62 Phantom Squadron

Royal Canadian Air Cadets                            Excellere Contende - Strive for Excellence

Effective Speaking

Within the program, we emphasises citizenship and leadership to the cadets.   One of the toughest things for a person to do in life is to perform a public speech on a dictated topic.   Public Speaking requires a cadet to be confident, and work outside their comfort level at a variety of levels.   It also helps prepare them in life to accept the leadership role with confidence and maturity.


Each year the Air Cadet League of Canada promotes public speaking at the National level.  It is left up to the individual units to gender interest from the cadets and create an environment where the cadets can participate in a competitive nature, provide opportunities for advancement as well as feedback on their “performance”. 


Year over year, 62 Squadron has always produced some great candidates for this program and this year is no different as we announce this years’ Squadron Speaking Contest and Official Topics. 


The Squadron Public Speaking Competition will be held on Friday   13 Feb 2015 starting right after the Commanding Officer’s Parade.  The competition is open to each and every cadet with in the squadron.  The competition consists of two parts, a 5-6 minute prepared speech and  a 2-3 minute impromptu speech.  In order to advise staff of you intention to participate, cadets must fill in the attached form and return it to the DCO/ OpsO  by Friday 16 Jan 15.


Prepared Speech Topics for this year’s competition are (no substitutions are allowed):


1.    The 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Flag (2015)

2.    Positively influencing your peers

3.    Importance of teamwork and effective leadership

4.    Education can happen outside the classroom

5.    Impact of texting on interpersonal communication

6.    First Responders – Canadian heroes

7.    Mental health issues in today’s society

8.    How has being a Cadet affected my life? 

Attached are two documents:

A PDF file : which under the rules your parents must consent to your participation.

A word document: which provides those who wish to participate more guidance on the competition rules.

We the Squadron Support Committee and Staff  would like to wish all cadets who are considering this years’ competition the best of luck, and should any of you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or the Squadron Training Officer Capt Boyle ( boyle.cm@hotmail.com)  for answers.