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World Speech Day South Africa 2018 Event

Written by: diannem

The 15th of March is World Speech Day (WSD); a day dedicated to celebrating speeches and speech making through live events all over the world. Founded by Mr Simon Gibson (who resides in the UK), World Speech Day is a Not-for-Profit Organisation; a global effort with local impact – helping local communities share ideas by bringing people together through nothing more than the simple power of speech.

... the only reason to make a speech is to change the world.

President J.F Kennedy

World Speech Day is fashioned around a simple idea: “Change The World”. The global theme for WSD is “Thoughts for a Better World."

WSD acts as a source for new thinking – releasing the “wisdom of crowds” – gathering ideas from the unexpected, usually unheard voices of Everyman. It is about tapping into the truly original and inspirational – and then amplifying and making these voices available. The event is aimed at demonstrating skills in public speaking to youth throughout the world with the purpose of teaching them to use their voices as instruments to make the world a better place. WSD Speakers are encouraged to put forward their ideas on how to make the world a better place.

World Speech Day has been recognised by the US Senate declaring March 15th National Speech and Debate Education Day in the US. World Speech Day was launched in 2015, with the 2016 event including more than 300 events in 30 countries; increasing to more than 60 participating countries by 2017 and 100 in 2018.

The speakers for this year’s World Speech Day in Pretoria are:

Dr Taddy Blecher - the CEO of the Community and Individual Development Association (C.I.D.A.) which founded the Maharishi Institute (MI).

Kiara Nirghin - the 2016 winner of the Google Science Fair and Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa was recently acclaimed one of the Times and The Guardians top 30 most influential teens in the world for her invention, 'No More Thirsty Crops’.

Natalie du Toit - a South African swimmer specialist open water swimmer and has also won five Paralympic championship titles at the Paralympic Games in 2004.

For more details on WSD and upcoming events: Twitter: https://twitter.com/<wbr>Worldspeechday Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/<wbr>worldspeechday/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/<wbr>worldspeechday/ http://www.worldspeechday.com/<wbr>register-event for registration of your event.

Photo by david laws on Unsplash




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