Effective Speaking

Every year cadets within the squadron are given the opportunity to participate in the Effective Speaking Program, which leads to the opportunity to compete in the regional, provincial, and national level amongst air cadets across the country.

Cadets will participate in 8 workshops from October to January and compete at the Squadron-level competition. The winner will proceed to the regional level.

Any cadet member of the squadron is eligible to participate. Cadets are required to prepare a five to six-minute speech from a list of provided topics and a two to three-minute impromptu speech provided during the competition which occurs in Mid-April.

The competition adheres to a very strict structure; rules are enforced to ensure all competitors are provided a fair and rewarding experience. Those cadets interested in participating in the squadron effective speaking competition are strongly advised to look through the below documents. The competition structure can be found in the effective speaking handbook below. Looking forward to hearing some awesome speeches; good luck! 

Air Cadet Effective Speaking Handbook



Every other Thursday evenings starting on October 17th to December 19th Restarting January 9th 2020, until competition.

Time: 1830 - 2030 hrs

Location: Danforth CTI, Room A11

NOTE: Additional sessions  may be scheduled in February or March to prepare for the competition depending on interest.



To sign up or if you have any questions: email 330speakingteam@gmail.com



 Emilio Morales is the 2019-2020 Effective Speaking and Debate coach and a member of the SSC. He is also a past Air Cadet from 588 Squadron in Montreal and CI Instructor from 803 Squadron. He is long-time member with Toastmasters International where he achieved the highest distinction of DTM – Distinguished Toastmasters. He has competed in many speaking events and coached others before. His greatest achievement is delivering a TED talk.