The Search for America’s Most Patriotic City
. . . and a chance to a) save the $400 Billion that goes overseas
every year for oil, b) generate jobs from Americans creating American
energy, c) birth new, innovative industries at home, d) reduce the economic
and political clout of Arab dictatorships and support Israel and e) become
energy independent and energy secure and bring back the indomitable spirit
that is America!
National Student Competition: In addition to the competition
amongst all of America's cities, The National Forensic League and Words
That Shook The World bring all of America’s high schools into the
effort to educate and inspire. Students across the country will compete
by uploading 3 minute videos on either "Why America Needs to Be Energy
Independent", or "How America Can Become Energy Independent
by 2020". The best videos would be included in the television reality
show or featured by their local NBC affiliates, and the top 10 are flown
to Washington, DC for the Finals of the competition in front of U.S. Senators,
Congressperson and energy independence and national security experts,
covered by NBC and The Today Show.
AND PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA CHOSEN AS TWO MOST SIGNIFICANT SPEAKERS/SPEECHES
OF 1ST DECADE OF 21ST CENTURY IN NEW BOOK
Hills Communication Strategist and speech advisor, Richard Greene was
Indonesian President Yudhoyono's special guest at the State Dinner in
Jakarta for President and Mrs. Obama in November, 2010 and was invited
to surprise the American president with his new book designating both
leaders as the speakers of the two most significant speeches of the 1st
decade of The 21st Century.
"Words That Shook The World: The 1st Decade of The 21st Century"
is the continuation of Greene's prestigious "Words That Shook The
World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events", published
by Prentice Hall in 2002 and used in high schools and universities as
one of the most prestigious works on great speeches. Greene chose state
senator Obama's 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote, claiming
it to be "the most successful political speech in American history"
and President Yudhoyono's 2009 Harvard Address, "Towards Harmony
Among Civilizations", a stunning call for moderation in the Muslim
world as the two speeches and two personalities that shook the world in
the past decade.
That Shook The World has donated over $11 Million of educational
videos to every high school teacher and every high school
student in The New York City Schools.
are not only "The 5 Secrets" of President Obama,
but the communication secrets of Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther
King, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt
and the others in "Words That Shook The World: 100
Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events".
York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein launches
the competition at The Scholastic Auditorium
Wyle shares his thoughts on inspiring our
Chancellor SantiagoTaveras speaks
to the teachers
Weitz of Bing
Richard Greene with Elizabeth Kucinich
from PCRM and Noah Wyle
Julie Strategos of Lockheed Martin
Rother of Planet Green
Semi Finals will be
judged by the sponsors
and a team of VIP Judges including Noah Wyle,
and Deidre Hall
VIDEOS OF TOP 5 STUDENTS IN 2008 COMPETITION.
are THE RESULTS for the 2nd National "Words That
Shook The World" Public Speaking Competition!!!
The Jason Mraz Art, Music and The Environment Competition
Sponsor of The Technology Competition
Co-Sponsor: "Eating, Health and The Environment" Competition
The Official Hotels of The Competition
high school student in The New York City School System is invited to "Shake
The World" with THEIR words and have the chance to win some of the
$42,000 in scholarships . . . and help the City of New York, America and
The World in "The Environmental Solutions" Competitions.
are invited to serve their city, country and the planet by coming up with
environmental projects, innovations or even inventions concerning Technology,
and the new environmental focus that looks on the interrelationship between
"Eating, Health and The Environment". The student will then
tell us all about them in a compelling 2 - 3 minute video which will be
uploaded on SchoolTube and judged by The National Forensics League and
New York City teachers will be able to compete and win prizes in special
speech and mentoring competitions as well.
Technology, Finance/Public Policy/Eco-Activism, Eating, Health and
Scholarship and a Summer Internship with the sponsor
4th and 5th:
#2: The Jason Mraz Art, Music and The Environment Competition
4th and 5th:
AVATAR Award - Students
Avatar Award: Teachers
You are about to improve your ability to do the scariest thing human
beings ever do - stand up and give a speech.
But, as you will learn, it doesn't have to be scary. ALL you have to
do, to be a great speaker, and to WIN this competition and the Full
Scholarship is to just reach inside and share what you are thinking
and feeling. Don't worry about the form or the technique. Don't worry
about never having given a speech before. Azah Awasum, the amazing winner
of The 1st National competition, last year, had NEVER given a live speech
before in her entire life . . . until she stepped out in front of the
audience at the Finals in Washington, DC.
ALL you have to do is SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART.
That's what Martin Luther King did. That's what FDR and JFK and Barbara
Jordan and Ronald Reagan did.
And, when you learn how to do just that you will become a better communicator
in your personal life, you will get better jobs, you will make more
money and you will contribute to our country in even bigger ways.
What's YOUR Message For America???
The country is listening!!!
That Shook The Worldcelebrates
the great speakers of the past 100 years. This annual competition
will help find and train the great speakers of the NEXT 100 years
– Is it YOU?