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Loren Ellis wins grand prize in 'Talk the ’TIC' competition

6/12/2012 (Archived)

"How’s your health talk?"

Erik Van Slooten, D.C., Founder of Talk the ’TIC, posed this question to the profession following a vivid dream he experienced. In this dream, a student was seen passionately sharing the principles of chiropractic with an audience of thousands. A student himself at the time, Dr. Van Slooten recognized this was a call to action--that perhaps he and other students would play a role in a revitalized emphasis on the chiropractic lay lecture. As he looked for ways of bringing students together, he landed upon the idea of a health-talk competition. And so Talk the ’TIC was put in to motion. FL student Loren Ellis

On Palmer’s Florida Campus, Talk the ’TIC has continued to gain attention from those students interested in becoming more comfortable with their presentation skills and public speaking. In May, a Talk the ’TIC contest was held on campus. Loren Ellis, a third quarter student from Alabama, with a B.S. in Biology and Pre-Med from Florida A&M was the grand prize winner. Ms. Ellis will be representing Palmer’s Florida Campus at the national competition to be held at Life College’s Catch the Wave event on August 3-4 in San Francisco, Calif.

"I truly thank God for this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally," said Ms. Ellis. "It is extremely important for chiropractors to be able to effectively educate the public about what it is that we do and the benefits of chiropractic care. I am appreciative for the chance to better my communication skills and capacity to reach out to others."

Photo: Florida Campus student Loren Ellis