IT'S TIME and The Public Speaking Contest Announce a Public Speaking Competition in Washington DC for Young People

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IT'S TIME Partners with the Public Speaking Contest to present a $150 public speaking contest on the topic of Haiti. It is open to students ages 5 - 19 years old. The competition will be held on March 22, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm at Woodridge Neighborhood Library (1801 Hamlin St. NE Washington DC 20018).

These contests were started in 2008 by Lauren Davis, a certified corporate trainer who has an eye on setting our future workforce up for success in leadership. Past participants have found that this contest is not just about the prize money; each participant receives individual coaching and has the opportunity to demonstrate and hone leadership skills.

Participants may register at http://www.thepublicspeakingcontest.com. There are 16 spots available and registration for this contest closes on March 15th so please register now.

Participants will present a 2-5 minute speech on the topic "Haiti" in front of the PSC audience and a panel of four judges that have been selected from a pool of local professionals. Participants are limited only by their imagination and are encouraged to be creative. Lauren comments that she is excited that "we are starting to go beyond simple dictionary definitions with our speeches these days."

The winners of this contest will be eligible to compete for $1000 and the title of PSC ambassador at the end of the season.

The competition will be held on March 22, 2010 at 6pm at Woodridge Neighborhood Library (1801 Hamlin St. NE Washington DC 20018)

About The Public Speaking Competition (The PSC)
The Public Speaking Contest is designed to motivate young people to challenge the fear of sharing thoughts and ideas in public settings. For more information visit The PSC's web site, http://www.thepublicspeakingcontest.com

About Inspiring Thoughtful Students by Taking Initiative to Motivate Excellence (IT'S TIME)
Inspiring Thoughtful Students by Taking Initiative to Motivate Excellence (IT'S TIME) is a nonprofit whose mission is to develop young leaders through programs aimed at broadening their perspectives while teaching them how to invest wisely and communi-cate effectively. IT'S TIME was co-founded by Zalenda Cyrille and Keith Beverly in 2008. For more information, please visit IT'S TIME's web site, http://www.itstimedc.org

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