Public speaking

all contestantsThe Soroptimist International public speaking competition is open to girls in the Senior Cycle in 2nd Level Education. There are local, regional heats for a place in the national final.

The aims of the competition are:

  • To encourage girls to play a more prominent part in public life
  • To improve the art of communication
  • To encourage girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity
  • To develop self-confidence and personality

Students select a topic from a prescribed list and prepare a 4-6 minute speech.The recurring themes are at the heart of Soroptimism

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Economic and social development
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Empowering women
  • Friendship and volunteering



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