The official rules are short, vague, and in Japanese. Ask your JTE to translate. Participants are junior high school students. Speeches and recitations must be under 5 minutes.
With this experience I can tell you that there are 4 areas that are of primary importance when giving your contest speech. How To Win a Speech Contest 1. First impressions mean a lot.
When a judge evaluates your performance, they are looking at a lot of criteria. Having a professional appearance is a simple way to move to the top of their list in the visual category.
Here are three ways to stand out above the competition. Dress a notch above. This usually means a suit and tie for the guys and a professional looking dress or suit for women. This will give you an instant edge over someone who dresses casually or wears jeans to the contest.
Stand out from the crowd. Wearing power colors with contrast will help you stand out and be remembered. Make sure the judge can describe what you are wearing. For niche or humorous speeches, dress the part you are playing.
Finishing touches can make the difference. In a competitive contest, attention to detail is key. Being well groomed, having a recent hair cut or styling, and adding accessory items such as pocket squares for the guys or scarves and subtle jewelry for the gals can help bump you up a notch.
Breath mints and deodorant are a must. A judge must be able to hear you and make out what you are saying to be able to judge you properly. Adding vocal nuances can add extra points to your score. Here are three areas of concern Speak to the back row.
You never know where your judges will be sitting.
I always like to focus on people in the back of the room and speak to them. Mentally this will help you project better. Have a friend sit in the back row and test your volume. Have them hold up their hand to indicate your audio level.
Speak louder until they can hear you well. Some rooms are huge caverns which dilute your voice. Use a microphone if necessary. Learn to use a microphone.Stories Desired is your home for all types of Free Adult Stories.
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