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Annual Speaking Contest

ROUND 1 of the 2015 CORPS-WIDE SPEAKING CONTEST: February 16th-20th

Round 2: March 2nd-6th

Final Competition: April 22nd

1st place: $300 and award at convocation

Runner up: $150

  Rounds 1 and 2 will be held in BOND 365 in the Oral Communications Lab.

The Rules:

All contestants must give a 5-7 minute original speech that is informative, motivational, or persuasive. Speeches will be judged based on content, delivery, and language. 5 Finalists will compete for the championship. (Speeches designed to be primarily humorous will not be included in this competition).

 CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL HENRY DALE SMITH CORPS-WIDE SPEAKING CONTEST

This annual speaking competition decides the winner of the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award which is presented at the Graduation Awards Convocation. The winner and runner-up also receive cash prizes.  

 



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Cadet Ademola Salami was the 2014 winner of the Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Speaking Contest.  In this photo, Cadet Salami shakes the hand of Rogers Smith, who presented the award on behalf of his father.

2014 Contest Runner-up - Ra-Shaud Graham

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Watch the 2013 contest winner Michael Lacey

Watch all the finalists' speeches in the 2013 competition

Watch the 2012 contest winner Harry (Cody) Edelman V

Watch the 2011 contest winner Jason Green '12.

Rules:
All contestants give a 5-7 minute original speech that is informative, motivational, or persuasive. Five finalists will compete for the championship. Speeches will be judged based upon content, delivery, and language. (Speeches designed to be primarily humorous will not be included in this competition.)
 

Sponsored annually in the spring semester by the Oral Communications Lab