Theme: To be Determined by Teacher
Title of Speech:
Duration 3-5 minutes:
The number of words contained in a 3-minute speech depends on how fast you talk.
- If you speak at 100 words per minute, there are 300 words in a 3-minute speech.
- If you speak at 125 words per minute, there are 375 words in a 3-minute speech.
- If you speak at 150 words per minute, there are 450 words in a 3-minute speech.
- If you speak at 175 words per minute, there are 525 words in a 3-minute speech.
- If you speak at 200 words per minute, there are 600 words in a 3-minute speech.
If you want to have a good delivery, your goal should be to speak no faster than 150 words per minute. So I would say that you should have a maximum of 450 words in your speech.
SOME AREAS TO CONSIDER:
- Global or local issues
- Social Justice
The creation of an idea
- An idea expresses curiosity
- An idea speaks to hope
- An idea is the first step to an undiscovered solution
Questions one could ask to help students generate ideas related to the theme.
- What does your future look like?
- What volunteer work are you involved in that makes a difference in the community, or the world?
- If you could change the world, how would you do it?
- What cool technology would you like to invent?
- What cool technology do you think is just getting started?
- What could be different in the world?
TYPES OF TALKS
Each student will be assessed on a 50-point scale
CONTENT (25 Points)
- Speech Development - Structure, Organization Support Material (10)
- Effectiveness - Achievement of Purpose (10)
- Speech Value - Ideas, Logic, Original Thought (5)
POSE/DELIVERY (25 Points)
- Physical Appearance - Confidence, Eye contact (5)
- Voice - Voice expression/projection, Tone & Voice (5)
- Manner - Enthusiasm, Correctness (5)
- Grammar, Word Selection (5)
- Appropriateness - To speech purpose & Audience (5)
Focus on the following areas:
- Eye contact
- Diction: Speak clear and slow
- 3:00 - 5:00 minutes in length
- 10 Points penalty for speeches under 3:00 or over 5:00 minutes
- Note cards optional
- Stand for notes optional
- Verbatim speech not allowed
- Props and costumes not allowed
- Speeches may be in any language
- Introduction and hook
- Preview main points
- Main points (Elaborating time)
- Review main points
- Conclusion and compel
Outline for a speech
Title of your speech
Speech Outline Format (Not Essay Format)
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