Communication skills, usually dubbed as the â€˜soft skillsâ€™, are the most essential skills one needs to have in order to survive and progress in todayâ€™s world.
Thus, to promote the culture of public speaking and presentation among the students, Empowerment Academy is organizing the first ever National Speaking Championship this November.
â€œPublic speaking and presentation skills are considered as the integral communication skills that learners of the 21st century are expected to develop during their college days,â€ says Umes Shrestha, the Right Brain of Empowerment Academy, â€œAnd it is also very important in order to increase their chances during their college placement, higher studies, and even entrepreneurial undertakings.â€
â€œThese skills, especially the speaking and presentation skills, are even more important for the students to share their ideas, persuade others, and make an impact in the society,â€ adds Abhisekh Maskey, the Left Brain of Empowerment Academy.
The competition will be held on the themes: Sustainable Development Goals, Education, Culture, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking and will progress through workshop/training round, preliminary round (speaking), advanced round (presentation + speaking) and the Championship Round.
The winner of the championship will be awarded with a grand prize of Rs. 75,000 whileÂ the runner up will bag Rs. 25,000.
The competition is open for students (+2 graduates, Bachelors, and Masters levels under the age of 25).
The first round of registration ended on October 1. The second round of registration (with Rs.1500 fee) will be opened after October 7 for those who still want to compete in the championship.
The event is organized by Empowerment Academy in collaboration with Kingâ€™s College, Live and Lead International, Debate Network Nepal, Smart Club, Kathalaya, and Glocal Pvt. Ltd.