Contest participation is conducted online from the Rate Speeches website. The company believes that watching speeches, rating and reviewing speakers and speeches, and evaluating speeches and presentations sharpen the participants' public speaking skills.
No public speaking training is required to participate. The Public Speaking Scholar Contest is based on a point system. Contestants can earn points by adding, rating, and reviewing speakers and speeches. Contestants can also acquire points by using the Speech Evaluator to evaluate, analyze, and critique speeches and presentations. More points are awarded for evaluating speeches, since the speech assessment process requires more effort and skill. Speech evaluation and analysis are intended for those with public speaking or presentation skills training and experience. The Speech Evaluator is an online tool available from the Rate Speeches website; the Speech Evaluator is used to generate interactive, multimedia speech evaluations, speech assessments, critique, feedback, and analysis.
More information is available from www.RateSpeeches.com/
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Rate Speeches, Inc. is a Silicon Valley firm providing online services and technologies for rating, evaluating, and enhancing public speaking, presentation, and communication skills. To find out more, please visit www.RateSpeeches.com.