Seminar: The National Public Speaking Competition 2012

On Friday, November 11, the first seminar for the teachers in this season was held at Sakala Eragymnasium. It was a successful event in a beautiful building. We thank the school and Headmistress Jekaterina Gridneva for hosting the seminar. About 60 people came from Tartu, Tallinn, Kohtla-Järve, Viimsi and Tallinn. Most of them were teachers and some of them brought their students to listen to Mr. Carter, who has been supporting the Competition since we started it in 2009. He helped all our winners with his professional advice to prepare their speeches for the International Public Speaking Competition and delivered some seminars for the teachers in the past two years. This Friday, HM Ambassador Peter Carter gave a fantastic 2-hours talk to the audience with examples of good and bad speeches, tests, discussions and answered lots of questions. He explained how to prepare an impromptu speech as well and how to deal with questions that follow the speech. We watched a few videos of the International finalists’ speeches to see how they delivered them and what was good about their speeches.
We are very greatful to Mr. Carter for his kind support of the Competition and the ESU Estonia as well.
Zinaida Jevgrafova
ESU Estonia, Chairman
Copmpetition Convenor

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