Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Afterlude- The Art of Public Speaking

An award-winning speech by my kid in response to the previous blog write up (Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…)

An example of a great speech given by Shashi Tharoor. Tharoor served for twenty-nine years at the UN, culminating as Under-Secretary-General. He is a Member of Parliament in India, the author of fifteen books, and has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

Debating at the Cambridge “Oxford Union” debate in the ‘Debating Chamber. The motion of the house was, “This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies?” As the 7th speaker in a line of 8 gifted speakers, he demolishes the argument that colonialism was a gift to those who were colonized.

Described as “witty” and “passionate”, the speech has over 7.5 million views on YouTube (as of December 2019), and is Oxford Union’s most-watched debate. It is

She took pointers from this guy, especially on the Duquesne smile at the end of her speech

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