Microsoft’s Bing is working with Richard Greene and Avatar director James Cameron to host “Words that Shook the World competition, New York City on April 17, opened to NYC high school students. Over $12,000 in scholarships're available to students who deliver best 2-3 minute speeches on “An Environmental Lesson I Learned from Avatar and How to Apply it in My Community, NYC, America and/or World”. In addition to competition, attendees will see special screening of some of highlights of Avatar and hear from James Cameron, learn public speaking secrets from Richard Greene, and will learn how Bing can help them become better informed and confident about their ideas. Words That Shook The World high school public speaking competitions are dedicated to finding and cultivating next great speakers and leaders for America and are based on Richard Greene's book Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events. Bing is proud to be a supporter of the competition as we recognize that reality of tomorrow starts with the dreams and passions of the kids today,” notes Microsoft.
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