How to Tell a Lie: JCI Edinburgh to host “A Night of Tall Tales”

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 6.00pm – 8.30 pm

Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ           

JCI Edinburgh will next Wednesday host an open event providing young professionals with an opportunity to network and test their communication skills in a fun competitive environment.

The event, which is completely free and open to non-members, will provide attendees with the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills whilst finding out more about the work of JCI.

The evening will be split in two, with the first hour providing an informal welcome for non-members who would like to find out more about JCI and the benefits a membership provides. At 7pm the tension will heat up with a competition: A Night of Tall Tales. Participants will be given 3-5 minutes to tell the audience a story that will either be true or fabricated, with the audience then judging whether the story is true or false. The winner will be the competitor receiving the most votes contrary to the factual stance of their story. Both members and non-members will be able to sign up in advance to participate and it will provide a lighthearted environment for competitors to develop their public speaking confidence.

The organiser of the event, JCI Edinburgh’s current President Leeanne Bradley hopes the competitive element of the event will encourage non-members to come along and find out more about what JCI can offer.

“One of the most important things that JCI offers is the chance to develop business skills and network in a friendly, fun environment. Competitions like this one offer the chance to really hone your public speaking skills in a pressure-free, light hearted setting”

JCI Edinburgh is part of Junior Chamber International, the worldwide personal development organisation for business professionals in their 20s and 30s. They offer a stimulating range of activities to enable members to develop communication, presentation, leadership, project management, networking and business skills. Their overall aim is provide tomorrow’s leaders with the necessary skills to improve themselves and their community.

For an annual fee of £85, JCI members can access a wide-ranging programme of events, training and social opportunities. A voluntary organisation, JCI also has a long history of charitable work and fundraising. Their current project, Suit Drive, has seen JCI encourage members of the public to donate unwanted suits to the homeless in order to assist them in finding work. Additionally, a recent local project involved JCI members participating in an Apprentice style challenge which saw two teams battle it out to run the most successful Bethany charity shop.

To register to enter the competition, please email Leeanne Bradley:

[email protected]

For more information on opportunities and events organised by JCI Edinburgh please visit

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