Presentation on theme: "Campaigning for Student Council. Step 1: Connect to the Student Body Come up with a catchy, creative slogan that will help your peers remember you "— Presentation transcript:
Campaigning for Student Council
Step 1: Connect to the Student Body Come up with a catchy, creative slogan that will help your peers remember you For ideas, visit Make your slogan visible in the school through posters, stickers, etc. (do this ASAP!)
Step 2: Prepare a Speech Your speech should have 3 parts: A-B-C! A = ACQUAINT yourself to the audience B = Share your BELIEFS C = CONVINCE your audience to vote for you
Step 2: Prepare a Speech: Acquaint Acquaint your audience with you through a strong introduction. In your introduction, tell the audience: - your name and grade; - the office you’d like to hold; - how long you’ve been at Council; - your past Student Council experience; and - 3 reasons they should vote for you. Incorporate your slogan into your introduction. Use humor, if possible.
Step 2: Prepare a Speech: Beliefs In this part, you’ll explain why you are running for office. Elaborate on the 3 reasons you stated in your introduction. Give specific examples for each reason or specific solutions to problems you identified. Sell yourself to the audience!
Step 2: Prepare a Speech: Convince Conclude your speech by convincing your audience to vote for you. Restate each of the reasons they should choose you, and thank them for their vote. Restate your slogan and wrap up your speech with something the audience will remember you by.
Step 3: Presenting Your Speech Be prepared. Use note cards; don’t read your speech word-for- word. Practice, practice, practice; recite your speech to your family, your friends, into a mirror at home, etc. Look at your audience, not at your notes, your feet, etc. Smile and have fun (or at least pretend like you are)! Make your audience believe that you are REALLY excited about getting their vote.
GOOD LUCK! Remember: It is NORMAL to be nervous and feel like you are going to throw up! Winning isn’t everything…at least you had the courage (and the good grades) to give it a try! Be a good sport, whether you win or lose!