Original Oratory Help - Newcomer
So, this next year will be my second year in Speech and Debate. I've done Congressional debate and Policy for the most part and competed with Oratory at districts in which I made it through four rounds with an OO I wrote the night before. I guess what I'm getting at is that I want to compete more seriously this following year with OO at every local and hopefully at bigger tournaments depending on my success locally. I am working on an Oration entitled, "Barbie Taught Me Better Than That" and I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to look at what I have so far two see if the idea has potential and what I can do better with.
Thank you in advance,
Sounds like an interesting topic. I'll take a look at it, if you want. I was an oratory national qualifier when I was in high school. Shoot me a PM.
A few things I can offer.
Originally Posted by aarzu.maknojia
1: Try to incorporate some humor in your speech. A little humor goes a long way.
2. Make the topic universal. Most if not all of your audience should be able to identify with your speech. If it's too specific, the judges won't feel it as much as others. My student who qualed for CFLs, does her speech on being multiracial, but she impacts it with how we as society try to put people in categories.
3. Have some variety while speaking it. There should be some happy moments and some solemn moments. If you can be persuasive, informative and emotional all at the same time, you've got an excellent speech that will go far.
Good Luck and have fun!
See I have one covered. I'm not a very humorous person, but I know how to occasionally put in a joke or two. Then number three, I have, because it starts out somewhat humorous, gets even more humrous, then is a bit informational, more humor, then there's a point where it is sad/dramatic. The only one I may be in trouble with is number two. The entire Oratation is very much from a "Barbie" perspective, making it difficult for males to relate. So I may have to make every paragraphy dual in nature looking at both Barbie and Ken. Hm. Thank you for your input though.
Originally Posted by Ernest Chomicki
I'll take a look! send it to:
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