Bruce Rogers Speech and Debate Tournament

2019 — Warner Robins, GA/US

Original Oratory

Abbreviation OO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $15.00
Overall Entry Limit 100
Entry Limit Per School 100
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Oratory is an event in which the student writes, memorizes, and then delivers a persuasive speech arising from his/her personal feelings and convictions, or a source of irritation about some problem. No specific restriction as to the type of speech governs oratory. Although most orations are persuasive speeches, they may also be eulogies or inspirational speeches. Topics for the oration are selected by each contestant with the aid of a coach or teacher. Not more than 10% or 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation. Extensive paraphrasing is also discouraged. The oration must be presented from memory. The oration must be between seven and 10 minutes in length. Original Oratory offers the student an opportunity to develop skills in research and writing, to analyze his or her own values and to take a stand on important issues. It also teaches the speaker to develop logical proof, to memorize, to polish delivery and presentation abilities, and to rework and revise for excellence