Students in the Fundamentals of Communication classes will compete in this semester’s Vicki Stanton Public Speaking Showcase on May 2 at the Plaster Student Union Theater.
What is the Public Speaking Showcase?
Communication faculty choose about 60 participants each semester to present a persuasive speech in front of a panel of judges in two preliminary rounds, competing against up to five other students for the top rankings in the round. The overall top five speakers then compete in the final round, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Winning speech criteria
Students are judged based on speech organization, creation of sound arguments, proving evidential support, creativity, delivery and connection with the audience.
Preliminary judges are communication department instructors and teaching assistants. The final judging panel is comprised of University faculty and community members.
Want to attend?
Vicki Stanton Public Speaking Showcase
When: May 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Plaster Student Union Theater
Admission: Free and open to the public
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