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Speak Up: Business Student Public Speaking Contest 2016

05 Apr, 2016
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Speak Up 2016, the annual signature public speaking contest of the School of Business, was held on 5 April 2016. Five finalists spoke up in front of around 50 attendees on the theme “Globalisation and Innovation”.
 
Each speaker was given 5 minutes to deliver their speech. Ivy Huang, a BBA Year 3 student, won the Championship. She examined two different pricing strategies, namely fair pricing and lower pricing strategies, and shared her views on measuring responsibility.
 
Stuart Wong, a Year 4 BBA student, and Winki Lau, a Year 3 BBA student, interpreted globalisation in terms of “personal globalization” and “innovating social change by social enterprises”, and won the 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively.
 
To stimulate the thinking of  the contestants and the audience, three keynote speakers were invited to give the students some tips on surviving in a society that thrives on technology, connections and change. Mr. Morton Holbrook III, Executive Director of Hong Kong America Center, Paul Balluff, CEO of 24 hour race, and Desmond Marshall, Managing Director of Rouge International and Rouge Ventures, shared their experiences and their visions of making a difference to the world with innovative ideas.
 
Other than HKBU students, the event attracted student attendees from Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College as well. Both BU students and the secondary school students actively engaged in the forum session and the Open Mic challenge.
 
The event was organised by the A-team of the School of Business. The A-team is a group of recent graduates from across the globe, aiming to provide a global platform for students’ self-discovery, professional development and personal growth.
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