So, your Sunday School teacher, parent, Godparent, or friend told you about the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. After some consideration, you are leaning towards trying it. Besides getting up in front of an audience to present your speech, one other thing is holding you back...actually writing a speech. While this might be your first time writing a speech, this skill is something that you’ll use throughout your life. Learning it now will help you in the future.
Whether you are preparing your first (or fourth) speech for the Oratorical Festival, these tips can help you organize your thoughts and write something you will be proud and excited to present.
Best of luck writing your speech, we have faith in you! The process should be fun and you will learn a valuable skill that can be carried with you throughout life. Don’t forget to consult this year’s participant packet for more guidance.