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JUD Talks—The Adoniram Judson Gordon Memorial Speech Competition

JUD Talks is a competitive event that is open to all current Gordon students, featuring TED-inspired speeches designed to motivate and inspire the Gordon College community.

Contestants develop and deliver an original 8–10 minute extemporaneous speech. The best speeches connect to the values of the Gordon College community, feature excellence in content and delivery, and include the following elements:

Content
Attention-capturing introduction
Clear organizational structure
Presentation of a big idea
Appropriate use of emotional/logical appeals
Appropriate use of supporting materials
Connection of topic to audience
Call to action
Memorable conclusion

Delivery
Vocal energy
Vocal fluency
Eye contact
Purposeful movement
Use of visual aids
Time management

The final round of speeches is open to the public and live-streamed on the Gordon College Facebook page. A panel of judges determines the top three winners, who receive cash prizes. The audience votes on a People’s Choice award.

Meet the 2019 Contestants!

 

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1st Place Winner: Aidan Conant

2nd Place Winner: Amaury Gutierrez

3rd Place Winner: Wislene Augustin

Jes Mabanglo

Mike Mckee

Robert Mech

Sarah Petrillo

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