THE DIGITAL JUNGLE (27 April 2024)

The 2024 4Voices Barcelona public speaking event for teenagers will see 12 students from 4ESO/1BXT take to the stage at CosmoCaixa to tackle the complexities of the online world, with the theme ‘The Digital Jungle’.

Read the following two articles about this exciting event:

‘I cannot see the difference between real and virtual’

Y10 student Helena Maixer Earns Spot as Finalist in 4Voices Public Speaking Contest


2048: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW (9 December 2023)

‘2048: The Future Starts Now’, a collaborative initiative between 4Voices, SistersIN, Vocalis Public Speaking and McCANN VA, was held on 9 December 2023 in Stormont Parliament Buildings. 12 remarkable young women from Northern Ireland gave powerful, impactful and emotional speeches about the future of their country. Here in our latest podcast 4Voices co-founder Cormac Walsh talks to the vice chair of SistersIn Aisling Press, founder of Vocalis Public Speaking Sinéad Lunny and two of the incredible young female speakers Hope Gordon and Anna Norris.

Listen to two of the participants of our ‘2048: The Future Starts Now’ event, Romy Maguire and Maka Chinanayi, speaking on BBC Radio Ulster GMU (at 1:17:43)

Emily Scanlon, Maka Chinanayi and Grace Jackman spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about participating in ‘2048: The Future Starts Now’

The Banbridge Chronicle highlights the speech of Katie McMinn, one of the participants in ‘2048: The Future Starts Now’

Sinéad Lunny of Vocalis Public Speaking talks to The County Down Outlook



You cannot ever underestimate the power and energy that well informed and motivated youngsters can bring to the conversation. That is exactly what we found in our 4Voices podcast with 4Voices co-founders Carrie Frais and Cormac Walsh alongside Josh Gabel, the co-founder of Qustodio. They chatted to the winner of the 2023 4Voices competition Audrey Nagel from The British School of Barcelona and Lauren Weedle, also a 4Voices finalist and a graduate of Barcelona High School, about the numerous benefits of public speaking as well as the growing importance of digital wellness.


In other podcasts, the 2022 winner Nanthan Nan and the 2023 winner Audrey Nagel were interviewed by Carrie on the podcast ‘The Soundtrack to My Life’, where they got to chat about their upbringing, education and teenage years via their most resonant musical memories.


Carrie also interviewed her 4Voices co-founder and TEDx speaker Cormac Walsh about his personal public speaking journey and the benefits that self-advocacy has in almost every walk of life.

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