Great leaders are always considered as first-class communicators, they have a clear set of values and they always believe in promoting and inculcating those values in others. Some of the greatest leaders of history have also been motivators, able to encourage others to work toward a common goal. This ability to motivate has largely been a result of solid communication skills. Mahatma Gandhi and Subash Chandra Bose, are the two of the most effective leaders in history approached challenges in different ways, but both excelled at communication. It can be said that communication is not merely the exchange of information but is an art which is well-used in contemporary World to pave in the way for inspiration and success.
Understanding this, ICT Academy has been organizing "ICT Academy Youth Talk" since 2014, with the aim to evolve the communication skills among the students, the future leaders. ICT Academy Youth Talk has now become the tradition among the students of higher education, competing against each other to exhibit their public speaking skills thus evolving the leadership capabilities. This initiative is envisioned to identify young, powerful communicators and leaders who can communicate their thoughts to inspire the youth and peers in their community.
ICT Academy Youth Talk is a speech contest for college students to express their ideas, through an inspiring and powerful speech to their peers, thus fostering leadership capabilities among college students.
Q2. Who can apply for ICT Academy Youth Talk contest?
ICT Academy Youth Talk contest is for students pursuingfull-time undergraduate or Master’s degree of any discipline, from any recognized institutions across India.
Q3. What is the prize for the winner?
The winner of the ICT Academy Youth Talk 2019 will be crowned as ‘ICT Academy Youth Icon of the State’ and awarded with a fully-paid trip to Singapore.
Q4. What are the stages of the contest?
The first level of screening - Online (upload a 3-minute video of their talk in YouTube and send us the link.)
The contest will be conducted is 3 regions namely, Vijayawada, Nellore and Vizag
Top 100 will be shortlisted in each region (through online)
Top 10 will be shortlisted in regional pre-finals in each region
Two Regional Toppers in each region will be identified in Regional Finals.
Totally 6 Toppers of the all 3 regions will compete in the State Final and one winner will be recognized and awarded with complimentary educational tour to Singapore.
The speaker has to choose a topic, which has a vital message to inspire the youth audience.
The duration of the talk must be for a maximum of 10 minutes and the speaker has to deliver a power packed talk within the stipulated time.
Passion & Energy
The speaker is expected to exhibit passion, energy, attitude, skills and abilities to make the speech very interesting and effective.
The success of the talk predominantly relies on the quality of the topic chosen. The chosen topic should have the scope for exhibiting your public speaking skills and thereby to inspire the audience. Though the scope of the talk is not restricted, the chosen topic should be non-political, non-religious and other ambiguous themes that affect any individual, personal and social values. The contestants must prepare their own talk, which is strictly free from plagiarism.
List of Topics
The worldwide improvement in the standard of living is the reason of the damage to the environment.
Will the Internet bring people closer together?
Does modern technology make life convenient?
Was human life better or worse when technologies were simpler?
Computers are becoming better translators every day. Do children need to learn more languages?
In what ways has information technology changed the rules and working practices in the last 5 years?
We are becoming more and more dependent on computers. Is this dependence on technology good or bad?
TV and Mass Media: could we exist without it?
Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. Its benefits and disadvantages.
Technology is making communication much easier, but not in the sense of personal contact.
People prefer contacts through screens rather than face-to-face communication.
Will modern technology such as the Web ever replace the printed media as the main source of information?
Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.