Oratory

The art of effective written, and oral presentation to persuade or inform (this is not a dramatic presentation).

Requirements:

  1. Only one (1) speech is to be presented, and it must not exceed five (5) minutes.
  2. The selection of the speech is the decision of the contestant; it should be an original piece written by the contestant.
  3. The speech is not to be presented as a dramatic presentation.
  4. Costumes and props are not permitted.
  5. The material must be completely memorized.

Contestants will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Delivery (25)
    • Speech Clarity
    • Diction
    • Pronunciation
    • Enunciation
    • Gestures
    • Emphasis
    • Memorization
    • Tempo
    • Time
  • Interpretation (25)
    • Content
    • Subject Adherence
    • Theme
    • Logic and Color
    • Emotion/Connection
  • Platform Presence (25)
    • Poise
    • Appeal
    • Impression
    • Attitude and Effect
    • Audience Engagement
  • Projection (25)
    • Voice
    • Emphasis
    • Tone
    • Pitch
    • Volume
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