SOURCE: Seneca College

Seneca College

March 30, 2016 13:23 ET

Georgian College Student Earns Top Spot at VOICES2016 Intercollegiate Speech Competition

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) -  With the theme of "Wise Words," Vishal Rose from Georgian College impressed VOICES2016 judges with a speech titled "Everybody in This Room is Amazing." Students from Centennial, Georgian, Humber and Seneca colleges competed today at VOICES2016. Hosted by Seneca, the event (in its fifth year) invited public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising college students in the Greater Toronto Area to come together and showcase their creativity and public speaking talents.

"Winning today definitely motivates me, because my dream is to one day give a TED Talk," says Rose. "Making people smile and learn from what I have to say is what I love to do."

Three winners were selected today. Malick Ba and Cleo Clatney from Humber College were the other award recipients. Ba spoke about anxiety and mental health and Clatney spoke about "10 Pieces of Wisdom You Can Take Anywhere."

The judges were Roxanne Cramer, President, CCI Search; Lisa Davis, Marketing Director, Marketwired, now part of Nasdaq; and Geoff Rowan, past Managing Director, Ketchum and EVP, Weber Shandwick.

"I'm pleased to be a first time judge at VOICES, and was impressed by the calibre of talent shown by the students," says Davis. "All of the competitors and their colleges deserve credit for the creativity and confidence represented today. It was tough to help pick only three winners."

Prizes consisted of one-on-one career coaching with Roxanne Cramer, custom-designed business cards provided by Swerve Design Group Inc. and a subscription to online business tutorial site

Sponsors of the event included: CCC Academy, Marketwired, Swerve Design Group Inc.,, Speakers' Spotlight and Fabarnak at the 519 Community Centre.

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