12th March

JCI Ireland Public Speaking and Debate Academy

by JCI Ireland

Multiple Tickets

Did you know that a fear of public speaking can have a significant impact on your career? If you think about it for a second, from the boardroom to a pitch to meetings, nearly every industry involves some form of speaking in front of a group.

This year, JCI Ireland will host the Public Speaking and Debating Training & Competitions with a one day event on March 12th in The Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone from 9:30am - 6pm.

With Debating and Public Speaking Training in the morning, open to JCI Members and Non-Members, we will then have the JCI Public Speaking Competitions (Novice & Advanced), followed by Debating Competitions. 

Non-members who take part in the training in the morning are welcome to wait and watch as JCI Members put what they learned into practice and take part in competing for the 2022 titles. 


There are three ticket types:

JCI Member Day Training: This includes trainings, lunch, tea & coffee and the competitions

JCI Member Full Day Ticket: This includes trainings, lunch, tea & coffee and the competitions, as well as dinner in the evening for those staying Saturday night for some fun

Non Member Morning Training: This includes Public Speaking Training, and Debating training, tea/coffee


You might currently be petrified of speaking in public but why not take on the challenge, face your fear, and be able to stand up anywhere and deliver a few words or a full-blown speech.
We are very fortunate to have a number of world debating winners in JCI Ireland and we look forward to learning more about debating and giving JCI Members the opportunity to get some practice in.
Whether you're JCI's newest member, a longstanding 'jaycee', or someone who has never heard of JCI before, this one-day event is for you if you want to conquer your fear of public speaking, and/or meet new people.
Please Note: Topics for the competitions will be released before March 12th.
Places are limited, so it will be those who register first for the Public Speaking via Google Form that LPs will share, and please talk to your Local President about competing in your local organization Debating Team.

Draft Agenda

Saturday, 12th March 2020
09:30 - 11:15 Debate Training
11:30 - 12:30 Public Speaking Training
13:00 - 14:20 Public Speaking Comps - 5 Novice & 6 Advanced
14:30 - 17:30 Debating Comps - for 4 teams: 2 Semi Finals, 1 Final
17:30 - 18:00 Winners Announced, Thanks Yous & Goodbyes for those going home
19:00 Dinner for those staying over

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Date & Time

Saturday, 12 March 2022
12:30 - 18:00 GMT


Prince of Wales Hotel Church Street , Athlone, N37 T2P0, Ireland

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