarded 5,000 rupees each.