Asian Studies major, Robert Duanmu, won the first prize at JLive Talk 2016 on November 13th! J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a Japanese speech contest, organized by The George Washington University, for college-level students.
"This competition emphasizes a comprehensive range of learned communication skills. Unlike a traditional speech contest, this competition will evaluate the dynamism, vision and level of engagement of each participant’s presentation, which can include audio-visual materials, audience interaction, and other innovations that enhance his or her talk in a manner similar to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks. The competition aims to provide a platform for graduate and undergraduate students of institutions of higher education to:
- showcase their proficiency in Japanese
- polish their public speaking skills
- share ideas from their unique perspectives and
- connect with the larger Japanese-affiliated community."