Original Oratory (OO)

Q&A: What to Expect in Original Oratory

VIDEO: Sample Original Oratory

From the National Speech and Debate Association:

Students deliver a self-written, ten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Limited in their ability to quote words directly, Original Oratory competitors craft an argument using evidence, logic, and emotional appeals. Topics range widely, and may be informative or persuasive in nature. The speech is delivered from memory.

Sample Topics:

  • Body Image
  • Cultural Norms
  • Distractions
  • Face-to-Face Communication

Interested in OO? To learn more, visit http://www.speechanddebate.org/oratory.