On December 8, the CMD 315 (Public Speaking & Event Management) students showcased their public speaking skills at a speech and group presentation project.
The students presented a press conference, a funeral oratory, and a debate.
The press conference centered on AUN’s sustainability initiative to reuse, reduce, and recycle waste products. Former President of the Student Teams Advancing Regional Sustainability (STARS) Club, Kingsley Jimah, answered questions from the students who posed as news correspondents from various media houses.
The students’ assessment was based on their questions and organization: maximizing media presence, diversity of participants, visual aids, and the speaking order and understanding full well the extent to which a press conference can help publicize events or products.
The debating segment focused the new policy on restricting ambiguous spending from Banner and the illicit acts perpetrated with the use of the cafeteria swipe cards. The supporting group backed the policy as a check against unending irregularities. Discipline is paramount, and AUN prides itself as a place where students are brought up to be worthy in both character and learning. The opposing group argued for freedom and the maturity to spend wisely.
The course Instructor, AVP Abba Tahir (Public Affairs), said the debate topic was very timely and it relates to issues affecting the students. He applauded both teams for using strong points to back their arguments and shared few corrections with the students.
By Nelly Ating
Culled from AUNthisWeek