Public Speaking Night
The bigger the crowd, the better the experience for a lineup of students hand-picked by their peers to represent their class in a high-energy speech competition designed to transform classroom presentations into a full-on and friendly public speaking battle.
The purpose of Public Speaking Night is to give beginning speech students experience talking to a large audience. Contestants were elected by their peers to give a 6-minute persuasive speech showcasing the skills taught in our SPCH 105 classes.
7 pm | Welcome
Bonnie Peterson, Bianca Ruffolo
7:05 pm | Introductions
7:10 pm | Student Speeches
8:20 pm | Door Prize Drawing
Must be present to win
- Accuracy of Time
- Audience Analysis
- Extemporaneous Style
- Persuasive Technique
- Verbal & Nonverbal Delivery
- Call to Action
Public Speaking Night Contestants
- Crystal Egbo, Sophomore, Pre-Law
- Fredrick Apeh Jr, Sophomore, Biological Sciences
- Cheyenne Grant, Senior, Marketing/Graphic Design
- Chris Hook, Senior, Pre-Engineering
- Yianna Kirimis, Sophomore, Economics
- Sierra Sansudsavat, Sophomore, Elementary Education
- Thomas Wortz, Freshman, Political Science/Secondary Education
Public Speaking Judges
Elizabeth Snyder is a Kenosha native and a graduate of Bradford High School, Carthage College and UW-Madison. She has worked as a newspaper journalist for almost 30 years, including reporting/editing jobs with the Shelbyville News in Shelbyville, Ind. and the Kenosha News, where she is a local columnist and entertainment writer/editor. In her spare time Elizabeth Snyder is also charter member of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Community Band and a member of the Kenosha Pops Concert Band, playing in the bands' flute sections.
Joanne Williams graduated with honors from Northwestern University then working for WTMJ- TV in Milwaukee. She moved to WGN-Radio & TV in Chicago as a reporter, writer and part-time weathercaster. Ms. Williams returned as WITI-TV’s Community Relations Director in 1978. In 1982, Joanne joined WITI newsroom as a reporter and anchor. Today, Joanne is the host and segment producer for Milwaukee Public Television's award-winning "Black Nouveau". She is an independent filmmaker, producing a new documentary “Kaukauna & King: 50 Years Later” which explores Wisconsin’s hidden history.
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