Competitive speech activities allow students to learn about a wide range of different types of communication in a fun, high energy setting. Students choose to compete in one of thirteen different categories that emphasize some specific aspect of rhetoric that could be serious or expressive.
|Public Address (Serious)||Interpretation (Expressive)|
|Original Oratory||Extemporaneous Reading|
|Extemporaneous Speaking||Creative Expression|
|Informative||Serious Interpretation of Prose|
|Serious Interpretation of Poetry|
|Serious Interpretation of Drama|
Although students are a member of the team, they compete individually against many other students from different schools in judged competition. This activity is a great way to help develop poise, confidence and public presence in addition to widening a student’s view of the world.