What is Original Oratory?
This category requires the speaker to write a ten minute speech that can vary in topic. Usually a good speech includes a personal story that grabs the attention of the audience. This story should be used to portray some overarching message that is further supported in the speech through presenting research.
You do have a lot of freedom in this category as far as what you write about and how you present it. It is a really good way to share a personal message or tell ‘your story’. With that being said, you aren’t required to tell a story or a personal message. You can basically write about anything as long as you present it correctly. This category is very rewarding because you are actually presenting your own writing.