Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the Rostrum Voice of Youth, which is a public speaking competition for high school students. I was already a confident public speaker so I thought I’d give it a go. I got to see how my speaking skills looked compared to students from other high schools in the area. Although I didn’t make it to the next round I have been able to take my speaking to the next level. This experience was one that helped for me to grow in my public speaking, not as much in the ability to speak in front of people, but more in the refining of my ideas that I am speaking about. The feedback that I received from the adjudicator will help me in the future to create more engaging content for my audience that I am addressing.
Katie Ellett (Year 12)