Learning to talk the talk

The Siah Vasig debating society celebrates its 30th anniversary at a Jerusalem competition

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January 25, 2018 20:13
Ann Kirson Swersky (right), the founder and chairperson of Siah Vasig, presents a special award to d

Ann Kirson Swersky (right), the founder and chairperson of Siah Vasig, presents a special award to director and coordinator Bronislawa Kabakovitch. (photo credit: ISAAC HARARI)

Google a speakers’ bureau list almost anywhere in the world, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, male speakers on almost any number of subjects far outnumber females. Is this because female speakers are less inspiring, less convincing, intellectually inferior or that fewer women simply don’t apply to speakers’ bureaus to represent them?

These questions derive from the fact that there were as many, if not more, female speakers as males at the annual Harry Hurwitz Public Speaking Competition that was held at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem in early January, and females were well represented among the winners.

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