Speech Requirements

The showcase speeches should be the student’s original work. Each speech will be evaluated by the showcase selection panel using the Sloan Speech Showcase Review Sheet. Any sources or outside materials used in the speech should be orally recognized. Plagiarized work will not be allowed in the showcase. We will enforce BYU’s Academic Honesty Policy.

Class speech representatives can choose from the following 4 types of presentations:

1. Speech to Persuade or Motivate – Extemporaneous style 5 min. You are required to email a digital recording and a type written full sentence outline with bibliography. Clearly identify sources in your presentation. Visual aids of your choice may be desirable but are not required. Dress professionally for this presentation.

2. Speech to Inspire – Extemporaneous style 5 min. You are required to email a digital recording and a type written full sentence outline or manuscript with bibliography. You are encouraged to use greater stylistic language techniques. Clearly identify sources in your presentation. Visual aids of your choice may be desirable but are not required. Dress professionally for this presentation.

3. Speech to Inform or Demonstration – Extemporaneous style 5 min. You are required to email a digital recording and a type written full sentence outline with bibliography. Clearly identify sources in your presentation. Visual aids of your choice may be desirable but are not required. Dress professionally for this presentation.

Please adhere to the showcase time limitations. All time limits will be enforced. A timer will be provided at the showcase.

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