The Timekeeper let’s the speakers know how long they’ve spoken for, and if they go overtime.
How to be Wordmaster at a Speakers League meeting. This video includes a 2-minute sample Impromptu answer at the end (after the bloopers) for you to practice counting filler words.
The objective of the Getting to Know You speech (the first speech in Level I) is to help you feel more comfortable in public speaking situations and to let the audience learn more about you.
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.
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. 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.
The objective of the Sincerity speech is to share your thoughts on a subject about which you have strong feelings in such a way that it might convince others to take up your cause.
The goal of the Storytelling speech is to share a fictional folk tale or story with a moral in a way that is entertaining and holds the interest of the audience.
The objective of the Audience Participation speech is to involve the audience in some way while making your speech.
The objective of this speech is to use humor to get your audience smiling and laughing. (This 9-year old presented her Humor speech while it was still categorized in Level II. Now it is in Level IV.)