& Example Speeches
A quick word about these sample speeches - a couple of
these pieces were stolen by one of those websites that
"sells" term papers, and used in various ways -
even printed word-for-word as an op-ed piece in a college
newspaper! That's not cool. Use these as examples,
for inspiration, to get a feel for how to
write your own speech! Use them (with our
permission, which we're happy to give) in Oratorical
Interpretation competition - because in that case, you're supposed
to use someone else's speeches! Just don't claim
these as your own. We worked long and hard to write
these, and we love them!
- My junior-year speech for the Original Oratory event
in National Forensics League competition; it was a
national qualifier and the Ohio High School Speech
League state champion speech. Humorous, a bit
theatrical, full of quotes & references, and ten
minutes long. However, it reads
strangely; just imagine a very hammy performance!
'Round Raleigh - Same type of speech as
above, but on a different subject; this is the one I
wrote and performed my senior year. Also a
national qualifier and Ohio state champ! This
one reads a little better, and the message is more
Outbreak -Same type of speech again,
this one written by good friend and fierce competitor
on the Cheesecake! - Another
competition piece by Ms. Jackson...
Man Speech - For my college buddy
- Best Man Speech - For my high school buddy
Tony's wedding; coming soon, as soon as I can
find a copy of it!
Other Sample Speeches:
- For my grandmother's funeral.
- The Advertisements on this very page!
Yup, those ones over on the right side of the page,
and sometimes below. I'm not kidding - some of
those places have some good tips, tricks, and samples
that you can check out. See what you can find!