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Tiger SpeakOut

In the fall, the winner of the Tiger SpeakOut competition is also the winner of the Trustees' Medal

At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Tiger SpeakOut Competition gives students in COMM 1500 and COMM 2500 the opportunity to present their persuasive speeches for a chance to win up to $500.

The Tiger SpeakOut presents an excellent opportunity to practice your public speaking skills. Also, placing in the competition is an outstanding resume builder. Finally, all final round contestants will win CASH prizes.

First, you must submit your speech outline and an application. Click on the “About” link for more information. From the outlines submitted, judges will select the speakers competing in the preliminary round. From the speakers in the preliminary round, six will be chosen as finalists, all of whom will win cash prizes. The final round of the competition takes place on the Wednesday before final exams each semester.

  • Enter for your chance to win $500!
  • Download this Entry Form, and fill it out.
  • Attach a copy of your Final Preparation Outline and APA Bibliography.
  • Place your entry in the Tiger SpeakOut Mailbox outside the office of 401 Strode Tower.
  • 1st place: Tiger Speakout Winner $500.
  • 2nd place: J. Lewis Cromer Award $250.
  • 3rd place: Steve Griffith Award $125.
  • 4th place: Elizabeth Garrison Award $50.
  • 5th place: $25.
  • 6th place: $25.
  • The Department of Communication.
  • The Strom Thurmond Institute.

contact
Basic Course Director
Dr. Darren Linvill (page)

Competition Director
Pauline Matthey

Co-Directors 2015
Caitlin Baker
Brandon Boatwright
Alyssa Davis
Daniel Fecher
Marilyn Pugh
Katie Schoonover
Jumah Taweh

HON H223 Content Developers

  • Nia Avila - Fall 2015
  • Kaitlin Carter - Spring 2015
  • Alison Sansone - Fall 2014
  • Erin Sole - Spring 2014
  • Rachael Savage - Fall 2013
  • Nate Diehl - Spring 2013
  • Arjun Aggarwal - Fall 2012
  • Graham Harris - Spring 2012
  • Kristi Bowers - Fall 2011
  • Richard Livingston - Spring 2011
  • Carolina Clay - Fall 2010
  • David Bennett - Spring 2010
  • Whitney Sullivan - Fall 2009
  • Emily Waggoner - Spring 2009
  • Leslie Hash - Fall 2008
  • Whitney Anderson - Spring 2008
  • Sarah Bromley - Fall 2007
  • Whitney Wardlaw - Spring 2007
  • Naylor Brownell - Fall 2006
  • Stephanie Pendergrass - Spring 2006
  • Meredith Allen - Fall 2005
  • Randi Alstaetter - Spring 2005
  • Sara Hoekstra - Fall 2004
  • Natalie Judy - Spring 2004
  • Alice Bryn Salter - 2003
  • Ian Turnipseed - 2002
  • Britton Belk - 2001

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Tigers Speak Out Presentation 2017

Tigers Speak Out Presentation 2015