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  • Date: 21-05-2017, 18:15
21-05-2017, 18:15

IPSC 2017

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I can never get tired of saying that IPSC 2017 was a small life, every moment of which deserves to be remembered forever. A small life that gave birth to many new friendships and partnerships that found each other across the globe. Distances of thousands of kilometers now seem miserable and nothing of an obstacle.

Being under strong impression, I want to share with you most memorable events of the week which I spent with the most talented public speakers from 50 different countries as a representative of Ukraine in London.

First and foremost, trip to Shakespeare’s Globe was so interactive and engaging that we kept discussing it to the end of our public-speaking-marathon-week. We had an amazing tutor Tom Davey. He taught us crucial actors’ techniques of making a speech your own on example of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s character. This massive workshop gave each person in the group much needed boost of confidence and helped get to know each other better!

Secondly, country presentations of participants were something to remember! It feels as if I can still hear Malaysian violin motives playing in my left ear and soothing Italian timber in my right. During these few hours of exchanging most amusing facts and stories from our lands I felt like I’ve taken a ‘round-the-world tour’. Crossing borders never felt more imponderable and comprehensible at the same time.

Last but not least, hearing the SPEECHES! Yes! Forty seven people came together to speak, and every single person had their own story related to the topic of 2017 – ‘To Define Is To Limit’. Listening to them, my feelings were changing from goose bumps to fear, from compassion to overwhelming love. I definitely recommend to listen to all of them! In our speeches we open unique perspectives on issues common around the world from diverging (sometimes even contradicting) surroundings.


I thank the English-Speaking Union from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity to be a part of the IPSC 2017! This competition proves that public speaking gives a glance into borderless future created by us, the up-and-coming generation!

by Kateryna Ilchenko






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