In this Speech, you have to tell who you are and what you are about. The key question for a successful and effective self introduction speech in both occasions is:
Public-speaking events[ edit ] The public speaking events are typically memorized speeches that can be on any topic the competitor desires. Typically, the same speech is used for the entire competitive season but may not be used in more than one season.
Original Oratory[ edit ] In Original Oratorya competitor prepares an original speech which may be informative or persuasive in nature. A competitor may use one speech for the entire season. The purpose of Oratory is to inspire belief or reinforce conviction.
At the high-school level, the speech is generally delivered without visual aids or notes. In many leagues including the two U. Speeches are generally eight to ten minutes in length, with a warning often given when the allowed time has expired; most tournaments have a second grace period.
Persuasion[ edit ] Persuasion is often considered the collegiate equivalent of Oratory. The focus of the event is to change, reinforce, or instill the attitudes, beliefs, and values of the audience. Although few rules that dictate what topics or formats are permissible in persuasion, most persuasion speeches are policy-based; speakers advocate a specific policy proposal to address a need, offering their recommendation in a problem-cause-solution or cause-effect-solution format.
Informative[ edit ] Informative speaking, also known as Expository Addressis a speech meant to inform the audience. The speech is supposed to be objective, without any judgement or evaluation of the topic. In intercollegiate competition, the time limit is ten minutes and the speech is typically memorized.
In high-school competition, time limits vary by U. Some informative speeches use visual aids; visual aids and puns or wordplay are emphasized in Californiaalthough neither are required. Declamation[ edit ] Declamationor memorized speech, is the high-school interpretation and presentation of a non-original speech.
Speeches may be historical such as Martin Luther King Jr. Declamations are generally persuasive, and the competition is similar to Original Oratory. Like Oratory, speeches are about eight minutes long.
Rhetorical criticism[ edit ] Rhetorical criticismor communication analysis, is an individual collegiate event in which the speaker has ten minutes to present a speech. The artifact may be anything of rhetorical significance, such as a book, a speech, an advertising campaign, or a protest movement.
The speaker identifies the goals the artifact seeks to accomplish. They then select a model form of analysis typically borrowed from communication scholars to determine the effectiveness of the artifact in reaching its goal; for example, in analyzing an anti-smoking campaign the speaker might choose a model discussing the most effective methods of employing fear to persuade a mass audience.
They would then apply the model to the artifact and draw conclusions about the artifact's strengths and weaknesses, the success or failure of the model as an analytical tool, and other insight gained from the analysis. Special-occasion speaking[ edit ] Special-occasion speaking, a high-school event, is similar to Oratory but focuses on lighter subjects and addresses a specific audience.
Although comedy is frequently heard in special-occasion speaking, it should not detract from the message the speaker is trying to relate. The speech is not as strictly persuasive as in Oratory, but can be designed to inform.
Speeches are typically six to eight minutes long.How to Write a Speech. You may find that you are expected to speak at a public gathering or social event, and being prepared to speak at these occasions requires planning and preparing the text.
Here are tips to help you plan and write a. This page contains a sample introduction speech template for introducing a guest speaker or key note speaker for an event, banquet, conference, lecture and more.
It also contains tips for how to write an introduction speech and techniques for delivering introductory remarks. Sep 15, · A 5-minute speech is extremely short.
You can consider this format that I usuall use for up to 7-minute speech.
Introduction - 40 seconds to 1 min. Body - 3 points (stories) of around 1 min each. Perhaps 1 about you, 1 about your family, and 1 about your job (or aspiration). Conclusion - 1 minute. On average, we speak words per second. Oct 24, · Before your speech, contact the person who will be introducing you and send or read them your suggested introduction.
Unless the person is a total novice, s/he will be thankful that you saved them from the chore of drafting a personal introduction of you%(). It’s a 3 minute speech competition called the 3 minute Thesis.
These annual, 3 minute speech competitions challenge Ph.D and Masters students to effectively communicate /2 years’ of technical research into a short speech.
Chapter 3. The Sounds of Language. Edward Sapir. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech.