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you can make up a speech on something a high schooler would happen to in america, let me know beforehand on what you will be writing about

Introductory Speech Assignment Information

Time: 2-3 minutes

Points: 50 points (P/F)

This assignment requires you to research, prepare, and practice a two- to three-minute introductory speech in which you tell us about a defining moment in your life.

A defining moment is one that forever changes a person. Often, it is an event or activity from which a person gains insight about himself or herself, others, or society. Sometimes this occurs literally in a moment; other times it occurs over an hour, a day, or a few days. Whatever is learned or discovered as a result of that defining moment becomes integrated into a person’s core values and guiding philosophy. This speech requires you to tell a story by discussing the events surrounding the defining moment and explaining how it affected you.

Some advice about this speech:

  1. You only need to discuss a defining moment of your life, not the defining moment. This means you decide what to tell the audience; how much you want to reveal about yourself. Only discuss what you feel comfortable discussing.
  1. The goal of this speech is to have you present a story (with a beginning, middle, and end) and then explain the significance or meaning of the story to you to the audience. Don’t start the speech with “Hi, my name is —- and this is a defining moment in my life.” Start with the story.
  1. DO NOT read your speech. The best way to avoid reading your speech is to use an outline or bullet points for your notes. DO NOT write out the speech word-for-word. This is not an essay. This is an extemporaneous speech. You are conversing with the audience, not reading to them.
  1. Don’t forget that you need to end your speech with finality. Practice the end of the speech as much as you practice the beginning of the speech.