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04-02-2006, 06:21 PM
does anyone possibly have any old OOs that they could send me?
im attempting to write my OO speech for next year and would love some examples to look at.
04-03-2006, 08:44 AM
If I remember, I'll send you mine. It's a couple of years old and made it to Nats in 2004 but didn't break.
04-03-2006, 09:30 AM
thanks so much! my e-mail is Niki113090@aol.com
05-23-2006, 06:50 PM
Not looking for a topic, just looking for an overall structure
05-23-2006, 10:09 PM
Original Oratory is a public speaking event in which the performer is expected to do extensive research and analysis on a particular topic (usually persuasive in nature, but it may also be informative). The best topics have some kind of social, political, or scientific significance. The performer must write a speech that may not exceed ten minutes in length (around five pages typed, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font) on the selected topic. The speech must include citations of where every bit of research and evidence the performer used in the speech came from before the presentation of each piece of said information. The presentation must be memorized. Delivery should have no fluency errors such as stumbles or mispronunciation of words. The pacing of the performance is also very important; not too fast, not too slow. Hand gestures are also to be used for creating an emphasis on important or significant parts of the speech. The most common Oratory style structure follows this guideline:
A. Attention-getting device
B. Announcement of topic
C. Topic definition
D. Significance of topic
E. Thesis Statement
F. Preview of three main points
II. First main point: Problem section
A. First Problem (Most important/devastating problem)
B. Second Problem (Least important/devastating problem)
C. Third Problem (Second most important/devastating problem)
III. Second main point: Cause section
A. Cause(s) of the first problem
B. Cause(s) of the second problem
C. Cause(s) of the third problem
IV. Third main point: Solution section
A. International/National solutions
B. Local solutions
C. Individual/Personal solutions
A. Restate thesis statement
B. Review of main points
C. Tie back to Attention-getting device
D. Awesome last line
05-25-2006, 11:30 AM
Keep in mind that the structure is not a rule. Yes, your speech does have to have some sort of structure... but you can always be creative with it.
05-25-2006, 11:26 PM
no one said anyting about not being creative. OF COURSE you put yourself, your own style, personality, originality, and creativity into it. DUH....
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