Speech Information

Each school may have two entries per grade level.   Each participant will prepare a three minute (maximum and minimum) informative speech on one of the following topics.  The speaker may use notes during the presentation, but should not read.

  1. What do you think are the most important issues our Presidential candidates should focus on this year?
  2. What would you say are the three things every college student should know when he/she graduates?
  3. Now that the world population has reached 7 billion, what impact will this have for our youngest generation of Americans?


Each prepared speech will be evaluated according to the following:

  • Is the introduction interesting and clearly related to the topic?
  • Is the progression of ideas in the body easy to follow?
  • Are the supporting details central to the purpose of the study?
  • Is the grammar in the speech correct?
  • Is the speaker enthusiastic about the subject?
  • Does the speaker have good eye contact?
  • Do the vocal factors or time, pitch, force, quality, and variety enhance the presentation?


Each student will receive a written critique of his/her speech as well as a ribbon indicating the level of performance.

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