One of the main characteristics of humans that sets them apart from animals is the ability to articulate their thoughts and feelings. Several successful people have been known to develop enviable negotiation skills which highlight the importance of persuasive speech. The City School International offered its students one such opportunity to channel their opinions and ideas into an eloquent speech, delivered to an audience. Students participated enthusiastically in the elocution competition and used the chance to improve their communication skills as well as boost their confidence level which is imperative to face an audience and influence it positively. With their teachers’ guidance, the students did a great job and the best speakers were selected based on their content, clarity, pronunciation, expression and confidence.