Thursday, August 11 2022

For the first time, EDF, Sanofi, Vivendi and Orange took part yesterday in an inter-company public speaking competition. The 12 candidates from different professions and different countries, selected after initial internal competitions, defended the colors of their group in March 2022 in the emblematic place of Paris: the Olympia.
Khadidiatou Niang Sar, representing Orange won this first inter-company final.

Public speaking, a key skill in business
Mastering the art of public speaking can make all the difference in business and the world at large. Sharing ideas and convincing with charm and emotion are not acquired skills but can be developed and become real assets. Orange launched its first public speaking competition in 2017, offering its employees the opportunity to take up this challenge with training provided by the Cours Florent Executive and public speaking coaches. The 12 candidates from the four companies taking part in this first inter-company competition benefited from similar coaching.

A brand new fun inter-company competition for this 2022 edition
For the first time, Orange opened its public speaking competition to EDF, Sanofi and Vivendi. These four Groups share a common vision: the company has an essential role to play in society and the development of skills. Through this program, individuals are encouraged to experience public speaking and discuss global issues.

A fast and competitive final in the prestigious hall of the Olympia

An exceptional jury was composed of César Ghrenassia, Lawyer at the Paris Bar; Paul Taylor, comedian and YouTuber; Youssef Swatt, Belgian rapper and writing workshop leader; Anne Parillaud, French actress. The twelve finalists, from France, Senegal, the United Kingdom, Egypt and Japan, each delivered a 5-minute speech in English or French, on a defined theme.

Béatrice Mandine, Executive Director of Communication, Brand and Engagement at Orange said: “This competition is a perfect way to learn to speak in public because it combines theoretical teaching and a practical part, on stage. ! I am very happy that this 2022 edition was able to take place between these four major groups, EDF, Sanofi, Vivendi and Orange, and I would like to thank them for their commitment. We experienced a beautiful emotion. I would like to congratulate all the candidates for their performance, and especially for their rise to power in the challenge!”

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