Module 6: Presidential Candidate Mini Speech
Mini Speeches are designed to give students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills without having an “audience”. Please see the instructions below:
Step 1: Choose an individual who you think should be the next president of the United States. This individual SHOULD NOT include a person who could/would run for the position or be in politics. A viable individual could be a family member, celebrity…even a cartoon or fictional character!
Step 2: Create a short speech to outline your choice and provide THREE reasons why the audience should consider voting for that person. Consider yourself the “hype person” for this individual. Utilize description with your answers. Don’t forget structure (intro, body, conclusion).
Step 3. Create a short video (no more than 2 minutes) with you presenting your tribute. A visual aid is NOT required.
Step 4. Post this video. Please view the technical speech requirements below about posting videos.
Technical Speech Requirements:
- NO spectators have to be present for this speech
- There should be NO “starting and stopping” during this time. You should not try to find the “best take” but allow your speech to be a “live” presentation. Grades will not be given for a speech that possesses segmented material OR splicing.
- When taping, please ensure that your video is close enough for the graders and reviewers to see you; however, far enough for any visual aids to be seen and your body gestures. Video should at least show from the torso up. Speakers should be standing.
- After you complete your speech, post the video to YouTube.