Secretary Yasay observes speech delivery of FSO Cadets Batch XXIII

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay (sixth from left) with Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser, Dr. Dante Velasco (eighth from left), PTV-4 Program Host Ms. Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez (center) with DFA and Foreign Service Institute officers

 

The Foreign Service Institute organized a lecture-workshop on speech writing and delivery on 6 January 2017, led by Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser, Dr. Dante Velasco and PTV-4 broadcast journalist, Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez. The session, which aims to enhance the oral and written communication skills of its participants, is part of the Diplomatic Communications module of the Foreign Service Officers’ (FSO) Cadetship Course – Batch XXIII.

As part of the training, seventeen (17) FSO cadets were asked to write and deliver mock speeches for various scenarios, including a United Nations plenary address and a film screening for the Filipino Community in Singapore. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. attended the speech delivery and gave a short speech on the importance of public speaking in the work of an effective diplomat.