The JCI World Public Speaking Championship
The JCI World Public Speaking Championship offers members a unique opportunity to exercise and showcase their abilities and to share ideas on important local, national or global issues. A speech competition requires a special kind of public speaking, challenging participants to express creative ideas in a clear and captivating manner.
Public speaking is a critical skill of a leader who can motivate people toward positive change. Every well-prepared speech should have an introduction that captures the attention of the audience, a body featuring the speaker’s message, and a powerful conclusion summarizing the speaker’s arguments.
The competition gives every participant a way to express their thoughts to others in an exciting and challenging way. National Public Speaking contest winners compete at the JCI Area Conferences. The winner from each JCI Conference is then expected to represent his or her Area in the final round of the JCI World Public Speaking Championship at the 2017 JCI World Congress to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In 2017, the topics will be chosen by the organizers of each competition. Topics will be locally, nationally or regionally relevant, dependent on what level of competition is taking place.