The Speeches in Level I
Give the following seven speeches and complete the other requirements outlined below to become a Level II speaker. (More information on these speeches is available in the member handbook.)
We use a signaling system to let you know your time, so you’ll know when your time is running out.
1. Getting to Know You (4 – 6 minutes)
The objective of this speech is to help you feel more comfortable in public speaking situations and to let the audience know more about you.
2. Gestures (5 – 7 minutes)
This speech calls on you to work with gestures and body language to add interest and meaning to your speech.
3. Vocal Variety (5 – 7 minutes)
In addition to gestures, use vocal power, pitch, pace, and pauses to add meaning and interest to your message.
In addition to gestures and vocal variety, use visual aids to help the audience understand and remember what they hear.
5. Organizing a Speech (5 – 7 minutes)
In addition to gestures, vocal variety, and visual aids, organize your presentation into a logical sequence that helps the audience to a clearly understand the topic. Write up a MLA-formatted speech outline and turn it in to the Chairperson and your Evaluator before the speech.
6. Speaker’s Choice (5 – 7 minutes)
The speaker chooses the topic and emphasis, of this speech. To count toward Level promotion, this speech must be given while a Level I speaker.
7. Speaking with Knowledge (7 minutes +/- 30 seconds)
Research an issue or topic, write a speech, and then present that speech to the audience in a way that incorporates the skills you have learned thus far. Write up a MLA-formatted speech outline and turn it in to the Chairperson and your Evaluator before the speech. To be eligible for Level advancement, the timing of this speech must fall within the specified time frame of 7-minutes plus-or-minus 30-seconds.
Level I – Other Requirements
Do every club role at least once, while a Level I speaker.