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Public Speaking

Public speaking helps youth find a voice

It is no coincidence that many great leaders are also outstanding public speakers. Leadership and public speaking require similar qualities: confidence, knowledge, passion, the ability to effectively communicate a message, and, as some may add, a touch of humour.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

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Tobias Berger, head of group media sales, Ignite Media Group

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Earn an ovation for skilled oration

The experience many people fear most in life is speaking to a large audience. Whether it is at a business meeting or wedding reception, speaking in public can create anxiety and even physical discomfort for the person in the spotlight.

Taking a public speaking course is a good move to make in overcoming fear.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Keeping ears to the ground

Executives at every level like to think they are great communicators. It is perhaps a natural assumption if you happen to be a competent public speaker and are used to having colleagues and subordinates accept your opinions and defer to your instructions.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bright sparks hope to ignite the imagination of design professionals

Fresh young faces from Polytehcnic University hope to stir creative thought at the Pecha Kucha Night tomorrow.

Environment and interior graduate Linny Sze Ling-lee (pictured) is among 10 design school graduates, whose backgrounds vary from multimedia to fashion, to present 20 images and has around six minutes, or 20 seconds on each slide, to discuss the ideas behind them.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Winning over the audience

Debaters may have done extensive research and prepared powerful arguments, but an ineffective presentation can ruin days - or even weeks - of hard work, says Michael Chugani, veteran radio, television and newspaper journalist.

A good speech should be easy to understand, interesting and hold an audience's attention, according to Chugani.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Winning the hearts of others

Whether you're negotiating with your parents about your next night out or trying to knock off 40 per cent on a Temple Street purchase, arguments and debates abound in free, democratic societies like Hong Kong.

25 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Talking heads

Tomorrow, nine students from South Island School (SIS) will participate in the First Asian Schools Debate Championship in Manila.

The championship is the first notable gathering of Asia's high school debaters and public speakers. Teams from countries across the region, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh and South Korea, are taking part.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Debating holds the answers

We hear that teenagers' language abilities are deteriorating. People say this is because we don't get enough opportunities to practise the language.

Separating the language exams into sections such as writing, listening and oral doesn't help.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Technology silences students

According to the Hong Kong Speech and Swallowing Therapy Centre, about 5 per cent of Hong Kong primary school kids have different degrees of communication disorders due to environmental factors and a lack of language stimulation.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am