Platform Speech Citation Tips

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Platform-Speech-Citations-Help-Page-1.pdf

 

Persuasive

A persuasive speech is a prepared speech, written by the competitor, which advocates a specific position or course of action (Stoa website).

Rules

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Persuasive-2017-2018.pdf

Ballot

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Persuasive-Student-Ballot-2017-2018.pdf

 

Original Oratory

An Original Oratory is a prepared speech, written by the competitor, on a topic of the competitor’s choice. The purpose of this informative speech is to explain, describe, or expose the topic (Stoa website).

Rules

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Original-Oratory-Rules-2017-2018.pdf

Ballot

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Original-Oratory-Student-Ballot-2017-2018.pdf

 

Expository

An Expository is a prepared speech written by the competitor which explains and illustrates a topic through both words and visuals (e.g. illustrated boards, physical props, digital and electronic presentations, or any combination). (Stoa website)

Rules

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Expository-Rules-2017-18.pdf

Ballot

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Expository-Student-Ballot-2017-2018.pdf

 

 

Demonstration Speech

A demonstration speech is an original work written by the competitor that explains how to do something or how something works. Props may or may not be used (Stoa website).

NOTE: This speech is actually considered a Wild Card event instead of a Platform speech.

Rules

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Demonstration-Rules-2017-18.pdf

Ballot

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Demonstration-Student-Ballot-2017-2018.pdf

 

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