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

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>ORIGINAL ORATORY If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Slide 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) Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 5 Writing the Speech Gather Information Gather Information Magazines, books, internet, newspaper, etc Make sure to TAKE NOTES Keep a Works Cited page Slide 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 &amp; emotion appeal Slide 7 The Speech See hand out writing a persuasive speech See hand out writing a persuasive speech </p>

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