LCWU to help students train for speech

LAHORE:12 July: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will start TED Talks to develop international standards of speech for its students. TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design", and is a conference series that was the brainchild of Richard Saul Wurman, who began it in 1984. In 2001, it was acquired by Chris Anderson, who oversees all conferences today and acts as the curator for thousands of talks that can be viewed at TED.com According to a press release, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Uzma Qureshi said that TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. She added that it would be an achievement when LCWU stands along international institutions. “ We have a renovated auditorium as well as two allied seminars hall. These venues are much compatible for such debates. LCWU also has the facility of video link and can be connected worldwide to be the part of TED Talk series.” Incharge debates at LCWU Dr. Faleeha Kazmi said that it’s important to know exactly what a TEDx Talk is. It helps to understand the different types of talks worth spreading. That way, you know what you’re looking for, she said. A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. Ms Kazmi added that this short talk model works, since it only demands the audience's attention for a short period of time, decreasing the chance of minds wandering or daydreaming about lunch.The news.

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