The object is to ‘inspire’ the audience by leaving everyone with something to think about, to bring the audience to a realisation of a truth or to create within each person a deep-seated acceptance of your thoughts and the desire to live out the principle(s) you place before them.
Devise a mini-speech that develops an introduction to capture interest, a body that establishes and consolidates your message, and a conclusion that reaffirms this.
Source material can be from anywhere, perhaps your own experiences or maybe things you’ve read, the life of someone famous or of someone you know, a fable or piece of received wisdom.
As with all assignments, prepare and rehearse to ensure correct timing.
Before the meeting begins
Inform the Chairman of your title, and how you would like him/her to introduce you.
During your assignment
This assignment creates maximum impact when presented with minimal use of notes. This signals greater internal conviction in what you are saying and implies significant preparation. Deliver the mini-speech with due regard to pausing for impact, and to give people a chance to dwell on the significance of what you have said.
When you are finished, hand back to the Chairman. That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator