Thursday, April 5, 2012

Public Speaking-$100 Cash Prize for Winning Student

Some people are afraid of heights, spiders, confined spaces and death, but various studies show that fear of public speaking usually outranks all of these.  Is it possible that some people are more afraid of giving a eulogy at a funeral than being the one in the casket?  If that sounds like something you can relate to, I have good news.  Vol State offers a number communication classes to help with your fears.  Even better than that, they are hosting an oratorical contest honoring outstanding student speakers on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:15 in Wemyss Auditorium. 
First place winner will receive $100 cash and a wall plaque and his or her name permanently inscribed in the great hall.
Second place winner will receive $75. Cash and a wall plaque.
Third place winner will receive $50 cash and a wall plaque.
The speech must be original, and should 5-7 minutes in length.  Speech topics must be either informative or persuasive in nature. The outline must be submitted by April 10 at noon in the Humanities office located in Ramer 101.  For more information please contact Jennifer Pitts at extension 3421.
Volunteer State Community College

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