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Talkathon

Talkathon

A graduate having first- class communication skills is sought by many organizations. Talkathon will be a speech contest for college students to express their point of view through powerful and informative speech, thus fostering soft skills capabilities among students that will help them in their organisational careers.

Candidates have to select a domain from a set of generic domains like economy, regional affairs, politics, international affairs, health & wellness, science & technology, environment, agriculture, business & finance, defence forces, public administration, sports & entertainment etc. Out of the selected domain, candidates will be asked to deliver a powerful and effective talk within stipulated time of any given topic by panel instantly (on the spot). Topics would be general from the selected domain.

What to expect:

  • Prestigious Inter-college competition- A platform to compete with other college students.

  • Building confidence, strengthening your deductive skills, public speaking skills etc.

  • Feedback from renowned Professors and Educators, that will help you in future.

Topics/Domain: Economy, regional affairs, politics, international affairs, health & wellness, science & technology, environment, agriculture, business & finance, defence forces, public administration, sports & entertainment etc.

  • Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Research scholars

  • Individual

  • Candidates have to select any topic from any of the domains given for the talk.

  • The 3-5 minutes video should be recorded as a single shot with no editing or cuts.

  • Content should not be controversial and provoking.

  • Try to shoot the video in the clam surrounding to avoid noise.

  • In the event of a technical glitch, you will be permitted to start over once.

  • Final round will be recorded with the judges present on Google Meet.

  • Look into the camera, not at the screen. Looking into the camera will create the appearance that you are looking at your audience.

  • Communication skills.

  • Abide by the timelines.

  • Scope of knowledge on the subject.

  • Confidence, Eye contact and engaging the audience.

  • Speaker’s use of vocal qualities like Vocal volume, pitch, clarity.

  • Clear Organisation throughout the speech.

Screening Process:

Initial Screening: Participants have to speak and upload a 3-5 min video on a topic common to all. In this they can take help from presentations to make their speech effective.

Finals: Participants would be shortlisted based on their upload video and accordingly compete with each other in the final round in the presence of a renowned panel. Topic will be given on the spot from the selected domain.

  • March 26, 2021, 11:59 PM

₹ 7000

  1. Ishank Jain - 9994634399

  2. Rekha - 7598433514

  • Recorded video of length 3-5mins should be uploaded via google form.

  • Recordings exceeding the time limits (3-5mins) are disqualified.

  • Participants can record the presentation using any online conferencing tools such as google meet, zoom etc. The following tutorials may help you with your recording.

Google Meet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVzitvv73Us

Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNOB38ejVI

  • Video file should be named as “ParticipantName_degree_institute”

  • Upload your video in your google drive and share the link in this form. The file access should be given to rsd mail id -  rsd@smail.iitm.ac.in

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