Tonight the best three speakers of the Strictly Speaking series meet in the grand final as they attempt to talk their way to the title of Australia’s best speaker.
Charlie Perry, 23, a commerce/arts student from Armidale, in country NSW, has impressed with his skill for tackling important issues with wit and charm.
Mark Yettica-Paulson, 38, an indigenous facilitator has progressed through the series with his persuasive plain speaking style while the youngest competitor in the series,
Year 12 student Joe Ware has impressed the judges with the maturity and eloquence of his speeches.
All three have proven to be masters of the impromptu round so the contest promises to be tight as the grand finalists fight fear and nerves to take out the title and a trip to London.
For the first time in the series, the speakers have been given the same topic for their two minute speech. How they interpret the topic could be the key to their success.
And in another twist, host Andrew Hansen gives the speakers the same impromptu topic on which they must dazzle the judges with their discourse for sixty seconds.
All four judges join in grand final fever as Jean Kittson, Leigh Sales, Father Bob Maguire and Michael Gurr deliberate and decide on the winner.
Will grand final’ nerves get the better of the speakers and who will give the winning speech? Will the judges decision come down to the wire – the impromptu round?
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