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ORIGINAL ORATORY If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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1 ORIGINAL ORATORY If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. Benjamin Franklin ( )

2 What is Original Oratory? An oratory is a persuasive speech on a timely subject that is inspirational, controversial, or philosophical. An oratory is a persuasive speech on a timely subject that is inspirational, controversial, or philosophical. The speaker attempts to CONVINCE the audience to accept and idea. The speaker attempts to CONVINCE the audience to accept and idea. A GOOD oratory will catch and keep the audiences attention A GOOD oratory will catch and keep the audiences attention Must be Factually based Must be Factually based The speaker may: The speaker may: –Make the audience aware of a problem –Offer a solution (although not mandatory)

3 Requirements All work must be your own All work must be your own Must prepare your script in advanced Must prepare your script in advanced No more than 150 quoted words No more than 150 quoted words Must be 5 – 10 minutes long. Must be 5 – 10 minutes long. Must be memorized – NO NOTES Must be memorized – NO NOTES In competition, no props/costumes/visual aids In competition, no props/costumes/visual aids

4 Writing the Speech Choosing your topic Choosing your topic –current, but not overdone –Avoid topics too deeply embedded in personal beliefs –One that interests you, but has a chance to actually be heard by the judges –Use news sources like 60 minutes and other news reports to brain storm topics

5 Writing the Speech Gather Information Gather Information –Magazines, books, internet, newspaper, etc –Make sure to TAKE NOTES –Keep a Works Cited page

6 Writing the Speech Formulate a Thesis / Main Point Formulate a Thesis / Main Point Try for interesting Factual support Try for interesting Factual support Create an audience catching introduction and conclusion Create an audience catching introduction and conclusion –Quotations, stories, anecdotes, illustrations, personal experiences, startling statements Write your manuscript Write your manuscript –Use complex, yet carefully thought-out sentences with advanced vocab & emotion appeal

7 The Speech See hand out – writing a persuasive speech See hand out – writing a persuasive speech


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