Fleurs d’éloquence (Flowering Eloquence)

Sorbonne University’s sixth-annual public speaking contest is coming soon

All Sorbonne University students, in all disciplines and in all stages of their education, are welcome to compete in the sixth Fleurs d’éloquence contest. Students in the arts, languages and literature, social and hard sciences, and so on are invited to participate in the three-round contest. Launched in 2012, it is designed to practice and demonstrate the art of public speaking. With topics given in advance, contestants are first asked to develop a precise, elegant, carefully constructed argument. Certain acting skills (such as vocal variation, gestures, and eye contact) are essential to rhetoric, and are considered just as important as the content of the speech.The first round of Fleurs d’éloquence will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 (free admission, with registration required).  The second round is on Thursday, April 27 at the Sorbonne, and the finals are on Tuesday, May 9 at the French National Library. This show is not to be missed!

Victor Pourcher, Paris-Sorbonne BA student in audiovisual media production (LEMA) and winner of the fifth public speaking contest.

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