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  • Date: 11-02-2019, 21:46
11-02-2019, 21:46

Jury of the NPSC 2019 Feedback

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This event is a fantastic opportunity for students to challenge themselves on multiple levels. Firstly, public speaking is a skill that will serve you well in your career as both a student and a professional. Yet perhaps more importantly, the self-confidence you gain by participating in this kind of competition will give you a boost on a personal level. If the idea of standing up in front of a group (and speaking in a foreign language, no less!) seems scary to you, but you survive the experience (and I promise you will!), the next challenge you face will not feel so insurmountable. Lastly, this will be a chance to work intensively on your English fluency, pronunciation, intonation, and ability to think on your feet. Watch videos of other speakers, make audio or video recordings of yourself, and get feedback from friends and family. No matter how well you do in the competition, participating will make you a stronger communicator and user of English. I was so impressed by the composure, intellect, and enthusiasm of the students this year, and look forward to seeing the great things all participants in this program do in the future

 

Kristine Nugent,

Jury member of the NPSC 2019

Fulbright Fellow working in the area

of education reform in Ukraine

 


Ukraine's bright future

 

 

 

It was my honor and pleasure to serve on the English Speaking Union of Ukraine's judging panel. The event was more than I could have imagined. Each speaker delivered their speeches with passion and their preparation showed. It was incredibly hard to choose a winner and each participant should be incredibly proud of the word and dedication they showed. The competition was not only about the speeches but also bringing the talented youth of Ukraine together and sharing their experiences and learning about themselves. I saw young people who put themselves in an uncomfortable situation, they adapted, and they were wonderful. I have no doubt in my mind that these young Ukrainians have bright futures ahead for themselves and speak volumes to the work of educators across the country for developing such upstanding speakers. Again, I thank the ESU for the opportunity to participate in such an inspiring and productive event, and I look forward to hearing of the successes in the future!

 

 

 

 

 

Mackenzie Chang

 

Jury Member of the NPSC 2019

 

TEFL Volunteer, Ispas, Chernivetska oblast, Ukraine 

 

 

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  • Date: 11-02-2019, 21:42
11-02-2019, 21:42

The Question Team of the NPSC 2019 feedback

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‘Traditions are nice. Being part of the tradition is even nicer. 2019 marks the fifth National Public Speaking Competition that I took part in. Once I was a speaker, and rest of the times I had the pleasure to be part of the competition as a member of the Question team, together with other National Champions. Each year in February, I get a chance to marvel at the young and enthusiastic young people who put on a display of courage, determination and strength of character before their audience.

Everyone knows that public speaking is not a walk in the park. You don't decide to do it because you are looking for comfort and calm. You do it because you want to achieve something, and are ready to invest your time and great amount of effort, and trade your comfort for anxiety and yes, fear of getting on the stage. In the words of a very famous president, you chose to do something not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Seeing people who accept this challenge is what brings me to the competition each year. I hope that more and more bright and ambitious young Ukrainians will clench their fists, and take to the stage to give it a go. And I will be able to meet them all in the following years.’ 

 

Vladyslav Danyleiko

Question team member 2019,

NPSC winner 2015

The Question Team of the NPSC 2019 feedback

 

 

‘Being on the Question team of the National Public Speaking Competition 2019 along with the winners of the previous years was a great pleasure. It was inspiring to see the semi-finalists speak with passion and confidence. They all come from different cities and universities, yet they were all brought together to the NPSC by their interest in oracy and English language. The English public speaking skills they have demonstrated will definitely allow them to form connections, influence decisions and motivate change on the global level. I am very grateful to the English-Speaking Union Ukraine for an opportunity to be a part of this event and the NPSC alumni community.’

 

Anastasiia Rohova,

Question team member 2019,

NPSC winner 2018

 

‘As the National Public Speaking Competition takes place every year, at this time we realize the depth of experience of being a public speaker. Being a winner of NPSC 2017, I can truly say that on a personal level public speaking develops confidence, networking, and presenting skills, yet the story takes us further. What brings this competition to the next level is what is spoken about within the community of public speakers. This year we heard abundance of beautiful speeches that evolved around the concept of nature. The general topic was "Nature is the common language", yet participants were interpreting it in so many different beautiful ways! They were raising awareness about mental health, finding a "why" in life, and environmental issues as separating garbage, which are indeed as relevant for Ukraine as for the entire world today.

I feel very grateful to be a part of history of IPSC and learnings that it brought into my life. It teaches that hard work, creativity, and open-mindedness bring the world together and make it a better place for all of us!’

 

Kateryna Ilchenko

Question team member 2019,

NPSC winner 2017