Free networking and Tall Tales for young professionals

Published: 11 Sep 2014 09:30

YOUNG professionals in Edinburgh are being invited to test their communication skills next Wednesday (September 17) at an open evening in the city.

JCI Edinburgh president Leeanne Bradley

JCI Edinburgh president Leeanne Bradley

They’re encouraged to sign up for the free networking event, which is being hosted by JCI Edinburgh – a group that’s part of the worldwide personal development organisation for business professionals in their 20s and 30s, Junior Chamber International.

According to organisers, the event will give people a chance to develop their public speaking skills while finding out more about the work of JCI.

The evening will be split into two, with the first hour providing an informal welcome for non-members who would like to find out more about JCI and the benefits a membership provides.

Then, at 7pm, the tension will build with a competition: A Night of Tall Tales, in which participants will be given three to five minutes to tell the audience a story which will either be true or fabricated – with the audience then judging whether the story is true or false.

The winner will be the competitor receiving the most votes contrary to the factual stance of their story.

JCI Edinburgh’s president, Leeanne Bradley, says she hopes the competitive element of the event will encourage non-members to come along and find out more about what JCI can offer.

Bradley said: “One of the most important things that JCI offers is the chance to develop business skills and network in a friendly, fun environment.

Competitions like this one offer the chance to really hone your public speaking skills in a pressure-free, light hearted setting.”

To register for the competition, contact leeanne.bradley@jciedinburgh.org.uk

The event will run between 6pm and 8.30pm at The Roxburghe Hotel.

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