Write the speech out and I will record and upload video…Please make sure the story is about an African American woman in the United States, Georgia to be exact.
I want to have some fun with this next assignment.Now that we’ve broken the ice with introductions,we can let down our guard just a bit and ease into conversational, extemporaneous delivery.
No matter where your life takes you, at some point you’ll engage in conversation with a stranger, a business partner, or a customer about a previous job, an unusual experience or even your family. It will be your opportunity to “wow” them with a good story.
For this assignment, let’s pretend that you’re in that situation, and you want to WOW us with a good story! This speech is simply a well told memoir from your life. It should be interesting, it can be entertaining – but ultimately, I want it to be a story that you’re familiar with and enjoy telling. Treat us as if we were friends at a round-table discussion,and you want to tell us something that you know we’ll enjoy.
Storytelling is a great skill to use in speeches. It’s something we’ll discuss more about in the coming weeks. Practice this speech before you record. You will want your story to be told smoothly and draw your audience in. You also don’t want the audience to be confused by parts left out. Remember to consider your audience and what they’ll need to know about the story to understand it!
A few parameters:
- Your speech should be 2-4 mins in length.
- Your speech should have a beginning, middle and an end. Introduce us to your situation, elaborate within the body, and conclude your tale
- Show enthusiasm and have fun with this assignment! Choose a story about an event that you have told before, one that was TRULY memorable.
- Be prepared. You may certainly write out your speech, but rehearse it so that you’re not reading your speech. Your eyes will indicate whether you’re talking to us or reading to us.