Public speaking can be many things. It could be a formal speech or spoken verse about an issue that really matters to you, or it could be a poem, by you or another author, that you you’d like to read. Whatever, is is, we’d love to hear from you. Simply film yourself in action and post it on social media – not forgetting the hashtag #esufestivalofspeaking. For inspiration, take a look at the videos and resources below.
How to take part
Inspiration and entries
Watch Amir's speech from one of our junior speaking eventsWATCH HIS SPEECH
Aleha represented Pakistan at the International Public Speaking Competition. This powerful speech was prepared and rehearsed in just 15 minutes for an improptu heat.WATCH HER SPEECH
Jyothi recorded her speech "Nature is a common language" from home under lockdown.WATCH HER SPEECH
If you can speak in this country, you can do anything.
Sir Winston Churchill
Chairman of the English-Speaking Union 1921-1925
Help give more young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive