The competition where you can demonstrate and develop your public speaking skills.
Only the presentation matters – we provide the topic; the content and the format are up to You! Prove in only 8 minutes that you are the best speaker around!
If you have ever…
… felt the call to be on stage,
… talked yourself out of a tricky situation,
… realized that being a good presenter comes in handy in all respective fields of life…
…then it is time to test yourself in a live situation!
The University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and the University of Szeged Junior Academy together with Ezabeszéd Toastmasters Retorika Klub Szeged with the contribution of Philip Morris, Hungary are organizing the SZTE-PREZILIMPIA competition. PREZILIMPIA is a fantastic opportunity for university students to contest and compare their presentation skills in a competition.
The competition is open to students from the Faculties of SZTE, 1 person per 10 participants of the faculty rounds can be nominated to the finals.
Following the traditions of Prezilimpia, the best non-SZTE students studying in Hungarian higher education in the field of economics can also enter the final of the competition in the framework of an online competition.
The call of the online contest can be found below.
On the competition, a minimum 6 and a maximum 8-minute presentation is held in the topic of the contest either in Hungarian or in English.
Topic: Conscious consumption – reducing harm – sustainability
Content: up to the contestants
Language:: Hungarian or English
Length of presentation: minimum 6, maximum 8 minutes
Technique: Slideshow is not mandatory, MS Power Point or Prezi can be used
Prizes (Net amount)
1st Place: 150.000 HUF
2nd Place: 125.000 HUF
3rd Place: 100.000 HUF
For SZTE students:
Apply at the Faculty corresponding to your studies. After the internal selection in the faculty rounds of SZTE, the best contestants per faculty will be sent to the final round in proportion to the applicants.
For non-SZTE students:
On the basis of an online competition, non-SZTE finalist students will be invited to the final in Szeged. Send us a video for the online round to convince the jury that you belong among the best.
In the video, the presentation should be held in such a way that the speaker’s face is visible throughout the whole length of the video. If you are using slides, they can be displayed in any way you wish.
You can apply here by submitting the application form and the link to your presentation video.
In the final of the competition, the contestants will hold a live presentation. The final order is determined by the jury of the final.
The finalists can also compete in the traditional “Presentation Karaoke” competition based on a voluntary application for special prizes.
The essence of the Presentation Karaoke competition is that without prior preparation, the competitors have 2 minutes to constantly talk about the slide show on the projector, which is compiled by the organizers. The relationship between the slides (which can be pictures, figures, drawings, diagrams, etc.) is unknown to the contestant, they automatically follow each other every 15 seconds. In this issue, we test the improvisation abilities of the candidates.
Prizes for the Presentation Karaoke (net amount):
1st Place: 40.000 HUF
2nd Place: 30.000 HUF
3rd Place: 20.000 HUF
Detailed competition rules can be read here.
This is a great opportunity to improve your presentation skills that you will surely be useful in all the different fields of your life. If you make it to the final round wither from the SZTE faculty rounds or from the online contest, you can try yourself live. In addition, you will also get a professional training with the help of a mentor, who will guide you to create a truly impressive speech, live.
The project is supported by the local Toastmasters club, a member of the Toastmasters International organization, one of the world’s biggest professional public speaking and leadership development organization, a network present in 141 countries with 14,600 clubs helping 352,000 members develop their leadership and public speaking skills.
Be among the best! This is an opportunity which lets you experience what it’s like to prepare for a competition in a truly professional environment.
Final contest: 10 May 2023
Deadline for submitting the videos: 21 April 2023, 24:00
Way of application for non-SZTE students: fill in the application form and send us a link to your video in e-mail.
For more information, please contact us at: email@example.com
Food for thought
„Conscious consumption – reducing harm – sustainability”
Conscious consumption, reducing harm, sustainability. Behavioral patterns for business organizations and individuals that ensure their long-lasting and balanced existence and prosperity, so that they have as little adverse impact as possible on others and the environment.
Nowadays, almost everything revolves around this above-mentioned topic, and everyone talks about it. Through countless channels, companies communicate what, when, and how they have done to meet the community’s expectations in these areas. They report on their achievements, plans, and goals. Assigned these tasks, working groups aim to provide possible solutions to urgent societal challenges that affect multiple areas from the point of view of a company, whether it is a product, its operation, corporate governance, or the environment.
But what about consumers? Are they aware of the impact they have on themselves and their environment with their daily activities and habits? Do they know, for example, how much is the adequate daily fluid intake or what effect the lack of sleep has on the human body? Are they aware that it is mainly the harmful substances contained in the smoke produced during combustion and combustion itself cause smoking-related diseases?
What can a company do to inspire not only itself but also its customers to act? Is it the responsibility of companies alone to encourage consumers to shop more consciously in order to reduce harm to themselves and the environment? Or do we also have an individual responsibility and make purchasing decisions wisely and responsibly? Can consumers be expected to be properly informed or able to filter out false data?
Many questions arise and several different opinions can be heard.