Sample & 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!

  Competition Speeches:

  • CyberLife - 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!
  • Rally '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 intact.  Enjoy!
  • Breakout Outbreak -Same type of speech again, this one written by good friend and fierce competitor Katharine Jackson.
  • Bring on the Cheesecake! - Another competition piece by Ms. Jackson...


 Graduation Speeches:


Best Man Speeches:

  • Best Man Speech - For my college buddy Ernie's wedding.
  • 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:

  • Eulogy - 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!