Seneca College - Corporate Communications Program

March 08, 2010 06:15 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Seneca College Students Put the Public in Public Speaking

Corporate Communications Class Experiences Out-of-the-Classroom Training

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - Soon-to-be graduates from Seneca College's Corporate Communications program will brave the winter weather this Wednesday, March 10, and amidst the bustle of downtown Toronto commuters, take stage at Nathan Phillips Square to demonstrate the importance of public speaking.

Two classes will deliver themed speeches: In the morning, students will tackle the topic of "My First...", and discussion will range from first impressions to the first public relations practitioner. In the afternoon, students will offer their thoughts on "The Road not Taken: What would happen if...?" Topics will range from "What if I did not have a great personality?" to "What if I was an only child?"

WHO: Seneca College Corporate Communications Students
WHAT: Training soon-to-be graduates on public speaking in real life conditions
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall (Queen St. West and Bay Street)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 6 a.m. and 12:35 p.m.

"Students should always prepare for the unexpected in the field of public relations," says David Turnbull, professor of public speaking at Seneca College. "It is important for students to be placed out of the classroom setting and be exposed to the elements of distraction within the real world."

"You never know what's going to happen," says Kelsey Rainey, corporate communications student at Seneca College. "I have to admit I am slightly nervous, but this is real life learning and it is what we are going to have to do."

A media relations team will be on site to answer any questions regarding this event, and the power of public speaking.

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