Seneca College - Corporate Communications Program

April 14, 2009 15:30 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Seneca Students "Ignite Their Fire" By Speaking Passionately About Important Issues

Students from Seneca to deliver final speeches at Seneca@York on Wednesday, April 15

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - Students from Seneca College's Corporate Communications post-graduate program will deliver their final speeches for their public speaking class at Seneca@York, in front of the library.

The class will be conducted on Wednesday, April 15 from 8:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. and students will be asked to deliver a persuasive speech on a topic that matters to them.

"This is an opportunity for students to deliver the most important speech of the year," says David Turnbull, professor at Seneca College.

Turnbull has taught students the basic skills they need to write and deliver an effective speech.

"Most people know how to write for the eye, but it1s important to learn how to write for the ear," says Turnbull. "After completing this course, students should be able to give a speech on anything, anywhere."

Students previously spoke at Allan Gardens Conservatory, St. Lawrence Market, Union Station, Nathan Phillips Square, and now they will speak in front of the library at Seneca College. Speech topics ranged from the most influential person in the world to a "how-to" guide that incorporated made-up words.

"I believe speaking on issues that we may or may not have knowledge about in various public places prepares us for the challenges in the real world," says Corporate Communications student and MC for the event, Shereen Mir. "I am glad that the students' final presentation is a persuasive speech, because persuasion is a very important skill to master, especially when preparing for job interviews."

With only days away until completion of the program, many Corporate Communications students are preparing for entry into the workforce.

Corporate Communications students are required to complete a public speaking course to prepare them for a career in public relations. The best and brightest of Seneca's Corporate Communications students will surely capture the hearts, minds and ears of the crowd while delivering their speeches.

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