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Speak Up! A Student's Guide to Public Speaking

Come out and join 3 TRU Students as they present on the pillars of public speaking!

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Energize Yourself to Present
Engage Your Audience
Evaluate Yourself and Others

Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: Free (Dinner will be provided!)

Our presenters:

Kennedy Aberdeen

Kennedy Aberdeen is a third year BBA student with a major in Accounting and a Minor in Theatre. She is a Supplemental Learning Leader and a Study Abroad Ambassador, as well as the Founder and President of TRUs Pre-law Society.

Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker is a 4th year student in the Bachelor of Arts program; she’s majoring in Sociology & minoring in English.

Besides her involvement at TRU in the Orientation department, Samantha volunteers at Aberdeen Elementary school in a Montessori grade 1-3 class and is the VP of public relations and membership at her local toastmasters club. As an aspiring elementary school educator she’s learning to make education fun and engaging.

Yasir Khan

A graduate student from Pakistan, undertaking a Master of Education. Yasir is a competitive public speaker who has a keen interest in the realm of personal development. His ultimate goal is to inspire others become the truest and most authentic versions of themselves.


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Student Leadership is defined in a variety of ways, and there are many ideals that make a great leader. TRU values and promotes the development of leadership in many capacities across campus that allow for various methods of leadership skill development. A part of post-secondary education is preparing students to succeed to their full potential in their field of work. And no matter where your journey takes you, understanding what it takes to be a great leader will prepare students for significant success in the future.

TRU provides many opportunities for students to engage in leadership positions across campus and in multiple facets: academic, personal and career development and campus life. No matter what your interests are or your experience, TRU provides opportunities for you to engage with students and build your leadership skills and abilities. Start today, and become the leader you’ve always hoped to be.

Explore your leadership abilities at the TRU LEADership Conference.