The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills. The program requires Speaking Fellows to be among Barnard’s best public speakers, and to have strong leadership and teaching abilities. We aim to cultivate and empower the speaking culture at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it.
The Fourth Annual Cicero Speech Contest
October 27th, 2016 | 6PM | Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor Barnard Hall
The Cicero Speech Contest strives to promote a speaking culture at Barnard where speaking is an intellectual expression and powerful tool for advocacy; where speaking well is valued, evaluated, and rewarded; where students use opportunities such as this event to voice issues which matter to them and affect real change; and where Barnard students hone and employ their voices for transformation.
There will be two speech categories: Persuasive Advocacy (5 minutes) and Impromptu (3 minutes). Judging panels will comprise distinguished faculty, deans, and alumnae. There will be a small prize for each category.
To sign up as a contestant, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/fky6Yl56f1AG8dv63
* Please note only Barnard students can participate as contestants. All are welcome to attend the event.
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Read Barnard Magazine's article, "Through The Gates: Speaking Like Cicero," about the Second Annual Cicero Speech Contest
What students say:
“I feel much more confident in my public speaking skills.”
“The Fellow was insightful, engaging, and fun. She made the two hours fly by.”
“I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much. Even though I consider myself a good speaker, I definitely learned a lot.”