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Communication and public speaking

On the session held on December 10, 2020, students were privileged to host Mr. Chris Karber, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica. The topic was utterly inspiring due to the enthusiastic atmosphere that dominated throughout the session. Mr. Karber smoothly used the warming up activity to introduce students to the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication as well as public speaking. He went even further and particularly emphasized the importance of body language, eye-contact and using the podium effectively. Students eagerly took part in the conversation posing questions to the guest.

Mr. Karber shared his personal experience trying to help students who expressed fear of speaking in public as well as raising their awareness of the importance of non-verbal communication.
The guest also discussed with the students about “communication and technology” and the future of communication. Students especially liked the idea of a possible use of holograms which Mr. Karber mentioned.
At the end of the session the guest pointed out that “being genuine and true to oneself” is something that is of great importance in public speaking.

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