National Speakers Competition

National Speakers Competition

Presented by Enterprise

The Top Speakers Competition showcases the top speaking talent in the Fraternity. It is an opportunity for PSE members to use and develop their public speaking skills. The competition recognizes outstanding student members who have mastered skills in the areas of self-presentation and verbal communication by making a public speaking presentation in a competitive setting. This competition is offered at Regionals and National Convention.

Regional Conference Format

Topic

At the start of 2020, Chrissy Taylor was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Holdings.

As CEO, Taylor oversees global strategy and operations for Enterprise Holdings, which along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, offers extensive car rental, carsharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales and other transportation services. The company owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries.

The outbreak of COVID-19 required businesses to go virtual, which included executive staff meetings and meetings with shareholders.

Your 2020 Fall National Speakers Competition Prompt:

Put yourself in the position as the new CEO and you are addressing the key stakeholders of Enterprise Holdings through a Zoom meeting. The viewers are looking to you for direction, leadership and a sense of security or comfort.

The goal of the speech is to professionally address the situation and provide next steps in how the company that relies heavily on travel and face-to-face interaction will move forward.

Be sure to consider all aspects of your presentation such as research, voice volume, eye-contact through your laptop’s camera, your dress and even your background. Full scoring criteria will be available soon.

Time limit: 3-5 minutes

Finalists from each region will be invited to the live presentation (of the same speech) in front of an audience on Thursday, November 5th.

Preliminary Round Details:

  • Enter your submission by 11:59pm on October 27 by sending a Youtube link (submission form coming soon)

Final Round Details:

  • Top 3 from each region will be named finalists (announced Nov. 3 after Keynote Speaker)
  • Final round begins at 6:00pm CT on November 4
  • Final round open to all attendees to watch

Eligibility:

Competitors must register for the competition when they register for the regional conference or National Convention.

There is no cap on competitors. Everyone is welcome even if you are competing in the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon!

Recognition

Regional First Place Award
• Permanent Trophy
• PSE National Convention Registration Packet
• Opportunity to emcee a session at the PSE National Convention


Convention First Place Award
• Permanent Trophy
• $500 prize

Convention Second Place Award
• Permanent Trophy


 

2020 National Speakers Competition Submission

2020 National Speakers Competition Submission

 

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